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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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Superoxide dismutase activities in HL and CFH of Scapharca subcrenata, however, did not decrease the oxidative damage of ark shell hemocytes over the entire stress application, even though SOD is the first and most important antioxidant defense (Downs et al.
Genetic responses of the ark shell Scapharca broughtonii Schrenck to environmental shock: high temperatures and long exposure times.
Effect of environmental factors on the growth, glycogen and hemoglobin content of cultured ark shell, Scapharca broughtonii.
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.
Lee and Kim (2003) reported that the nucleotide sequences of unidentified ark shell imported from China were identical to 5.
S] test based on h showed deviation from neutral expectation in ark shell populations (P < 0.
However, to date this method has been applied to Russian ark shell populations only (Gabaev & Olifirenko 2001).
For the ark shell population in Sendai Bay, Japan, the severe overlap of the size distribution makes it difficult to apply the size distribution
The gonad of the subcrenated ark shell is not a discrete organ bur is arranged irregularly from foot to digestive gland; it is therefore difficult to determine gonad development from external observation.
The reproductive cycle of the subcrenated ark shell was examined by histological observation of the gonadal changes.
Although the thermograph we placed on the ark shell bed only functioned from July to December 2002, the record was sufficient to show that the temperature record from the NOAA satellite provided a good approximation of temperatures at our study site (Fig.
At monthly intervals from June 2002 to July 2003, we collected samples of ark shells A.