The Holy of Holies of the Temple at Arad
The Holy of Holies was reached by climbing two steps. This provided the symbolism of going up to God that is so central to the biblical idea of worship.In this small room were two standing stones. Scholars debate whether these stones represented the acts of God, or the tablets of the Ten Commandments. Though only one stone was found standing, the clear parallels of this temple to Solomon’s, the evidence of the worship of Yahweh, and the stones- location in the Holy of Holies leave little doubt that they did represent the Ten Commandments-God’s covenant with Israel.
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