Ark of the Covenant
10 “They are to make an ark of acacia-wood three-and-three-quarters feet long, two-and-a-quarter feet wide and two-and-a-quarter feet high.11 You are to overlay it with pure gold — overlay it both inside and outside — and put a molding of gold around the top of it. 12 Cast four gold rings for it, and attach them to its four feet, two rings on each side. 13 Make poles of acacia-wood, and overlay them with gold. 14 Put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark; you will use them to carry the ark. 15 The poles are to remain in the rings of the ark; they are not to be removed from it. 16 Into the ark you are to put the testimony which I am about to give you.
17 “You are to make a cover for the ark out of pure gold; it is to be three-and-three-quarters feet long and two-and-a-quarter feet high.18 You are to make two k’ruvim of gold. Make them of hammered work for the two ends of the ark-cover. 19 Make one keruv for one end and one keruv for the other end; make the k’ruvim of one piece with the ark-cover at its two ends. 20 The k’ruvim will have their wings spread out above, so that their wings cover the ark, and their faces are toward each other and toward the ark-cover. 21 You are to put the ark-cover on top of the ark.
“Inside the ark you will put the testimony that I am about to give you. 22 There I will meet with you. I will speak with you from above the ark-cover, from between the two k’ruvim which are on the ark for the testimony, about all the orders I am giving you for the people of Isra’el.
Ok, now that you have read the verses about the making of the Ark, lets talk some more about it.
Placed inside the Ark were: a jar of manna, the tablets of the covenant (10 commandments), and Aharon's staff. Now, the Ark was very important to Yahweh and the children of Israel. But, why?
Well, think about it. The Ark was where Yahweh sat to be in the presence of his people, his children. I would think that would be very important to him. Ok, so no one was aloud to touch the Ark directly or else they would die. Not, even the High Priest could touch it or carry it. The only ones allowed to carry it were the Levites themselves. And, they had to use the poles that were attached to it. They could NOT touch the Ark itself.
Alright enough on what I have to say about it, I want to see what you have to say.
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