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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: ark; arkofthecovenant; epigraphyandlanguage; godsgravesglyphs; hebrew; 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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To: Theoria

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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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
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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To: Theoria

My theory has always been that God placed it under that big hunk of rock in Mecca.


21 posted on 01/08/2014 9:34:14 AM PST by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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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.

Hmmm. I read that as making it certain a treasure hunter will find it.

Some day.

22 posted on 01/08/2014 9:34:29 AM PST by null and void (It is as if they all had one head. Too bad they don't all have one neck.)
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To: Theoria

23 posted on 01/08/2014 9:36:44 AM PST by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: Pan_Yan

HA HA that good one Debka puhlised in 1648 LOL!


24 posted on 01/08/2014 9:39:13 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Haiku Guy

I thought James Woods was in the boxes

That Family Guy joke LOL!


25 posted on 01/08/2014 9:39:50 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Theoria
I seen this on Netflix and is very interesting.

Solving History with Olly Steeds
http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/other-shows/videos/other-shows-solving-history-videos.htm
(as I remember the order)
The Ark Challenge
Solomon's Temple
Smuggling the Ark
Sinai Goat Testicles
Ethiopian Ark Treasures

26 posted on 01/08/2014 9:39:52 AM PST by JPII Be Not Afraid
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Oak Island is pretty freaky!

Who dug that hole and kept filling it with platforms???

and did it hundreds of years ago


27 posted on 01/08/2014 9:40:52 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Haiku Guy

Shocked it took 23 posts for that pic.


28 posted on 01/08/2014 9:42:23 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Theoria

29 posted on 01/08/2014 9:46:53 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Mr. K

Oak Island has fascinated me for decades. I read the same Reader’s Digest article that the current excavators read in the 60s. I’ve been hooked ever since. If their money holds out, I think they have a shot.


30 posted on 01/08/2014 9:51:26 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

There were actually three very significant things in the Ark; the tablets of stone, written by the finger of God; Aaron’s rod that budded, and an ephod of manna from the wilderness trek. Each has a significant thing to teach Christians about ‘born again life’ ...


31 posted on 01/08/2014 9:57:00 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Theoria

Just because some jealous con tossed several books from the Bible, doesn’t make them “non-Biblical”.
His excuse was that there was no corresponding Hebrew text to make them cannonical.
The Dead Sea Scrolls proved that conclusion wrong.

“Two non-Biblical sources, 2 Maccabees and Parilipomena of Jeremiah, stated that the sacred objects from the temple were hidden by Jeremiah before the destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar.”


32 posted on 01/08/2014 10:00:48 AM PST by G Larry
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

“Oak Island has fascinated me for decades. I read the same Reader’s Digest article that the current excavators read in the 60s. I’ve been hooked ever since. If their money holds out, I think they have a shot.”

Unfortunately, this series, like all reality shows, was shot months ago, if not longer. If anything like a substantial historical artifact or treasure was found, it would have been headline news all over the world. That said, I still enjoy the show because it shows me scenes of the hole never before shown to the public, and, it is still a mind boggling mystery as far as who built it, and why?


33 posted on 01/08/2014 10:20:48 AM PST by NY Cajun
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Absolutely.


34 posted on 01/08/2014 10:32:06 AM PST by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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To: MHGinTN

***There were actually three very significant things in the Ark; the tablets of stone, written by the finger of God; Aaron’s rod that budded, and an ephod of manna from the wilderness trek.***

But what happened to the pot of manna and Arron’s rod?

1Ki 8:9

There was nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone, which Moses put there at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt.


35 posted on 01/08/2014 10:41:53 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Mannaggia l'America

This is Jewish text, not Christian. No Messiah yet.


36 posted on 01/08/2014 10:46:11 AM PST by martiangohome
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To: Theoria

And the prophet Jeremiah tells us it will not be remembered or called to mind.


37 posted on 01/08/2014 10:54:40 AM PST by Lee N. Field ("You keep using that verse, but I do not think it means what you think it means.")
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

‘Perhaps’ the answer is found in just who opened the chestthat was not a member of Aaron’s Levitical Priesthood.


38 posted on 01/08/2014 11:07:27 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

That would be the people who received the ARK when the Philistines found it was too hot to handle.

Note that they took cattle with calves, tied up the calves, placed the Ark on a cart and the cows pulled it to the Hebrews who then opened the Ark.

No cow will leave her calf, so these were signs to the Philistines that it was God’s will the ARK be returned to the Hebrews.


39 posted on 01/08/2014 11:16:44 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: zot

At least the ancients didn’t know about Area 51.


40 posted on 01/08/2014 11:38:16 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Theoria

It is 7 miles east of Jerusalem. That is, it is in your inspiration and your intuition. The story is an allegory of internal spiritual things. East is the direction of spirutal enlightement and 7 is the number for illumination and inspiration. Jerusalem is your receptive spiritual center.


41 posted on 01/08/2014 12:04:02 PM PST by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing Corksucker.)
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To: GreyFriar

Or about Warehouse 13


42 posted on 01/08/2014 1:22:36 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: GreyFriar
At least the ancients didn’t know about Area 51.

True. But from the Biblical descriptions of what it did, the ARK was apparently a weapon system.

43 posted on 01/08/2014 1:29:15 PM PST by zot
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To: basil
The Ark is in the Church of St. Mary of Axum in Ethiopia.

It is God's radio and a thing of awsome power. It ought to be left alone.

44 posted on 01/08/2014 1:43:46 PM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: MHGinTN

Touche’


45 posted on 01/08/2014 1:44:01 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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46 posted on 01/08/2014 1:47:39 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Theoria

I always thought the “Ark of the Covenant” was in Heaven.
Maybe this is after the fact ... I’m not sure ... still learning.

Revelation 11:19
And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.


47 posted on 01/08/2014 1:55:06 PM PST by A child of Yah (I once was lost, but now I'm found, twas grace that set me free ... thank you LORD)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

I havae no problem with that.


48 posted on 01/08/2014 1:55:56 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

Yeah Jimmy we all know what happen to Nazis in Raiders of lost ark LOL!


49 posted on 01/08/2014 3:10:19 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...
Thanks Theoria.

50 posted on 01/09/2014 6:01:20 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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