so i've been wondering about this sacred part of the old testament- the ark of the covenant. i have a few qs, and i'd love to hear some of your thoughts/inquiries about this topic.
does our church believe that the Ethiopian Church is in possession of the ark?
does the destruction of Solomon's temple, which had contained the ark, perhaps signify that it is obsolete, being that it was after Christ's coming (and Christ is our new temple)?
why were only priests of the Levi tribe allowed to carry it?
i was watching a video about the ark and it mentioned a story of a man who was carrying the ark. the man (probably a priest) simply put his hand on the ark because he thought it would tilt over and was suddenly consumed by fire. i don't know how credible this story is or if it's legend, but why would God do that?
why was there manna in the ark? what's the significance of putting bread in it? i read somewhere that if represented Christ as the bread of life. however, if bread eventually rots, then wouldn't it rot in the ark?