The Temple Institute: In-Depth Temple Study: The Ark of the Covenant
 
The Ark of the Covenant

The Divine Presence that dwelled amongst Israel manifested itself through the Cherubim located on top of the Ark of the Covenant. Inside the Ark of the Covenant, the two tablets of the commandments were stored. There is a Talmudic discussion regarding the contents of the Ark, One opinion states that both the first Tablets (that were broken by Moses) as well as the second Tablets, and the Torah scroll written by Moses, were all housed in the Ark. 

Contents:   Part I,    Part II,    Part III,    Part IV,    Part V,    Part VI,    Part VII