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Fate of Ark of the Covenant Revealed in Hebrew Text
LiveScience ^ | 07 Jan 2014 | Owen Jarus

Posted on 01/08/2014 8:30:41 AM PST by Theoria

A newly translated Hebrew text claims to reveal where treasures from King Solomon's temple were hidden and discusses the fate of the Ark of the Covenant itself.

But unlike the Indiana Jones movie "Raiders of the Lost Ark," the text leaves the exact location of the Ark unclear and states that it, and the other treasures, "shall not be revealed until the day of the coming of the Messiah son of David …" putting it out of reach of any would-be treasure seeker.

King Solomon's Temple, also called the First Temple, was plundered and torched by the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar II in the sixth century B.C., according to the Hebrew Bible. The Ark of the Covenant is a chest that, when originally built, was said to have held tablets containing the 10 commandments. It was housed in Solomon's Temple, a place that contained many different treasures.

The newly translated text, called "Treatise of the Vessels" (Massekhet Kelim in Hebrew), says the "treasures were concealed by a number of Levites and prophets," writes James Davila, a professor at the University of St. Andrews, in an article in the book "Old Testament Pseudepigrapha More Noncanonical Scriptures Volume 1" (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2013).

"Some of these (treasures) were hidden in various locations in the Land of Israel and in Babylonia, while others were delivered into the hands of the angels Shamshiel, Michael, Gabriel and perhaps Sariel …" writes Davila in his article.

The treatise is similar in some ways to the metallic "Copper Scroll," one of the Dead Sea Scrolls found near the site of Qumran in the West Bank. The Copper Scroll also discusses the location of hidden treasure, although not from Solomon's Temple.

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TOPICS: History; Religion
KEYWORDS: alphabet; ark; arkofthecovenant; epigraphyandlanguage; factsintheground; factsontheground; godsgravesglyphs; hebrew; israel; jerusalem; kingsolomon; letshavejerusalem; massekhetkelim; pseudepigraph; treatiseofthevessels
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1 posted on 01/08/2014 8:30:42 AM PST by Theoria
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To: Theoria

Come soon...


2 posted on 01/08/2014 8:32:33 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Theoria

Bah! Everyone knows the Ark is at the bottom of the pit on Oak Island along with a whole trove of Templar Knight treasure.


3 posted on 01/08/2014 8:32:44 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("Gun horror is not a productive emotion, it's learned helplessness disguised as moral superiority.")
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To: Theoria

I’m always fascinated when there’s talk about the Ark.........


4 posted on 01/08/2014 8:33:43 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Theoria

http://www.wyattmuseum.com/arkofthecovenant.htm


5 posted on 01/08/2014 8:36:39 AM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: Theoria
The newly translated text, called "Treatise of the Vessels" (Massekhet Kelim in Hebrew), says the "treasures were concealed by a number of Levites and prophets," writes James Davila, a professor at the University of St. Andrews, in an article in the book "Old Testament Pseudepigrapha More Noncanonical Scriptures Volume 1" (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2013). "Some of these (treasures) were hidden in various locations in the Land of Israel and in Babylonia, while others were delivered into the hands of the angels Shamshiel, Michael, Gabriel and perhaps Sariel …" writes Davila in his article.

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6 posted on 01/08/2014 8:37:45 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Theoria

Would it be too much for an article about the translation into English of a Hebrew text contain actual excerpts of the actual English text and actual Hebrew text?

Instead of quotes from third parties REFERRING TO the actual text?

Sheesh.


7 posted on 01/08/2014 8:39:41 AM PST by mbarker12474
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To: Theoria

I had no idea Debka was publishing back in 1648 in Amsterdam.


8 posted on 01/08/2014 8:41:41 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: mbarker12474
Yeah, I know. But, it seems most of the translation has been out for a while and a google preview of his article '"Treatise of the Vessels"' can be fouund here.
9 posted on 01/08/2014 8:48:11 AM PST by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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I often wonder, The Ark was hidden or carried off by the Babylonians, or some other king who often took away the treasures of the Temple several times in history.

After the return from Persia, and the rebuilding of the Second Temple, WHAT was placed in the HOLY OF HOLIES till the Romans destroyed that Temple?


10 posted on 01/08/2014 8:50:05 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Theoria
"shall not be revealed until the day of the coming of the Messiah son of David …" putting it out of reach of any would-be treasure seeker."

Why? Seems to me the reveal should have already happened then...

11 posted on 01/08/2014 8:50:18 AM PST by Mannaggia l'America
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WHAT was placed in the HOLY OF HOLIES till the Romans destroyed that Temple?

Nothing, it was empty.

12 posted on 01/08/2014 8:53:02 AM PST by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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To: Theoria

Elsa: "What is that?"
Indy: "Ark of the Covenant."
Elsa: "Are you sure?"
Indy: "Yep, pretty sure."

13 posted on 01/08/2014 8:54:38 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Theoria

Humbug!


14 posted on 01/08/2014 8:57:44 AM PST by Rapscallion (Had enough? Let me know.)
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To: Theoria

ping


15 posted on 01/08/2014 8:58:16 AM PST by Rich21IE
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To: Campion

***Nothing, it was empty. ***

That’s what I’ve always thought. Did the High Priest then enter once a year and still sprinkle blood there?


16 posted on 01/08/2014 9:02:36 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Mannaggia l'America
Seems to me the reveal should have already happened then...

It has happened...


17 posted on 01/08/2014 9:06:50 AM PST by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: basil

My guess: on a small-remote island in a large lake in Ethiopia.


18 posted on 01/08/2014 9:10:52 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Theoria

Sorry I went to the link.

It says they ‘were hidden’


19 posted on 01/08/2014 9:20:49 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Triple

At this point, I’d say your guess is as good as any......


20 posted on 01/08/2014 9:22:33 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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