To have the Ark finished in time was my greatest ambition, and now to reach Mount Ararat will be the crowning joy of my career.
But this wall was like Mount Ararat to him, and these three days seemed an eternity.
The summit of Mount Ararat is continually covered with snow and ice.
During five months the waters prevailed; in the seventh the ark rested upon the summit of Mount Ararat.
The triangulation of the country about Mount Ararat had been completed.
When the ark landed on Mount Ararat, and the animals went forth, how did they subsist?
"Mount Ararat" is especially worthy of mention among the landscapes.
In 1877 he published a narrative of his travels in Transcaucasia, with an account of his ascent of Mount Ararat.
Where those few dark pines rise above the oak groves like the spires of churches in a crowded city, is Mount Ararat.
The natives living near this mountain say it must be Mount Ararat, because close by grows the only olive tree for miles around!
sacred land or high land, the name of a country on one of the mountains of which the ark rested after the Flood subsided (Gen. 8:4). The "mountains" mentioned were probably the Kurdish range of South Armenia. In 2 Kings 19:37, Isa. 37:38, the word is rendered "Armenia" in the Authorized Version, but in the Revised Version, "Land of Ararat." In Jer. 51:27, the name denotes the central or southern portion of Armenia. It is, however, generally applied to a high and almost inaccessible mountain which rises majestically from the plain of the Araxes. It has two conical peaks, about 7 miles apart, the one 14,300 feet and the other 10,300 feet above the level of the plain. Three thousand feet of the summit of the higher of these peaks is covered with perpetual snow. It is called Kuh-i-nuh, i.e., "Noah's mountain", by the Persians. This part of Armenia was inhabited by a people who spoke a language unlike any other now known, though it may have been related to the modern Georgian. About B.C. 900 they borrowed the cuneiform characters of Nineveh, and from this time we have inscriptions of a line of kings who at times contended with Assyria. At the close of the seventh century B.C. the kingdom of Ararat came to an end, and the country was occupied by a people who are ancestors of the Armenians of the present day.