In the Days of Noah

We’re working our way up to Grand Rapids this week for the Puritan Reformed Seminary annual conference. Since Ark Encounter is about the halfway point for us—situated in Florence, Kentucky— we decided to stop by and see what’s changed since our last visit, and I’m so glad we did.

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Many of the exhibits have been embellished with greater detail. Also, several new screen presentations play at regular intervals, enhancing the whole ark experience. One of these presentations is the gospel.

Spending a day at the Ark is a wonderful family experience owing to the courtesy and graciousness of the staff. But it’s not just the staff that leave guests with this positive impression—patrons of the Ark bring with them the politeness and friendliness that permeated small town gatherings a few generations ago but now seem a thing of the past.

I think my phone said I took 189 pictures. Here’s a few of them for your enjoyment.

 

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Looking down a few levels

The Ark Encounter also displays collections of antique Bibles and missionary memorabilia.  The chair below belonged to Hudson Taylor, missionary to China.

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Foxes Book of Martyrs, describing the persecution of many Christians in England, written in English, England 1641

 

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Illuminated Vulgate Pocket Bible opened to the book of Romans, demonstrating the long tradition of copying the Bible in Europe. Written in Latin, France 1250

 

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Antique Bible with early ark illustration

The hull of the ark is stunning.  If you like the fragrance of fresh cut wood, this is the place for you.

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Outside the ark

 

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By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household.  By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.  (Hebrews 11:7)

Signing off from Kentucky!

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