(1) The ark of the Lord or the ark of God. The Bible also calls it the ark of the Covenant (or agreement ). It was a wooden box that had gold all over the outside and inside. It had two gold angels on the top. See Exodus 25:10-22. It contained God’s 10 rules and other things that were important to the Israelites. They kept the ark in the house of the Lord and only the priest could see it. — (2) A big wooden boat that God told Noah to build.