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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.
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.
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
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|