Definitions for "Ark of the Covenant"
Box that served as a travelling shrine for the Israelites, in which were the tablets of the covenant. It was deposited in the Holy of Holies in Solomon's Temple, but apparently did not survive the destruction of the Temple by the Babylonians.
(Judaism) sacred chest where the ancient Hebrews kept the two tablets containing the Ten Commandments
The wooden chest containing handwritten scroll of the Torah. It is kept in the holiest place in the Tabernacle, which, in Western countries, is usually against the east wall, the direction of the Holy Land.