[Solomon's Temple] “This seems unlikely. Rather, it is more likely that the Holy of Holies and the Ark were relics from an earlier time, and were taken out of Egypt by the fleeing Israelites. The Ark is said to have once been kept in the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid. The famous ‘lidless’ coffin of Cheops was in actuality the receptacle for the Ark of the Covanant.”
The capacity of the Ark, based on its Biblical measurements, was 71,282 cubic inches, while the measure for the granite container in the King’s Chamber is 71,290 cublic inches. In 1955, Dr. Alfred Rutherford of the Institute of Pyramidology in Illinois performed an experiment in which he re-assembled the pieces of an exact replica of the Ark inside the King’s Chamber and lowered it into the Chamber’s stone box. It fit remarkably well, with a relatively uniform half-inch clearance on all four sides of the replica. Not without significance is the fact that the dimensions of the King’s Chamber itself form a double-cube—precisely the same dimensional configuration of the Hebrew Tabernacle Holy of Holies.
Was it here, inside the Great Pyramid, that the original Ark was first energized?
In the Book of Exodus chapter 25, verses 10 through 21, appears these descriptions of the Ark: it was a lidless rectangular box made of shittim wood (probably acacia) measuring two and a half cubits long by one and a half cubits wide and high—in terms of the Egyptian royal cubit, about 4 feet 4 inches by 2 feet 7 inches. The box was covered in gold over its inner and outer surfaces, with a gold crown or border around the top rim. Gold rings were added to each corner through which were inserted two carrying poles also made of gold-covered wood, that were designated never to be removed. On top of the box was placed a lid or “mercy seat” that matched the length and breadth dimensions of the box and was also covered with gold. On the lid were two sold gold statues of angelic beings called cherubim, with a winged figure place at either end of the lid and facing each other, with their four wings outstretched to form a canopy or arch.
In terms of its static electric charge potential, the gold coverings of the Ark form the positive and negative conductive layers, and the wood forms the insulator separating the two. The cherubim statues on the lid, with one figure connected with the outer gold layer and the other figure connected to the inner gold layer would have served as positive and negative terminals.
While a Leyden jar the size of a modern coffee jar can store a charge of approximately 200 volts, something the size of the Ark would have held a charge potential of several thousands of volts. Particularly in the hot dry air of the Sinai, the Ark could have stored enough static electricity to have been fatal to anyone even coming close to it. This is precisely what happened as portrayed in Hebrew literature on two occasions. In Leviticus 10: 1-2, two priests, Nadab and Abihu, failed to approach the Ark in a prescribed manner, “And there went out a fire, and devoured them.” In Second Samuel 6: 6-7, while the Ark was being transported to Jerusalem by oxen, and was being shaken badly, another priest named Uzzah tried to steady the box by placing his hands on it. “And God smote him there for his error, and there he died by the Ark of God.”