What really happened with the ark? Was it exiled to Babylonia? Was it buried? How the biblical verses are used to support both views. And how Jerusalem and the Temple were mourned in the ark’s absence. [What’s What: Gematria] Also, the keruvim in the Temple, and the intimacy in that representation of the relationship between God and Israel. Plus other signifiers of differences between the Temples, reflective of that dynamic (for example, the curtains).
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