Deuteronomy 10 New American Standard Bible (NASB) The Tablets Rewritten
Deutoronomy 10:1-2 NASB
10 “At that time the Lord said to me, ‘Cut out for yourself two tablets of stone like the former ones, and come up to Me on the mountain, and make an ark of wood for yourself. 2 I will write on the tablets the words that were on the former tablets which you shattered, and you shall put them in the ark.’
After having received the law Moses went up the mountain to collect the two tablets of stone at the same time receiving the instruction to build the ark.Also at the same time Aaron was making the golden calf which subsequently led to the destruction of the first set tablets.
Ark of the Covenant
Exodus 25:10 NASB
10 “They shall construct an ark of acacia wood two and a half [i]cubits [j]long, and one and a half cubits [k]wide, and one and a half cubits [l]high. 11 You shall overlay it with pure gold, inside and out you shall overlay it, and you shall make a gold molding [m]around it.
Was the instruction to build the ark given after the destruction of the two tablets of stone?