God Gave Noah Instructions to Build an Ark. So Darren Aronofsky’s Film Team Built It. Literally.

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Amid a hotbed of biblical filmmaking, Darren Aronofsky’s take on the tale of Noah is looking increasingly like a faithful blockbuster worth catching. How do you build a thing big enough to house 2 of every clean animal on Earth? The filmmakers decided to follow God’s design:

Make yourself an ark of gopher wood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and out with pitch. This is how you are to make it: the length of the ark 300 cubits, its breadth 50 cubits, and its height 30 cubits. Make a roof for the ark, and finish it to a cubit above, and set the door of the ark in its side. Make it with lower, second, and third decks. – Genesis 6:14-16

It’s not in the Netherlands, but this setpiece is central to a great blockbuster. See how it inspires awe in actors and audiences in the clip below.

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Michael Harrell is a former staff member and current volunteer at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Federal Way, Washington. A blogger by hobby and social media manager by trade, he continues to teach the faith to ninth graders when he's not busy watching movies or theatre. He loves the Seattle Mariners, and his wife wants you to know he's married. You can follow him on Twitter.