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the waters of Jordanweredivided, and,whilstthe ark rested in the midst thereof, the people passed over on dry ground ; the walls ofJericho fell down in consequence of the ark's being carried round about it; Dagon, the god of the Philis- tines, fell on his face before it, and was afterwards found lying without head, and with the palms of his hands on the threshold ofthe house the Bethshemites, to the number of ; several thousands,were smitten by reason ofit; Uzzahdied in consequence of touching it. It is further to be noted, that the same ark was introduced by David into Zion, with sacrifices and rejoicings; and afterwards by Solomon into the temple at Jerusalem, where itconstitutedthe mostsacred part of the temple not to mention other circumstances, ; which, together with these, are convincing proofs, that the decalogue was the veryessence ofholiness in the Israelitish church.
ten curtains ofjine linen,purple andscarlet, constituteditsout" trmostpart^"" Exod. xxv. 1 to the end,chap. xxvi. 1 to tl^e end, chap. xl. 17 to 28: " That theplace where the ark ivas, was ccdlcdtheholyofholies,'^Exod.xxvi.33: " That thewhole body ofthepeople of Israel encamped round about the taber- nacle in order, according to their tribes, and inarched in order after it,^^ Numb. ii. 1 to the end: " That then there teas a cloud on the tabeimacle by day, andfre by night,'''' Exod. xl.