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Noah's Ark

  • The Importance of Christian Symbolism or Icons in Religious Art
  • Religious Information, Meaning and Definition of Noah's Ark
  • Noah's Ark Christian and Religious symbolism with Bible References
  • Symbolism and early religious meaning in art of the Noah's Ark
  • Religious Christian Symbolism
  • Ancient history, biblical meanings and practices of the church
  • Facts, Information, Meanings and Definitions about symbols
  • Significance and representations of the Noah's Arkism

Christian Symbolism
The definition and the meaning of the Christian Symbol or Icon in early religious art forms. A Catholic sign or icon, such as the Noah's Ark, is an object, character, figure, or color used to represent abstract ideas or concepts - a picture that represents an idea. A religious icon, such as the Noah's Ark, is an image or symbolic representation with sacred significance. The meanings, origins and ancient traditions surrounding Christian symbols date back to early times when the majority of ordinary people were not able to read or write and printing was unknown. Many were 'borrowed' or drawn from early pre-Christian traditions.

The Definition and Meaning of the Noah's Ark as a Catholic Christian Symbol
Catholic Christian symbolism in art provides a clear graphic illustration which represents people or items of religious significance. What is the definition and the meaning of the Noah's Ark? The Ark was a boat built by Noah to save his family and animals from the Great Flood, or Deluge. Noah's ark symbolised God's judgment on sin and His promise of salvation and provision for His people.

Reference to the Noah's Ark in the Bible
The Easton Bible Dictionary provides the following definition, meaning and emblem for the Noah's Ark in the Bible.

Noah's ark, a building of gopher-wood, and covered with pitch, 300 cubits long, 50 cubits broad, and 30 cubits high (Gen. 6:14-16); an oblong floating house of three stories, with a door in the side and a window in the roof.

It was 100 years in building (Gen. 5:32; 7:6).

It was intended to preserve certain persons and animals from the deluge which God was about to bring over the earth.

It contained eight persons (Gen. 7:13; 2 Pet. 2:5), and of all "clean" animals seven pairs, and of "unclean" one pair, and of birds seven pairs of each sort (Gen. 7:2, 3). It was in the form of an oblong square, with flat bottom and sloping roof. Traditions of the Deluge, by which the race of man was swept from the earth, and of the ark of Noah have been found existing among all nations.

Noah's Ark

  • The Importance of Christian Symbolism or Icons in Religious Art
  • Religious Information, Meaning and Definition of the Noah's Ark Catholic Art Symbolism
  • Noah's Ark Christian and Religious symbolism with Bible References
  • Symbolism and early religious meaning in art of the Noah's Ark
  • Ancient history, biblical meanings and practices of the church
  • Facts, Information, Meanings and Definitions about symbols
  • Religious Christian Symbolism
  • Significance and representations of the Noah's Arkism
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