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Ark Covenant, according to the Bible, was a wooden chest covered with gold and richly decorated, whose construction was ordered by God to Moses, and that was the visible sign of God’s presence among his people.
The Ark is described in detail in the book of Exodus: it was a wooden chest covered with gold acacia inside and outside, with parallelepiped, with a pure gold lid on which were placed two statues of cherubs also of gold, with its wings spread. The dimensions were two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide and high, or about 110 × 66 × 66 cm. The sides were fastened with four gold rings two gilded wooden poles, for which the ark was lifted when he was carrying.
The dimensions were two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide and high, or about 110 × 66 × 66 cm. The sides were fastened with four gold rings two gilded wooden poles, for which the ark was lifted when he was carrying. Inside the chest, they were preserved a golden pot holding the manna, Aaron’s rod that had blossomed and the Tablets of the Law. However, at the inauguration of Solomon’s temple, it contained nothing but the tablets of the Law (Deuteronomy 10: 1-5; 1 Kings 8, 9; 2 Chronicles 5, 2-10).
The task of transporting the ark was reserved to the Levites: anyone else was forbidden to touch. When David had the ark in Jerusalem during the journey of a man named Uzzah learned to support you, but fell dead on the spot (2 Samuel 6: 1-8, 2 Chronicles 13: 9-10). According to tradition, the Ark was transported covered with a leather towel rate covered by another cloth towel and blue, when the Jewish people would stop, was placed in a special tent, called “Tent of the Lord” or “tent of conference “without ever being exposed to the public, except in exceptional cases. In addition to the legend, the Ark, in some situations, he adorns a halo of light, and that it would spring of divine flashes of light, the lightning, that can incinerate anyone who was struck and if he had not respected the ban approach it; Finally, through the ark, Moses was able to even to talk to God who appeared sitting on a throne between the two cherubs that adorned the cover and represent the angel Metatron and Sandalphon angel.
Ark Covenant, according to the Bible. Archeology Mysterious.
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