Jan 26, 2012

Noah’s Ark

Scenes from the View-Master packet Noah’s Ark (B851).


View-Master Noah's Ark (B851), packet front cover

Packet Cover


View-Master Noah's Ark (B851), booklet cover

Booklet Cover


From the packet cover:

This is the Old Testament story from the Bible, about Noah and the great flood which covered the earth.

Because they would not listen to the voice of God, men of those times, thousands of years ago, became wicked, selfish, and cruel.

Only Noah, a kindly man who loved God, his fellow man, and even the animals of the field and forest, listened to the voice of God.  To him and his sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth fell the task of building a great ark to hold their family and two each of every animal that walked, crawled, or flew.  This is the story of how that task was accomplished.


Scene 1

View-Master Noah's Ark (B851), Scene 1: Long ago, people grew so wicked that God was very sad.

Long ago, people grew so wicked that God was very sad.


From the 16-page booklet:

Only a few generations after God created Adam and Eve, man had multiplied, spreading over the face of the earth. People grew more evil every day, fighting and killing one another, until violence filled the world. God grieved as He looked upon their sinfulness, and said, “I will destroy men from the face of the earth; for it sorrows Me that I have created them”


Scene 2

View-Master Noah's Ark (B851), Scene 2: A flood will cover the earth. Build an ark.

He told Noah: “A flood will cover the earth. Build an ark.”


From the 16-page booklet:

In the land watered by the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, there lived a just and righteous man, Noah, who loved God and his fellow man. Even wild animals and birds trusted Noah and his family.

One day a light from Heaven shone on Noah, and he heard the voice of God: “The earth is filled with violence. Behold, I bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh.”

God told Noah to build an ark of gopher wood, and described how it should be built. He added: “With thee will I establish My covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee. And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.”


Scene 6

View-Master Noah's Ark (B851), Scene 6: People laughed at Noah for his flood prediction

People laughed at Noah for his flood prediction


From the 16-page booklet:

God told Noah to warn the world that the flood was coming. Anyone who believed in God could join Noah’s family in the ark and be saved. As the days passed and the ark grew, Noah repeatedly lifted up his voice and warned the people. But nobody believed him. Travelers passing by ridiculed the labor of Noah and his sons. "Where will these madmen find water to float their ship?” they asked. And they laughed in scorn.


Scene 11

View-Master Noah's Ark (B851), Scene 11: Two by two, all the animals marched into the ark

Two by two, all the animals marched into the ark


From the 16-page booklet:

During the seven days, animals and birds of every kind—some of them strange even to Noah—arrived from all parts of the earth. God had guided them on their long journeys so that they would all arrive at the ark during that week.

Shem and Japheth formed the animals into a long line, two by two. In a miraculous procession, they began moving slowly toward the ark. Noah stood at the door to count them, while Ham and the women remained inside the ark to place the animals and birds in the quarters prepared for them.


Scene 16

View-Master Noah's Ark (B851), Scene 16: For forty days the rian fell. All the earth was flooded.

For forty days the rain fell. All the earth was flooded.


From the 16-page booklet:

For forty days and nights the rain beat down upon the earth. The flood increased until it covered the tallest mountains, and the world was a vast shoreless ocean. Upon it bobbed the great ark, like a tiny cork. Would God remember it?


Scene 19

View-Master Noah's Ark (B851), Scene 19: The dov's return told Noah the earth was drying.

The dove’s return told Noah the earth was drying.


From the 16-page booklet:

However, the ark was destined to drift for another 110 days. God sent a wind over the earth, causing the waters to recede slowly.

One day, five months after the day when the flood began, they felt the ark touch ground. It had settled on Mount Ararat (a peak on the border of modern Iran and Turkey).

Gradually the tops of surrounding mountains emerged as islands. Noah began to send out birds to determine if the lowlands were becoming dry.

The first, a raven, did not return. The second, a dove, at first found no resting place and came back to the ark. A week later Noah sent her out again. That evening she returned, carrying an olive leaf in her beak. Noah drew her in.

“Praise God!” he cried out. “The trees are above water. Soon we can leave the ark!”


Scene 21

View-Master Noah's Ark (B851), Scene 21: The rainbow was God's token of love to mankind.

The rainbow was God’s token of love to mankind.


From the 16-page booklet:

Noah built an altar of stones and led his family in worshiping God on the mountaintop.

Then the voice of God came to them from Heaven:

“Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. Behold, I establish My covenant with you, and with your descendants, and with every living creature. Never again shall all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; nor shall there be any more floods to destroy the earth.

“This is the token of the covenant which I make between Me and you and every living creature, for perpetual generations: I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between Me and the earth.”

In the sky before them, a rainbow began to take shape. It glowed brightly, and their hearts were filled with gladness as they looked upon its beauty. And they heard the words of God:

“While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This packet is now available in 3D HD on YouTube. These reels feature the great artistry of Florence Thomas.