Two Arks

Two Arks:

This is interesting to study. Obviously, their will be disagreements but let us look at what the Word of God says:

Hebrews 9:4 Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron’s rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;

Deuteronomy 10: 3 And I made an ark of shittim wood, and hewed two tables of stone like unto the first, and went up into the mount, having the two tables in mine hand.
De 10:4 And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which the LORD spake unto you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly: and the LORD gave them unto me.
De 10:5 And I turned myself and came down from the mount, and put the tables in the ark which I had made; and there they be, as the LORD commanded me.

Numbers 4:5 And when the camp setteth forward, Aaron shall come, and his sons, and they shall take down the covering vail, and cover the ark of testimony with it

Numbers 3:25 And the charge of the sons of Gershon in the tabernacle of the congregation shall be the tabernacle, and the tent, the covering thereof, and the hanging for the door of the tabernacle of the congregation,

3:31 And their charge shall be the ark, and the table, and the candlestick, and the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuary wherewith they minister, and the hanging, and all the service thereof.

Numbers 10:17  And the tabernacle was taken down; and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari set forward, bearing the tabernacle.

10:21: And the Kohathites set forward, bearing the sanctuary: and the other did set up the tabernacle against they came.

10:33 And they departed from the mount of the LORD three days’ journey: and the ark of the covenant of the LORD went before them in the three days’ journey, to search out a resting place for them.

1 KiNGS  8:9 There was nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone, which Moses put there at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt.

Their appears to be 2 arks of the covenant! Notice here in Hebrews, it states their if golden pot inside. In I Kings, there is nothing but  the two tablets. There is no gold in the ark in Deuteronomy 10:1-3

Also in Numbers 10:25, sons of Gershon have charge over the ark. They travel in the middle of the movement. Verse 33, shows 2 different arks. One going 3 days journey from them (they), the other ark in going 3 days journey after the first ark, “went before them”.

The sons of Kohath took care of the ark.

Nu 10:21 And the Kohathites set forward, bearing the sanctuary: and the other did set up the tabernacle against they came.

Kohath had to follow Judah, Issachar, Zebulon, Gershom, Reuben, Simeon, and Gad. Behind the ark is Merari, Manasseh, Dan ,Benjamin, Ephraim, Asher, and Napthali.


Nothing is mentioned about the ark which goes forth to search out a camp site as to who is carrying it.

If anyone is carrying it!!!

Interesting study.

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