The Ark of the Covenant


'Joshua passing the River Jordan with the Ark of the Covenant' by Benjamin West Wikimedia Commons

What was the Ark of the Covenant? A mere ceremonial vessel for sacred items? A radio for speaking to God? The golden chest of the ancient Hebrews has fascinated historians, theologians, scientists, dreamers and Nazi-punching archeologists for ages. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick consider some of the more thought-provoking ideas concerning its nature.

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'Joshua passing the River Jordan with the Ark of the Covenant' by Benjamin West
'Joshua passing the River Jordan with the Ark of the Covenant' by Benjamin West
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Topics in this Podcast: history, religion, technology