The Journey of the Ark of the Covenant

in 1–2 Samuel

1 Sam. 3:3 The Lord calls to Samuel who is sleeping in the tent of meeting, “where the ark of God was”
1 Samuel 4 Philistines capture the ark (for seven months: 1 Sam. 6:1)
1 Sam. 5:1–7 Philistines bring the ark to Ashdod, setting it up next to the idol Dagon
1 Sam. 5:8–9 Philistines bring the ark to Gath
1 Sam. 5:10–12 Philistines send the ark to Ekron
1 Sam. 6:10–15 Philistines return the ark with guilt offering to Beth-shemesh
1 Sam. 6:19–21 The Lord strikes 70 men for looking into the ark
1 Sam. 7:1–2 Men of Kiriath-jearim take the ark to the house of Abinadab (where it stays for 20 years)
1 Sam. 14:18 Saul commands Ahijah to bring the ark to the war camp
2 Sam. 6:2–5 David begins to move the ark to Jerusalem on a cart
2 Sam. 6:6–7 The Lord strikes Uzzah dead for holding on to the ark
2 Sam. 6:10–11 David takes the ark to the house of Obed-edom, where it stays for three months
2 Sam. 6:12–17 David brings the ark to Jerusalem, and places it inside the tent he pitched for it
2 Sam. 15:24–25 Zadok brings the ark to David, who commands him to carry it back to Jerusalem
2 Sam. 15:29 Zadok and Abiathar carry the ark back to Jerusalem