Researchers claim Old Testament artifact concealed for 3,000 years
(JERUSALEM POST) — Where is the Ark of the Covenant, the vessel that, according to Jewish tradition and the Bible, safeguarded the Tablets of the Covenant?
The gold-coated ark adorned with a gold wreath once resided in the First Temple until the Babylonian army’s destruction in 587 BC. While records don’t mention its fate, it’s improbable that such a sacred and precious object disappeared unnoticed. So, did it survive the destruction, and if so, where does it rest today?
The ark, also known as the Ark of God or the Ark of the Testimony, was positioned within the Holy of Holies in the First Temple. It held immense significance, described as the primary “seat of the Shekinah,” and it hasn’t been seen since the First Temple’s ruin.