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How Long Did It Take Noah To Build The Ark? When Was Noah's Ark Built?

How Long Did It Take Noah To Build The Ark? When Was Noah's Ark Built?

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How Long Did It Really Take Noah To Build The Ark?

How many years are we talking about for the building of the famous Ark of Noah? We know that it housed the animals and Noah's family, but how long did it take to construct? How much time did it take?

How long did it take Noah to build the ark in Genesis? This will be the topic of our bible study.

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How long did it take to build the ark? 

  1. Many bible scholars and historians believe that it took between 52 to 75 years for Noah to build it in the story of Genesis to survive the flood.
  2. The length of time it took to build it shows the longsuffering of God, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
  3. There isn't a conclusive verse in Genesis or in the entire Bible that gives the exact length of time for the ark's construction.
  4. Many believe that it took near 100 years for Noah to build it.
  5. We know that it most likely took less than 100 years to build and that based on the bible reference of Genesis 6:3 that Noah had 120 years to build it, but several passages show that it was not 120 years to build it.
  6. Most bible scholars put it at less than 100 years.
  7. The scholarly consensus is that it took around 52 to 75 years to build the ark.

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God's Instructions to Noah About Its Construction and Making Food Provisions in Genesis 6:16-22 KJV

  • 16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.
  • 17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.
  • 18 But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.
  • 19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.
  • 20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.
  • 21 And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.
  • 22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.

How Long Ago Did Noah Build The Ark? 

  • According to Bishop Ussher, the earth was created around 4004 BC and the flood took place around the year 2350 BC.
  • This  would mean that the flood took place around 4374 years ago.
  • Since Noah took some time before the ark was completed before the time of the flood, it's safe to say that Noah's ark was finished around 4474 years ago (give or take). 

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Conclusion: How long did it take for Noah to build the ark for the flood? How much time did it ultimtely take?

Bible scholars put it at 52-75 years for the ark to be built.

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