A Conversation for The Ark of the Covenant

Location of the Ark of the Covenant

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Rev 11:19 "And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail."
Although much of the writing in Revelation is clearly symbolic, much is not. The intent of this statement seems to be that of keeping humans from wasting too much time on physical objects, and focusing on Christ's instructions for his followers: Mt 28:19,20

Before John's vision, the last mention of the ark is about the time of Jeremiah, just before the Babylonians overran Israel. Many changes came about at this time, including the loss of a king on "God's throne" and the temple itself, and the warning of a new covenant, so the old, physical ark was no longer needed. (Jer 31:31-34)

I'm not aware that Uzzah was "a priest"; can you supply? BTW, it was partly David's fault that Uzzah died. The move of the ark was not approved or commanded by Jehovah, and the proper procedure was to have the ark carried by Levites, not on an oxcart.
Regards, Doug

Location of the Ark of the Covenant

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Gnomon - time to move on

I think that was my mistake about Uzzah being a priest. I assumed that since the Ark was always looked after by priests, that Uzzah must have been a priest. But it doesn't specifically say it in the Bible.

I'll change the wording slightly.

Location of the Ark of the Covenant

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Given the number and quality of your entries, you're entitled to one mistake. One. smiley - smiley
And your assumption was natural. As I mentioned, David broke at least a couple of rules in the move. He did similarly in the census incident at 2 Chr 2, even after his nephew tried to talk him out of it.
Regards, Doug

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