And Beseleel made also the ark of setim wood: it was two cubits and a half in length, and a cubit and a half in breadth, and the height was of one cubit and a half: and he overlaid it with the purest gold within and without.
Bezalel made the Ark of acacia wood; it was ·forty-five inches [L two and a half cubits] long, ·twenty-seven inches [L one and a half cubits] wide, and twenty-seven inches [L one and a half cubits] high.
1 The Ark. 6 The Mercy seat. 10 The Table. 17 The Candlestick. 25 The altar of incense. After this, Bezalel made the Ark of Shittim wood, two cubits and an half long, and a cubit and an half broad, and a cubit and an half high:
Bezalel made the Chest using acacia wood: He made it three and three-quarters feet long and two and a quarter feet wide and deep. He covered it inside and out with a veneer of pure gold and made a molding of gold all around it. He cast four gold rings and attached them to its four feet, two rings on one side and two rings on the other. He made poles from acacia wood, covered them with a veneer of gold, and inserted the poles for carrying the Chest into the rings on the sides.
Forsooth Bezaleel made also an ark of the wood of shittim, having two cubits and an half in length, and a cubit and an half in breadth; forsooth the height was of one cubit and an half; (Then Bezaleel made the Ark, that is, the Box for the tablets of the Law, out of shittim wood, or acacia wood, two and a half cubits in length, and one and a half cubits in breadth, and one and a half cubits in height;)
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