Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And they drew out the staves, that the ends of the staves were seen out in the holy place before the oracle, and they were not seen without: and there they are unto this day.
Drew out the staves
You shall put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark, to carry the ark with them.
He made poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold.
Then he took
the testimony and put it into the ark, and attached the poles to the ark, and put the mercy seat on top of the ark.
2 Chronicles 5:9
The poles were so long that
the ends of the poles of the ark could be seen in front of the inner sanctuary, but they could not be seen outside; and they are there to this day.
Unto this day
Then Joshua set up twelve
stones in the middle of the Jordan at the place where the feet of the priests who carried the ark of the covenant were standing, and they are there to this day.
And they took the money and did as they had been instructed; and this story was widely
spread among the Jews, and is to this day.
poles shall remain in the rings of the ark; they shall not be removed from it.