This is the Ark of the Covenant of YAHWEH, The
Mighty One of Israyah.
The Philistines took The Ark of YAHWEH and brought it to the House of Dagon, placing it next to Dagon.
In the morning, behold, Dagon had fallen upon its face to the ground, before The Ark of YAHWEH!
So they took Dagon and returned it to its place.
(The next day) Dagon had fallen upon its face to the ground before The Ark of YAHWEH, and Dagon's head and the two palms of its hands were severed... only Dagon's body remained intact.
The Hand of YAHWEH then became heavy against the Ashdodites. HE struck them with hemorroids. The men of Ashdod were frightened because of this, and they said: "Let the Ark of The Mighty One of Israyah not stay with us, for its hand has been hard against us and against Dagon, our god."
| Nothing was in the Ark but the two stone tablets that Moshe placed there in Horeb (Mount Sinai), by which YAHWEH covenanted with The Children of Israyah when they left the land of Egypt. (Ist Kings 8:9)|