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Searching for the Ark of the Covenant
CBN ^ | November 13, 2009 | Chuck Holton

Posted on 11/14/2009 1:08:54 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out

AXUM, Ethiopia -- The Ark of the Covenant was built by Moses to hold the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments -- at the command of God himself.

For centuries in Jerusalem, it was the literal dwelling of the Most High, secreted in the darkness of the Holy of Holies.

Then, it disappeared. For more than 2,000 years, the whereabouts of the Ark have been shrouded in mystery, despite countless attempts to track it down.

There are many theories as to the whereabouts of the holy relic. Some say it's buried under the Temple Mount and others contend that it was carried to Egypt before being lost to history.

Wherever it may be, the lost Ark of the Covenant has become one of the most sought after Christian relics in history.

Consulting an Expert

On a recent trip to Africa, CBN News met with Bob Cornuke, an explorer and founder of the Biblical Archaeology Studies and Exploration Institute.

Cornuke has been investigating a little-known theory about the Ark for over 10 years and agreed to take CBN News on another fact-finding adventure.

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


TOPICS: Current Events
KEYWORDS: arkofthecovenant; christian; israel; theark

1 posted on 11/14/2009 1:08:58 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Indiana Jones already found it and it ripped the faces off many a bad guy.


2 posted on 11/14/2009 1:12:17 AM PST by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

whatever happened to the ark eventually, it is a singularly fascinating device in the bible. Imagine a bronze-age people, with bronze-age vocabularly and concepts, trying to describe very advanced technology being demostrated, or being given instructions very similar to those used today to contain radioactive contamination (mt sinai), etc.

If this is of interest, the book of ezekiel is worth looking at too.


3 posted on 11/14/2009 1:57:16 AM PST by WoofDog123
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Bezalel made it and it went missing sometime after King Solomon, 3,000 years ago. Just saying...


4 posted on 11/14/2009 2:17:08 AM PST by Enosh (†)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

The Gold of Exodus: The Discovery of the True Mt. Sinai
Howard Blum, Lynn Nesbit, Fred Hills.

Did you read? I loved it. It was the first adventure of Cornuke and his co-adventurer. Can’t understand why they didn’t make a movie it is such an interesting story.

Just looking at the photos of the “real” Mt. Sinai leaves you assured that the “church” picked the wrong spot.


5 posted on 11/14/2009 3:39:26 AM PST by applpie
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Graham Hancock covers all of this material in more depth in the 24 min vid below as well as in his book The Sign and The Seal. Cornuke is just retracing work already covered in more depth.
http://www.veoh.com/browse/videos/category/travel/watch/v462768rdYBsAcT


6 posted on 11/14/2009 5:11:12 AM PST by PIF
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Lots of fascinating subject matter here. As far as the Ark is concerned, the acacia wood would have deteriorated long ago. I don’t think anything remains of the Ark, the Holy Grail, or the True Cross. It does not diminish the historical evidence, however. Much of the Bible is straight historical narrative, and shame on scholars who dismiss it as such.


7 posted on 11/14/2009 5:26:34 AM PST by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

“Wherever it may be, the lost Ark of the Covenant has become one of the most sought after Christian relics in history.”

Christian relic?? Where does this guy get his “facts”? Seems to me that it is a Jewish relic.


8 posted on 11/14/2009 6:17:54 AM PST by Nuocmam
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To: Nuocmam

Seems to me that it is both.


9 posted on 11/14/2009 6:34:58 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Thanks for posting, I love this stuff.


10 posted on 11/14/2009 6:42:39 AM PST by Ditter
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

The Ark is not lost...God knows exactly where it’s at...And at the right time............


11 posted on 11/14/2009 7:24:53 AM PST by Iscool (I don't understand all that I know...)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Little-known theory?

The Ethiopian Ark story is the most popular one after the theories that it was hidden on/near the Temple Mount or simply destroyed by Babylonians.

Little-known would be that it resides guarded by tribesmen in Afghanistan/Pakistan.

CBN is re-running old tales as something new.


12 posted on 11/14/2009 10:53:51 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

They might want to check here.

13 posted on 11/14/2009 10:57:09 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: jjotto

“CBN is re-running old tales as something new.”

Sure, but it’s highly interesting anyway, unless you’re one of the 0.1% who knows this!

Chuck Missler says he’s spoken to Israeli priests who say it’s in Jerusalem now.


14 posted on 11/14/2009 11:19:20 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

I don’t see how the Ark could be described as a “Christian” relic. It is called the Ark of the COVENANT for simple reason: it symbolized the Covenant between God and Israel. Most Christians believe that God abolished or replaced this covenant roughly 2000 years ago. Israel (i.e., the Jewish people) believes it remains in effect today.


15 posted on 11/14/2009 3:43:31 PM PST by ChicagoHebrew (Hell exists, it is real. It's a quiet green meadow populated entirely by Arab goat herders.)
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To: ChicagoHebrew
"Most Christians believe that God abolished or replaced this covenant roughly 2000 years ago"

In Europe maybe. I wouldn't say that's the predeominant view among Christians worldwide. That view has no biblical support. There were no statute of limitations on the Abrahamic covenant!

I wouldn't argue the point contentiously. I think you would find if you spoke to the writer, and most evangelical Christians, you would find that their understanding is that they share the same faith as biblically-oriented jews, but understand Jesus to be the Messiah, as did Rabbi Kaduri (ref)

There is a lot of old testament precedent for the non-legalist position, David eating the shewbread, "Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart", etc.
16 posted on 11/14/2009 3:56:16 PM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Rabbi Kaduri did not consider Jesus the messiah (as much as Christians would like to think otherwise). On his deathbed, he said that the messiah’s name would be Yehoshua (Joshua), which happens to be one of the most common Hebrew names on the planet. Jesus’ name was Yeshua, which is a very uncommon name.


17 posted on 11/14/2009 5:08:52 PM PST by ChicagoHebrew (Hell exists, it is real. It's a quiet green meadow populated entirely by Arab goat herders.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

the ark is in Ethiopia.


18 posted on 11/14/2009 9:50:34 PM PST by Cronos (Nuke Mecca and Medina NOW!!! 2010 -- Kick the dims OUT!!)
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To: Nuocmam

“Seems” that way is too mild. In fact, to believe that God still dwells betweeen the cherubim flies in the face (no pun intended) of what Jesus said and did just before and during the crucifixion.


19 posted on 11/15/2009 5:06:54 AM PST by naturalized
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To: ChicagoHebrew

I suggest you read Exodus 25:10-22. It’s called the Ark of the Covenant because it contained the covenant God made with the Israelites. It was not a symbol, it was the dwelling place of God, the place from which He would speak to Moses about His commandments from God.

“Abolish” and “replace” are wildly different concepts, and one should not glibly use them in the same sentence. Jesus expressly said he did not come to abolish the law (teachings). I think a more helpful way to think about this is in the context of a contract - when an old contract is fulfilled, and a new one regarding the same subject matter is drawn up, we don’t talk about abolishing or replacing. I think a better way to think about it is that the old covenant was merged into a new convenant - one that takes the old agreement to a better place.

God said His covenant with Israel would last forever. I believe Him.


20 posted on 11/15/2009 5:26:15 AM PST by naturalized
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To: naturalized

The Ark itself may also have lasted forever, or at least up till the present day. It still exists on earth, or so I read in a new book (The Lion and the Covenant). This is a novel, but could also be factual in what it reveals in considerable detail about the history of these matters in recent times.

The history reported is that British Freemasons under the patronage of Queen Victoria sent a Royal Engineers expedition, led by a General Sir Charles Warren, to dig under Temple Mount in 1867. That was based on information received that the location of the Ark was recorded there. The following year they sent a large army to Ethiopia under a cover story, apparently because of what they had learned in their Jerusalem excavations. In Ethiopia, they stormed the mountain fortress of the Emperor at Magdala after a long march inland. There they seized Ethiopia’s religious treasures including the Ark, gathered and hidden there by Emperor Theodore during the previous decade. Theodore then committed suicide in shame.

The British royal hope was apparently that possession of the Ark, albeit in secret, would enable the British Empire to become the greatest empire in all history. Which apparently came true for several generations. Unlike American Freemasons, who believe in democracy and republicanism, the British ones are ardent royalists and have been led by the British royal family for over two centuries (currently by the Duke of Kent, first cousin of Queen Elizabeth).

So, the Ark may still exist, & this book reveals claimed details of where it has been more recently, and also how & why it disappeared to begin with, so long ago. However the British Freemasons, who like all Freemasons are obsessed with King Solomon’s Temple, are said not to want this their biggest secret to get out, and apparently refuse to even discuss this matter at all. The lower-level ones probably wouldn’t even know the facts about it in any case, but just toe the line to the gag order. Hopefully US media will be open-minded enough to look into this startling claim though, because the historical detail is quite convincing I thought.


21 posted on 11/19/2009 5:52:50 AM PST by Wakefield (hidden history revealed?)
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