Did Noah Take 120 Years to Build the Ark?

One of the most repeated bible myths is that Noah took 120 years to build the Ark. I have heard many Christians and even bible teachers and Pastors state this without bothering to check if it’s true. Yet it is easily disproven, not by speculation or guesswork, but by the very bible text itself.

The truth is, Noah only spent a few years building the ark, far fewer than 120 and probably around five years or less. How do I know that? The bible tells me!

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The Days of Noah, Lot and Today

Remember Lot's WifeJesus referred to two events to illustrate the condition of the world just before his return: Noah’s flood and the destruction of Sodom in Lot’s day. What are the similarities, and what can we learn for ourselves about these events?

As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. [Matthew 24:37-39] Continue reading

The Ten Days

ten daysWhat is the significance of the “ten days” mentioned in scripture? In particular, there is a rather mysterious mention of ten days of tribulation in Revelation 2:10. Nothing in scripture is purely arbitrary  or random so I have looked into what the ten days means.

Some hints in the Old Testament

The price of REDEMPTION was TEN gerahs,  half a shekel (Exo 30:12-16). This sum was the Atonement price for each individual, given to the Temple. Continue reading

HOW many years to build the Ark?

Noah-building-the-arkQuestion: How many years did Noah spend building the Ark? Hint: It wasn’t 120 years!

How do I know this? I read Genesis. I’m going to show you how to work out how long it actually took, according to the bible text, rather than Church tradition. Because everywhere, almost everyone repeats the myth that it took 120 years to build the Ark.

I don’t know who started that rumour, but I’m here to disprove it, biblically. And it’s EASY.

First go to Genesis 5:32 where the bible tells you Noah was 500 years old, and had three sons – Shem, Ham and Japheth. Now skip over to Gen 7:6 where it says that Noah was 600 years old when the Flood came. Already we are 20 years short of the target of 120 years. But that’s only the beginning. Continue reading