ark of the covenant
- ark (def. 2).
* * *In Judaism and Christianity, the ornate, gold-plated wooden chest that in biblical times housed the two tablets of the Law given to Moses by God.The Levites carried the Ark during the Hebrews' wandering in the wilderness. Following the conquest of Canaan, it was kept at Shiloh but was sometimes carried into battle by the Israelites. David took it to Jerusalem, and Solomon placed it in the Temple of Jerusalem, where it rested in the Holy of Holies and was seen only by the high priest on Yom Kippur. It is believed to have been captured when Jerusalem fell to the Babylonians in 586 BC, and its subsequent fate is unknown.
* * *▪ religionHebrew Aron Ha-berit,in Judaism and Christianity, the ornate, gold-plated wooden chest that in biblical times housed the two tablets of the Law given to Moses by God. The Ark rested in the Holy of Holies inside the Tabernacle of the ancient Temple of Jerusalem and was seen only by the high priest of the Israelites on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.The Levites (priestly functionaries) carried the Ark with them during the Hebrews' wanderings in the wilderness. Following the conquest of Canaan, the Promised Land, the Ark resided at Shiloh, but from time to time it was carried into battle by the Israelites. Taken to Jerusalem by King David, it was eventually placed in the Temple by King Solomon. The final fate of the Ark is unknown.
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Ark of the Covenant — The Ark of the Covenant (). Rashi and some Midrashim suggest that there were two arks a temporary one made by Moses, and a later one made by Bezalel.Hertz 1936] The Biblical account relates that during the trip of the Israelites, the Ark was… … Wikipedia
Ark of the Covenant — • A kind of chest, measuring two cubits and a half in length, a cubit and a half in breadth, and a cubit and a half in height Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Ark of the Covenant Ark of the Covenant … Catholic encyclopedia
ARK OF THE COVENANT — (Heb. אֲרוֹן הַבְּרִית, אֲרוֹן הָעֲדוּת (aron ha berit, aron ha [i]ʿedut[/i]), the chest which stood in the Holy of Holies, and in which the tables of the covenant were kept. Designations The modifying phrases qualifying the word ark are numerous … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Ark of the Covenant — The Ark of the Covenant, also known as the Ark of the Testimony (Testament) and the Ark of the Lord (God), was considered the dwelling place of God by the Israelites. The Ark was a chest (approximately 28 inches high, 28 inches wide, and 46… … Glossary of theological terms
Ark of the Covenant — Ark Ark ([aum]rk), n. [OE. ark, arke, arche, AS. arc, earc, earce, fr. L. arca, fr. arcere to inclose, keep off; akin to Gr. arkei^n to keep off.] 1. A chest, or coffer. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Bearing that precious relic in an ark. Spenser. [1913… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
ark of the covenant — n. the chest containing the two stone tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments, kept in the holiest part of the ancient Jewish Tabernacle: Ex. 25:10 … English World dictionary
ark of the covenant — ark′ of the cov′enant n. jud ark 2) … From formal English to slang
Ark of the Covenant — Ark of the Cov|e|nant n [singular] a box containing the laws of the Jewish religion that represented to the Jews the ↑presence of God … Dictionary of contemporary English
Ark of the Covenant — (also Ark of the Testimony) noun the wooden chest which contained the tablets of the laws of the ancient Israelites … English new terms dictionary
Ark Of The Covenant — A chest of shittim wood (Acacia) 2 1/2 cubits long, 1 1/2 cubits wide and 1 1/2 cubits high. It is overlaid, inside and out, with gold and decorated with the mercy seat and golden cherubs. It contains the two stone tablets that the Ten… … The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology