(Heb. 'aron , generally rendered "ark"), the coffer into which the contributions for the repair of the temple were put ( 2 Kings 12:9 2 Kings 12:10 ; 2 Chr 2 Kings 24:8 2 Kings 24:10 2 Kings 24:11 ). In Genesis 50:26 it is rendered "coffin." In Ezekiel 27:24 a different Hebrew word, genazim (plur.), is used. It there means "treasure-chests."
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Chest". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".