This is how you shall make it: the length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits.
1. The idol that Sancheriv later fashioned was made out of a beam that he found from Noach’s ark. It was upon the idol that he proclaimed that he would sacrifice his two sons if he would succeed. Upon hearing this, his sons pre-empted him and killed him first. (Sanhedrin 96a)
2. The 50 amot wooden pole that was intended for hanging Mordechai in the Purim story was also taken from Noach’s ark. That pole was found in Haman’s son Parshandata’s house. (Midrash Esther Yalkut Parsha Beshalach)
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