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A word commonly used to mean a box or chest, but see noah's ark.

National Income Accounts

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Bart Van Ark, Louis D. Johnston, Francisco Comín, Charles Feinstein, Leandro Prados de la Escosura, Joan R. Rosés, Jean-Michel Chevet, and Catherine Porter

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
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18,658 words
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...of Social Accounts. Studies and Reports on Statistcal Methods, No. 7, United Nations. Geneva, 1947. Studenski, Paul . The Income of Nations: Theory, Measurement, and Analysis: Past and Present . New York, 1958. Van Ark, Bart . Towards European Historical National Accounts . Scandinavian Economic History Review 43.1 (1995), 3–16. Bart Van Ark Exports and Imports Exports are goods and services that are produced in a given region and sold outside that region. Imports are goods and services that are purchased in a given region but produced outside of that region...

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
15 words

... , a word commonly used to mean a box or chest, but see noah's ark...

Ark

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Dictionary of American Family Names (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Names studies
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19 words

... US frequency (2010): 375 Dutch ( Van Ark ): habitational name from a place called Ark in...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Language reference
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37 words

... ark out of the ark extremely old-fashioned. 🅘 The ark referred to is the biblical Noah’s ark (Genesis 6–7), in which Noah endeavoured to save his family and two of every kind of animal from the Flood. ...

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The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

... In Genesis 6 the story is told of Noah , who built an ark to save his family and pairs of animals from the great flood sent by Yahweh ( God...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2021
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Art & Architecture
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21 words

... 1. Receptacle for storing the scrolls in a synagogue . See echal . 2. Cupboard in a church for hanging vestments....

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A Dictionary of Reference and Allusion (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Language reference
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93 words

... [Bible] The book of Genesis relates how God warned *Noah that he was going to send a great flood to destroy the world and instructed him to build the Ark, a huge ship, to save his family and a pair of every species of animal and bird. > Something ‘out of the Ark’ is very antiquated or out of date Then he sat down near his brief-case on the far side of a scarred oak table that came out of the Ark. Noah bought it second-hand. Raymond Chandler The Long Goodbye ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Language reference, History of English
Length:
115 words

...ark [OE] Ærc was the Old English word for a chest, from Latin arca ‘a chest or box’. This developed into ark, as in the Ark of the Covenant , the wooden chest in which the tablets of the laws of the ancient Israelites were kept, and the Holy Ark in a synagogue, a chest, or cupboard which contained the scrolls of the Torah or Hebrew scriptures. A ship may be thought of as a floating container, hence Noah’s Ark [OE], the vessel built by Noah to escape the Flood. The Latin word is also the source of arcane [M16th], which describes something hidden,...

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Gordon Campbell

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
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375 words

...claims to hold the Ark of the Covenant in the Church of Our Lady of Zion in Axum. Searches for the remains of Noah’s Ark on Mt Ararat have been mounted by many members of American evangelical churches. The Ark Encounter, an evangelical theme park in Kentucky, opened in 2016, contains a full-scale replica of Noah’s Ark. Gordon Campbell E. Ullendorff , ‘The Construction of Noah’s Ark’, Vetus Testamentum 4 (1954), 95f. See also comm. on Gen. P. D. Miller and J. J. M. Roberts , The Hand of the Lord: A Reassessment of the ‘Ark Narrative’ of 1...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion
Length:
144 words

... . 1 The Ark which Noah built to preserve life during the Flood (q.v.). 2 The Ark of the Covenant, the most sacred religious symbol of the Hebrew people and believed to represent the Presence of God. It was in the form of a wooden rectangular box, overlaid with gold inside and out. According to the traditional accounts the Israelites carried the Ark from the time of the Exodus into the land of Canaan . In Solomon’s Temple its home was the ‘Holy of Holies’, which the High Priest alone entered once a year. It was apparently captured when Jerusalem ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
140 words

...A ner tamid (‘eternal light’) is kept burning in front of the Ark. In Ashkenazi circles, the Ark is called the aron or aron kodesh (‘holy Ark’), and among the Sephardim , it is known as the heikhal ...

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
806 words

...ark ( Gen. 6.14–16 ) is rather hard to understand. Its dimensions, roughly 140 m (450 ft) long, 22 m (75 ft) wide, and 12 m (45 ft) high, make it literally a very large “box.” The ark had three decks ( Gen. 6.16 ), and also naturally a door. An opening, about .5 m (18 in) high, apparently ran all around the ark just below the roof and gave light and air to the vessel. There are certain points of resemblance, but more of dissimilarity, between Noah's ark and Utnapishtim's gigantic boat of the Gilgamesh flood story. In 1 Peter 3.20–21 , Noah's ark...

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
303 words

...new Temple (1 Kgs. 8: 4–7). It was believed that its presence would protect the city from its foes, but in fact the ark was probably part of the loot when Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 bce . As the focus for the rite on the Day of * Atonement the ark was held by later generations to be overlaid with gold (Exod. 25: 10–16). This is referred to by Heb. 9: 4, which implies that there existed another tradition that the ark also contained a portion of * manna and * Aaron 's rod (Exod. 16: 33; Num. 17:...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013

... Ark of the Covenant, The The sacred box made of shittim wood covered with gold that was borne by the Hebrews in their journey in the desert. Its lid, the ‘ mercy seat ’, was of solid gold and had two cherubs with outstretched wings. It contained the tablets of the Law ( Deuteronomy 10:2 ), a pot of manna and aaron’s rod ( Hebrews 9:4 ), and was the focal point of the presence of God. It was kept at Shiloh until it was captured by the philistines and set up in their temple at Ashdod. It eventually found a resting-place in the temple of solomon ,...

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A Dictionary of World Mythology

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Current Version:
2003

...making of the golden calf and the breaking of the first tablets of the law, Moses was told by Yahweh to fashion a wooden ark or chest in which to store the second tablets. The ‘Ark of the covenant of God’, the symbol of Hebrew belief in a special relationship with heaven, was on one occasion captured by the Philistines, but they were obliged to return it, accompanied by a trespass-offering, since the inhabitants of every city where the Ark appeared were smitten with...

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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
47 words

... According to Genesis 6, the floating house Noah was ordered to build and live in with his family and one pair of each living creature during the flood. As the flood waters receded, it came to rest on a mountain top, believed to be Mount Ararat...

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A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
42 words

... Small to medium-sized chicken housing usually of a moveable nature. Often constructed of wood or plastic it offers housing options for groups of birds for small-scale poultry or egg production in backyard farms or small-holders. Also referred to as a...

Van Ark

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Dictionary of American Family Names (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
18 words

...Ark US frequency (2010): 224 Dutch: habitational name for someone from a place called Ark in...

Ark Royal

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
45 words

... Royal The name given to a series of warships in the Royal Navy. The first Ark Royal , originally called Ark Raleigh , was purchased by the crown in 1588 . It was used as the flagship of Lord Howard of Effingham against the Armada...

Ark, Synagogue

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
80 words

..., Synagogue Following the pattern of the biblical Ark , every synagogue has an Ark containing the Scrolls of the Torah ( Sefer Torah ). In Talmudic times the Ark was a portable chest, like the biblical Ark, and was also used as a stand upon which the Scroll was placed for the reading of the Torah . In post-Talmudic times down to the present day, the Ark is a built-in cupboard at the eastern wall of the synagogue, covered by a...

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