“They are to make an ark of acacia wood. Its length will be two and a half cubits, its breadth a cubit and a half, and a cubit and a half its height. Bible

“ark.” This is the “ark of the covenant,” called that primarily because it contained the Ten Commandments, which were the heart of the covenant God made with Israel. Its importance to God and Israel is highlighted because it is the first thing God mentioned when He talked to Moses about building the Tent of Meeting. This ark was placed inside the Temple of Solomon (1 Kings 8:6). However, there will not be an ark of the covenant in the Millennial Temple (see commentary on Jeremiah 3:16).

Commentary for: Exodus 25:10