Locations of the Ark and the Tabernacle


 

Tabernacle

Ark

Wilderness (at various encampments for about 38 years)

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Shiloh (after the Conquest, Joshua 18:1; Judges 18:31). The ark was lost in a battle with the Philistines (1 Samuel 4)

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Philistine cities (1 Samuel 6, 7 months)

 

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Kiriath-Jearim, house of Abinadab (1 Samuel 7:1-2; many years)

 

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Gibeon at the high place (unknown duration; 1 Chronicles 16:39; 2 Chronicles 1:3-6, 13)

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House of Obed-edom (3 months; 2 Samuel 6:10-12)

 

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Jerusalem, in a tent David pitched for it (2 Samuel 6:17), while sacrifices continue at the Tabernacle at the high place of Gibeon (1 Chronicles 16:37-40)

 

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Jerusalem. Solomon's Temple now replaces the ancient Tabernacle at Gibeon (1 Kings 8).

 

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Babylon. The temple is destroyed and the ark was captured in 587 BC by the Babylonians, who apparently took it with other items of the temple to Babylon (2 Kings 25:9, 13-15; 2 Chronicles 36:18; 2 Esdras 10:21-23). The ark was apparently never found again (Jeremiah 3:16).

 

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