The lost Ark of the Covenant

The Babylonian plunder of Jerusalem in 598 B.C.E. Was certainly not the last of Nebuchadnezzar's raids.

The Babylonian plunder of Jerusalem in 598 B.C.E. Was certainly not the last of Nebuchadnezzar's raids. If there is any evidence that Nebuchadnezzar took the Ark of the Covenant when he sacked the Holy City for the second time, then my conclusion in my notes will be proved to be completely wrong. Nebuchadnezzar installed a puppet king named Zedekiah on the throne of Jerusalem after his successful invasion in 598 BC. However, facts have proved that this "puppet" has its own plan. In 589 B.C.E., he began a rebellion against his Babylonian masters. Nebuchadnezzar immediately counterattacked. He again marched into Jerusalem and finally broke through the walls, entering the holy city in early July 587 B.C.E. Less than a month later: And Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard, a servant of the king of Babylon, came to Jerusalem, and burnt the house of the Lord, and the king's house, with fire, and burnt the houses of Jerusalem And all the host of the captain of the guard broke down the walls of Jerusalem round about. And he broke down the pillars of tin in the house of the Lord, and the bases in the house of the Lord, and the sea of bronze. And they brought the bronze to Babylon, with the pots, the shovels, the wax tongs, the spoons, and all the bronze utensils used for the sacrifice to Babylon. And the censers, and the sprinkling bowls, both of gold,x56 line pipe, and of silver, did the captain of the guard take. "And the two pillars, the great water-vessel, and the bases, which Solomon had made for the house of the Lord; the brass of all these vessels was without weight.". (See 2 Kings 25: 8-16. There are many differences between the Chinese version of the Bible and the text here.) The above is a detailed list provided by the Bible, that is, all the goods and treasures that Nebuchadnezzar recovered from Babylon after the second fall of Jerusalem. It is very important that there is no Ark of the Covenant, no gold that Solomon used for the inner walls of the inner sanctuary, and no gold outside the winged angel colossus (which is also in the sanctuary). In fact, there is absolutely no mention of anything other than the items on the list, so it is clear that the trophies of 587 BC were only copper from copper pillars, 316 stainless steel plate ,uns s32760 plate, copper sea and basin bases, which were made in Huram four centuries ago. The items on this trophy list corroborate what the Bible says was stolen from the temple in 598 B.C. This is an extremely strong indication of the veracity of the list. On that occasion, Nebuchadnezzar did not take the bronzes, but he did take "the treasures of the house of Jehovah and of the king's house," stripping the gold from all the objects in the outer sanctuary (hekal). Therefore, after 1911, the gold and silver that Nebuzaradan plundered would be only a few censers and sprinkling bowls. The reason he did not find anything more valuable was simple: in 598 BC, all the best things had already been snatched back to Babylon. I already knew that the spoils of both wars did not include the Ark of the Covenant, so I was more confident in my conclusion that the Ark of the Covenant must have been out of Solomon's temple sometime before the Babylonian invasion of Jerusalem. In this line of thinking, another oft-cited explanation for the disappearance of the Ark of the Covenant became increasingly untenable: when Nebuzaradan set fire to the temple, the Ark of the Covenant must have been destroyed by fire. If the Ark of the Covenant was indeed sent away (possibly to Ethiopia) before 598 B.C.E., then it certainly escaped the Holocaust when Solomon's Temple was destroyed. However, based on this chain of reasoning alone, is it certain that the Ark of the Covenant has been transferred to Ethiopia? Of course not. Through further research, I found that some legends of the Jewish kingdom provide several different versions of the whereabouts of the Ark of the Covenant, any of which is strong enough to deny the legend that the Ark of the Covenant is in Ethiopia. So these claims are all worth weighing carefully. A hidden and winding cellar. The first thing I figured out was that it was only when the second temple was built that the Jewish people realized that the Ark of the Covenant was missing and that its disappearance was a great mystery. I have learned that Nebuchadnezzar exiled a large number of the inhabitants of Jerusalem to Babylon in 598 B.C.E. After the destruction of Solomon's temple in 587 B.C.E., And Nebuzarari the captain of the guard carried away captive the remnant of the people that were left in the city, and those that had fallen to the king of Babylon, and the remnant of the multitude. So the Jews went into exile from their own land. (II Kings 25:11, 21) Jerusalem should never forget the pain of exile, the humiliation of being a prisoner of the nation, and the firm determination, a theme that is forever preserved in one of the most tragic and moving poems in the Old Testament: By the rivers of Babylon we sat down and wept when we remembered Zion. We hung the harp on the willow tree there. For there he who plunders us wants us to sing; Those who rob us want us to rejoice, Say, "Sing us a song of Zion!" How can we sing the song of the Lord in a foreign land? If I forget you, O Jerusalem, May my right hand forget skill. If I do not remember you, If I had not preferred Jerusalem to my chief joy, Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth. Old Testament Psalm 137: 1-6 This collective exile of a people will not last long. Nebuchadnezzar's exile of the Jews began in 598 BC and ended in 587 BC. However, less than half a century later, the once rapidly expanding empire under his rule was completely destroyed by Cyrus the Great, King of Persia. In 539 BC, the army of Cyrus the Great won a great victory and marched into Babylon. Described as "one of the most astonishing empire-builders in the world", Cyrus adopted an enlightened policy towards the peoples under his rule. In addition to the Jews,x52 line pipe, there were other peoples imprisoned in Babylon. Therefore, Cyrus was committed to giving freedom to all the captive peoples. Not only that, but he allowed them to retrieve their looted idols and relics from the temple of Marduk and bring them back to their homes.





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