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in the Bible. 1 Boat of NoahNoah
[Heb.,=to rest], in the Bible, the builder of the ark. Righteous Noah and his family were the only people God saved from a world sunk in sin. At divine direction Noah built the ship that saved human and animal life from the Deluge, after which God established a covenant
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, which he built at God's command to preserve his family and certain creatures from the DelugeDeluge
, in the Bible, the overwhelming flood that covered the earth and destroyed every living thing except the family of Noah and the creatures in his ark. Archaeology has yielded little trace of the biblical flood, but some oceanographers and geophysicists have speculated
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. 2 Ark of the Covenant, the sacred wooden chest of the Hebrews, representative of God or identified with Him. It was overlaid with gold inside and out and was always heavily veiled; the high priest alone could look upon its uncovered surface. Especially guarded, it was carried about by staves thrust through rings on its side, for to touch it was a profanation punished by death. Uzza, while escorting the Ark, inadvertently broke this law and so lost his life. As its presence implied victory, it accompanied the warriors into battle, where once it was captured by the Philistines. Restored after many years, the Ark found a resting place in Solomon's Temple.


An ornamental, enclosed repository in a synagogue for the scrolls of the Torah.


the vessel that Noah built and in which he saved himself, his family, and a number of animals and birds during the Flood (Genesis 6--9)


1. the cupboard at the front of a synagogue, usually in the eastern wall, in which the Torah scrolls are kept
2. the most sacred symbol of God's presence among the Hebrew people, carried in their journey from Sinai to the Promised Land (Canaan) and eventually enshrined in the holy of holies of the Temple in Jerusalem
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The area at a water depth of ~20-30 m in Sendai Bay can be divided into two distinct areas based on the ark shell fishery's pattern of use.
In Sendai Bay, the peak of the ark shell spawning season is estimated to be in August, based on the seasonal change in gonad development (Fisheries Agency 1977).
infinity]]) and mean SLs at successive ages were largest for the ark shell population from Nanao Bay, followed by the population from Sendai Bay and then the cultured individuals from Mutsu Bay (Table 1, Fig.
Summer is the peak spawning season for the ark shell in Sendai Bay (Fisheries Agency 1977), and at this time the seawater temperature is at the warmest level of the year (Fig.
Thus, formation of the growth ring of the ark shell seems to be accompanied by the cessation of shell growth in summer.
The ark shell dredge fishery in Sendai Bay, Miyagi Prefecture and the coastal residential area were severely damaged by the major earthquake and tsunami that occurred on March 11,2011.
We examined annual changes in CF index in the subcrenated ark shell (Fig.
Our results revealed that the subcrenated ark shell accumulated glycogen mainly in the foot, which is therefore a suitable tissue for use as an indicator of nutritional composition.
Sexual maturation in the attached juvenile stage of the ursine ark shell, Scapharca ursus, in the innermost area of Ariake Sound, Japan.
Relation of seasonal changes in the mass of the gonad and somatic tissues of the zebra ark shell Arca zebra to environmental factors.
Evaluation for the quantity of carbon fixation in ark shell, Scapharca subcrenata, fishing ground of the Ariake Sound.
Reproductive cycle and biochemical composition of the ark shell Scapharca broughtonii (Schrenck) in a southern coastal bay of Korea.