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Originally posted by trusername
But what is the Ark of the Covenant, one of the greatest mysteries of
antiquity, on which fantasy, legend and history have continued to be interwoven
for centuries? The Ark, in Jewish tradition, contained the Tables of the
Law, that is, the Ten Commandments, and the artifact, made of acacia wood,
was built by Moses. The outside decorations were of gold, and it was for a
long time kept by the Jewish people. It accompanied them in their
vicissitudes, the battles and defeats, the wanderings and struggles against the
Philistines, and was kept in various places until King David placed it in the
fortress of Jerusalem.
But it was Solomon, son and successor of David, who put the Ark in the
Temple of Jerusalem which he had built. The story is then interwoven with
historical events and other religious and national traditions. In fact, the
Ark disappeared in 586 BC with the conquest of Jerusalem by the Babylonians
and the consequent destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem.
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[edit on 18-6-2009 by DontTreadOnMe]
Originally posted by badmedia
I'm not a christian and think organized religion in general is exactly opposite of this stuff, but this is good stuff, and it's a shame it's not reflected in religion. Turns out, when it comes to god it's not about accepting and being/doing ignorant things, it's about gaining understanding and wisdom.