Ark of the Covenant in Storage

Terrified of Yahweh, who they recognize as superior to Dagon, the Philistines return the Ark of the Covenant to Yahweh’s territory, the land of Israel. The Israelites, equally terrified of Yahweh’s power, and without a Tabernacle, place the Ark of the Covenant into storage. (1 Sam. 6:1-3; 7:1-2)

Ark Returns (1866), by Gustave Doré, for La Grande Bible de Tours. Public Domain.