Noah’s Ark: Beyond Flannelgraph is based on the presentations, writings and research of Gospel preacher and Creation speaker, Tony Breeden.

A lot of people have serious reservations as to whether the Ark Noah built was big enough to hold all of the animals God sent him to save from the world-wide Flood. This is largely the fault of an all-too-common image of a cute, little bathtub toyArk over-stuffed with adorable animals, often with a pair of giraffes sticking out of the top. This well-intended Sunday School image stays with us as adults. The Bible gives a much different picture.

For some people, the historical Ark and a worldwide Flood are stumbling blocks to accepting the Gospel. They have questions that have never been answered by the church; so their questions have been answered by those who dismiss the Bible as moralizing prescientific myth rather than as God’s revealed Word.

This site will give you reasonable answers to some of those questions.

If you have questions about Noah’s Ark and the historical worldwide Flood, please submit a comment below and we’ll research your question.

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  1. I’m adding this site to my Creation Links page!

  2. Dave Morris says:

    How did the animals from Australia get there? Likewise, those from North and South America.

    • I have correct calculation about all this happening and I am going to write a discourse

    • David Boyd says:

      I believe the answer to this question is that the continents were not seperated until during/after the cataclysm of the Flood. Notice Gen. 7:22 the use of the singular “dry land” (where “land” is supplied in English), but the noun “dry” is singular. This works better in most European languages, where “the dry” actually exists as a noun.

      • Mike Ghobadi says:

        Magic! And that mainly happens in the movies! This is a made up story written in the biggest book of fictions called the bible! What your dilemma is that you are trying to make logical sense out of made up nonsense! No matter the logical question, there is always an illogical explanation! Does any of this make any sense to you? Thousands of people gathered around the Ark and witnessed one of the greatest miracles known to mankind, a pair of each species from around the world marched on this gigantic vessel in an orderly manner and yet Noha and his family were the only one who joined them? If I was present back then, I would have jumped on the back of one of the Zebras and saved myself! Entertaining bedtime story? Perhaps!

      • Tony Breeden says:

        Species? I see that you haven’t bothered to understand what you’re objecting to so vehemently.


        You reject the truth of God’s Word now. Why would we believe you would believe it enough to hop aboard a zebra if you’d lived in Noah’s day? Please.

      • Mike Ghobadi says:

        God’s word? Truth? I am not here to question your faith or anyone else’s for that matter. You have a picture of a dinosaur on the ark depicted on your site! There are people out there who still think that earth is flat! My father once told me that arguing with ignorant people is like spitting up in the air, it’s going to land back in your own face! Your ever loving god had plans when he drowned the rest of the animals! I am sure the animals he drowned were directly sent to heaven! God determined which pair of animals were without sin and directed them to the arc and drowned the sinners! Thank you for making my day! I haven’t had a good laugh like this for a while!

      • Tony Breeden says:

        I do have a picture of a dinosaur on the Ark. I’m guessing you didn’t read that article or any article on any mainstream creationist site to see why we think that was the case because you’re content in your arrogance. None of those sites affirm a flat earth, BTW. I’m guessing that might be a surprise to you since both your arguments and your information have the earmarks of parroted unexamined dogma.

        I’m curious. You seem to object on moral grounds, so what is your standard for morality? Nevermind that humanity has been slaughtering animals for various purposes for its entire existence, even passively killing them off to make our habitats and in the process of traveling… I’m sure you also know that Christian theology has never ever ascribed sin to anything other than a human, making your objection utter garbage.

        In other words, you laugh because you’re ignorant. You really have no idea what it is we actually believe, but you mock it because someone else told you its silly. You’ve never examined our arguments for yourself. You didn’t even read the other articles on this site out of a sense of intellectual integrity. It’s a sort of willful ignorance that is neither novel nor particularly noteworthy. Rednecks and self-proclaimed intellectuals are guilty of such ignorance.

        But it leads us to an inevitable conclusion regarding your father’s analogy about arguing with ignorant people: your father was likely saying there was no point in arguing with, well, you.

        Come back when you’re better equipped for the discourse.

      • Manuchehr Ghobadimanesh says:

        No one accused you or your site believing in flat earth theory! I simply stated that there are people still out there that subscribe to the flat earth theory! People been slaughtering animals forever? I was talking about god drowning innocent animals! I am sure you have a viable explanation for all that! I am supposed to accept whatever garbage written about this story as fact just because it’s in the bible? Excuse me for not being impressed! Go on believing in your fairy tales and remain ignorant! As for me, I will still continue to search for the truth! No need comb through your articles, it’s all based on fairy tales! Since I don’t have to have the last word, this is my last reply. I wish you the best of luck!
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      • Tony Breeden says:

        You didn’t accuse us of affirming a flat earth but you inferred that our beliefs are just as silly. What is it you believe? That everything ce from nothing (a feat we’ve never scientifically or even anecdotally witnessed) or that everything came from a comic book multiverse (though we’ve never seen anything of that sort either)? What faith! Do you believe that life came from non-life? I have not seen this. No one ever has. But keep the faith against the filthy creationists! Do you believe that a frog really became a prince after all over millions of years? All we’ve seen is speciation (a creationist would say variation after it’s created kind) so that a dog is still a dog and recognizably so, be it a wolf, German shepherd or raccoon dog. The dots are only connected in your heads and in textbooks and museum charts. “Evolution is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of links not seen.”—Duane Gish. You believe sillier things than any flat earther ever dreamt!

        Do you eat “innocent” animals? Animals are not innocent any more than they are guilty; they are amoral. I find it hard to take such question-begging arguments seriously.

        I accept your defeat since you were not able or willing to provide me with the moral standard by which you might condemn a God who created the world to begin with for wiping out the planet based on man’s sin, violence and corruption of the planet.

        There is an answer, of course. Your objection isn’t new. The Judeo-Christian tradition has fielded this softball many times over… but go ahead an wallow in your willful ignorance. I expect nothing else from a mere mocker pretending at intelligence.

        There are also many reasons you ought to take the Bible as fact. I wrote a whole book about that whose central thesis has yet to be refuted.

  3. sircarsr says:

    Poem I had written in honor to Noah from my work in progress book called “Poems From the Bible” By: Curt A Rivard Sr

    The Covenant of the Rainbow

    Tolling for days, tolling for weeks tolling for hundreds of years
    Working his fingers to their bones he’s crafting an ark out of gopher wood
    He tried ever so hard to tell and be a teacher
    A choosing one from God he spoke as if he was a preacher
    No one heeded to his warning and Noah cried and prayed that they all would
    It’s too late now and he’s wishing that they all were godly good
    He’s now getting ready to sail on an ocean full of angel tears
    He’s not afraid he’s content in the ark and he has no fears
    Two by two they came from all the creepeth corners of the earth
    He’s so happy that he has his wife and wives for his three sons from birth
    For Forty days and forty nights the angels wept from heaven
    And down on earth every living thing’s nostril was begging
    The master didn’t really want to take their breathing air
    It had to be done because he had a plan and he did care
    It was a beautiful night when the dove with an olive leaf took to fight
    Bearing a gift showing Noah he was always right
    And dry land isn’t too far from his sight
    After enduring a test of faith and with no despise
    He was told and given a promise
    And in return for his believing he had a rainbow put in his eyes.


    • Andy says:

      Don’t you mean “toiling, toiling….” ?
      I keep on thinking of a bell. Which in a way, Noah was (as a preacher). But I’m sure that’s not what you meant, right?

  4. julian alba says:

    Which deck did noah and his family stay on?

  5. Mike says:

    Are we to believe that thousands of people watched a pair of animals out of each species came onboard a massive vessel like the Ark and no one except Noah and his family who had enough faith to go along? Personally, if that was me witnessing a miracle of such grand proportions, I would have raced Noah and his family to the Ark! What happened to the rest of the animals? Did God drown them? Did Noah choose which pairs to take along with him? I know, God has a plan for everything! Such fictitious story from a book of fictions deserves an award that has not been created yet! I am totally envious of the authors of the gospel. Tower of the babble, Adam and eve, The serpent, tree of the knowledge? Not even the creator of the Star Wars could come up with such a saga. Congratulations to all the people who were behind the undertaking of such a massive endeavor! They have managed to pull a wool on the eyes of most humanity for over 2000 years!

    • Tony Breeden says:

      Why is this level of unbelief so unbelievable to you? Even today many people reject the resurrection of Christ as a fiction despite ample evidence for the extreme probability of this historical event.
      When Paul recounts the Gospel, he notes that the post-resurrection Christ was seen by many witnesses, many of whom were still alive to tell the tale. Such a dare to check his story hardly seems indicative of a fictional account. Check out the Everlasting Gospel section of this site, where I list resurrection evidences: https://siriusknotts.wordpress.com/the-everlasting-gospel/ After you check these out, ask yourself: After the lengths people go to reject these evidences, do you reeeeeeally suppose you would have gone running to the Ark?

    • Calvin Morris says:

      The sick people of that time, people whose blood line had been poisoned from breeding with fallen angels, which created the nephalim, or giants of that time had also had sexual relations with animals, and had actually bred with them and ruined the animals blood line, so God told Noah to build an arc, he did. You have to understand, at that time, there had never been rain, no one had ever seen it. nSo they scoffed at Noah and ate drank, partied had orgies and told noah, the scriptures he was reading were ficticious much like you are saying. The bible is true, all of it. It takes faith to believe in the supernatural, but I serve a supernatural God.

      • Tony Breeden says:

        The Bible says that man’s wickedness and violence were the cause of the Flood. The Nephilim are mentioned in the Bible BUT they are never mentioned as a cause for the Flood

        Also the Bible never says that it hadn’t rained up to that point. Some people have inferred this from the fact that a mistake watered the ground in the Garden of Eden but the Bible never says that it never rained until the Flood. I should probably make a fuller post about this in the future.

  6. Catty says:

    What do the animals eat? If some animals depend on eating other animals, all would be gone within days! Some Christians said they all became vegetarians under God’s power because they were supposed to be vegetarians in the beginning before Adam sinned, but read carefully at Genesis 1:24 – And God said on the “6th Day of Creation”, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—”livestock” and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so. – So how do the carnivorous animals eat livestock/animals in the ark? What is livestock – see Exodus 9:6 And the next day the Lord did this thing. All the livestock of the Egyptians died, but not one of the livestock of the people of Israel died. How can I believe when there’s even just one unbelievable fact (as there are plenty!)?

  7. John says:

    Tony… you are such a great believer. I appreciate it. I am not a believer. So. I hope you have not seen jesus… I also didn’t see him. Then what is the difference between you and me?? You should be living greater than Bill gates and i should be begging in front of church. Why is it not happening???

    Lets see…

    “The World Factbook gives the population as 7,095,217,980 (July 2013 est.) and the distribution of religions as Christian 31.50% (of which Roman Catholic 16.85%, Protestant 6.15%, Orthodox 3.96%, Anglican 1.26%), Muslim 22.74%, Hindu 13.8%, Buddhist 6.77%, Sikh 0.35%, Jewish 0.22%, Baha’i 0.11%, other religions 10.95%, …”

    If any god of any above religions exists!! The remaining people must already be dead or something.. right!! But most of them lives a good life..

    lets see that 69.50% people in the world dont believe in Jesus. But most of them still living happily and hopefully and better than you….

    • Tony Breeden says:

      I respectfully remind you that, despite the claims of some televangelists, God doesn’t promise us we’ll be happier or wealthier than someone who isn’t a believer, so I have no reason to expect this.

  8. Love your blog! I answer some other debated questions on my blog as well, under “crushed” at http://stretchingyourfaith.net

  9. Did king og really was on the ark of noah and did he really li e 3000 years ?

    • Tony Breeden says:

      King Og lived after the Flood at the time of Moses (Numbers 21). The Bible does not record his age but that lifespan far exceeds the longest recorded in the Bible (Methuselah lived to be 969 years old). The source of your misinformation is a Jewish fairy tale that purports to explain how giants and unicorns survived the Flood, and even provides an origin for the mythical phoenix.

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