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Some people believe that the Ark is hidden somewhere in or around Mt. Nebo on the Jordan River's east bank. In the apocryphal Second Maccabees, chapter 2, verses 1-8, we read how the prophet Jeremiah "following a divine revelation, ordered that the tent [i.e. the tabernacle of meeting] and the ark [i.e. the ark of the covenant] should accompany him and how he went off to the mountain which Moses climbed to see God's inheritance [i.e. Mt. Nebo; see Deuteronomy 31:1-4]. When Jeremiah arrived there, he found a room in a cave in which he put the tent, the ark, and the altar of incense; then he blocked up the entrance." (vv. 4-5) There is some debate as to whether or not this second-hand account (see v. 1) is trustworthy.
Originally posted by jackinthebox
reply to post by mojo4sale
Did the Egyptians copy the Ark of the Covenant?
Tuthmosis III marched with his army into what is today known as the Holy Land. They carried with them an Ark, containing the image of Tuthmosis III's "father," Amun, an Egyptian god. (The "Amen" with which various faiths conclude their prayers is traced to the Egyptian Amun.)......snip.......Tuthmosis III and his guards retired to a "fortress to the east" -- Jerusalem, the "City of David." David (Tuth) purchased the threshing floor of Mount Moriah, paying 50 shekels of silver. There he built, not "an altar for the Lord," but a shrine for Amun-Ra, whose image was carried in the Ark.