THE ARK OF
How Large was the Original "Ark
of the Covenant"?
size of the ARK
45" x 27" x 27" to 55" x
33" x 33"
Based on 18 to 22 inches = 1
Cubit. ( most common measurement is 18
The actual Ark of the Covenant that was
built with Gods direct instructions as
in Exodus and measures: width-(cubit and
half), height- (cubit and half) and the
length-( 2 and half cubits).
A cubit is universally accepted as being
18 to 22 inches (no one knows for
sure). So the actual Ark from the Bible
is approximately 45x27x27 inches to
Exodus (25:10-14,18-19) The Ark of the
Covenant is Described as:
told him to Frame an
Ark (box or chest) of setim wood,
the length whereof shall be of two cubits and a
half: (see above) the breadth, a cubit and a half: the
height, likewise, a cubit and a half. And thou shalt overlay it with the purest gold within and
without...And four golden rings, which thou
shalt put at the four corners of the ark...Thou
shalt make bars also of setim wood, and shalt
overlay them with gold. And thou shalt put them
in through the rings that are in the sides of
the ark, that it may be carried on them... Thou
shalt make also two cherubim's of beaten gold,
on the two sides of the oracle. Let one cherub
be on the one side, and the other on the other.
Angels or Cherubs or Cherubim are described in Exodus
37:9 this way:
Spreading their wings, and covering the
propitiatory (top of the lid or mercy seat) , and looking one toward the other,
and towards it (down) .