I’m up trying to get some writing in the new book, leaning toward what we have been told within the Bible. Right now I’m writing about Noah because everyone has the idea that a pr. of all living animals were loaded into the ark he built. When you stop to consider that a pair of each animal was loaded aboard, you would be wrong. We in essence picture the ark as large, but how large? Noah was told to load 7 pr. of all domestic, clean animals, and just one pr. of the unclean. If you just take the domestic animals, that would mean well over a few hundred before adding all the beasts. Now add to that, what it would take to feed them for 150 days. I’m having trouble with not just the number that was loaded aboard, but the amount of wood and time it took to build the ark. Sure it was in reality larger than a football field. A boat 450′ long, 75′ wide, and 45′ tall, build by a man 600 years old … I doubt that an aircraft carrier of today could carry that much. If you could, a boat (ship) with hundreds of men aboard, like a carrier, would find it difficult to feed and clean after so many beasts for close to half a year. Remember, Noah only had his family to aid in whatever it took to care and maintain that boat during that six months. I’m sort of lost….
Have you ever wanted to write about what you have read and studied, and run into such difficult points to consider? I believe in God, but I sure have difficulty with some of the stories thousands of years old.