Worthy Christian News » Israel Headlines » Researchers in Israel discover possible temporary resting place of Ark of the Covenant


Researchers in Israel discover possible temporary resting place of Ark of the Covenant

Thursday, December 19, 2019 | Tag Cloud Tags: , , , , ,

by Jordan Hilger, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) - A large stone slab was discovered in Beit Shemesh, Israel that researchers say is reminiscent of the biblical description of the resting place of the Ark of the Covenant in the book of 1 Samuel.

Amidst a 3,100-year-old temple currently under excavation, archaeologists from Tel Aviv University last summer found a huge flat stone sitting upon two others in an arrangement they said was not natural.

1 Samuel 6:15 says that the "Levites took down the ark of the LORD, together with the chest containing the gold objects, and placed them on the large rock" in Beit Shemesh after the Philistines returned it for having incurred plagues.

The site of the temple, researchers say, was razed in 1,200 BC and covered with animal dung, likely "an intentional desecration," according to Schlomo Bunimovitz of Tel Aviv University.

Let your Friends know! Be sure to SHARE!





Copyright 1999-2020 Worthy News. All rights reserved.
Fair Use Notice:This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Worthy Christian News » Israel Headlines » Researchers in Israel discover possible temporary resting place of Ark of the Covenant

Latest Worthy News

Worthy Christian News » Israel Headlines » Researchers in Israel discover possible temporary resting place of Ark of the Covenant