[b-hebrew] Ark of the Covenant, Egyptian Pototype ?

Walter R. Mattfeld mattfeld12 at charter.net
Sat Apr 12 16:26:00 EDT 2003

As some viewers may be aware, the Ark of the Covenant was described as
possessing a box or chest called in Hebrew "aron" and a Mercy Seat or Hebrew
"kapporeth." Moses apparently had the device made at Mount Sinai, and he was
understood to have been at one time a prince of Egypt. So the search for a
"possible Egyptian prototype" for Yahweh-Elohim's portable throne intrigues
some scholars.

I am pleased to announce that I have found a chest-like portable throne for
the god Amon-Re, who was honored in the Late Bronze Age (the Exodus being
dated to this period by some scholars) as the mighty warrior-god who
delivered into the hands of his people ALL THE LAND OF CANAAN, just as
Yahweh-Elohim was to accomplish "the same feat" for his people, Israel.

Although the CHEST-LIKE portable throne example is late, of the 6th century
BCE, nevertheless a number of its details are attested in earlier portable
thrones of the Pharaohs in the Late Bronze Age.

Those possessing an interest in all this are invited to access the following
url for an illustration of Amon-Re's CHEST-like portable throne, "a possible
precursor " (?) to the Ark of the Covenant.



Regards, Walter
Walter Reinhold Warttig Mattfeld, M.A. Ed.
mattfeld12 at charter.net

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