Where can you meet the man who saved mankind from extinction — the man who stood alone against a debauched and vicious culture, who scrupulously carried out God’s instructions to preserve the human race amidst the catastrophic upheaval of a worldwide flood?
You can best meet him in Genesis 6-9, one of the most enthralling and iconic historical records possessed by mankind. It’s the eyewitness account of the world’s most famous sea-going mariner rescuing animals and his family of eight from a world-destroying flood in a massive ship.
Noah, the Movie is a comprehensive review of a new movie that focused fresh public attention on this man. To correct the movie’s severe distortion of the Genesis account, I followed with The Truth about Noah. I strongly encourage careful reading of the original source — the true record of Noah and the Flood in Genesis 6-9.
This blog post surveys some additional resources where you can meet Noah. These resources embrace the true historical account of Noah in Genesis and shed light on Noah, the Ark, and the Flood.
Noah: The Real Story
Noah: The Real Story by Larry Stone is filled with fascinating details and stories. It is an easily accessible book which answers basic questions about Noah, the Flood, and the Ark.
Topics covered in the book include:
1. The Genesis account of Noah
2. Flood stories from around the world
3. Was the Flood global or local?
4. How big was the Ark and how was it built?
5. How did Noah gather and care for the animals?
6. Searches for the Ark on Mount Ararat
7. Noah in movies and television
8. Where can you see the Ark today?
Noah and the Last Days
Ray Comfort, Founder and President of Living Waters, has produced Noah and the Last Days. This is a Noah documovie that was released on DVD and YouTube the same day as the Hollywood version reviewed above. His objective with Noah and the Last Days was to correct false understandings that Hollywood’s Noah movie generated through distorting the true Genesis account of Noah, the Flood, and the Ark.
Noah and the Last Days compares the present with the days of Noah. For the film Ray Comfort interviews people about their views of Noah and the Biblical signs of the end of the age. Here is his description of the film:
In the time of Noah, people were going about their daily lives, not mindful of the impending destruction. Like them, are we ignoring warnings of God’s coming judgment? The Bible gives us clear signs of the last days. Did you know the Scriptures say we will see:
• Flippant use of God’s name
• Money-hungry preachers and rampant hypocrisy in the church
• Wars and rumors of wars
• Denial of a global flood
But surely no educated person could believe that Noah and his ark ever really existed. Wouldn’t it be impossible to fit millions of species of animals into one boat? And what evidence is there for a worldwide catastrophic flood? However…what if it did all happen exactly as the Bible says? What would that mean? Who was Noah, and why is the amazing account of his life so relevant to you in the 21st century? Don’t be caught unaware. Time may be very short. Will you be ready?
Here is the full 30-minute Noah and the Last Days video:
Genesis Flood & Genesis Record
The Genesis Flood: The Biblical Record and Its Scientific Implications by John Whitcomb and Henry Morris is the book that kicked off the resurgence of Biblical Creationism. First published more than 50 years ago, it’s still the best book on Noah’s Flood, from scientific and Biblical perspectives.
The Genesis Record: A Scientific and Devotional Commentary on the Book of Beginnings by Henry Morris is probably the best commentary available on the Noah chapters (6-9) of Genesis.
Ark Encounter & Creation Museum
A full-size all-wood replica of Noah’s Ark is being built in Kentucky. The Ark will demonstrate the feasibility of the construction of such a ship and its sufficient capacity to hold the required animals. It will be the main feature of the Ark Encounter theme park.
Answers in Genesis, an apologetics and worldview ministry specializing in the authority of the Bible and in Genesis-related issues, is building the Ark.
This article answers many common questions about Noah’s Flood and the Ark:
Was There Really a Noah’s Ark & Flood?
AiG also operates the world-famous Creation Museum that opened in May 2007 southwest of Cincinnati. The museum has excellent exhibits on Noah, the Ark, and the Flood for both children and adults. I have visited the Creation Museum over a dozen times and highly recommend it. The Noah exhibits are my favorites.
Questions to Ponder
- What words would you use to “paint a verbal picture” of Noah?
- Can you answer these questions? If not, consult the resources above.
- How could Noah have built such a huge vessel?
- How could Noah fit all the animals on the Ark?
- How did he care for them?
- From where did the flood waters come? Where did they go?
- How could such a large wooden ship survive the storm stresses?
- Is there any existing evidence of a worldwide flood?
These questions can be used to engage people about Noah, with or without watching the movie. Direct people to the true account of Noah and the Flood in Genesis 6-9. Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.
Soli Deo Gloria.
See these related articles I’ve written on Noah, the Ark, and the Flood:
Noah’s Flood—Key to the Past
Noah’s Flood—A Global Event
Noah’s Ark Replicas
Noah’s Ark Found?
Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Volcanoes, & Noah’s Flood
Rebuilding Noah’s Ark
Ark Encounter Park
Noah’s Ark Model in Holland
Noah’s Ark Found? (with video)
1. Rebuilding Noah’s Ark – Intro
2. Rebuilding Noah’s Ark – Kentucky Governor (with YouTube videos)
3. Rebuilding Noah’s Ark – How Big?
4. Rebuilding Noah’s Ark – Ark Encounter video
5. Rebuilding Noah’s Ark – Ark Encounter Park
6. Rebuilding Noah’s Ark – Location (with maps)
7. Rebuilding Noah’s Ark – Funding
8. Rebuilding Noah’s Ark – Facing Opposition
9. Rebuilding Noah’s Ark – Ham Debates Lynn (with video)
10. Rebuilding Noah’s Ark – What Would Noah Think?
11. Rebuilding Noah’s Ark – Tour the Dutch Ark (with video)
Dinosaurs on the Ark?
Tsunami Videos and Noah’s Flood
Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Volcanoes, & Noah’s Flood
USA TODAY features Noah’s Ark
Marilyn Monroe and the Age of the Earth
Wallenda, Niagara, & Noah’s Flood (with video)
Mystery of Noah’s Flood (with videos)
Leftover from Noah’s Flood?
The Truth about Noah
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©William T. Pelletier, Ph.D.
“contending earnestly for the faith”
“destroying speculations against the knowledge of God”
(Jude 1:3; 2 Cor 10:4)
Wednesday April 16, 2014 A.D.
In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all the fountains of the great deep burst open, and the floodgates of the sky were opened. And the rain fell upon the earth for forty days and forty nights. On the very same day Noah and Shem and Ham and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark, they and every beast after its kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth after its kind, and every bird after its kind, all sorts of birds. So they went into the ark to Noah, by twos of all flesh in which was the breath of life. And those that entered, male and female of all flesh, entered as God had commanded him; and the LORD closed it behind him. Then the flood came upon the earth for forty days; and the water increased and lifted up the ark, so that it rose above the earth. And the water prevailed and increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark floated on the surface of the water. And the water prevailed more and more upon the earth, so that all the high mountains everywhere under the heavens were covered. The water prevailed fifteen cubits higher, and the mountains were covered. And all flesh that moved on the earth perished, birds and cattle and beasts and every swarming thing that swarms upon the earth, and all mankind; of all that was on the dry land, all in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, died. Thus He blotted out every living thing that was upon the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky, and they were blotted out from the earth; and only Noah was left, together with those that were with him in the ark. And the water prevailed upon the earth one hundred and fifty days. (Genesis 7:11-24)