kjv@1Kings:8:9@ There was nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone, which Moses put there at Horeb when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt
If memory serves me, at one time there were the rod of Moses and something else kept in the Ark also. I will have to go back and look. I wonder if this point here is being made because now these items are not there?
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