Ark of the Covenant

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Ark of the Covenant

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ark

(ɑrk)

n.
1. (sometimes cap.) the vessel built by Noah for safety during the Flood. Gen. 6–9.
2. Also called ark of the covenant. a sacred chest containing two stone tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments, kept in the Biblical tabernacle and later in the Temple in Jerusalem.
3. a refuge or asylum.
4. (cap.) Judaism. Holy Ark.
5. a large, clumsy vehicle or vessel.
[before 850; Middle English; Old English arc, earc(e) < Latin arca chest, coffer, derivative of arcēre to safeguard]

Ark.

Arkansas.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ark of the covenant - (Judaism) sacred chest where the ancient Hebrews kept the two tablets containing the Ten CommandmentsArk of the Covenant - (Judaism) sacred chest where the ancient Hebrews kept the two tablets containing the Ten Commandments
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
Translations
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ארון הברית
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