Ark Of The Covenant Analysis

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The ark of the covenant is one of the most sought after archaeological and religious artifacts of all time. The artifact is an ornate chest made of gold plated wood with two gold angels on the top of it. The ark supposedly contained the tablets that had the ten commandments written on it. No one is sure where the ark of the covenant is or if it is even real. Where is the Ark of the Covenant? Like any other important ancient artifact out there, there is theories and occasionally there is claims that someone knows the whereabouts of said artifact. One very prominent theory is that the Ark is located at a church in Axum, Ethiopia. To the Ethiopian Christians and some Jews, the resting place for the Ark is no mystery. According to the Ethiopian…show more content…
Nebo before the invasion of the Babylonians where it has been lost ever since. The primary proof to this theory is this excerpt from 2 Maccabees 2:4-8 “It was also in the writing that the prophet [Jeremiah], having received an oracle, ordered that the tent and ark should follow with him, and that he went out to the mountain where Moses had gone up and had seen the inheritance of God. And Jeremiah came and found a cave, and he brought there the tent and the ark and the altar of incense, and he sealed up the entrance. Some of those who followed him came up to mark the way, but could not find it. When Jeremiah learned of it, he rebuked them and declared: "The place shall be unknown until God gathers His people together again and shows His mercy. And then the Lord will disclose these things, and the glory of the Lord and the cloud will appear, as they were shown in the case of Moses, and as Solomon asked that a place should be especially consecrated" (2. Macc. 2:4-8). So, the ark of the covenant could be located somewhere in Mt. Nebo inside of a sealed cave. In 1981 Tom Croster believed that he found the Ark near mount Nebo. He said that he took a picture of it and saw it, but the pictures never surfaced, and people speculate on the validity of this find because he never showed anyone else where the Ark was or where exactly he found…show more content…
It is the most Indiana Jones sort of all the other locations after all they use this location in the movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark”. Some think that Sheshonq I brought the ark to Egypt after he attacked Jerusalem. In Kings I 14:25-26 says "In the fifth year of King Rehoboam, Shishak king of Egypt attacked Jerusalem. He carried off treasures of the temple of the Lord and the treasures of the royal palace. He took everything, including all the gold shields Solomon had made". In II Chronicles 12:2-4,9 it states again how Sheshonq or Shishak in Hebrew attacked Jerusalem “ Because they had been unfaithful to the Lord, Shishak king of Egypt attacked Jerusalem in the fifth year of King Rehoboam. With twelve hundred chariots and sixty thousand horsemen and the innumerable troop of Libyans, Sukkites and Cushites that came with him from Egypt, he captured fortified cities of Judah (ARK OF THE COVENANT - JewishEncyclopedia.com, n.d.) (Institute for Biblical and scientific studies, 2018) and came as far as Jerusalem...When Shishak king of Egypt attacked Jerusalem, he carried off the treasures of the temple of the Lord and the treasures of the royal palace. He took everything, including the gold shields Solomon had made". The Hebrew name Shishak matches the Egyptian name of Sheshonq I so it matches with the history correctly. Sheshonq I established Tanis as the new capital of Egypt when he became king. If all of this treasure

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