In the Old Testament, the Ark of the Covenant contained the glory of God. In the New Testament, the Ark of the New Covenant contained God himself in the flesh.
Important parallels regarding the content of the Ark:
Manna – Eucharist (Jesus’ body and blood)
Rod of Aaron – Rod of Jesse (Jesus)
10 Commandments – Gospel
One of the most striking parallels in Scripture is 2 Samuel 6 and Luke 1, which have so many parallel phrases one has to be blind or stubborn not to see the link between the Ark of the Covenant and Mary.
In Revelation 11-12 we see the Ark of the Covenant in heaven, followed by a vision of a woman, who gave birth to Jesus … obviously Mary, who Revelation indicates symbolises Israel and the Church.
2 Samuel 6
|2 Samuel 6||Luke 1||Verse in
|2||David arose and went||Mary arose and went||39|
|1-11||Ark travelled to Judea||Mary travelled to Judea||39|
|11||Ark stayed there for 3 months||Mary stayed there for 3 months||56|
|9||David said “How shall the ark of the LORD come to me?”||Elizabeth said “whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?”||43|
|15||David shouted with joy before the Ark||Elizabeth shouted with joy before the Ark||42|
|14||David leapt with joy before the Ark||John leapt with joy before the Ark||43|
|11-18||“Blessed” x3||“Blessed” x3||39-45|
|12; see also
1 Kings 8:9-11
|Ark returns and ends up in Jerusalem||Mary returns and ends up in Jerusalem||56; see also Luke 2:21-22|
What Catholics Believe – Mary, the Virgin Mother of God
4 Biblical Reasons Mary Is The New Ark of the Covenant … St Peter’s List
Mary, the Ark of the New Covenant … by Joe Heschmeyer