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2 Kings 23:4 indicates that there were pagan idols in the Temple. Is it possible the Ark of the Covenant had a statue of Yahweh then or at any time?

I came across an article that indicated that Thomas Römer argues that the Ark of the Covenant had a statue of Yahweh on top, and possibly even a statue of 'Yahweh's Asherah'. I can't think of a ...
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In Joshua 6:6, do the seven priests carrying trumpets in front of the Ark represent the seven angels carrying trumpets in front of Jesus on his Day?

Joshua 6:6 So Joshua the son of Nun called the priests and said to them, “Take up the Ark of the Covenant and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the Ark of YHWH.” ...
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The Ark of God carried by oxen

If the ark was supposed to be carried by the Levites, Why does it state that the oxen carried the Ark of God in 2 Samuel 6:1-10?
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In 1 Chr. 16:39, why did the Israelites worship at the Tabernacle in Gibeon when the Ark was in Jerusalem?

1 Chr. 15:1-16:36 details King David's efforts to move the Ark of the Covenant Jerusalem, and describes it being brought into the city. Then, 1 Chr. 37, 39-40 states that: David left Asaph and his ...
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Uzzah's sin of touching the ark was actually meant to be in reverence for same, with no time for aforethought, or consequence, so why death? 2 Sam 6:7

One would hope that Uzzah's punishment of death, carried out immediately by God, would not extend to a resurrection to further punishment, as opposed to a resurrection to eternal life, but then again ....
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1 Samuel 14:18 - "Bring the ark of God" or "Bring the ephod"?

Saul was in his earlier reign of Israel and he was in a battle against the Philistines. His son Jonathan and his armor-bearer went into the camp of Philistines and caused a turmoil. Saul discovered it ...
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When does the new testament reference the ark of the covenant or old testament stories that mention it? [closed]

A large amount of the old testament focuses on the Ark and stories involving it. crossing the desert crossing the Jordan the conquest of the holy land the philistine capture of the ark and the ...
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Why did Hebrews 9:4 claim Aharon's Staff was in the Ark- contradicting [Numbers 17:25 | 1 Kings 8:9 | 2 Chronicles 5:10]?

The NT author of Hebrews 9:4 recounts items in the Ark of the Covenant (while at the >> desert tabernacle). [Hebrews 9:4] "Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid ...
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Was it out of envy that David brought the ark out of the house of Obed-edom in 2 Samuel 6:12?

After having abandoned the Ark for more than three months David quickly removes it from the house of Obed-edom after having heard that God had blessed the house of Obed-edom. 2 Samuel 6:12 NASB 12 Now ...
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Did the Ark switch positions with the standard of Judah in Numbers 10:33?

According to the earlier narrative(Numbers 10:14-25) the order of setting out of the tribes of Israel was arranged this way: Standard of Judah Gershonites and Merarites-carried Tabernacle Standard ...
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Is the Ark of the Covenant symbolizing the cherubim guarding the Tree of Life?

No one questions why cherubim were used as symbolism throughout the OT. Cherubim are involved with finding God. The Meaning of Life. I think the role of cherubim is to guard things by hiding with ...
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What is the significance of the blue cloth mentioned in Numbers chapter 4? [duplicate]

Numbers 4: 5-12 describes the procedures to be undertaken before the Tent of Meeting could be moved. The first mention of the ark of the testimony is in Exodus 25:10. I realise these most holy items ...
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The Ark of the Covenant staves

There seems to be no definitive answer as to the placement of the staves: Exodus 25:14: And thou shalt put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, that the ark may be borne with them. ...
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