Did you know that Noah’s Ark points to Jesus’ resurrection? And that the date the Ark landed in the mountains of Ararat is prophetic?
The ark of Noah is referenced in the New Testament as a type of the resurrection of Jesus Christ and salvation through Him (1 Peter 3:18-22). In the Genesis account we see that God specified the exact day the ark came to rest: the seventeenth day of the seventh month, which represented a new beginning on the earth (Genesis 8:4). Why are we given this date in the story of the Ark?
The Jewish New Year is celebrated in the fall, on the first day of the month of Tishri. When God had established the Passover in Exodus, He told Israel to consider the month of Nisan in the spring to be the first month of the year to them (Exodus 12:2).
The Jews therefore have two calendars: one civil calendar starting in the month of Tishri, and one religious calendar starting in the month of Nisan. In the book of Genesis the traditional calendar (civil) is still being referenced, with the month of Tishri being the first month, Nisan being the seventh month. The “seventh month” of Genesis, Nisan, is therefore the month in which the Passover would later be instituted. It can be shown that Christ was most likely crucified on Passover, the fourteenth of Nisan. When did Jesus rise? Three days later on the seventeenth of Nisan! The day of Jesus’ resurrection was therefore the seventeenth day of the seventh month on the traditional calendar. As noted by Bible scholar Chuck Missler in his discussion of this typology, the new beginning on the earth in the time of Noah occurred on the anniversary in anticipation of our new beginning, the resurrection of Christ! Coincidence, or design?
 Missler, Cosmic Codes, Koinonia House, 1999, pp 251-252, as referenced in The Bible Can Be Proven, page 214.
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