ark of the covenant
That's a big might.
Sacred artifacts make religion “physical in a way that’s hard to ignore.”
This is a magical time in Minnesota. Another long winter has faded, and we have shed our thick coats and mittens. The bugs have not yet appeared but it is warm outside, so we throw open every window we can find and let the warmth and fresh air into closed-off spaces.
The Israelite priests were trained to manufacture and use the Lord's specified mixture, not to propitiate the gods, not to make a nice smell, not to drive away demons or please kings and pharaohs.
While glory can indeed indicate praise, a close study of its use in the Old Testament reveals an altogether different meaning, one that conveys the original understanding of its form and function.
There has never really been a satisfactory explanation as to how the Lord's "anger" worked as it is described in the Bible.
The confluence of events in Japan has created a horrific event of biblical proportions. As keepers of the highly radioactive Ark of the Covenant, Moses and Aaron would agree: screen, cleanse, isolate.