Gopher Wood
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Strong's Hebrew
1613. gopher -- gopher (a kind of tree or wood)
... 1612, 1613. gopher. 1614 . gopher (a kind of tree or wood). Transliteration:
gopher Phonetic Spelling: (go'-fer) Short Definition: gopher. ...
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Christ Precious to Believers
... The precious gopher wood of his humanity is overlaid with the pure gold of
his divinity. He is a mine of jewels, and a mountain of gems. ...
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The Great Flood.
... "The end of all flesh is come; make thee an ark of gopher wood.". He told Noah to
make it of three stories, with a window in the top, and a door in the side. ...
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The Saint among Sinners
... earth. Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark,
and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. And ...
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... "Ah!" says one, I believe that ark will swim." "Oh!" says another, "I believe that
ark is made of gopher-wood, and is strong from stem to stern; I am quite ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 4 1858/self-examination.htm

The Form and Spirit of Religion
... form of his religion; he would have men reverently take care that they did no dishonour
even to his ark; it might be nothing but gopher-wood, but because ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 4 1858/the form and spirit of.htm

Chapter vi
... 14, 15. Make thyself an ark of gopher-wood; make the ark with cells; and
smear it with pitch within and without. And this is how ...
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Some Gospel Truths Opened, According to the Scriptures; Or, the ...
... 'And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me;"make thee an ark
of gopher wood' (Genesis 6:13,14, 7:1). 'The Lord said unto Noah, Come thou ...
/.../the works of john bunyan volumes 1-3/some gospel truths opened according.htm

An Exposition on the First Ten Chapters of Genesis, and Part of ...
The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3. <. ...
/.../bunyan/the works of john bunyan volumes 1-3/an exposition on the first.htm

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Gopher Wood


go'-fer wood (`atse ghopher): The wood from which Noah's ark was made (Genesis 6:14). Gopher is a word unknown elsewhere in Hebrew or allied languages. Lagarde considered that it was connected with gophrith, meaning "brimstone," or "pitch," while others connect it with kopher, also meaning "pitch"; hence, along both lines, we reach the probability of some resinous wood, and pine, cedar, and cypress have all had their supporters. A more probable explanation is that which connects gopher with the modern Arabic kufa, a name given to the boats made of interwoven willow branches and palm leaves with a coating of bitumen outside, used today on the rivers and canals of Mesopotamia. In the Gilgames story of the flood it is specially mentioned that Noah daubed his ark both inside and out with a kind of bitumen.


E. W. G. Masterman



Gopher Wood

Gopher Wood: Noah's Ark Made of

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