7306 ark of the covenant
A rectangular wooden box, overlaid with gold, measuring 3.75 x 2.25 x 2.25 feet (1.1 x 0.7 x 0.7 metres). It contains the Law tablets and symbolises God’s presence with his people.
Descriptions of the ark
The care of the ark
Major events in the history of the ark
The ark is the focus of the covenant renewal at Mount Ebal Jdg 20:26-28
The ark in later Israelite history 2Ch 35:3 The ark must have been moved from the temple.
The function of the ark
To contain the tablets of the Law Dt 10:5 See also Ex 25:16,21; Ex 40:20; Dt 31:24-26; 1Ki 8:9; Heb 9:4 The jar of manna and Aaron’s rod were originally placed beside the ark (Ex 16:34; Nu 17:10), and were probably put inside it at a later date.
Used on the Day of Atonement Lev 16:13-15
The ark’s holiness and effect
A restored Israel in which the ark has no place
The ark in John’s revelation
Rev 11:19 The ark here symbolises the presence of God and is open and visible, not hidden in the Most Holy Place.
|1640||Book of the Law|
|5377||law, Ten Commandments|
|7308||Atonement, Day of|
|7396||Most Holy Place|
|7768||priests, OT function|