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.

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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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Undoubtedly, the most important of these objects was the Ark of the Covenant, also known as the Ark of God or the Ark of the Lord or the Ark of the Testimony.
There, above the cover between the two cherubim that are over the ark of the Testimony, I will meet with you and give you all my commands for the Israelites.