Bible Arks

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Bible Arks

David McPherson

From the Bible we learn about the following arks:

1. Noah’s Ark. After determining to send the destructive flood, God told Noah, "Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch" (Gen. 6:14). Noah heeded the word of the Lord and "prepared an ark to the saving of his house" (Heb. 11:7).

2. The Ark of Bulrushes. After Pharoah charged that every son be cast into the river, Jochebed hid her baby Moses. "And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink" (Exo. 2:3). Found by Pharoah’s daughter, Moses survived and went on to be a great leader and lawgiver for the people of God.

3. The Ark of the Covenant. "And they shall make an ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof" (Exo. 25:10). This sacred chest contained the famous tables of stone, Aaron’s rod, a pot of manna, and the book of the law. Among other things, the ark preceded the Israelites in their desert wanderings and in the crossing of the Jordan.

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