Some Christians say the Noah’s Ark story is the worst in the entire Bible.
Think of the contrast between the praise, “God loves you,” and “God drowned everyone except Noah and his family.” We are to assume there were no innocent victims.
This vicious story is so popular there is a little army of people “proving” it is not a myth. Several logs have been found in different places, each claimed to be pieces of the Ark. I would bet there are enterprising people charging admission to see these meaningless pieces of wood.
The dimensions of the “Ark” are in the Bible. Thus, when a weathered pole is found of the Bible’s length, it is assumed to be from the Ark. But, now a new wrinkle has been thrown in, the Ark might not have been the dimensions written in the Bible but a round boat.
This new revolation comes from a story written on an artifact that is 4,000 years old. It tells the Noah story of the round boat and animals “two by two”. Some say round boats were the craft of choice in that area at that time.
The reality is, both the Bible’s and round version of the “Ark” fit the kinds of boats the writers of the tales knew about. They had little information other than what had happened within a few miles of where they were born.
The shape of the Ark is fun to talk about. It doesn’t matter, however, because it never existed.