[b-hebrew] Ark of the Covenant

Walter R. Mattfeld mattfeld12 at charter.net
Tue Aug 17 08:03:10 EDT 2004

Peter Kirk wrote :

> Well, Walter, to quote you (from
> http://www.bibleorigins.net/cherubthroneside.html),
> > To the degree that the Bible suggests that Israel dwelt in Egypt for
> > 430 years, and Moses being a "prince of Egypt," supervising the Ark of
> > the Covenant's construction at Mount Sinai, I have sought the origins
> > of the Ark of the Covenant and its "Mercy Seat" in Egyptian portable
> > thrones for gods amongst exemplars of the Late Bronze (ca. 1560-1200
> > BCE) and Iron Age periods (1200-1000 BCE).
> He who seeks will find. But have you tried seeking in the Middle Bronze?
> Has anyone? If this search has not been done, any argument that the Ark
> dates from the Late Bronze or Iron Age is null and void.
Dear Peter,

I might add that those who "follow" Dr. Gerald Aardsma's proposal that the
Exodus was at the end of the Early Bronze Age when Jericho's walls fell,
would _disagree_ with you and David Rohl. Put your nickel in and make your



Regards, Walter
Walter Reinhold Warttig Mattfeld y de la Torre, M.A. Ed.
mattfeld12 at charter.net

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