Which Tribe Carried The Ark Of The Covenant? (Solved)

One of the first things that caught my eye in Addis Ababa, the country’s capital, was an enormous concrete pillar topped by a giant red star—the sort of monument to communism still visible in Pyongyang. The North Koreans built this one as a gift for the Derg, the Marxist regime that ruled Ethiopia from 1974 to 1991 (the country is now governed by an elected parliament and prime minister) 😊 In a campaign that Derg officials named the Red Terror, they slaughtered their political enemies—estimates range from several thousand to more than a million people 😁 The most prominent of their victims was Emperor Haile Selassie, whose death, under circumstances that remain contested, was announced in 1975. [1]
Let us first summarize the events concerning the transportation of the ark of the covenant that we are considering. When God gave instructions concerning the building of the tabernacle and all the items to be in it, He specified that the ark was to be carried by way of staves that would be placed through rings that were attached to the four corners of the ark (Exo. 25:13-14). Later it is specified that of the Levites, it would be the job of the sons of Kohath to bear the ark and that no one was to touch the ark, not even the sons of Kohath, the result of doing so was to die (Num. 4:15). From these two commands it should be obvious that the sons of Kohath, and only the sons of Kohath were to transport the ark and that by carrying it by the staves through the rings. (a huge thanks goes to Gisele Baughman from Leipzig, Germany for their recent revision). [2]
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Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them … Have them make an Ark of acacia wood—two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high . Overlay it with pure gold, both inside and out, and make a gold molding around it. Cast four gold rings for it and fasten them to its four feet, with two rings on one side and two rings on the other. Then make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold. Insert the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry it … Then put in the ark the tablets of the covenant law, which I will give you. Make an atonement cover of pure gold—two and a half cubits long and a cubit and a half wide. And make two cherubim out of hammered gold at the ends of the cover. The cherubim are to have their wings spread upward, overshadowing the cover with them. The cherubim are to face each other. Place the cover on top of the ark and put in the ark the tablets of the covenant law that I will give you. There, above the cover between the two cherubim that are over the ark of the covenant law, I will meet with you and give you all my commands for the Israelites. (Exodus 25). (edited by Sunshine McHugh on September 3, 2021) [3]
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According to Elaine M. At jewishvirtuallibrary.org, the construction of the Ark is commanded by God to Moses while the Jews were still camped at Sinai (Ex. 25:10-22; 37:1-9). The Ark was a box with the dimensions of two-and-a-half cubits in length, by one-and-a-half cubits in height, by one-and-a-half cubits in width (a cubit is about 18 inches). It was constructed of acacia wood, and was plated with pure gold, inside and out. On the bottom of the box, four gold rings were attached, through which two poles, also made of acacia and coated in gold, were put. The family of Kehath, of the tribe of Levi, would carry the ark on their shoulders using these poles. (last emended 7 days ago by Antrone Tatum from Stockholm, Sweden) [4]
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Article References

  1. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/keepers-of-the-lost-ark-179998820/
  2. https://www.clintonnc.com/news/38232/how-to-transport-an-ark
  3. https://www.worldhistory.org/Ark_of_the_Covenant/
  4. https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-ark-of-the-convenant
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