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Searching for the Ark of the Covenant

Randall Price Eugene, OR 2005-02-15

As the most important piece of furniture in the most holy place in the tabernacle and then the temple, the ark of the covenant was the place where God manifested His glory to His people. But where is it now? Was it taken to Egypt when Rehoboam reigned over Judah? Did the Babylonians destroy the ark or remove it when they destroyed Jerusalem? Was it taken to Ethiopia? Has anyone seen it? Price answers these and related questions, separating fact from fiction.

While considering the possibility that the ark may be hidden under the temple mount, Price concludes, “No conclusive evidence exists for the existence of the Ark, nor can its hiding place be definitively located. Yet our survey of the biblical, historical, and traditional sources provides sufficient warrant for us to conclude that the Ark still exists and could be discovered. Therefore, in answer to our question, Will the Ark ever be discovered? We can can say that it is possible” (pp. 207–8).

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