Ark of the covenant was a sacred chest made by the ancient Israelites according to the command and design of God. It housed and protected “the Testimony,” the Ten Commandments written on two stone tablets.—Exodus 25:8-10, 16; 31:18.
According to the Book of Exodus, the Tables of the Law contain the ten commandments God gave Moses high atop Mount Sinai.
Some would date the event to the year 1440 BC.
Among the many lessons to be found in the Bible, prominent among them is “Look, but don’t touch.”
When an Israelite named Uzzah laid hands upon the Ark of The Covenant, he was struck down by God. But, in 1933, an engineering professor theorized that the real cause of death was 10,000 volts of static electricity.
The Arc has played an indispensable role in man’s salvation on this planet which continues to this day.
Firstly, we may encounter two spellings: ‘arc’ and ‘ark’ – though ‘ark’ is well associated with Noah’s Ark.
Apparently, Noah did not escape the Great Flood by means of a boat – Noah’s Ark – but through the Arc of the Covenant within the Great Pyramid.
There was, in fact, an incidence of a previous flood in which a boat was built: thus clearly the Noah’s Ark story is a partial fabrication to hide the true meaning of the Arc – yet the story was still based on truths so that it would intuitively feel correct to people being deceived.
Further proof of the Ark’s functions can be found in the First Book Of Samuel, Chapter 3:3 when the Ark directly speaks to Samuel:
And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the Lord, where the Ark of God was, and Samuel was laid to sleep.
‘That the Lord called Samuel, and he answered here am I.
‘And he ran unto Eli, and said here am I, for thou calledst me. And he said. I called not, lie down again. And he went and lay down”.
This repeated itself on two more occasions and eventually Eli realized that the Lord was speaking to Samuel via the Ark, which he then told to Samuel, and on the fourth occasion Samuel was able to converse with the Lord, directly through this contrivance.
The only persons in the house at the time were Eli and Samuel, and it is quite blatant that it was indeed the Ark which ‘spoke’ to Samuel.
This fuels the argument that the Ark, an alien invention, would have been an unseemly tool for the all-powerful true God of the Universe; HE would not need a technological artifice such as a Three-in-One communication device set, a religious receptacle and a weapon of destruction.
The Ark had these uses; at all of the times of communication with ‘God’ and at the times of great battles, the Ark was invariably present.
Apocryphal legends, part of common knowledge and tradition in northern Africa and some regions in the Middle East, attribute supernatural powers to the Tables.
Around these legends, some others were woven, including the alleged Nazi obsession with occultism and relics that would give Indiana Jones one of his most famous missions.
But the truth is that, after the destruction of Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem, nobody knows for sure where the Ark of the Covenant ended up.
After disappearing without a trace – and with no known register of its whereabouts – its whereabouts (assuming it survived the destruction of the Temple) is still one of archaeology’s greatest mysteries.
Nevertheless, almost 45 million Orthodox Christian Ethiopians are certain that the Ark of the Covenant was taken, almost 3000 years ago, to Aksum, in northern Ethiopia, and that it has been guarded ever since by these monks in the humble church of Saint Mary of Zion.
A large part of the history of Ethiopia is centred on the legend of the Queen of Sheba of Ethiopia and King Solomon of Israel.
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