What did the Israelites bring out into the battle as a magic trophy?
The Philistines rise to power and Israel gets proud. They trot out the Ark of the Covenant, their version of a cross, as a magic trophy that will automatically grant them victory.
How did God punish the Philistines?
God punished the people living in the city where the Philistines kept the ark. The people got sick, and they wanted to get rid of the ark. they decided to return the ark along with gifts of gold to show they were sorry for taking it. They hitched two cows to a cart and put the ark on the cart.
Where did the Philistines take the ark of God?
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After the Philistines had captured the ark of God, they took it from Ebenezer to Ashdod. Then they carried the ark into Dagon’s temple and set it beside Dagon.
Where is the Ark of Covenant today?
One of the most famous claims about the Ark’s whereabouts is that before the Babylonians sacked Jerusalem, it had found its way to Ethiopia, where it still resides in the town of Aksum, in the St. Mary of Zion cathedral.
Did God give the Philistines hemorrhoids?
According to the dictionary, emerods are … “hemorrhoids.” God smote the Philistines with a plague of hemorrhoids. The Philistines didn’t seem to mind the mice all that much. But the hemorrhoids got their attention.