Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Top covering of the Ark of The Covenant

I have realized something while I was studying the transportation of the Ark of The Covenant. It seems that the words got misplaced in the verses that describe how the Ark was transported.

Let's take a look:
YLT Num 4:5 that Aaron and his sons have come in, in the journeying of the camp, and have taken down the vail of the hanging, and have covered with it the ark of the testimony; 
YLT Num 4:6 and have put on it a covering of badger skin, and have spread a garment completely of blue above, and have placed its staves.
As you can see from these verses, we are commanded to cover the Ark with three things: The Vail of the Holy of Holies, Tahash Skins and Blue Cloth.

This does not make a lot of sense to me because all other artefacts had Tahash Skins covering on the very top. The point of having the Tahash Skins on top was to protect the Artefacts and other coverings from Sun and other elements of nature.

Therefore, Numbers 4:6 should look like this:
YLT Num 4:6 and have spread a garment completely of blue above, and have put on it a covering of badger skin, and have placed its staves.
This is how the Ark should look like. It should also have Tahash Skins covering on its top, not in the middle.

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