Justin Taylor provides a nice article with great visuals from the ESV Study Bible.
Filed under Art, Bible and Theology, History
Thanks for linking to Justin’s post. The pictures are great. I can’t look at pictures of the temple or read about it’s physical scale and not wonder what happened to the Ark of the Covenant. I know the description in Justin’s piece concerns Herod’s temple, but I still wonder what happened to the Ark that rested in Solomon’s temple. Did the Babylonians make off with it? Did Solomon actually give it to the Queen of Sheba? Any thoughts?
It’s never mentioned again in the Bible, so I think the Babylonians either carried it off or destroyed it.
There’s a tradition in 2 Macc 2:4ff that Jeremiah stashed it in a cave, but I think that’s wishful thinking . . .
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