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Exclusive: Real Indiana Jones Locates Lost Ark
Israel National News (Arutz 7) ^ | May 18, 2005

Posted on 05/18/2005 11:38:36 AM PDT by Alouette

Dr. Vendyl Jones, the inspiration for the “Indiana Jones” series, told Israel National Radio that he is sure he will uncover the hidden Ark of the Covenant before the Fast of Tisha B’Av this summer.

The explorer and teacher, who published a book in 1959 predicting the Six Day War based on his analysis of the Jewish Exodus from Egypt up until the First Temple Period, says that employing the same biblical analysis to modern times points to major events that will “turn the world right side up” this coming June.

Dr. Jones left his post as a Christian pastor to become a leader of the growing Noahide movement. Noahides are non-Jews who observe the seven laws of Noah, which are obligatory upon all of humanity.

The famed archaeologist has spent most of his life searching for the Ark of the Covenant, which housed the Ten Commandments, and was hidden just before the destruction of the First Temple – where the Ark, it resided in the Holy of Holies part of the Temple..

The man who wrote the first draft of what became the blockbuster movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” Randolph Fillmore, was one of the volunteers who worked with Jones in 1977. “I agreed to help him write the movie as long as, number one – he wouldn’t set it here (In Israel) – some people believe the ark is in Ethiopia or Egypt, some believe its in Constantinople or Rome - I just didn’t want it to be portrayed as being here. The second thing was – don’t use my name. So he didn’t. My name is Vendyl – V E N D Y L – so he just dropped the first and last letters and it ended up Endy Jones.”

Although at the time of the film, Jones was far from pinpointing the location of the Ark, he has come a long way since then. With the help of an ancient document known as the “Copper Scroll,” - found in Qumran together with the Dead Sea Scrolls - Dr. Jones has pinpointed the location of the Ark of the Covenant.

“In the copper scroll, the first five lines say, “In the desolations of the Valley of Achur, in the opening under the ascent, which is a mountain facing eastward, covered by forty placed boulders – here is a tabernacle and all the golden fixtures.”

This is what we have been looking for all these years and I’ve walked over those boulders thousands of times without really stepping back and looking – realizing ‘hey, those boulders have been brought in here, they’ve been placed in here, they didn’t come off a mountain. And they’re huge.’”

The Talmud says the Ark is hidden in a secret passage under the Temple Mount. Jones says that in fact, the Ark was brought through a secret passage beneath the mount – but that that same natural tunnel continues 18 miles into the Judean Desert to the Valley of Achur.

“My son and I went an hour and 20 minutes into the tunnel,” Jones recounts. “There were so many branches and we didn’t have anything to mark the route, so I said, ‘we better get out of here and come back with a roll of string.’ Then I made the mistake of asking permission to do it. That was before I learned that Israel is a lot like heaven - it is a lot easier to get forgiveness than it is permission.”

The opening to the tunnel is 50 meters north of the Old City’s Damascus Gate. When Dr. Jones noticed Arabs using the tunnels to store arms he notified the army, who promptly sealed it up completely.

Dr. Jones divides his time between Texas and Israel and has been here since March 9th, ready to finally reveal the Ark but waiting for permission from a mysterious Kabbalist and for funding to come through as well.

Jones’s daughter Sarah converted to Judaism and lives in the Shomron town of Maaleh Levona. She has been in touch with a great unnamed Kabbalist from whom she requested a blessing on behalf of her father to merit finding the ark. Last month, the rabbi, who only communicates via messenger, told Jones that the time was not yet right to discover the Temple vessels.

Last Thursday, Dr. Jones received a communication from the rabbi. “The time is right,” read the message.

Noahide guru Jones, who predicted the outbreak of the Six Day War, says that the State of Israel is merely passing through the same biblical straights of the generation that entered Israel for the first time. “If history repeats itself, the history itself is prophecy, Jones says. “Israel is different from all other nations in a lot of ways, but more than anything else, Israel is the only nation whose history was written before it happened.”

He calculated the occurrence of the 1967 war by taking the sequence of events in the First Temple Period and transposing them onto “the Third Temple Period” – which is what he referred to the Jews’ founding of a State in the Land of Israel as. “It fits just like tongue in groove,” he says. “So from 20 years old and upward, all that are able to go, went to war in Israel. Well ’67 was the 20th year.”

“Two years at Mt. Sinai and then the Jewish people went to Kadesh Barnea,” he says, transposing the Jewish people’s first entry into Israel via the Jericho region and the re-entry to those areas in 1967. “Then they sent in those spies who gave the evil report, and because they believed the evil report, they were sentenced to wander for 38 years before they could come into Gilgal.”

“1967 was a repetition of Kadesh Barnea,” Jones says. “If Israel had come in and taken this place, the Arabs would have fled like they did in 1948. But no, because of the evil report of Golda Meir and Motta Gur and Moshe Dayan, who said ‘We can not do that – world opinion will be against us’ – so Israel was sentenced to 38 years more – and June the 7th, Jerusalem Day, will be the 38th year.

“Chapter One in Isaiah,” Jones, who has a photographic memory, quotes. “How has the holy city become a harlot? Righteousness filled the street but now murderers. The ruler is a friend of thieves and the ministers desire bribes.”

“The prophet wasn’t talking about his day – he was talking about now. ‘Therefore, says the L-rd, I will restore them to their beginnings. I will set judges up as at the first, and counselors as in the beginning.’

Dr. Jones dismisses the current Israeli governments plan to uproot the Jews of Gaza and northern Samaria from their homes, saying “there will not be any disengagement, nor will there be any Palestinian State.”

According to Jones, The Sharon government will soon be history and the Sanhedrin (the Jewish High Court of 71 judges) will take its place and lead the Jewish people. “The Sanhedrin was established October the 13th of last year. Now all we have to do is have an election to elect counselors. The Sanhedrin is like a Senate and the elected counselors are like a House of Representatives.”

Dr. Jones says the discovery of the lost ark will “flip the whole world right side up.”

“I just gotta drill a bore-hole into the chamber, drop a pin-camera in and there it is. And everything is gonna change, believe me. The Jewish people are gonna come back.”

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
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To: Thinkin' Gal
she "lighted from off her ass"


181 posted on 05/21/2005 11:31:35 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: wideawake

Just curious, but how did you come to know Vendyl Jones?

182 posted on 05/30/2005 9:00:52 PM PDT by slag
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To: slag
Just curious, but how did you come to know Vendyl Jones?

I've been following his outrageous claims in the press for some time.

He's a constant self-promoter, so he's gotten quite a bit of exposure over the years.

He's one of the first people a liberal journalist calls when he wants to quote an end-times crackpot to embarrass orthodox Christians - more than half the time the article is ambiguous about his religious allegiance.

183 posted on 05/31/2005 4:16:35 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave troops and their Commander-in-Chief)
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To: Alouette

check this out :

184 posted on 06/06/2005 12:12:54 PM PDT by mgrogin
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To: Alouette

Does anyone know if he found it? June is almost over!!!

185 posted on 06/30/2005 1:42:56 PM PDT by IL Republican
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To: IL Republican

The latest....

186 posted on 08/02/2005 10:34:04 AM PDT by cowdog77 (For such a time as this.~)
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To: Alouette
Exclusive: Real Indiana Jones Locates Lost Ark...

...he is sure he will uncover the hidden Ark of the Covenant before the Fast of Tisha B’Av this summer.

The title is a little off...he didn't really locate it, now did he?

187 posted on 08/02/2005 10:38:26 AM PDT by Recovering Hermit
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To: cowdog77
"The latest.." is an article from May. However, if you read some of the comments below, you find this interesting little tidbit.
I know Vendyl Jones personally and have spent a month in close and personal interaction with him. At the conclusion of that time I went on Ted Baehr's nationally syndicated radio show to expose the apostasy and false teaching of this man. FACTS: 1. Vendyl Jones is NO Noahide Observer Laws against Larceny I was one of 40 people placed under house arrest in Bethlehem because Vendyl had mis-appropriated the funds from our tour fees to pay for our lodging and travel. Most escaped in the middle of the night to Tel Aviv, but I stayed to confront him. Two retired school teachers (devotees of Jones) wired home and robbed their retirement accounts of the funds to lift the arrest. It amounted to tens of thousands of dollars. Laws against Sexual Immorality Immorality was openly tolerated among his staff. Laws against Lawlessness. We had our dig shut down twice by the Israeli army for digging without a permit. His open response was "that it is easier to ask forgiveness than it is to obtain permission." This is the pure doctrinal position of antinomianism (lawlessness).


188 posted on 08/02/2005 10:41:39 AM PDT by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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189 posted on 08/02/2005 10:42:13 AM PDT by Recovering Hermit
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To: wideawake
According to reading I have done, the Ethiopians who claim to have refuse to let anyone see it. Ain't that convenient?!?!?
190 posted on 08/02/2005 10:44:59 AM PDT by NormB (Yes, but watch your cookies!!)
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To: Al Simmons
As I understand it the Ark was brought to Ethiopia by the son of the Queen of Sheba. The ark sits in a private chapel in the church of St. Mary of Axum.

It is guarded and tended by a priest who is selected for the job for life by his predecessor.

No lake

191 posted on 08/02/2005 10:51:39 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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Does 'lost' Ark exist in Ethiopia?
The Billings Gazatte | August 17, 2002 ( Last modified August 17, 2002 - 12:37 am) | By RICHARD N. OSTLING
Posted on 08/18/2002 7:37:37 PM EDT by vannrox

Now´s the Time to Find Holy Lost Ark (Ark of the Covenant possibly located)
Arutz Sheva | 20 May 05 | Unknown/Arutz Sheva
Posted on 05/26/2005 1:18:09 AM EDT by axes_of_weezles

Ark of the Covenant's discovery imminent?
WorldNetDaily | 5/28/05 | Dr. Kelly Hollowell
Posted on 05/29/2005 4:28:15 PM EDT by wagglebee

Pin camera ready to roll on Ark of Covenant discovery
Canada Free Press | June 28, 2005 | Judi McLeod
Posted on 06/29/2005 6:10:31 PM EDT by MikeEdwards

Pin camera ready to roll on Ark of Covenant discovery
Israel National News | 6/29/2005 | Judi McLeod, Canada Free Press
Posted on 08/03/2005 4:59:54 PM EDT by CharlieOK1

Myth of the Lost Ark fuels pride of a nation on brink of war (Lost Ark in Axum?)
News Telegraph, UK | 12-29-05 | David Blair
Posted on 12/29/2005 9:54:10 AM EST by emiller

192 posted on 02/26/2006 10:16:54 PM PST by SunkenCiv (My Sunday Feeling is that Nothing is easy. Goes for the rest of the week too.)
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193 posted on 02/26/2006 10:19:22 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: Alouette

Here's another theory....

194 posted on 02/26/2006 10:23:36 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: Alouette

Ping for later read.

195 posted on 02/26/2006 10:28:12 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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196 posted on 08/26/2008 8:15:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ( hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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Keepers of the Lost Ark?[Ethiopia][Ark of the Covenant]
Smithsonian Magazine | December 2007 | Paul Raffaele
Posted on 11/27/2007 2:27:12 PM EST by BGHater

197 posted on 06/26/2009 9:03:11 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ( Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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The screenplay for Raiders of the Lost Ark was written by Lawrence “Larry” Kasdan.

[snip] In 1973, George Lucas wrote The Adventures of Indiana Smith. Like Star Wars, which he also wrote, it was an opportunity to create a modern version of the film serials of the 1930s and 1940s. Lucas discussed the concept with Philip Kaufman, who worked with him for several weeks and came up with the Ark of the Covenant as the plot device. Kaufman was told about the Ark by his dentist when he was a child. The project stalled when Clint Eastwood hired Kaufman to direct The Outlaw Josey Wales. Lucas shelved the idea, deciding to concentrate on his outer space adventure that would become Star Wars. In late May 1977, Lucas was in Hawaii, trying to escape the enormous success of Star Wars. Friend and colleague Steven Spielberg was also there, on vacation from work on Close Encounters of the Third Kind. While building a sand castle at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Spielberg expressed an interest in directing a James Bond film. Lucas convinced his friend Spielberg that he had conceived a character “better than James Bond” and explained the concept of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Spielberg loved it, calling it “a James Bond film without the hardware”, although he told Lucas that the surname ‘Smith’ was not right for the character. Lucas replied, “OK. What about ‘Jones’?” Indiana was the name of Lucas’ Alaskan Malamute, whose habit of riding in the passenger seat as Lucas drove was also the inspiration for Star Wars’ Chewbacca. [/snip]

The character was originally named Indiana Smith, after an Alaskan Malamute called Indiana that Lucas owned in the 1970s and on which he based the Star Wars character Chewbacca. Spielberg disliked the name Smith, and Lucas casually suggested Jones as an alternative. The Last Crusade script references the name’s origin, with Jones’s father revealing his son’s birth name to be Henry and explaining that “we named the dog Indiana”, to his son’s chagrin.

198 posted on 11/13/2017 9:40:15 AM PST by SunkenCiv (,,
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199 posted on 11/13/2017 9:45:07 AM PST by SunkenCiv (,,
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To: SunkenCiv

What? Did you open an old file on your hard drive? This may be a record for a dead thread.


200 posted on 11/13/2017 9:48:04 AM PST by mad_as_he$$
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