|Ancient Chinese character for "boat"|
Chinese is a picture language, meaning that it's almost a drawing of a word. Many times, it's a mix of a few symbols, just as this character for boat is. Within it, are three words, VESSEL, EIGHT, and MOUTH. A boat is a vessel that holds eight mouths. A mouth in many ancient cultures, is another way of saying a person. So eight persons. How many persons were aboard the ark that Noah was told to build, according to the Mosaic account? Eight.
And yes, I did draw this.