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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Ark of the Covenant
A chest of acacia wood overlaid with gold, 2½ cubits long and 1½ in breadth; contained the two tables of stone inscribed with the Ten Commandments, the gold pot with the manna, and Aaron's rod; the lid supported the mercy-seat, with a cherub at each end, and the shekinah radiance between.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Ark of the Covenant'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/a/ark-of-the-covenant.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.