brought to Babylon
2 Chronicles 36:18
36:18 brought to Babylon. It is noteworthy that, while the great temple is destroyed, and all its treasures taken to Babylon, no mention whatever is made of its most sacred occupant, the ark of the covenant. God evidently would not allow it to be desecrated again, and so translated it directly (like Enoch and Elijah) to the heavenly temple, where it was seen by John five hundred years later when he himself was translated into the distant future of the end-times (Revelation 11:19).