Moses charged the Levites saying…Take this Torah Scroll and place it alongside the Ark of the Covenant…A Torah scroll was placed alongside the Ark that housed the Tablets. Moses was making the point, explains the Alshikh, that the entirety of the Torah Scroll is no less sacred or divine than the Ten Commandments. Additionally, there is a dispute whether “alongside” means inside the Ark, or outside the Ark but alongside it. Perhaps this is the crux of the debate, the Torah scroll has the sanctity of Tablets and lies alongside it but to what extent are they truly the same? One opinion places them inside the ark, but for another it is on the outside.