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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

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And beside that temple is the stone named Belech (Bethel), where was the holy ark with its treasures, and they are the ten commandments which the Lord gave Moses, and the rod with which he made the Red Sea depart when the Children


of Israel came through it with dry feet, and with which he brought water out of hard rocks to the Children of Israel in the wilderness, and with which he wrought many other marvels, and Aaron's rod, and a vessel of gold full of manna and of noble ointment, and the Tabernacle of Aaron, and a four-cornered plate of gold in which were twelve precious stones, and figures of animals of green jasper, and eight names of our Lord inscribed therein, and seven candlesticks of gold, and twelve pots of gold, and four censers of gold, and an altar of gold twelve spans in length, with four lions of gold upon it, and twelve trumps of silver, and a tabernacle of gold, and every treasure that was in the whole church until the birth of the Son of God.