(Hebrew: אָרוֹן הַבְּרִית, Modern Arōn Ha’brēt, Tiberian ʾĀrôn Habbərîṯ), also known as the Ark of the Testimony, is a gold-covered wooden chest with lid cover described in the Book of Exodus as containing the two stone tablets of the Ten Commandments. According to various texts within the Hebrew Bible, it also contained Aaron’s rod and a pot of manna.
On January 6, 1982, after years of hard labor and excavation permits issued by the Israeli Department of Antiquities, Ron Wyatt crawled into the cave where the Ark was located. In this cave he also found the Table of Shewbread, the 7-branch lampstand, the Golden Altar of Incense, and the Golden Censer which all still remain there today.
After the death of his father David, Solomon issued the orders for the building of the First Temple to commence. The building of the First Temple was a monumental task. Phoenician craftsmen were employed to build the Temple. Construction began in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign and took seven years. (1 Kings 5:13 ; 2 Chronicles 2:2).
“And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which is the eighth month, was the house finished throughout all the parts thereof, and according to all the fashion of it. So was he seven years in building it. “A summary is given in 1 Kings 6.
The tabernacle was a very functional facility. The tabernacle served as a meeting place between God and men, and was thus known as the “tent of meeting”.
The tabernacle also solved the problem of a holy God dwelling in the midst of a sinful people. The tabernacle was made after the divine pattern shown to Moses. The instructions emphasized that every detail of the design was made by explicit command of God.
The story of the Jewish history begins when Jacob and his family went down to Egypt as “70 souls”. In Egypt “the Israelites were fertile and prolific; they multiplied and increased very greatly,” and there they became the “Israelite people.” The twelve tribes are:
Reuben, Simeon, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Benjamin, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Ephraim and Manasseh.
The significance of the twelve tribes of israel
A documentary that shows from both the Bible and history, where the “Lost Ten Tribes of Israel” were taken during their Assyrian captivity, and where they migrated to after the fall of Assyria, in fulfillment of Bible prophecy.
ברוך אתה יהוה אלוהים מלך היקום
Baruch Atah YHWH Eloheinu Melech Ha’Olam
Blessed are You YHWH our GOD King of the Universe