New Defender's Study Bible Notes
11:19 ark of his testament. This is the ark of the covenant, the most important object in Solomon’s temple. Nebuchadnezzar had carried all the other vessels of the temple to Babylon (II Chronicles 36:18-19), but he could not get at God’s holy ark. Here John learns that God’s angels had actually carried it, like Enoch and Elijah, to the heavenly city.