“Why do we call Noah’s big boat an ‘ark’ because there is also the ‘ark’ of the covenant?” — Hunter
Your question opens the lid on an interesting discussion concerning boxes, boats and baskets.
To get to the bottom of it, you have to consider the meaning of various words in at least four different languages — Hebrew, Greek, Latin and English.
In the Hebrew Bible, there are three different words to explore. The one most commonly used for “ship” (such as the vessel Jonah sailed in) appears often.
A second, more specific term, used only twice, refers to Noah’s boat and to the basket used to float Moses on the Nile River.