Monday, April 12, 2021

The perilous Ark of the Covenant

DR. RABBI TZEMAH YOREH: The Dangerous Ark of the Book of Samuel (
The ark of Shiloh is captured by the Philistines, but they soon send it back to Israel after they are struck by plague. The ark continues to wreak havoc along the way until it finds its final resting place in Jerusalem.
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