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The fate of the Ark of the Covenant, which contained tablets recording the 10 Commandments, is unknown. The borders of the land to be conquered given in Numbers have a precisely defined eastern border which included the Arabah and Jordan.

As their children stood on the mountain and saw in the distance the promised land, the realization of their expectations, were they ready?

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The Bedouins from the desert constantly do so at this day in their visits to Cairo and Bagdad. The mention of the Amorite and Canaanite kings and their response to the miraculous crossing of the Jordan further indicates that all of the land of Canaan was laid at the feet of Israel by the Lord. The fate of the Ark of the Covenant, which contained tablets recording the 10 Commandments, is unknown. On the contrary, the area known as Canaan had been inhabited for centuries. Once there, he rose to prominence through his ability to interpret dreams, and became a powerful administrator who saved the region from starvation during a famine. In dimension, Israel was roughly miles from Dan to Beersheba, and at its greatest width it was about 75 miles across. On the contrary, they exist. In the millennia after the destruction of the First Temple a number of stories were spun telling tales of the location of the lost Ark.

For any further information:. On the opposite bank is the Temple of Karnak, where the fragmentary copy was found.

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Only the "Red Sea" Exodus and the Euphrates are mentioned to define the southern and eastern borders of the full land promised to the Israelites. Called the "Seleucid Empire" by modern-day historians, the empire was passed down through the Seleucid family line.


During our last visit to the Cairo Museum, I had asked my son Ralph to photograph this particular part of the stele, under the best possible conditions, by accentuating any contrasts, in order to visualize the true engraving of this hieroglyph sic.

The analogies are so abundant, and indeed universal, that time would fail to enumerate them.

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Ancient Israel: A Brief History