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  • The ark was borne by the Levites (Deut.

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  • For many years the ark remained untouched - apparently forgotten.

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  • p. 9; Revue biblique (1903), pp. 2 49 sqq.; and on the ark, generally, in addition to the literature already cited, Kautzsch, Hastings' Diet.

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  • p. 9; Revue biblique (1903), pp. 2 49 sqq.; and on the ark, generally, in addition to the literature already cited, Kautzsch, Hastings' Diet.

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  • Has he started the ark yet?

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  • (883 B.C.), containing a stone coffer or ark in which were two inscribed tables of alabaster of rectangular shape, as well as of a palace which had been destroyed by the Babylonians but restored by Shalmaneser II.

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  • In the south-western corner of the enclosure stands the citadel (ark), within a wall 25 ft.

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  • Yahweh now becomes the supreme deity of the Hebrew people, and an ark analogous to the Egyptian and Babylonian arks portrayed on the monuments' was constructed as embodiment of the rumen of Yahweh and was borne in front of the Hebrew army when it marched to war.

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  • According to the story in Genesis, Noah's ark was large enough to contain his family and representatives of each kind of animal.

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  • Some time after the capture of Jerusalem the ark was brought from Baal-Judah, but at the threshing-floor of Nacon (an unintelligible name) Abinadab's son Uzzah laid hands upon it and was struck down for his impiety.

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  • 2 Hitherto, if dialectical studies had been sometimes viewed askance by the stricter churchmen, it was not because logic had dared to stretch forth its hands towards the ark of God, but simply on the ground of the old opposi tion between the church and the world.

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  • Judaean tradition dated the sanctity of Jerusalem from the installation of the ark, a sacred movable object which symbolized the presence of Yahweh.

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  • (X.) Ark of the Covenant, Ark of the Revelation, Ark of the Testimony, are the full names of the sacred chest of acacia wood overlaid with gold which the Israelites took with them on their journey into Palestine.

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  • The prophets themselves lay no weight upon the ark as the central point of Jerusalem's holiness.

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  • 45, and note the association of the name in the Books of Samuel, where it first appears, with the ark, or with war); by others, of the heavenly hosts, the stars conceived as living beings, later, perhaps, the angels as the court of Yahweh and the instruments of his will in nature and history (Ps.

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  • See also Birch, Egypt (S.P.C.K.), p. 151 (ark of Khonsu); cf.

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  • While the ark carried with Israel's host symbolized His presence in their midst, He was also known to be present in the cloud which hovered before the host and in the lightning ('esh Yahweh or " fire of Yahweh ") and the thunder (kol Yahweh or " voice of Yahweh ") which played around Mount Sinai.

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  • In the desert he was worshipped as an atmospheric deity, who manifested himself in thunder and lightning, whose abode was in the sky, whose sanctuary was on the mountain summit of Horeb-Sinai, and whose movable palladium was the ark of the covenant.

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  • Despite the capture of the ark after the disastrous battle of Shiloh, Yahweh had in the end shown himself through a destructive plague superior in might to the Philistine Dagon.

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  • One fragmentary source alludes to a journey to the Midianite or Kenite father-in-law of Moses with the Ark (q.v.); another knows of its movements with David and the priest Abiathar (a name closely related to Jether or Jethro; cf.

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  • When Zeus had resolved to destroy all mankind by a flood, Deucalion constructed a boat or ark, in which, after drifting nine days and nights, he landed on Mount Parnassus (according to others, Othrys, Aetna or Athos) with his wife.

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  • Meanwhile the ark of Yahweh, the only sanctuary of national significance, had remained in obscurity since its return from the Philistines in the early youth of Samuel.

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  • If the clans of Moses' kin which moved into Judah bore the ark (Num.

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  • All the mountains offer easy routes to pedestrians, but some of them, as Scafell, Pillar, Gable (Napes Needle), Pavey Ark above Langdale and Dow Crags near Coniston, also afford ascents for experienced climbers.

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  • The Biblical narratives reveal traces of a considerable development in the traditions regarding this sacred object, and those which furnish the most complete detail are of post-exilic date when the original ark had been lost.

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  • The fuller titles of the ark originate in the belief that it contained the "covenant" (berith) or "testimony" (`eduth), the technical terms for the Decalogue; primarily, however, it would seem to have been called "the ark of Yahweh" (or "Elohim"), or simply "the ark."

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  • I, 3), and would naturally increase the weight of the ark, which, according to 2 Sam.

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  • After a remarkable period of obscurity, the ark enters suddenly into the history of David (2 Sam.

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  • A critical examination of the history of the Israelite ark renders it far from certain that the object was originally the peculiar possession of all Israel.

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  • After the precious relics together with the bones of Adam had been saved in the ark, they were transported by Shem and Melchizedek to Golgotha under the guidance of an angel.$ The tripartite narrative which is known as the Romance of Julian (the Apostate) has no claim to be regarded as an historical document.

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  • After the precious relics together with the bones of Adam had been saved in the ark, they were transported by Shem and Melchizedek to Golgotha under the guidance of an angel.$ The tripartite narrative which is known as the Romance of Julian (the Apostate) has no claim to be regarded as an historical document.

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  • There are many gaps in its history, and although at the crossing of the Jordan and at the fall of Jericho the ark figures prominently (Josh.

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  • Later, in the age of the priestly schools, the ark received much attention, although it must obviously be very doubtful how far a true recollection of its history has survived.

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  • It is of course possible that the ark was originally the sacred shrine of the clans which came direct to Judah, and that the traditions in 1 Sam.

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  • the procession carrying the sacred ark and the bark of the god Amon belonging to the reign of Rameses II.

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  • by "ark," is used in the Old Testament (I) of the box made of bulrushes in which Pharaoh's daughter found the infant Moses (Exodus ii.

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  • Snellius computes the ark to have been above half'an acre in area.

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  • The Ark of the Law, in the Jewish synagogue, is a chest or cupboard containing the scrolls of the Torah (Pentateuch), and is placed against or in the wall in the direction of Jerusalem.

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  • " Ark"; G.

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  • " Ark"; G.

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  • As the ark started, it was hailed with the cry,"Arise, Yahweh, let thine enemies be scattered, let them that hate thee flee from before thee," and when it came to rest, the cry again rang out, "Return, O Yahweh, to the myriads of families of Israel" (Num.

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  • After taking counsel the Philistines placed the ark with a votive offering upon a new cart drawn by two cows.

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  • As the ark started, it was hailed with the cry,"Arise, Yahweh, let thine enemies be scattered, let them that hate thee flee from before thee," and when it came to rest, the cry again rang out, "Return, O Yahweh, to the myriads of families of Israel" (Num.

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  • "Some have thought the dimensions of the ark as given by Moses too scanty.

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  • This saying appears to imply a settled life in Canaan, but both affirm the warlike significance of Yahweh and the ark.

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  • The account of the commencement of the ark's journey associates it with Moses and his kin (Num.

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  • 50 seems to show that it recognized the "Calebite" origin of the ark.

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  • As the palladium of the Joseph tribes, it has even been suggested that the bones of Joseph were treasured in the ark.

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  • are slain, and the ark is captured (I Sam.

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  • 357), the ark with the corpse of Osiris was cast ashore at Byblus, and there found by Isis.

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  • In his fifteenth year he entered the order of the Dominicans at Naples, and is said to have composed a treatise on the ark of Noah.

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  • 1-9 (J), mankind, after the deluge, travelled from the mountain of the East, where the ark had rested, and settled in Shinar.

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  • xxiv.); that the ark was borne not by priests (I Kings viii.

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  • In connexion with the installation of the ark considerable space is devoted to the arrangements for the maintenance of the temple-service, upon which the earlier books are silent, and elaborate notices of the part played by the Levites and singers give expression to a view of the history of the monarchy which the book of Kings does not share.'

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  • The Church thus became the sole ark of salvation, outside of which no one could be saved.

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  • Intimately connected with the idea of the Church as an ark of salvation are the sacraments or means of grace.

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  • 19, 26, &c.); until finally, under the influence of the idea of the Church as the sole ark of salvation, it became the custom to readmit all penitent offenders on condition that they did adequate penance.

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  • Augustine's theory was ultimately accepted everywhere in the West, and thus the Church of the middle ages was regarded not only as the sole ark of salvation, but also as the ultimate authority, moral, intellectual and political.

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  • The priest has no place in this ritual; he is not the minister of an altar,' but the guardian of a temple, such as was already found here and there in the land for the custody of sacred images and palladia or other consecrated things (the ark at Shiloh, I Sam.

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  • The temple at Shiloh, where the ark was preserved, was the lineal descendant of the Mosaic sanctuary - for it was not the place but the palladium and its oracle that were the essential thing - and its priests claimed kin with Moses himself.

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  • Hophni and Phinehas are not called priests, though they bore the ark arid so were priests in the sense of Josh.

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  • The priestly position of the family survived the fall of Shiloh and the capture of the ark, and it was members of this house who consulted Jehovah for the early kings until Solomon deposed Abiathar.

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  • In November 1633 two vessels, the " Ark " and the " Dove," carrying at least two hundred colonists under Leonard Calvert (c. 1582-1647), a brother of the proprietor, as governor, sailed from Gravesend and arrived in Maryland late in March of the following year.

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  • The ark, or citadel, in the southwest extremity of the city, now used as an arsenal, is a noble building of burnt brick with mighty walls and a tower 120 ft.

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  • 6, 7), and also in that of the ark of the tabernacle (Ex.

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  • On one view, the ark in Kirjath-jearim was in non-Israelite hands (I Sam.

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  • Here it must suffice to remark that the ark, too, was also an object for ascertaining the divine will (especially Judg.

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  • 18,23), and it is far from certain that the later records of the ark (which was too heavy to be borne by one), like those of the ephod, are valid for earlier times.

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  • 14, where David girt in (or with) a linen ephod dances before the ark at its entry into Jerusalem and incurs the unqualified contempt of his wife Michal, the daughter of Saul.

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  • and direct the people upon the march not only does Moses require the assistance of a human helper (Jethro or Hobab), but the angel, the ark, the pillar of cloud and of fire and the mysterious hornet are also provided.

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  • A Jewish tradition, possibly arising from a name Cibotus (ark), which the town bore, identified a neighbouring mountain with Ararat.

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  • The only building of importance is the ark, or citadel, a walled building in the centre of the town containing an arsenal and barracks for a small garrison.

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  • According to the narrative of the Hebrew text, here differing from the Greek text and Josephus (which read Askelon), it was the last town to which the ark was transferred before its restoration to the Israelites.

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  • 9, 10, 33, 34, implying the existence of the ark and the tabernacle.

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  • It is a plausible conjecture that the original narratives of J and E also contained directions for the construction of an ark,' as a substitute for the personal presence of Yahweh, and also for the erection of a "tent of meeting" outside the camp, and that these commands were omitted by R P in favour of the more elaborate instructions given in ch.

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  • 44) implies an account of the making of the ark, while the remarkable description in Ex.

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  • t f., Yahweh ordered Moses to make an ark of acacia wood before he ascended the mountain.

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  • the ark, the table and the lamp-stand (ch.

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  • They were deposited in the Ark (Ex.

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  • It combines amid diverse material a hero of Bethlehem and rival of Saul with the idea of a conqueror of this district; it introduces peculiar traditions of the ark and sanctuary, and it associates David with Hebron, Calebites and the wilderness of Paran 3 The books of Samuel and Kings have become, in process of compilation, the natural sequel to the preceding books, but the conflicting features and the perplexing differences of standpoint recur elsewhere, and the relationship between them suggests that similar causes have been operative upon the compilation.

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  • "In the Haghier hills," to quote Professor Bonney, "we have probably a fragment of a continental area of great antiquity, and of a land surface which may have been an ` ark of refuge ' to a terrestrial fauna and flora from one of the very earliest periods of this world's history."

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  • Whether the tradition which makes Ararat the resting-place of Noah's Ark is of any historical value or not, there is at least poetical fitness in the hypothesis, inasmuch as this mountain is about equally distant from the Black Sea and the Caspian, from the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf.

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  • Another tradition - accepted by the Kurds, Syrians and Nestorians - fixes on Mount Judi, in the south of Armenia, on the left bank of the Tigris, near Jezire, as the Ark's resting-place.

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  • There so-called genuine relics of the ark were exhibited, and a monastery and mosque of commemoration were built; but the monastery was destroyed by lightning in 776 A.D., and the tradition has declined in credit.

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  • According to the Babylonian account, the resting-place of the Ark was "on the Mountain of Nizir," which some writers have identified with Mount Rowanduz, and others with Mount Elburz, near Teheran.

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  • The name of Ararat also applies to the Assyrian Urardhu, the country in which the Ark rested after the Deluge (Gen.

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  • It is only natural that the highest and most striking mountain in the district should have been regarded as that upon which the Ark rested, and that the old name of the country should have been transferred to it.

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  • The church, which was known also as " The Church of the New Ark Mountains," was at first Congregational, but in 1748 became Presbyterian.

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  • This church, decorated with elaborate symbolism, was styled the "Ark of the Covenant," and in it the elect were to await the coming of the Lord.

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  • SmythPigott, pastor of the "Ark," became the acknowledged head of the sect.

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  • On the 7th of September 1902, however, the congregation, assembled at the Ark of the Covenant for service, found the communion table replaced by a chair.

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  • Pigott's claim was at once admitted by the members of his sect, including even his own wife, as the fulfilment of the promise of Christ to appear in due time in the "Ark."

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  • 18 a  ?Ark 7 O Z B I.

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  • these processions were of great magnificence.2 Some liturgists maintain that the early Church in its processions followed Old Testament precedents, quoting such cases origin of as the procession of the ark round the walls of Jericho (Josh.

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  • vi.), the procession of David with the ark (2 Sam.

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  • Then, in the event of a continued drought, fasts of increasing intensity are ordered; and as a last resort the ark is to be brought into the street and sprinkled with ashes, the heads of the Nasi and Ab-beth-din being at the same time similarly sprinkled.'

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  • I The allusion to the ark warns us to be cautious in assuming the laws of the Mishna to have been ever in force.

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  • This day, called the " Yom Ashoora," is held sacred on many accounts: - " because it is believed to be the day on which the first meeting of Adam and Eve took place after they were cast out of paradise; and that on which Noah went out from the ark; also because several other great events are said to have happened on this day; and because the ancient Arabs, before the time of the prophet, observed it by fasting.

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  • Perhaps, however, the most illuminating example of the difference between traditions as recorded in J or E and traditions as given by P is found in the very first passage that occurs after the first long section of P describing the order of march of the several tribes and the position of the ark in the very centre of the host, both when encamped and on the march.

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  • 33 it is stated that the ark went before them to seek out a resting-place for them.

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  • 33 as to the position of the ark, and to learn that Moses, instead of simply following the pillar of cloud, requests Hobab to determine the line of march and select the sites for encampment.

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  • In the view of primitive Christians ordinary human society was a world temporarily surrendered to Satanic rule, over which a swift and sudden destruction was impending; in such a world the little band who were gathered in the ark of the church could have no part or lot, - the only attitude they could maintain was that of passive alienation.

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  • the number of the spies, the number of souls that went down into Egypt with Jacob, and the ark being made of acacia wood.

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  • 22 and 25); according to one (E ?) the people march seven times round the city on one day, the ark and the priests occupying a prominent position (vi.

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  • 30-35, D), presupposes the conquest of central Palestine and the removal of the ark from Gilgal.

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  • But of the occupation of Shiloh, the famous Ephraimite sanctuary and the seat of the ark, we have no information.

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  • 3 Bryant published (1774) A New System, or an Analysis of Ancient Mythology, wherein an Attempt is made to divest Tradition of Fable, in which he talked very learnedly of " that wonderful people, the descendants of Cush," and saw everywhere symbols of the ark and traces of the Noachian deluge.

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  • In the earlier source Noah collects seven pairs of clean animals, one of each kind; he sacrifices after leaving the ark, and Yahweh promises not to curse the ground or to smite living things again.

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  • The prediction was believed far and wide, and President Aurial, at Toulouse, built himself a Noah's ark - a curious realization, in fact, of Chaucer's merry invention in the Miller's Tale.

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  • Ark >>

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  • Israelites by the Philistines at Ebenezer near Aphek, the loss of the ark (iv.

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  • The account of Eli, Shiloh and the ark (i.

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  • The punishment of Eli and his sons (iv.) becomes a passing interest, and the fate of the ark is by no means so central an idea as its wonder-working in the Philistine territory.

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  • 3) and partly by narratives of the history of the ark (v.

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  • 26, Abiathar bore the ark, and while some traditions traced its history to Shiloh, or even found it at Bethel (Judg.

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  • I, that passage actually brings the story of its fortunes to a close by relating the return of the ark from Philistine territory to the care of Abinadab and Eleazar at Kirjath-jearim (note the " Levitical " type of the names; Budde, Sam.

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  • 7), v„pn -omx into ” the holy Ark," i.e.

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  • They decided on an ark theme and found some wallpaper with cartoon animals and arks on it.

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  • Has he started the ark yet?

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  • Noah had seven days in which to build an ark big enough to hold two of every type of animal.

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  • bearing the sacred ark had been the task of the Kohathites (Num.

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  • You shall put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark, to carry the ark with them.

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  • People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark.

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  • Noah prepared an ark to the saving of his house.

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  • But bringing the ark into the city, he " danced before the Lord with all his might " .

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  • In the middle of this Mr Villiers Stuart came in & began to talk of mummies & the covering of the sacred ark.

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  • Includes a cross, ... £ 8.95 Qty Noah's ark A hand-crafted wooden ark will bring this popular biblical tale to life.

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  • ark serviceS.

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  • Jokes over dinner: D: " why did the two worms *not* go into noahs ark in an apple?

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  • One such collection, in the Cathays p ark museum, is a collection of seals and seal dies.

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  • In Rogers ark acquisition of chelsea he wears the seat on his.

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  • Health Council of South Florida Fort smith ark use trying to the average driver.

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  • Things have really moved on from the traditional chicken ark, coop and hen house.

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  • Place the pig ark away from the wind - pigs hate windy weather.

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  • ark in space.

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  • ark of the covenant.

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  • Verse 3. " And thou shalt put therein the ark of the testimony, and cover the ark of the testimony, and cover the ark with the veil.

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  • ark of bulrushes upon the Nile.

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  • astonished crowds of onlookers he walked up the gangway on to the aircraft carrier Ark Royal.

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  • Cadet contingents from the nation's 400 Sea cadet contingents from the nation's 400 Sea Cadet Units joined the crew of The Ark for the historic voyage.

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  • cadet contingents from the nation's 400 Sea Cadet Units joined the crew of The Ark for the historic voyage.

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  • ferocious storm, the Ark Royal tracked the Bismarck.

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  • foreboding presence of the Ark building prompts thoughts of spooky surveillance, of a world where function has defeated form.

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  • Noah's Ark Zoo Farm is based in Wraxall, where you'll find rhinos and Gerald the new baby giraffe.

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  • Noah's Ark Zoo Farm is based in Wraxall, where you'll find rhinos and Gerald the new baby giraffe.

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  • Adam and Eve, Noah's Ark, the Virgin Birth, all those miracles - they are all so obviously made-up.

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  • A fast moving, action-packed adventure aboard Noah's Ark!

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  • piece of wood from Noah's ark?

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  • Where but in the ark is a weary spirit to find safe repose?

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  • Mayo Thompson produced 1987's Poem of the River EP, while Guthrie returned to man the spartan mini-album The final resting of the Ark.

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  • The Ark is a cupboard in which the torah scrolls are kept.

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  • sidle out past whatever naval boats remain after the Ark Royal has left to do ' exercises ' in the Med.

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  • The Stealth boats we use are light aluminum skiffs called Sea Ark's which are powered with 10HP or 15HP engines.

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  • trembled for the ark of God.

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  • A huge car drawn by oxen, bearing the standard of the burgh, and carrying an altar with the host, this carroccio, like the ark of the Israelites, formed a rallying point in battle, and reminded the armed artisans that they had a city and a church to fight for.

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  • In the south-western corner of the enclosure stands the citadel (ark), within a wall 25 ft.

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  • Yahweh now becomes the supreme deity of the Hebrew people, and an ark analogous to the Egyptian and Babylonian arks portrayed on the monuments' was constructed as embodiment of the rumen of Yahweh and was borne in front of the Hebrew army when it marched to war.

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  • the procession carrying the sacred ark and the bark of the god Amon belonging to the reign of Rameses II.

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  • See also Birch, Egypt (S.P.C.K.), p. 151 (ark of Khonsu); cf.

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  • While the ark carried with Israel's host symbolized His presence in their midst, He was also known to be present in the cloud which hovered before the host and in the lightning ('esh Yahweh or " fire of Yahweh ") and the thunder (kol Yahweh or " voice of Yahweh ") which played around Mount Sinai.

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  • In the desert he was worshipped as an atmospheric deity, who manifested himself in thunder and lightning, whose abode was in the sky, whose sanctuary was on the mountain summit of Horeb-Sinai, and whose movable palladium was the ark of the covenant.

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  • Despite the capture of the ark after the disastrous battle of Shiloh, Yahweh had in the end shown himself through a destructive plague superior in might to the Philistine Dagon.

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  • In other words the function of the priest was not merely sacrificial (a duty which Kautzsch unnecessarily detaches from the services which he originally rendered), nor did he merely bear the ark of the covenant and take charge of God's house; but he was also and mainly (as the Arabic name kahin shows) the soothsayer who consulted the ephod and gave the answers required on the field of battle (see 1 Sam.

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  • Judaean tradition dated the sanctity of Jerusalem from the installation of the ark, a sacred movable object which symbolized the presence of Yahweh.

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  • Quite another body of tradition associates it with the invasion of all the tribes of Israel from beyond the Jordan (see ARK).

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  • One fragmentary source alludes to a journey to the Midianite or Kenite father-in-law of Moses with the Ark (q.v.); another knows of its movements with David and the priest Abiathar (a name closely related to Jether or Jethro; cf.

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  • When Zeus had resolved to destroy all mankind by a flood, Deucalion constructed a boat or ark, in which, after drifting nine days and nights, he landed on Mount Parnassus (according to others, Othrys, Aetna or Athos) with his wife.

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  • Meanwhile the ark of Yahweh, the only sanctuary of national significance, had remained in obscurity since its return from the Philistines in the early youth of Samuel.

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  • (See ARK.) David brought it up from Baalah of Judah with great pomp, and pitched a tent for it in Zion, amidst national rejoicings.

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  • It was_ only when the nation was no longer knit i This un-Hebraic name, which is not unlike aran, " ark," should possibly be corrected to Adonijah (Cheyne, Ency.

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  • If the clans of Moses' kin which moved into Judah bore the ark (Num.

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  • 26), there were traditions of the ark distinct from those which associate it with Joshua and Shiloh (cf.

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  • For a while the ark seems to have been deposited here (Judg.

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  • All the mountains offer easy routes to pedestrians, but some of them, as Scafell, Pillar, Gable (Napes Needle), Pavey Ark above Langdale and Dow Crags near Coniston, also afford ascents for experienced climbers.

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  • If the Hebrew Omer (OM also is to be identified with the Egyptian papyrus, something may be said in favour of the tradition that the bulrushes of which the ark was composed in which the infant Moses was laid were in fact papyrus.

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  • ARK (a word common to Teutonic languages, cf.

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  • by "ark," is used in the Old Testament (I) of the box made of bulrushes in which Pharaoh's daughter found the infant Moses (Exodus ii.

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  • According to the story in Genesis, Noah's ark was large enough to contain his family and representatives of each kind of animal.

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  • Before the days of the "higher criticism" and the rise of the modern scientific views as to the origin of species, there was much discussion among the learned, and many ingenious and curious theories were advanced, as to the number of the animals and the space necessary for their reception, with elaborate calculations as to the subdivisions of the ark and the quantities of food, &c., required to be stored.

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  • "Some have thought the dimensions of the ark as given by Moses too scanty.

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  • Snellius computes the ark to have been above half'an acre in area.

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  • The progress of the "higher criticism," and the gradual surrender of attempts to square scientific facts with a literal interpretation of the Bible, are indicated in the shorter account given in the eighth edition, which concludes as follows: - "the insuperable difficulties connected with the belief that all the existing species of animals were provided for in the ark, are obviated by adopting the suggestion of Bishop Stillingfleet, approved by Matthew Poole, Pye Smith, le Clerc, Rossenmiiller and others, that the deluge did not extend beyond the region of the earth then inhabited, and that only the animals of that region were preserved in the ark."

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  • The first edition also gives an engraving of the ark (repeated in the editions up to the fifth), in shape like a long roofed box, floating on the waters; the animals are seen in separate stalls.

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  • For a comparative study of the occurrence of the ark in the various deluge myths, in the present edition, see Deluge; Cosmogony; Babylonia And Assyria.

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  • The Ark of the Law, in the Jewish synagogue, is a chest or cupboard containing the scrolls of the Torah (Pentateuch), and is placed against or in the wall in the direction of Jerusalem.

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  • (X.) Ark of the Covenant, Ark of the Revelation, Ark of the Testimony, are the full names of the sacred chest of acacia wood overlaid with gold which the Israelites took with them on their journey into Palestine.

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  • The Biblical narratives reveal traces of a considerable development in the traditions regarding this sacred object, and those which furnish the most complete detail are of post-exilic date when the original ark had been lost.

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  • The fuller titles of the ark originate in the belief that it contained the "covenant" (berith) or "testimony" (`eduth), the technical terms for the Decalogue; primarily, however, it would seem to have been called "the ark of Yahweh" (or "Elohim"), or simply "the ark."

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  • I, 3), and would naturally increase the weight of the ark, which, according to 2 Sam.

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  • The ark was borne by the Levites (Deut.

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  • This saying appears to imply a settled life in Canaan, but both affirm the warlike significance of Yahweh and the ark.

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  • There are many gaps in its history, and although at the crossing of the Jordan and at the fall of Jericho the ark figures prominently (Josh.

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  • After taking counsel the Philistines placed the ark with a votive offering upon a new cart drawn by two cows.

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  • For many years the ark remained untouched - apparently forgotten.

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  • After a remarkable period of obscurity, the ark enters suddenly into the history of David (2 Sam.

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  • Some time after the capture of Jerusalem the ark was brought from Baal-Judah, but at the threshing-floor of Nacon (an unintelligible name) Abinadab's son Uzzah laid hands upon it and was struck down for his impiety.

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  • The prophets themselves lay no weight upon the ark as the central point of Jerusalem's holiness.

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  • Later, in the age of the priestly schools, the ark received much attention, although it must obviously be very doubtful how far a true recollection of its history has survived.

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  • and elsewhere) only show that the popular mind was unable to share the view that the ark was an obsolete relic. More poetical is the tradition that the ark was raised to heaven, there to remain till the coming of the Messiah, a thought which embodies the spiritual idea that a heavenly pledge of God's covenant and faithfulness had superseded the earthly symbol.'

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  • A critical examination of the history of the Israelite ark renders it far from certain that the object was originally the peculiar possession of all Israel.

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  • Many different traditions have gathered around the story of the Exodus, and the ark was not the only divinely sent guide or forerunner which led the Israelites.

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  • The account of the commencement of the ark's journey associates it with Moses and his kin (Num.

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  • 15 sqq.) may conceivably imply that the ark was an unknown object to Benjamites.

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  • It is of course possible that the ark was originally the sacred shrine of the clans which came direct to Judah, and that the traditions in 1 Sam.

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  • Of these two divergent traditions, it would seem that the one which associates it with the kin of Moses and David may be traced farther in those late narratives which connect the ark closely with the Levites and even attribute its workmanship to Bezalel, a Calebite (Ex.

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  • 6 of the search for the ark at Jaar (Kirjath-jearim) and Ephratah is not clear; but a comparison with 1 Chron.

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  • 50 seems to show that it recognized the "Calebite" origin of the ark.

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  • Whether the ark originally contained some symbol of Yahweh or not has been the subject of much discussion.

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  • As the palladium of the Joseph tribes, it has even been suggested that the bones of Joseph were treasured in the ark.

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  • It is enough to decide that the ark represented in some way or other the presence of Yahweh and that the safety of his followers depended upon its security (analogies in Frazer, Paus.

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  • Accordingly the conception of the ark must be based in the first instance upon the beliefs of the particular clans or tribes whose sacred object it was.

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  • The fraternal and democratic spirit of the first communities, and their humble origin; the identification of the object of adoration with light and the Sun; the legends of the shepherds with their gifts and adoration, the flood, and the ark; the representation in art of the fiery chariot, the drawing of water from the rock; the use of bell and candle, holy water and the communion; the sanctification of Sunday and of the 25th of December; the insistence on moral conduct, the emphasis placed upon abstinence and self-control; the doctrine of heaven and hell, of primitive revelation, of the mediation of the Logos emanating from the divine, the atoning sacrifice, the constant warfare between good and evil and the final triumph of the former, the immortality of the soul, the last judgment, the resurrection of the flesh and the fiery destruction of the universe - are some of the resemblances which, whether real or only apparent, enabled Mithraism to prolong its resistance to Christianity.

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  • 2 Hitherto, if dialectical studies had been sometimes viewed askance by the stricter churchmen, it was not because logic had dared to stretch forth its hands towards the ark of God, but simply on the ground of the old opposi tion between the church and the world.

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  • Ascotwrg V'rgAm Thorpea ' Lateham ark - - .A,?„., .c.ltui?r?t o 0 Sunbury.

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  • (883 B.C.), containing a stone coffer or ark in which were two inscribed tables of alabaster of rectangular shape, as well as of a palace which had been destroyed by the Babylonians but restored by Shalmaneser II.

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  • The date of Sargon is placed by Nabonidus at 3800 B.C. He was the son of Itti-Bel, and a legend related how he had been born in concealment and sent adrift in an ark of bulrushes on the waters of the Euphrates.

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  • 45, and note the association of the name in the Books of Samuel, where it first appears, with the ark, or with war); by others, of the heavenly hosts, the stars conceived as living beings, later, perhaps, the angels as the court of Yahweh and the instruments of his will in nature and history (Ps.

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  • are slain, and the ark is captured (I Sam.

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  • 357), the ark with the corpse of Osiris was cast ashore at Byblus, and there found by Isis.

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  • by r Soo yds.); on the western, southern and eastern faces the line of defence is almost straight, the only projecting points being the gateways, but on the northern face the contour is broken by a double outwork, consisting of the Ark or citadel, which is built of sundried brick on a high artificial mound within the enceinte, and a lower work at its foot, called the Ark-i-nao, or " new citadel," which extends ioo yds.

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  • Ephraim's strength lay in the possession of famous sites: Shechem, with the tomb of the tribal ancestor, also one of the capitals; Shiloh, at one period the home of the ark; TimnathSerah (or Heres), the burial-place of Joshua; and Samaria, whose name was afterwards extended to the whole district (see Samaria) .

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  • In his fifteenth year he entered the order of the Dominicans at Naples, and is said to have composed a treatise on the ark of Noah.

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  • 1-9 (J), mankind, after the deluge, travelled from the mountain of the East, where the ark had rested, and settled in Shinar.

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  • xxiv.); that the ark was borne not by priests (I Kings viii.

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  • In connexion with the installation of the ark considerable space is devoted to the arrangements for the maintenance of the temple-service, upon which the earlier books are silent, and elaborate notices of the part played by the Levites and singers give expression to a view of the history of the monarchy which the book of Kings does not share.'

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  • The Church thus became the sole ark of salvation, outside of which no one could be saved.

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  • Intimately connected with the idea of the Church as an ark of salvation are the sacraments or means of grace.

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  • 19, 26, &c.); until finally, under the influence of the idea of the Church as the sole ark of salvation, it became the custom to readmit all penitent offenders on condition that they did adequate penance.

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  • Augustine's theory was ultimately accepted everywhere in the West, and thus the Church of the middle ages was regarded not only as the sole ark of salvation, but also as the ultimate authority, moral, intellectual and political.

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  • The priest has no place in this ritual; he is not the minister of an altar,' but the guardian of a temple, such as was already found here and there in the land for the custody of sacred images and palladia or other consecrated things (the ark at Shiloh, I Sam.

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  • The temple at Shiloh, where the ark was preserved, was the lineal descendant of the Mosaic sanctuary - for it was not the place but the palladium and its oracle that were the essential thing - and its priests claimed kin with Moses himself.

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  • Hophni and Phinehas are not called priests, though they bore the ark arid so were priests in the sense of Josh.

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  • The priestly position of the family survived the fall of Shiloh and the capture of the ark, and it was members of this house who consulted Jehovah for the early kings until Solomon deposed Abiathar.

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  • The ark kept at Axum is described as 2 feet high, covered with gold and gems. The liturgy was celebrated on it in the king's palace at Christmas, Epiphany, Easter and Feast of the Cross.

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  • In November 1633 two vessels, the " Ark " and the " Dove," carrying at least two hundred colonists under Leonard Calvert (c. 1582-1647), a brother of the proprietor, as governor, sailed from Gravesend and arrived in Maryland late in March of the following year.

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  • The ark, or citadel, in the southwest extremity of the city, now used as an arsenal, is a noble building of burnt brick with mighty walls and a tower 120 ft.

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  • 6, 7), and also in that of the ark of the tabernacle (Ex.

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  • It is possible that the writer (or writers) desired to trace the earlier history of the ephod through the line of Eli and Abiathar to the time when the Zadokite priests gained the supremacy (see Levites); but elsewhere Abiathar is said to have borne the ark (1 Kings ii.

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  • On one view, the ark in Kirjath-jearim was in non-Israelite hands (I Sam.

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  • Here it must suffice to remark that the ark, too, was also an object for ascertaining the divine will (especially Judg.

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  • 18,23), and it is far from certain that the later records of the ark (which was too heavy to be borne by one), like those of the ephod, are valid for earlier times.

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  • 14, where David girt in (or with) a linen ephod dances before the ark at its entry into Jerusalem and incurs the unqualified contempt of his wife Michal, the daughter of Saul.

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  • But it is equally natural to suppose that it hung on a nail in the wall, and apart from the omission of the significant words in the original Septuagint, the possibility that the text read "ark" cannot be wholly ignored (see above; also G.

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  • and direct the people upon the march not only does Moses require the assistance of a human helper (Jethro or Hobab), but the angel, the ark, the pillar of cloud and of fire and the mysterious hornet are also provided.

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  • A Jewish tradition, possibly arising from a name Cibotus (ark), which the town bore, identified a neighbouring mountain with Ararat.

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  • The only building of importance is the ark, or citadel, a walled building in the centre of the town containing an arsenal and barracks for a small garrison.

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  • According to the narrative of the Hebrew text, here differing from the Greek text and Josephus (which read Askelon), it was the last town to which the ark was transferred before its restoration to the Israelites.

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  • 9, 10, 33, 34, implying the existence of the ark and the tabernacle.

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  • It is a plausible conjecture that the original narratives of J and E also contained directions for the construction of an ark,' as a substitute for the personal presence of Yahweh, and also for the erection of a "tent of meeting" outside the camp, and that these commands were omitted by R P in favour of the more elaborate instructions given in ch.

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  • 44) implies an account of the making of the ark, while the remarkable description in Ex.

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