> Hi Chris
> The only reference I can find to Arab accounts of the Ark are
> in the Qu'ran, which is not contemporaneous with Biblical
> accounts, having been written almost 800 years later.
> What is the account to which you refer?
they are all later of course, but the account I am referring to relates to the building of the Temple of Solomon. They had to ask the Samir to bring the Shamir to Jerusalem to help with the construction. The Shamir is reputed to be part of the Ark that Moses used. I do not like using the ancient stories, but the qualities and descriptions fit nicely with my work and it all makes a lot of sense under the ancient solar premise. It also makes a lot of nonsense under the other perspectives.