Monday, August 28, 2006

Imagine Finding the Ark of the Covenant...



Here is the appearance of the biblical ark of the covenant as presented by the creators of "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark." The image is actually pretty close to some of the biblical descriptions of the ark. (Interestingly, though, the OT may contain more than one tradition as to what the ark looked like.) On the blog this week, I'm planning to present some posts unearthing the nature of the ark in more detail, so stay tuned...


Neat Movie Clip:


"Top Men Working on It" is the memorable final scene from the above mentioned movie, "Raiders of the Lost Ark." The clip was posted to YouTube on July 10, 2006. Whenever I see this scene, I'm reminded that in real life some of the greatest archaeological finds illuminating the Bible were actually not made out in the field, but in the bowls of the British Museum! It's true.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Chuck H said...

Dr Cook,

This past Sunday preaching on the gospel, I did start out by mentioning the OT (RCL) lesson [I Kings 8:(1, 6, 10-11), 22-30, 41-43]. The image I shared was the Indiana Jones [Raiders of the Lost ...] "Ark of the Covenant" --> this same movie.

Thanks for the daily dose of OT to stimulate us all.

Blessings,
Chuck

PS, We do preach on the OT as well - w/the David & Bathsheba [2 Samuel 11:1-15] and Job [Job 38:1-11] readings in the Yr. B-RCL cycle I used this summer! (:

Mon Aug 28, 08:25:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger S and C said...

Chuck, Many thanks for your support! I am so glad to hear that you've preached on the OT this summer. Thank the Lord that someone is doing it within the Episcopal Church! God's Peace, -Steve

Mon Aug 28, 10:16:00 AM GMT-5  

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