Old Testament: Noah's Liberty Ship

OLD TESTAMENT Noah's Liberty Ship What did history's most famous boat look like? Though many religious scholars doubt the story of Noah and the Flood, there has been no lack of efforts to depict his ark. Medieval artists tended to portray it as a big houseboat.

In the most recent Hollywood version, The Bible, John Huston pictured it as a pregnant sampan. Now, an Israeli with sound credentials has produced perhaps the most logical rendition of Noah's ark to date. Last week in Jerusalem's Hechal Shlomo (Solomon's Palace), the seat of Israel's Chief Rabbinate, the model went on display—and it...

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