The first line does not say gopher wood (Stalks) it says gopher wood (wood). What "gopher" means no-one knows, but the wood bit means wood, it does not mean "reeds" - as noted by the Creationist source I linked in the last post.
I have no idea what second line you are referring to? The next line says "And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits." Again, no mention of reeds. What Bible verse are you referencing?
Is it just me, or is nothing more striking about "literalists" than how far from literal their reading of the Bible is?
Those are indeed pretty damn impressive. The Aztecs used to use a similar set-up as a kind of hydroponic garden. Nonetheless, what I see is a floating platform with some small shacks on it, not a floating zoo with three levels full of rooms. I wouldn't like to keep an elephant on one.
Re: Could have sworn I debunked this "reed ark" already....
The Tigris was longer than Ra II. What is more important is that we forgot much of the trade secrets used by the Sumerians. The built standard sizes, the 100 and the 300. The bills of lading that we have for a single ocean going ship show it must have been of considerable size. The stayed in the water for considerable times. We have tar chips that have impressions of reeds on one side and barnacles on the other. I am not claiming that the standard size was 300 cubits, just that they were large and sturdy.
Google search for Iraqi marsh arab reed mosques. that is the closest I can come to modern examples of tall reed structures on reed rafts. Otherwise we would have to look at the giant greek and roman barges that had several stories above the boat part.
You mention 7064 as being nest or compartments. Compare that to 7070 (strongs) where the similar word is reeds. Strongs claims the word is from a different word, also meaning erect, but the Schocken Bible translates it as reeds, not rooms. The relationship is close enough and the language is often from such ancient sources, that reed is also a reasonable interpretation.
You're NOT new here, so I don't feel as though I should have to tell you how shit works. Is the site you spammed me where you got your information from? I shouldn't have to search through it to find the info you provided. You need to qualify your link with the data you feel is pertinent to your argument.
Please, I have responded reasonably to you.
Bullshit you have.
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