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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.
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An ornamental, enclosed repository in a synagogue for the scrolls of the Torah.
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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 wear resistance of Burnt-end Ark shell and Scapharca subcrenata node rib pattern shell is better than that of Scapharca subcrenata rib pattern shell under the relative sliding velocity of 2.41m/s.
No study has evaluated the antioxidant defense system and lipid peroxidation contents in the economically important ark shell Scapharca subcrenata during environmental stress.
Genetic responses of the ark shell Scapharca broughtonii Schrenck to environmental shock: high temperatures and long exposure times.
The potential for genetic exchange has recently increased among northeast Asian ark shell populations due to commercial purposes and the uncontrolled bulk release of nonnative genetic variants.
The aim of the current study was to evaluate the genetic diversity and genetic structure among five wild populations of ark shell collected from three localities in Japan and one locality each from Korea and China.
Several previous studies analyzed age and growth of the ark shell, and the methods used in these studies can be classified into the following 3 types: decomposition of size-frequency distribution into year-classes (Machida 1988), studies of age characteristics based on the shell's outer growth rings (Fisheries Agency 1977, Selin 2000, Silina 2006), and age studies based on acetate replicas of the shell's internal growth rings (Gabaev & Olifirenko 2001).
However, to date this method has been applied to Russian ark shell populations only (Gabaev & Olifirenko 2001).
The subcrenated ark shell Scapharca kagoshimensis (Tokunaga, 1906) is an epifaunal bivalve inhabiting the intertidal to subtidal zones along the coasts of central and southern Japan, Korea, and China.
For each ark shell, we first removed the byssus and secondly removed epibionts and detritus from the shells.
Experimentation to improve recruitment of blood ark shell, Scapharca broughtonii, in the Seto Inland Sea.