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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 ark shell Scapharca subcrenata is a bivalve mollusc that inhabits muddy sediments in shallow coastal waters of the northwestern Pacific Ocean and is a commercially important species in China, Japan, and Korea.
It is not surprising that temperature plays an important role in the nature and extent of massive ark shell mortality (Cho et al.
No study has evaluated the antioxidant defense system and lipid peroxidation contents in the economically important ark shell Scapharca subcrenata during environmental stress.
Among the different methods used, the Fu's [F.sub.S] test based on h showed deviation from neutral expectation in ark shell populations (P < 0.01).
Besides ark shell, however, many other kinds of fisheries resources have been vigorously introduced into Japan from foreign countries for fisheries and aquaculture (Yokogawa 1997).
Kei Senbokuya (Ishikawa Prefecture Fisheries Research Center) for providing ark shell individuals.
The shell growth rates of ark shells were fastest for the Nanao Bay population, followed by the Sendai Bay population and then cultured individuals from Mutsu Bay (Table 1, Fig.
Thus, fishing pressure on ark shells is greater in Sendai Bay than in Nanao Bay.
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.
However, little attention has been paid to the biological characteristics of the subcrenated ark shell, especially in terms of the seasonal changes in gonad development and spawning patterns.
For each ark shell, we first removed the byssus and secondly removed epibionts and detritus from the shells.
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.