This week's Torah portion (Exodus 25-27:19) describes the glorious Ark of the Covenant into which the two tablets from Sinai would be placed. In Hebrew, the name of the Ark/אָרון comes from the word "light"/אורה for it contained the spiritual light of the world. The Ark disappeared after the First Temple's destruction, and many believe it is in a secret chamber built deep underground by King Solomon, who foresaw the destruction and sought to protect the Ark for future generations. Learn more in the Israel Bible: the Five Books of Moses, with full Hebrew and English text and inspiring commentary.
This boxed set collects the Five Books of Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. In Jewish tradition, these first five books differ from the rest of the Bible in that they were dictated by God on Mount Sinai, and therefore are considered to have a special status within the holy books.
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