Skip to comments.'Ark of the Covenant' about to be unveiled (Friday June 26th at 2p.m Italian time)
Posted on 06/25/2009 10:53:40 AM PDT by TaraP
The patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Ethiopia says he will announce to the world Friday the unveiling of the Ark of the Covenant, perhaps the world's most prized archaeological and spiritual artifact, which he says has been hidden away in a church in his country for millennia, according to the Italian news agency Adnkronos.
Abuna Pauolos, in Italy for a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI this week, told the news agency, "Soon the world will be able to admire the Ark of the Covenant described in the Bible as the container of the tablets of the law that God delivered to Moses and the center of searches and studies for centuries."
The announcement is expected to be made at 2 p.m. Italian time from the Hotel Aldrovandi in Rome. Pauolos will reportedly be accompanied by Prince Aklile Berhan Makonnen Haile Sellassie and Duke Amedeo D'Acosta.
Jeremiah 3:16 points to a time when the Ark will vanish not only physically, but from the minds of the people: "And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, saith the LORD, they shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of the LORD: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done any more."
The Book of Revelation says the Ark is in the temple of God in heaven (Rev. 11:19). Muslim scholars say it will be found near the end of times by the Mahdi a messianic figure in Islam
Holy Ark Announcement Due on Friday
by Hillel Fendel
(IsraelNN.com) Ethiopian church leader says Friday, June 26, marks the right time to unveil the Biblical Ark of the Covenant, which he says has been hidden in his church for centuries.
Paulous said he would make the full announcement this Friday, June 26, 2 PM local time (3 PM Israel time, 8 AM New York time) at a press conference in Rome.
The claim that the Biblical Holy Ark has been kept at the Church, in the city of Axum, is an old one, but this is the first time that the Church plans to actually reveal the actual container, or news of it. It is not known whether the Church claims that the actual Tablets of the Law are inside it.
Copies of the alleged Ark are kept in many other churches in Ethiopia.
The news of the impending announcement was first reported by the Italian news agency Adnkronos. Pauolos told the news outlet, “Soon the world will be able to admire the Ark of the Covenant described in the Bible as the container of the tablets of the law that G-d delivered to Moses, and the center of searches and studies for centuries.”
Pauolos said “The Ark of the Covenant has been in Ethiopia for many centuries. As Patriarch, I have seen it with my own eyes, and only a few, highly-qualified persons could do the same - until now.”
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Stuart Munro-Hay, author of Quest for the Ark of the Covenant: The True History of the Tablets of Moses, concluded that the object in question is definitely not the original Holy Ark.
The building of the Ark of the Covenant also known as the Ark of Testimony and the Ark of G-ds Covenant in accordance with Divine instructions is recounted in the Book of Exodus. The Ark held the Tablets of the Law, and traveled with the People of Israel, leading the way into the Promised Land. It was placed first in the Tabernacle in Shilo, and centuries later in the Holy Temple built by King Solomon. Since then, its whereabouts have been unknown, though one popular legend says it was brought to Ethiopia. Alternatively, it could be under the Temple Mount, in a cave at Mt. Nevo in Jordan, in the Vatican, a hideaway in Utah, or elsewhere.
Thank you ... do you know of any media network that will be covering this live?
ABC I’m sure/s
Don’t look, Marion!
I wanna say seven am. They are seven hours ahead I think
It has been posited that the Ark has resided in a church in Axum, Ethiopia all this time ...
But it's not their day job ... they're just moonlighting.
When Solomon dedicated the Temple, we are told there was only the tablets of stone in the one he placed in the Holy of Holies. We are not told what happened to Aarons rod that budded or to the jar filled with manna.
This is too much..I just choked on my lunch!
Ummm... Let’s just say I’m skeptical.
And when they came to the threshing floor of Nacon,
Uzzah put out his hand to the ark of God and took
hold of it, for the oxen stumbled. The Lord’s anger
burned against Uzzah because of his irreverent act;
therefore God struck him down and he died there beside
the ark of God. (2Samual 6:6-7)
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A similar solemn conclusion to that of the seventh seal, Re 8:5, and to that of the seventh vial, Re 16:18. Thus, it appears, the seven seals, the seven trumpets, and the seven vials, are not consecutive, but parallel, and ending in the same consummation. They present the unfolding of God’s plans for bringing about the grand end under three different aspects, mutually complementing each other.
the temple-the sanctuary or Holy place (Greek, “naos”), not the whole temple (Greek, “hieron”).
opened in heaven-A and C read the article, “the temple of God “which is” in heaven, was opened.”
the ark of his testament-or “. His covenant.” As in the first verse the earthly sanctuary was measured, so here its heavenly antitype is laid open, and the antitype above to the ark of the covenant in the Holiest Place below is seen, the pledge of God’s faithfulness to His covenant in saving His people and punishing their and His enemies. Thus this forms a fit close to the series of trumpet judgments and an introduction to the episode (the twelfth and thirteen chapters) as to His faithfulness to His Church. Here first His secret place, the heavenly sanctuary, is opened for the assurance of His people; and thence proceed His judgments in their behalf (Re 14:15, 17; 15:5; 16:17), which the great company in heaven laud as “true and righteous.” This then is parallel to the scene at the heavenly altar, at the close of the seals and opening of the trumpets (Re 8:3), and at the close of the episode (the twelfth through fifteenth chapters) and opening of the vials (Re 15:7, 8).
“...Open the case.”
Some have believed for years, and I’m not sure I believe this, but some do believe that because Christ has made a new covenant with man, the Ark is no longer part of the covenant and therefore it does not contain God’s power in the modern era.
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