|The Search for Noah's Ark|
People have been trying to find Noah’s Ark for hundreds of years. Here’s what the Bible says about its location:
"The water receded steadily from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the water had gone down, and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. The waters continued to recede until the tenth month, and on the first day of the tenth month the tops of the mountains became visible" (Genesis 8:3-5).
So where are the “mountains of Ararat”? No one knows for sure. Most searches have taken place in Turkey on a mountain called Mount Ararat, but the Bible says the ark came to rest on the mountains (plural) of Ararat, which is a vast mountain range.
Mt. Ararat is also a volcano. As you know, volcanic mountains are constantly changing, so it’s impossible to know what that mountain was like 4,300 years ago—that’s even IF it is where the ark landed.
The mountain itself is extremely dangerous to climb, and many people have died trying. It’s also located in one of the most politically unstable corners of the world. Just being there is life-threatening.
What’s my point? Yes, it would be super neat to discover the ark. Do we need proof in order to believe? No. Even if it were to be discovered, there would probably be thousands of people who would rush in to disprove the claim.
We will never have all the answers. Our goal is to have faith in the truth we believe in.