In my last post, I pointed out the amazing connection between Noah’s ark and the ark baby Moses was placed in.
I mentioned that it is the same Hebrew word TEVA used to describe both of these arks and how they are both represented as powerful symbols of salvation.
So one question that probably popped up in everybody’s minds is ‘what about the Ark of Covenant?‘
Surely there must also be a connection to this ark, the holiest object on the planet at the time, and Noah’s and Moses’ ark.
Well, as exciting as it is to entertain the idea that there just might be a connection, I have to let you know that the Hebrew word is different.
The Hebrew word for ark in the Ark of the Covenant is ARON.
This word means “chest” as in a treasure chest.
And true to its standard dictionary definition, it refers to a container where something of immense value is stored.
This usage is pretty consistent throughout the whole Scripture.
However, there is ONE interesting exception.
After Joseph died, his embalmed body was placed in an ARON.
So this is the only one time in all of the Scriptures where ARON is used to mean a “coffin“.
Now this really makes me wonder if there is some kind of symbolic spiritual meaning that the Lord is trying to communicate to us here?
Remember the Ark of the Covenant was where the original stone tablets written on by the finger of God were placed.
One possible connection I heard from another Torah teacher is in the Book of Revelations.
Just as the Ark of the Covenant is rediscovered and placed inside the new temple, all of a sudden the tribe of Joseph appears!
Could there be some mysterious connection between these two events because Joseph’s coffin and the Ark of the Covenant are both called ARON in Hebrew?