The Ark of the Covenant
Unlike the accounts in the Holy Bible, the real exodus of the Jews was one in which the Israelites encountered the Midianites. They lived in the desert of southern Canaan and worshiped the Supreme Being in the form of a deity named “YHW”. Therefore, in the year 1275 BCE, Moses began to call God by the name of “YHWH”. Thus, with the recognition of Yahweh as the Supreme Being, the religion of Judaism was born. It is even said that, atop Mount Sinai, God instructed Moses on the divine commands. Thus, the Israelite prophet came down the mountain with the Ten Commandments that would become the basis of Jewish law, from that point on. Then, he was shown the pattern for the Tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant to house the Tablets of Stone.
With that in mind, Moses instructed Bezalel and Oholiab to construct the Ark of the Covenant at the base of the mountain. Following his grand design, the box was made of acacia wood that was cut to the following specifications, 27" x 45" x 27", the dimensions of which were a closely guarded secret among alchemists in places like Cairo and Jerusalem. The Ark was then gilded entirely with pure gold, and a molding of gold was put around it. Four rings of gold were then attached to its four corners, two on each side. Through those rings, staves of acacia wood overlaid with gold for carrying the Ark were inserted and then never to be removed once in place. A golden lid, which was topped with two golden cherubim, was placed on top of the Ark. Finally, the whole thing was placed under the veil of the covering in the Tabernacle.
Unbeknownst to the average ancient Israelite, Moses was a brilliant electrical engineer, who was way ahead of his time. This is how the prophet of Judaism was able to devise a high-voltage capacitor, in the form of the Ark of the Covenant. So, as the heat of the friction created by the priests who carried the Ark, the device collected huge amounts of static and electromagnetic energy, causing the exterior of the Ark to become negatively charged. Meanwhile, the acacia wood acted as an insulator between the inside of the box which gets positively charged. This then allows the device to store lethal volts of energy that can then arc from the Ark. As such, dazzling lights jump back and forth amid the spark gaps between the wingtips of the cherubim atop the Ark, in the space where God is thought to appear.
It’s almost as though they were unwittingly worshiping electricity itself. More importantly, anyone who touched the box directly was immediately electrocuted and thrown several feet away from the Ark. Furthermore, the Guardian of the Ark always develops rapid onset cataracts, and he tends to die after about three years on the job. Priests even tie a rope around the High Priest in case he dies on the job and they have to drag him out of the inner sanctum, which no one else is ever allowed to enter. Regardless, whenever the Ark of the Covenant was carried, it was always hidden under a large veil made of various skins and a blue cloth. In addition to this, the Levite priests who carried the Ark had to wear specially-made fur clothing. Then, when it wasn’t being transported, the Tabernacle was set up and the Ark of the Covenant was placed under the veil of the covering, with the staves of it crossing the middle side bars to hold it up off the ground.
After the Ark was stolen by the Philistines and then changed hands a few times, it was eventually recovered by the Jews. In 1140 BCE, Israelite priests took the Ark of the Covenant to Shiloh, where it remained for more than a century. Then, around 1000 BCE, King David had the Ark put on a cart and driven to the capital city. On the way to Jerusalem, Uzzah, one of the drivers, put out his hand to steady it and was instantly struck dead. The place where that happened was subsequently named “Perez-Uzzah”, which literally translates to “Outburst against Uzzah”. Nonetheless, once in the capital city, King David put the Ark in the tent that he had prepared for it, offered sacrifices, distributed food, and blessed the people and his household. Then, when David’s son, Solomon, ascended to the throne, he worshiped before the Ark after receiving a vision in which God promised to grant him with unbridled wisdom.
As a result of this, in the year 967 BCE, during the construction of the Temple of Solomon, a special inner room named the “Holy of Holies” was prepared to receive and house the Ark of the Covenant. Once a year, the High Priest would enter the Holy of Holies on Yom Kippur seeking atonement for the people of Judah and Israel. Then, in 650 BCE, ancient Israelite priests fled from a tyrannical monarch, taking the Ark with them to the island of Elephantine in Upper Egypt, where a new temple was built. Then, in 410 BCE, the site was destroyed, so the Ark of the Covenant was taken to a place on Lake Tana in Ethiopia. Later, priests took the Ark to the oldest church in Africa. Finally, in the 1960s, the 225th direct descendant of King Menelik I, Emperor Haile Selassie had priests move the Ark of the Covenant to a chapel next to the Church of St. Mary of Zion in Aksum, Ethiopia, where it remains to this very day.