The Ark of the Covenant by avalonfaayre ()
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Done in Apophysis and finished in photoshop
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The Ark of the Covenant was designed as a chest - vessel - box - or container. It was supposedly the chest in which Moses placed the Ten Commandments.
The Ark measures two cubits and a half in length, a cubit and a half in breadth, and a cubit and a half in height. It is made of setim wood (an incorruptible acacia), it was overlaid within and without - with pure gold, and a golden crown or rim ran around it.
At the four corners, very likely towards the upper part, four golden rings had been cast. Through them passed two bars of setim wood overlaid with gold, to carry the Ark. These two bars - rods - were to remain always in the rings, after the Ark had been placed in the temple of Solomon.
The cover of the Ark, was likewise of the purest gold.
Upon the chest were two cherubim of beaten gold, looking towards each other, and spreading their wings so that both sides of the propitiatory were covered.
According to some modern historians of Israel, the Ark, contained the sacred objects worshipped by the Hebrews. The ark is regarded by some
as a token of the choice that Yahweh had made of Israel for his people, and a visible sign of his invisible presence in the midst of his beloved nation.
Image Comments (25)
Randee, This is, well, there are no words that can describe what you have done here! This image is the most beautiful representation of the Ark of the Covenant I have ever seen. The most impressive thing to me is that you were able to show a representation of the Shekinah Glory in the Ark itself. An inspired, and inspiring work of art! Leanndra