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How Many Animals In The Ark

Why did God tell Noah to build the ark? How many animals were he told to put on the ark?

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See Sue's question 'Explain Noah's Ark to me' just a few below yours on this list. There are a few answers there already to get you going.
---Xanthi on 9/19/07

Although eloy's math is interesting, it does not account for the need for so much space.

Each floor was 450ft by 75ft, making 33,750 sqft per deck. Each floor is like a Wal-Mart. Multiply that by 3, getting 100,250 sqft.

If there were merely 46 animals, the waste of floor space is astounding. Therefore the most logical assumptions are 1) the Bible is correct saying bring 2 of every kind, (not class) of animal (Gen 6:19ff), and 2) eloy's effort is commendable, but false.
---JohnT on 10/13/06

Alan8869ofUK - Sorry! Didn't catch that one. LOL.
---Helen_5378 on 10/13/06

Helen ... Just look at those contributions of 7/2/05 to this blog ... eloy can count, and is very meticulous in his mathematics, and it all adds up.
Yes, as I said before, he has demonstrated it to his own satisfaction
I did not say I agreed with what he says! You know what I am for challenging what seems to me to be doubtful ... I did not challenge his figures then, because they were so absurd!
---alan8869_of_UK on 10/13/06

Alan8869ofUK - So you think Eloy can count. Just how does he come up with a total of only 46 animals on the ark? Did God lie and finish his creation after the flood or something?
---Helen_5378 on 10/13/06

Helen ... Eloy can count, and was most precise in his maths in his contributions to this blog on 7/2/05.
---alan8869_of_UK on 10/13/06

I think that maybe Eloy cannot count.
---Helen_5378 on 10/13/06

No John ... Eloy is not joking. I had long correspondence with him about this, and he has demonstrated to his satisfaction that htere were only 46 animals in the ark.
---Alan8869_of_UK on 10/11/06

Eloy. You are joking us aren't you? 46 animals in total on the ark? Just look around you and you will see more than 46 different kinds of beasts alone. The Bible says all living creatures were destroyed in the flood which covered the whole earth. Where do you think all these animals we now have came from if Noah didn't save them all in the ark?
---john on 10/9/06

greetings,for mikem,how regional do you say the flood's breath and width was?
---earl on 10/7/06

Who cleaned the bottom of the Ark?

I heard Ken Hamm say when the flood was over Noahs sons flew on dinosaur birds with the animals across the planet help repopulate the planet.Ham is creatively absurd, but what he lacks in credibility he sure makes up for in humor and charisma.

I know there was a regional flood, explaining the Ark. It is somewhat metaphorical, a prefuguring of salvatiom.
---MikeM on 10/7/06

greetings,for emily,ive read your post and keen observation you have but where might you think to look for the root of the problem to find the answer?was there an ark full of animals considering three circumstances you mention above?in simple ,what are your investigative thoughts so far?
---earl on 10/6/06

In chapter 6, YHWH tells Noah to take two of each, but this number changes to seven clean and one unclean pairs, which is strange considering that we haven't yet recieved the Mosaic Law which defines clean and unclean animals.

Contradictions are fun. :-P
---Emily on 10/6/06

Clean and unclean animials are in Leviticus 11
---barbara67 on 7/4/05

nvBarb, there were three classes of animals: beasts, birds, and crawls. God told Noah to take seven male and seven female of each bettim class= 14+14+14= 42; and from the class of maligim beasts he told him to take two male and two female= 2+2= 4. Grand totalling 42+4=46.
---Eloy on 7/3/05

How did you come up with those numbers Eloy?
I don't see that mentioned in any scripture you gave. Looks like 2 of each unclean and 14 of each clean animal to me. 46? What am I missing?
---NVBarbara on 7/3/05

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And slugs (ugh) and wine weevils.
And eagles and vultures, and leeches ... but I do find it difficult to see how these things existed before the Flood, if as many hear say, there was NO meat-eating then.
---Alan8869_of_UK on 7/3/05

Amen Albert! AND Black widow spiders like we have in this part of the US!
---NVBarbara on 7/2/05

I believee it was male and female of every animal
---lu7ca0757 on 7/2/05

YHWH regretted he made man "the wickedness of man was increased upon the earth, and all the imagination and thoughts of his heart was only sinuous every day." He told righteous Noah to build the Ark, for he was going to destroy all flesh with the earth by a flood. Noah, his wife, and his 3 sons with their 3 wives went into the Ark, and Noah took 46 animals on the Ark. 21 male and 21 female of benius beasts, and birds, and crawls; and 2 male with 2 female of maligim beasts. Genesis 6:5,20; 7:2,3.
---Eloy on 7/2/05

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I wish when Noah lined up the animals he left out mosquitos, cockroaches and mice ;-(
---Albert on 7/2/05

added imput about ark...
I was told that the ark was a foot ball field long, three storys tall and after the flood, molds and germs were released from in the air and earth center.was over a year and 2 monthes before they were able to step on dry land after ark closed up.this is the 1st rain bow. so Eve nerve saw one.
---laure5469 on 7/2/05

Check Gen. 7 Earlene, it will explain it for you. God bless sister.
---NVBarbara on 7/2/05

NVBarbara,thanks ,ha ha math isn't my strong suit.Alan helped me get straight the last time I tried math,maybe I should leave it alone. Since its more than a lot maybe it would be boocoos of animals.Then I guess it could be a lot, but a huge lot, not a small one.Oh well, it's all too much figuring, it wears me out to think about it.We know for sure no mater the number they were just enough.
---Darlene_1 on 7/1/05

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MORE than a lot Darlene. 7 clean animals, a male AND the female, that would be 14 of each clean animal!
---NVBarbara on 7/1/05

I don,t know the answer to this question
---earlene on 7/1/05

Genesis 7:2-3 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens,the male and his female; and of beasts that are not clean by two,the male and his female.Of fowls also of the air by sevens,the male and the female;-.Noah was told to take of every living flesh with breath of life in them,cattle,fowls,and creeping things of every sort.To calculate must know all types on earth,think clean-seven cows ,anything clean to eat seven , A LOT!
---Darlene_1 on 7/1/05

God told Noah to take his family and of every clean beast to take in by 7s, the male and his female. Of unclean animals by 2s, a male and his female. Of fowls of the air, by 7's, a male and his female. Gen. 7:2&3.
---NVBarbara on 7/1/05

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God told Noah, that he regreted that he made man, because of sin. God told Noah to build the ark for he will cause it to flood for 40 days and nights. And the ones that believe Noah will drown. Noah was told to put two of each kind male and female. That is alot of animals.
---Rebecca_D on 7/1/05

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