Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Fate of Ark of the Covenant Revealed in Hebrew Text
livescience.com ^ | January 07, 2014 | Owen Jarus

Posted on 01/12/2014 8:22:51 AM PST by 12th_Monkey

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at livescience.com ...


TOPICS: History; Miscellaneous; Religion
KEYWORDS: ark; bible
Checkout the rest of the article at the link
1 posted on 01/12/2014 8:22:51 AM PST by 12th_Monkey
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SunkenCiv

PING


2 posted on 01/12/2014 8:25:28 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 12th_Monkey

Related links...

Blood Moons in 2014 and 2015?
http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/2013/07/12/lunar-eclipses-cause-blood-moons

Four ‘blood-red’ total lunar eclipses will fall on Passover and Sukkot in 2014 and 2015, the same back-to-back occurrences at the time of 1492, 1948 and 1967
http://watch.org/showprint.php3?idx=104119&mcat=24&rtn=index.html

The Rabbi, the Note and the Messiah
http://www.israeltoday.co.il/NewsItem/tabid/178/nid/23877/Default.aspx

Prophetic twist to Sharon’s imminent death
http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/prophetic-twist-to-sharons-imminent-death/

12th-century rabbi predicted Israel’s future (Messiah in 2017)
http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/12th-century-rabbi-predicted-israels-future/

Egyptian Astrologer: The Jews Will be Stronger in 2014
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/175827#.UtBpPbR1ItI
http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/4088.htm


3 posted on 01/12/2014 8:42:05 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 12th_Monkey
"shall not be revealed until the day of the coming of the Messiah son of David …"

So, soon then?

4 posted on 01/12/2014 8:42:11 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 12th_Monkey

No hope it melted some Nazis’ faces...?


5 posted on 01/12/2014 8:42:29 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jack Hydrazine

Interesting times we’re living in...


6 posted on 01/12/2014 8:44:23 AM PST by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Errant

Quite!


7 posted on 01/12/2014 8:46:30 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: 12th_Monkey
"the text leaves the exact location of the Ark"
8 posted on 01/12/2014 9:26:56 AM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 12th_Monkey

My bet is that “Messiah” is actually “moshiach”, or anointed one in Hebrew. David and Solomon were so anointed and considered with the expectation that the title, in its God directed humanity would so continue in history yet to be written.


9 posted on 01/12/2014 9:46:23 AM PST by onedoug
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 12th_Monkey

The ark is still not located. This bit of non canonical writing gives lots of possible locations including with the angels in heaven,

All in all not that interesting a read


10 posted on 01/12/2014 10:25:04 AM PST by Nifster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 12th_Monkey

According to the show “America Unearthed”, it’s somewhere in the mid-West.


11 posted on 01/12/2014 11:32:38 AM PST by LoveUSA (God employs Man's strength; Satan exploits Man's weakness.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nifster
All in all not that interesting a read

There has been conciderably more than the usual reporting of non-stories the past couple weeks from the msm. It's so bad they're recycling years old articles with no updates. In related news, MSNBC has hired a Head of Propaganda who is reviewing every story online and in print so all this might be because he's still decorating his office so no new news can be reported.

12 posted on 01/12/2014 11:45:30 AM PST by bgill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Jack Hydrazine

From one of your links...

“Kaduri’s Portrayal of the Messiah

A few months before Kaduri died at the age of 108, he surprised his followers when he told them that he met the Messiah. Kaduri gave a message in his synagogue on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, teaching how to recognize the Messiah. He also mentioned that the Messiah would appear to Israel after Ariel Sharon’s death. (The former prime minister is still in a coma after suffering a massive stroke more than a year ago.) Other rabbis predict the same, including Rabbi Haim Cohen, kabbalist Nir Ben Artzi and the wife of Rabbi Haim Kneiveskzy.”

Jesus is coming. Everyone look busy!


13 posted on 01/12/2014 1:42:03 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: ClearCase_guy

I look at America’s abandonment of Israel as “the big sign.” This will continue with the election of Hillary Clinton in 16


14 posted on 01/12/2014 4:46:06 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: freedumb2003

“I hate Illinois Nazi’s”


15 posted on 01/12/2014 4:48:34 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Nifster

Forgive me oh great one for wasting your valuable time


16 posted on 01/12/2014 4:53:24 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: LoveUSA

Really? How did it get here? Never heard that one. Seen some show that it could be in Ethiopia???? Been awhile since I seen it


17 posted on 01/12/2014 4:55:43 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Jack Hydrazine

I hope the jews will be stronger, they need to since Obama and the Democrats have $h!t on them


18 posted on 01/12/2014 5:05:01 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: 12th_Monkey

I expect to see some very amazing things in the Land happen over the next few years.


19 posted on 01/12/2014 5:23:01 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Jack Hydrazine

1 Thessalonians 5:2

“For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night”

every thing is speculation because of the above, but it isn’t looking good.....IMHO


20 posted on 01/12/2014 5:33:13 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: 12th_Monkey

Depends on how you want to define “Day of the Lord.”

Could it be Rosh HaShana? Maybe Yom Kippur!


21 posted on 01/12/2014 5:42:06 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: 12th_Monkey

“...Open the case.”

22 posted on 01/12/2014 5:50:32 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 12th_Monkey

I read the article that you posted. Sorry its conclusion was simple… we still don’t know where it is


23 posted on 01/12/2014 7:35:59 PM PST by Nifster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson