Ark of the Covenant

The Ark of the Covenant known as the Ark of the Testimony, in a few verses across various translations as the Ark of God, is a gold-covered wooden chest with lid cover described in the Book of Exodus as containing the two stone tablets of the Ten Commandments. According to various texts within the Hebrew Bible, it contained Aaron's rod and a pot of manna. In the Christian New Testament, Hebrews 9:4 reads that "The ark of the covenant covered on all sides with gold, in, a golden jar holding the manna, Aaron's rod which budded, the tablets of the covenant."The biblical account relates that one year after the Israelites' exodus from Egypt, the Ark was created according to the pattern given to Moses by God when the Israelites were encamped at the foot of Mount Sinai. Thereafter, the gold-plated acacia chest was carried by its staves while en route by the Levites 2,000 cubits in advance of the people when on the march or before the Israelite army, the host of fighting men; when carried, the Ark was always hidden under a large veil made of skins and blue cloth, always concealed from the eyes of the priests and the Levites who carried it.

God was said to have spoken with Moses "from between the two cherubim" on the Ark's cover. When at rest the tabernacle was set up and the holy Ark was placed in it under the veil of the covering, the staves of it crossing the middle side bars to hold it up off the ground. According to the Book of Exodus, God instructed Moses on Mount Sinai during his 40-day stay upon the mountain where God was and he was shown the pattern for the tabernacle and furnishings of the Ark to be made of shittim wood to house the Tablets of Stone. Moses instructed Oholiab to construct the Ark.. In Deuteronomy the Ark is said to have been built by Moses himself without reference of Bezalel or Oholiab; the Book of Exodus gives detailed instructions on. It is to be 2​1⁄2 cubits in length, 1​1⁄2 in breadth, 1​1⁄2 in height, it is to be gilded with gold, a crown or molding of gold is to be put around it. Four rings of gold are to be attached to its four corners, two on each side—and through these rings staves of shittim-wood overlaid with gold for carrying the Ark are to be inserted.

A golden lid, the kapporet, covered with 2 golden cherubim, is to be placed above the Ark. Missing from the account are instructions concerning the thickness of the mercy seat and details about the cherubim other than that the cover be beaten out the ends of the Ark and that they form the space where God will appear; the Ark is to be placed under the veil of the covering. The biblical account continues that, after its creation by Moses, the Ark was carried by the Israelites during their 40 years of wandering in the desert. Whenever the Israelites camped, the Ark was placed in a separate room in a sacred tent, called the Tabernacle; when the Israelites, led by Joshua toward the Promised Land, arrived at the banks of the Jordan river, the Ark was carried in the lead preceding the people and was the signal for their advance. During the crossing, the river grew dry as soon as the feet of the priests carrying the Ark touched its waters, remained so until the priests—with the Ark—left the river after the people had passed over.

As memorials, twelve stones were taken from the Jordan at the place. In the Battle of Jericho, the Ark was carried round the city once a day for six days, preceded by the armed men and seven priests sounding seven trumpets of rams' horns. On the seventh day, the seven priests sounding the seven trumpets of rams' horns before the Ark compassed the city seven times and, with a great shout, Jericho's wall fell down flat and the people took the city. After the defeat at Ai, Joshua lamented before the Ark; when Joshua read the Law to the people between Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal, they stood on each side of the Ark. We next hear of the Ark in Bethel where it was being cared for by the priest Phineas the grandson of Aaron. According to this verse it was consulted by the people of Israel when they were planning to attack the Benjaminites at the battle of Gibeah; the Ark was kept at Shiloh, another religious centre some 16 km north of Bethel, at the time of the prophet Samuel's apprenticeship, where it was cared for by Hophni and Phinehas, two sons of Eli.

According to the Biblical narrative, a few years the elders of Israel decided to take the Ark out onto the battlefield to assist them against the Philistines, after being defeated at the battle of Eben-Ezer. They were defeated with the loss of 30,000 men; the Ark was captured by the Philistines and Hophni and Phinehas were killed. The news of its capture was at once taken to Shiloh by a messenger "with his clothes rent, with earth upon his head." The old priest, fell dead when he heard it. The mother of the child Ichabod died at his birth; the Philistines took the Ark to several places in their country, at each place misfortune befell them. At Ashdod it was placed in the temple of Dagon; the next morning Dagon was found prostrate, bowed down, before it. The people of A

Davie Weir (footballer)

David Weir, known as Davie Weir, was an English footballer who played for several clubs in the 19th century, including Bolton Wanderers and Ardwick, won two caps for England. In the infancy of professional football, Weir played for a number of teams, he learned his footballing skills at Hampton, Glasgow Thistle and Halliwell, he signed for Bolton Wanderers in June 1888. Davie Weir made his Club & League debut on 8 September 1888, as a centre-half, at Pike's Lane home of Bolton Wanderers; the opposition was Derby County who won the match 6–3. Davie Weir scored his debut League goal on 22 September 1888, playing at centre-half, at Deepdale, the home of Preston North End; the home side won Davie Weir scored Bolton Wanderers solitary goal. Davie Weir played in all 22 League games played by Bolton Wanderers in season 1888-89. Davie Weir was one of five Bolton Wanderers players, who, in season 1888–89 played in every League game; the other four, apart from Weir, James Brogan, Kenny Davenport, John Milne and Bob Roberts.

Davie Weir scored two League goals, both in the same match. As a centre-half Davie Weir played in a Bolton Wanderers defence that conceded one-League-goal-in-a-match once; as a wing-half/winger he played in a Bolton Wanderers midfield that achieved big wins by on two occasions. As a forward he played in a Bolton Wanderers front-line that scored three-League-goals-or-more on three occasions. Weir played in a number of positions. In his first spell at Bolton he was renowned for his ability as a centre-half, yet scored 31 times in two seasons. In an FA Cup tie against Sheffield United on 1 February 1890, Weir scored four goals in a 13–0 rout, with a further five goals coming from Jim Cassidy. In May 1890 he joined the predecessor of Manchester City; the transfer was viewed as an unusual move as Ardwick were not a League club at that time, did not join the Football Alliance until 1891. At Ardwick, Weir played as a forward. On 4 October 1890, he scored the club's first FA Cup goal, part of a hat-trick.

Retaining the services of a player with the standing of Weir was costly for a fledgling club such as Ardwick. In 1892, Ardwick joined the Football League as founder members of the Second Division. Weir was the club's top goalscorer in their first League season, scoring eight goals in 14 appearances. In January 1893, he returned to Bolton Wanderers where he made a further 45 appearances over three seasons, his performances for Bolton resulted in international recognition. He gained a second cap a month in a 3–2 defeat to Scotland; some observers credited him with England's second goal, recorded as a Billy Bassett goal. After his playing career, Weir had a brief period in football management, managing Glossop between 1909 and 1911. James, Gary. Manchester City – The Complete Record. Derby: Breedon. ISBN 1-85983-512-0. "David Weir". Walking Down the Manny Road. Retrieved 27 May 2007. "David Weir". Englandstats. Retrieved 27 May 2007

Andrew Fried

Andrew Fried is an American documentary filmmaker and director, the president of Boardwalk Pictures. Fried is known for producing documentary films and television series, such as Chef's Table, The Black Godfather, Last Chance U, 7 Days Out, Street Food and The Goop Lab with Gwyneth Paltrow, he directed the 2020 documentary film. Andrew Fried attended the Long Beach High School in New York. Fried began acting in stage plays in high school and college, embarked on a career as an actor and comedian, before going into the family real estate business. Fried's love of storytelling led him to return to the film and television industry, producing documentaries and unscripted content. Fried's earliest work was in 2004, when he was an associate producer on Fade to Black, a documentary about the life and career of American rapper and record producer Jay-Z. Fried continued his career by producing the Sundance Channel series Iconoclasts, the 2006 documentary Black and White: A Portrait of Sean Combs, about American rapper Sean Combs, the 2008 documentary Britney: For the Record for MTV.

Fried founded Boardwalk Pictures Inc. a Santa Monica-based production company, in 2010. The name of the company came from Fried's experiences growing up in New York; that same year, Fried directed and produced the 2010 documentary The Rocket Project, produced The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special, directed by Thomas Kail. From 2011 to 2015 Fried was the creative director of the Webby Awards, along with Thomas Kail, he produced the 2012 series The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet. Fried is one of the executive producers and directors of Chef's Table, Netflix's first original documentary series which premiered in 2015. During the process of filming the series and the other directors selected acclaimed chefs to be featured in the series, he directed episodes featuring Niki Nakayama, Dominique Crenn, Nancy Silverton, Adeline Grattard, Christina Tosi and Bo Songvisava. Chef's Table has been nominated for three Emmy Awards. Fried directed the 2016 spin-off Chef's Table: France, produced by Boardwalk Pictures.

On November 10, 2017, it was announced that Fried was going to produce the Starz-original documentary series In Fashion with Boardwalk Pictures, Rogue Atlas Productions and Lionsgate. In 2018, it was announced that Fried would be one of the executive producers of Lena Waithe's unscripted series You Ain't Got These, 7 Days Out, the 2019 YouTube Original series BookTube, with Boardwalk Pictures; the first season of 7 Days Out was released on December 21, 2018. The series, which documents the planning and build up to a different major event such as Chanel's Haute Couture Fashion Show or the Kentucky Derby in each episode, was praised by critics. Far From Home, a documentary about the lead up to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyongyang, was executive produced by Fried for Olympic Channel; the series was filmed in 12 countries over a period of eight months, was released February 5, 2018. Fried executive produced Action, a four-part documentary miniseries on the legalization of sports gambling. In May 2019, Chef's Table was renewed for a eighth season.

The show was nominated for its third Emmy for "Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series" in 2019. Fried executive produced the Netflix documentary series Cheer, directed by Greg Whiteley, released January 8, 2020. Cheer documented the lives of the Navarro College Bulldogs Cheer Team, was praised for its honest portrayal of the rigours and rewards of cheerleading, for portraying the daily lives of its cast in a nuanced, human light. Fried directed We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, a documentary about the improv hip hop group Freestyle Love Supreme, produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail. We Are Freestyle Love Supreme; the Goop Lab, a Netflix series featuring Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop lifestyle company, was executive produced by Fried and is scheduled to be released January 24, 2020. Fried has been nominated for the Netflix documentary series Chef's Table. On May 16, 2017, American chef Ivan Orkin presented Fried with the 21st Annual Webby Award for "Documentary: Series in Film & Video". Fried won for the James Beard Media Award for Best Television Program on Location.

The documentary Far From Home received the 2019 Venice TV Award in the Sport category. Andrew Fried on IMDb