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2 Kings 11:9-12: The captains did according to all that Jehoiada the priest commanded, and they each brought his men who were to go off duty on the Sabbath, with those who were to come on duty on the Sabbath, and came to Jehoiada the priest. And the priest gave to the captains the spears and shields that had been King David’s, which were in the house of the LORD. And the guards stood, every man with his weapons in his hand, from the south side of the house to the north side of the house, around the altar and the house on behalf of the king. Then he brought out the king’s son and put the crown on him and gave him the testimony. And they proclaimed him king and anointed him, and they clapped their hands and said, “Long live the king!”

Exodus 25:16: And you shall put into the ark the testimony that I shall give you.

What is this "testimony" that was given to Jehoiada? Was it the Ark of the Testimony? But wasn't it taken by Shishak?

1 Kings 14:25-26: In the fifth year of King Rehoboam, Shishak king of Egypt attacked Jerusalem. He carried off the treasures of the temple of the Lord and the treasures of the royal palace. He took everything, including all the gold shields Solomon had made.

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2 Kings 11:12 ► English Standard Version

Then he brought out the king’s son and put the crown on him and gave him the testimony. And they proclaimed him king and anointed him, and they clapped their hands and said, “Long live the king!”

the Testimony,
הָעֵדֻ֔ת (hā·‘ê·ḏuṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5715: Testimony

The same Hebrew word is used in Exodus 25:16. However other versions prefer to translate it differently.

New International Version

Jehoiada brought out the king's son and put the crown on him; he presented him with a copy of the covenant and proclaimed him king. They anointed him, and the people clapped their hands and shouted, "Long live the king!"

New Living Translation

Then Jehoiada brought out Joash, the king’s son, placed the crown on his head, and presented him with a copy of God’s laws. They anointed him and proclaimed him king, and everyone clapped their hands and shouted, “Long live the king!”

The king was to have a copy of the law according to Deuteronomy 17:18

When he takes the throne of his kingdom, he is to write for himself on a scroll a copy of this law, taken from that of the Levitical priests.

Ellicott's Commentary

And gave him the testimony, ... i.e., a book in which were written Mosaic ordinances, and which was held in a symbolic manner over the king's head after he had been crowned.

The Ark of the Testimony itself is not explicitly mentioned in 2 Kings 11.

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