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J0n the Lin - June 16, 2005 03:45 AM (GMT)
Biblical Allusion: Noah’s Ark

Noah’s Ark:
The story of Noah’s Ark is about a man named Noah who was told by God to make a boat that could accommodate about 50,000 species of animals (2 of each species) along with himself. God said that the reason for this was because a huge storm was going to be coming and the boat would be able to protect the animals and himself. After God created humans on the earth, he was disappointed with their actions and sinful attitudes, except for Noah and his family, so he only warned him on the flood that would destroy everybody. So as soon as he got God’s message, he began to build the ark with people that he hired. Everyone thought that he was crazy but after 120 years, he finished. Later, the storm came and the ark held up to its job of protecting Noah and the animals inside. When the storm was over, they were stuck on a mountain for 6 months and sent a dove to see if the water was down. The dove came back with an olive branch in its mouth, which now is a symbol for peace.

Biblical Allusion:
Noah was told to protect the animals and to get a male and a female of each species so that they could continue to have babies. In modern day, many people try to make an effort to protect the wildlife and the animals that live in it. Even though it is not just one person who does that job, the idea of protecting animals from natural disasters such as floods, forest fires, and the loss of many forests has continued to stay the same.

J0n the Lin - June 21, 2005 02:37 AM (GMT)
Noah’s Ark
God saw that the Earth was corrupt and filled with evil so he decided he would flood the Earth and kill everything that breathed on the Earth. Noah, a godly man, found grace in God’s eyes and was given instructions by God to create an ark. God was going to send a flood to the Earth and punish all that breathed life on Earth, only Noah and his family would be allowed to escape. So Noah made the ark by God’s instructions; he used gopher wood and created the ark “300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide, and 30 cubits high.” The year Noah was six-hundred years old, God sent the flood. Noah had taken his wife, his sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth and their wives, among them were also every type of animal in pairs, a male and female. Once everyone was inside, God sent rains and hails to flood the Earth. The flood continued for 150 days until the ship ark landed on “the mountains of Ararat.” After 40 days of resting upon the mountain, Noah let out a dove to see if any land was insight, however it returned. A week later, Noah once again sent out the dove and this time, it came back with an olive leaf. After the passing of another week, Noah sent the dove out and it did not return. God then instructed Noah to take all that breathed life in the ark out. Then, a rainbow was created as God’s covenant to humanity that he would never demolish the world through water.

-in modern society, it is seen through the goal of saving the wildlife, just as God saved the animals by having a pair of animals so they would be able to reproduce.
contributed by Kelly Lee

Anniemaniacs - June 24, 2005 05:56 PM (GMT) allusion is "An indirect reference to something (usually a LITERARY TEXT, although it can be other things commonly known such as PLAYS, MOVIES, TV SHOWS) with which the readers is supposed to be familiar. Allusion is often used with humorous intent, to establish a connection between writer and reader, or to make a subtle point." can someone explain how they are allusions?

J0n the Lin - July 20, 2005 05:17 AM (GMT)
In Stephen King's The Stand, a massive plague that spreads so quickly it is almost floodlike wipes out the majority of mankind, leaving only a few people behind. The book is very theological in nature and although both good and evil survive, good eventually triumphs. I found the fact that the story seems to focus on a good male and female and a evil male and female somewhat interesting.

J0n the Lin - July 20, 2005 05:19 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Anniemaniacs @ Jun 24 2005, 10:56 AM) allusion is "An indirect reference to something (usually a LITERARY TEXT, although it can be other things commonly known such as PLAYS, MOVIES, TV SHOWS) with which the readers is supposed to be familiar. Allusion is often used with humorous intent, to establish a connection between writer and reader, or to make a subtle point." can someone explain how they are allusions?

Regarding this, please don't whine and complain. If there isn't an allusion, kindly find one and post it.

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J0n the Lin - August 26, 2005 07:55 PM (GMT)
Submitted by: Audrey Lamesame
The story of Gilgamesh and his acquaintance, Utnapishtim, is a direct allusion to the story of Noah's Ark. One of the gods, Ea, came to Utnapishtim to warn him of an upcoming disaster that would sweep the country. He told Utnapishtim of a great flood that will wipe out every living creature on the face of the Earth. Utnapishtim then quickly constructs a great boat and fills it with pairs of every living creature on Earth, as well as some material goods. After seven days and seven nights [rather than 40 days and 40 nights], the flood subsides and Utnapishtim also releases a dove to see if the dove can find land. The dove returns, yet when Utnapishtim releases a raven, it does not fly back. Therefore, he released all the animals from his boat and was blessed by the Gods.

dlord44 - August 28, 2005 01:00 AM (GMT)
From Deep Impact a meteor is going to hit earth and the last resort to save humankind is the spacecraft sent to intercept the meteor and prevent its collision with earth. Due to the slim chance of success, Operation Noah's Ark is declared in which several underground caves will allow a few chosen people and animals to live for two years while the rest of civilization is inevitably wiped off. Operation Noah's Ark is a direct reference to Noah's Ark in which God flooded the world and only Noah, his family, and several animals survived. In both instances the chosen people and animals are meant to repopulate the world again.

(Bible: Noah's Ark)

irriiissss - September 1, 2005 09:03 PM (GMT)
Noah's ark - "Flood" by Jars of Clay, they sing about the flood in relation to their sin. The title is self explanitory.

"but if i can't swim after forty days
and my mind is crushed by the thrashing waves
lift me up so high that i cannot fall
lift me up"

What the lyrics mean is that even if he/she gives up after forty days of punishment/tribulations or just a period of time where he/she is flooded with problems, God can lift him/her up to a place where he/she will be free from problems.

jennifer_hsiao - September 5, 2005 02:19 AM (GMT)

God’s instructions to Noah were to get two of every species (male and female) onto the ark so that they could prosper. His plans also acknowledge that humans should protect the animals on Earth, even from natural disasters. Nowadays, many people try to work together at an effort to preserve wildlife. In Western culture, Noah’s ark is a symbol of that effort.

Nolan’s Ark is a science fiction book about eight people escaping a flood of energy that destroys Earth. Just as Noah takes shelter in his ark, the passengers take refuge in a spaceship from the great “deluge”.

Also, there is a team working to preserve wildlife called “Nolan's Ark Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation.” The name is self-explanatory, but it refers to the symbol of Noah’s ark.

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