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New translation of Hebrew text reveals legend of Ark of the Covenant
Fox News ^ | 01/09/2014 | Owen Jarus

Posted on 01/09/2014 4:33:11 PM PST by Carbonsteel

A newly translated Hebrew tells a tale claiming 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. But don't put on your Indiana Jones costume just yet; the text's translator says the book is likely just early Jewish folklore.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: arkofthecovenant; epigraphyandlanguage; godsgravesglyphs; letshavejerusalem; massekhetkelim; pseudepigraph; treatiseofthevessels
I would love to live just long enough the see someone recover the Ark.

Can you imagine the headlines?

1 posted on 01/09/2014 4:33:11 PM PST by Carbonsteel
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To: Carbonsteel

Rumor has it that they flew it out of Ethiopia when they brought out the Jewish refugees.


2 posted on 01/09/2014 4:35:27 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: SunkenCiv

X marks the spot ping - Ark of the Covenant.


3 posted on 01/09/2014 4:36:26 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Carbonsteel

“shall not be revealed until the day of the coming of the Messiah son of David.”

Ok...


4 posted on 01/09/2014 4:37:35 PM PST by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Carbonsteel

Davila is a reputable scholar.
But the document in question may or may not have validity in that it could, as he has indicated, be a fictional account.
Meanwhile, the enemy within (Islamics in Israel) have been busy digging out and destroying everything they can find of any historical or religious value, including right under the Temple Mount where some early accounts placed the Ark of the Covenant

if it was under there, the Muslims have probably already destroyed it.

we will see... all this is indeed most fascinating!


5 posted on 01/09/2014 4:38:38 PM PST by faithhopecharity (no)
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To: Carbonsteel

My lips are sealed.


6 posted on 01/09/2014 4:40:29 PM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Carbonsteel
And how do today's graduates in Communication and tomorrow's journalists write?

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. But don't put on your Indiana Jones costume just yet; the text's translator says the book is likely just early Jewish folklore.

Today's graduates in Communication and tomorrow's journalists write just like that!
7 posted on 01/09/2014 4:42:10 PM PST by golux
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To: Carbonsteel
I would love to live just long enough the see someone recover the Ark. Can you imagine the headlines?

Imagine them? I've seen them!

'Ark of the Covenant' about to be unveiled?
'Ark of the Covenant' about to be unveiled?
'Ark of the Covenant' about to be unveiled (Friday June 26th at 2p.m Italian time)
'Ark' revelation: Can they dig it? (Ark of the Covenant announcement 8 AM eastern)
Ark of the Covenant Story was Bad Translating, Hype
The Ark is not going to be revealed, says Gebremedhin [Orthodox leader: I never promised to show it]
The Ark of the Covenant found burred under a trash pile in Jerusalem.

8 posted on 01/09/2014 4:46:13 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: faithhopecharity

One needs to consider that the temple mount, Mt Moriah, is much larger than just what is currently considered as “the Temple Mount”. the Calvary escarpment is actually a break which divided the mountain into two halves.

The northern half is (was) outside the city boundary proper and is also there Christ was crucified.

Calvary which is also known as “the place of the skull” is reputed to be where David buried the skull of the giant Goliath. It is also reputed by Ron Wyatt to be where the Ark of the Covenant is buried.

It is interesting to note that the site excavated by Ron Wyatt back in the 90s has/is recently been/being excavated by the Israeli authorities who seem to believe that Ron Wyatt was/is correct in his statements that is where the Ark is located.

It has been stated that many of the Temple treasures have been buried along with the Ark and they will all be brought out when God is ready for them.


9 posted on 01/09/2014 4:56:00 PM PST by dglang
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To: Carbonsteel

Revelation 11: 9 NASB
And the temple of God which is in heaven was opened; and the ark of His covenant appeared in His temple, and there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder and an earthquake and a great hailstorm.


10 posted on 01/09/2014 5:09:23 PM PST by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Carbonsteel

It probably won’t be found, because in the World to Come, people will no longer be concerned with its whereabouts.


11 posted on 01/09/2014 5:14:03 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Carbonsteel

How would you know it when you see it? I’m certainly not going to be the one to open it. :O)


12 posted on 01/09/2014 5:23:10 PM PST by HarleyD (...one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.)
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To: zot

A variation on the story from ‘the Daily Mail’ yesterday.


13 posted on 01/09/2014 6:04:38 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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But the authenticity of the translation was called into question when it was revealed that the word “Oldsmobile” appears several times in the text...


14 posted on 01/09/2014 6:10:18 PM PST by Boeing2707
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the ping. I hope the Israelis find it and use it to defend themselves against Iran’s nukes.


15 posted on 01/09/2014 6:36:01 PM PST by zot
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To: zot
"Raiders of the Lost Ark" (Opening of the Ark)
16 posted on 01/09/2014 6:44:01 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Carbonsteel

It’s in Ethiopia.


17 posted on 01/09/2014 6:50:36 PM PST by Tucker39 ("Having their conscience seared with a hot iron.")
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To: familyop

It’s mentioned in Revelation (as posted above) and the temple will be rebuilt. I think the fact that the curtain separating the ark was torn on the day Jesus died has significance to Him at least.


18 posted on 01/09/2014 7:29:49 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: Publius

Thanks for the link. Not a good idea to mess with the ARK.


19 posted on 01/09/2014 8:20:27 PM PST by zot
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To: huldah1776

Perhaps it’s worth mentioning that another name for the ARK given in the bible is “Ark of the testimony”. The Ark was/is to remain as a testimony to b recovered/uncovered in the last days as an absolute testimony of God and his dealings with the Hebrews.

There is a passage in the bible which states that truth shall spring forth from the earth in the last days. This believed to relate to the reappearance of the Ark and the testimony that it brings of God.

It has been considered that it is this testimony which brings the Jews back to their faith and reconciles them to God from whom many have departed.

It might also be construed that the Truth which springs forth from the Earth might also/or relate to Christ Himself who is the embodiment of the Holy Spirit who is also called “The Spirit of Truth”.

Perhaps the bible references relating to the truth springing forth from the Earth like many biblical prophecies has dual meanings and can correctly be applied to the recovery of the Ark and other Temple treasures as well as referring to Christ.

Both references when considered would have a very positive bearing on the Jews returning to God in the last days as foretold in the bible.

I am anxiously awaiting the recovery of the Ark if we are still around when that happens. That recovery might possibly precede the Rapture although it may also be withheld until after the Rapture to provide the justification for the Jews return to God and them taking up their ministry after the Rapture.

Regardless, these are certainly great and interesting times to be living in as a Christian expecting the soon return of the Lord.


20 posted on 01/09/2014 10:28:21 PM PST by dglang
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To: Carbonsteel
1 One finds in the records that Jeremiah the prophet ordered those who were being deported to take some of the fire, as has been told, 2 and that the prophet after giving them the law instructed those who were being deported not to forget the commandments of the Lord, nor to be led astray in their thoughts upon seeing the gold and silver statues and their adornment. 3 And with other similar words he exhorted them that the law should not depart from their hearts. 4 It was also in the writing that the prophet, having received an oracle, ordered that the tent and the ark should follow with him, and that he went out to the mountain where Moses had gone up and had seen the inheritance of God. 5 And Jeremiah came and found a cave, and he brought there the tent and the ark and the altar of incense, and he sealed up the entrance. 6 Some of those who followed him came up to mark the way, but could not find it. 7 When Jeremiah learned of it, he rebuked them and declared: "The place shall be unknown until God gathers his people together again and shows his mercy. (2 Maccabees 2:1-7)

11:19 Then God's temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen within his temple; and there were flashes of lightning, voices, peals of thunder, an earthquake, and heavy hail. 12:1 And a great portent appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars; 2 she was with child and she cried out in her pangs of birth, in anguish for delivery. 3 And another portent appeared in heaven; behold, a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems upon his heads. 4 His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven, and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to bear a child, that he might devour her child when she brought it forth; 5 she brought forth a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne, 6 and the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, in which to be nourished for one thousand two hundred and sixty days... 13 And when the dragon saw that he had been thrown down to the earth, he pursued the woman who had borne the male child. 14 But the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle that she might fly from the serpent into the wilderness, to the place where she is to be nourished for a time, and times, and half a time. 15 The serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, to sweep her away with the flood. 16 But the earth came to the help of the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed the river which the dragon had poured from his mouth. 17 Then the dragon was angry with the woman, and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and bear testimony to Jesus...(Revelation 11:19--12:1-6,13-17)

21 posted on 01/09/2014 10:47:37 PM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: fidelis
The structure of the story is confusing. In the prologue it states that Shimmur the Levite (he doesn't appear to be a biblical figure) and his companions hid the treasures, "but later on the text mentions the treasures being in the keeping of or hidden by Shamshiel and other angels," Davila said.

"18 And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the Lord, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha. 19 And Elisha said unto them, This is not the way, neither is this the city: follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom ye seek. But he led them to Samaria. 20 And it came to pass, when they were come into Samaria, that Elisha said, Lord, open the eyes of these men, that they may see. And the Lord opened their eyes, and they saw; and, behold, they were in the midst of Samaria." 2 Kings 6:18-20

The sacred things are hidden, perhaps right in front of our eyes, until Christ returns for His Kingdom. Elsewise modern man being as he is would profane them.

22 posted on 01/09/2014 11:12:24 PM PST by Robwin
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To: Carbonsteel
Can you imagine the headlines?

Breitbart: Obama staff opens Ark of the Covenant at secret White House ceremony. Nation celebrates liberation!


23 posted on 01/10/2014 4:49:19 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: huldah1776

Jeremiah 3:16-17


24 posted on 01/10/2014 2:52:06 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: dglang

If they do find it, they better not touch it! (going through my long list of pings)


25 posted on 01/11/2014 7:37:50 AM PST by huldah1776
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To: Pollster1
Thanks Pollster1, see also Fate of Ark of the Covenant Revealed in Hebrew Text.

26 posted on 01/11/2014 3:56:05 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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