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1 Ark of Noah Biblical vs. Quranic Versions 2013.11.16

2 Please compare the narration of Ark of Noah in the Bible and the QuranPlease compare the narration of Ark of Noah in the Bible and the Quran Comment on the possibilities of its content in light of modern knowledgeComment on the possibilities of its content in light of modern knowledge

3 Ark of Noah ( Genesis 6-9 ) God saw wickedness of man was great, regretted that he had made man on the earth, decided to destroy man and all living things;(Gen. 6:5-7) Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God;(Gen. 6:9) Cause of Flood

4 Ark of Noah ( Genesis 6-9 ) He was asked to make an ark of gopher wood with specific details;(Gen. 6:14) Asked to take his family and a pair of all kinds of living being with food on board;(Gen. 6:18- 22) [ 7 pairs of clean and one pair of unclean;(Gen. 7:2) ] Flood covered all hills and destroy all life on earth ; (Gen. 7:17-24) Ark & Flood

5 Ark of Noah ( Genesis 6-9 ) The flood lasted for 5 months and ark stopped at mountains of Ararat (Gen. 8:3-4) Noah sent dove out of the ark and it with olive leaf in her mouth … so Noah knew that the waters were abated (Gen. 8:7-11)

6 Ark of Noah ( Genesis 6-9 ) Noah and his family with all living beings stayed on board for a year (Gen. 8:7- 11) God made covenant with all that there will not be any more flood to destroy all flesh. (Gen. 9:11-17)

7 Prophet Nuh (Quranic version) Quran Surah 71 (Nuh) ; 7:59-64 10:71-74 11:25-49 23:23-30 26:105-122 29:14-5; 37:75-81 53:52-62; 54:9- 16 Prophet Nuh was sent to warn his people to worship one God alone (Q71:1; 11:25-26) Most of his people were stubborn and humiliated him, challenged him to send the disaster he warned them (Q11:32) Allah ordered Nuh to build an ark and take into it those who believe including his family, a pair of every species(Q11:40-1) One of the sons of Nuh did not embark (Q11:42-3) When the flood subsided, the ark rested on Mt. Judi (Q11:44)

8 Ark of Noah (comparison of Biblical and Quranic version) GenesisQuran Noah was the only just manAllah sent Nuh to teach his people The flood covered the whole earth The Quran is silent about whether the flood covered the whole earth. Size and details of ark was given Ark was made of wood and nail. No further details was given. The whole family of Noah were saved. Family of Nuh(except disbeliever) and the believers were saved. All kinds of living beings were on board A pair of all kinds of animals were on board

9 GenesisQuran Ark rested on Mt. AraratArk rested on Mt. Judi Lord repented that He made man on earth and He grieved -- God made covenant with all that there will not be any more flood to destroy all flesh. -- Rainbow as the sign of covenant-- Noah was drunken and naked, cursed his son Nuh was sent as a messenger, faithful to God Ark of Noah (comparison of Biblical and Quranic version)

10 Genesis version Ark of Noah Genesis version Ark Wooden boat of 450 feet long Need a steel frame to support ( Tom Vosmer, Archaeologist )

11 How to get 30 million species on board ? 7 days 30,000,000 species 7 days 30,000,000 species 50 pairs per second (need ~30 years) 50 pairs per second (need ~30 years) Miracle Miracle Animals in the area of Noah Animals in the area of Noah Genesis version Ark of Noah Genesis version

12 If global flood covered the whole earth Land and sea-bed should have a coherent marine sediments. Geologists(Ian Plimer) no evidence Land and sea-bed should have a coherent marine sediments. Geologists(Ian Plimer) no evidence 3 times of water is needed Water + ice + water fountain Water + ice + water fountain : Atmospheric change Atmospheric change Atmosphere will contain too much water vapor Atmosphere will contain too much water vapor Atmospheric pressure increase - crushed lungs Atmospheric pressure increase - crushed lungs Drown by breathing Drown by breathing Genesis version Ark of Noah Genesis version

13 If global flood covered the whole earth (contd) If springs released such amount of water geysers – release very deadly poisonous gases ground become quicksand If water came from comet need to be 1,000 miles( size of Brazil) friction : 12 trillion tons of TNT temp. 12,000 ( hotter than surface of sun ) Genesis version Ark of Noah Genesis version

14 Biblical scholar Lloyd Baily Localized flood In 1931, Leonard Woolley and his wife discovered the remains of Ur a large range of water deposited mud layer was found estimated to be of 5,000 years ago, at least 3 towns were buried Evidence of Localized Flooding

15 According to archaeological finds, Nuh's flood took place on the Mesopotamian plain. (Harun Yahya, Perished Nations, 2004) Area Flooded

16 This mud-clay layer was most probably formed by the clay masses carried by the Flood water and, in the whole world, it only exits under the Mesopotamian plains. This discovery became important piece of evidence proving that the Flood has only occurred on the Mesopotamian plains. Evidence of Flood The excavations made by Sir Leonard in the Mesopotamian plains disclosed the presence of a mud-clay layers 2.5 m. deep in the earth. (Harun Yahya, Perished Nations, 2004)

17 We bore Noah upon a thing made of planks and nails, which floated under Our care. This was a vengeance for the sake of him who had been slighted. And We left that Ark as a Sign. Then, is there any who would take admonition? We bore Noah upon a thing made of planks and nails, which floated under Our care. This was a vengeance for the sake of him who had been slighted. And We left that Ark as a Sign. Then, is there any who would take admonition? (Q 54:13-15)

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