And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
The monks soon returned, and we pursued our way over the plain of Ararat.
There was no ark, no Ararat; she was alone, without refuge, on the waste of waters.
Ararat itself is seventeen thousand feet high, and it rises from a plateau that is seven thousand feet above the sea-level.
When these lines are delivered to you, I shall be on the route to Ararat.
Sargon now had to face a more formidable coalition, that of the northern nations under Ursa of Ararat.
The Marquis of Ararat, minister of the navy, made a similar complaint.
He went smelling about for ere-a-rat (Ararat) that was there to be found.
If a partial flood, how could the ark have rested on the mountains of Ararat?
Trusting to my Ararat experience, I thought of descending in the snow, and started.
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.