||This is how you shall construct it: The ark's length shall be 300 cubits, its width 50 cubits, and its height 30 cubits.
Vezeh asher ta'aseh otah shelosh me'ot amah orech hatevah chamishim amah rochbah ushloshim amah komatah.
||Make a skylight for the ark. Make it slanted, so that it is one cubit [wide] on top. Place the ark's door on its side. Make a first, second and third [deck].
Tsohar ta'aseh latevah ve'el amah techalenah milmalah ufetach hatevah betsidah tasim tachtim shni'im ushlishim ta'aseha.
A cubit is approximately 18 inches, so the dimensions of the ark would have been 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high. Some authorities maintain that the cubit is as much as 24 inches.
Tzohar in Hebrew. Others say that it was a luminous stone (Rashi).
|Make it slanted...|
Literally, 'finish it to a cubit on top.'