Ark of the Covenant Causes Dagon's Sudden Fall

Dutch school, Ark of the Covenant Causes Dagon's Sudden Fall (detail), Biblia pauperum (Bible manuscript), 1395–1400. British Museum, London, England.

In this illustration of 1Sam 5:1-5, the statue of the Philistine god Dagon collapses before the ark of the covenant. Note that the ark is depicted here without cherubim. The simpler form may reflect the description of the ark found in Deut 10.

Ark of the Covenant Causes Dagon

1Sam 5:1-5

The Philistines and the Ark
1When the Philistines captured the ark of God, they brought it from Ebenezer to Ashdod;2then the Philistines took the ark of God and ... View more

Deut 10

The Second Pair of Tablets
1At that time the Lord said to me, “Carve out two tablets of stone like the former ones, and come up to me on the mountain, and make ... View more

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