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Will This Be The First Time The World Sees The Ark of Covenant?
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12/5/11 | Rick Dewsbury

Posted on 12/05/2011 9:23:24 AM PST by marshmallow

*Leaking roof in Ethiopian chapel 'will lead to relic being revealed'

*Ark contains Ten Commandments God 'gave' to Moses on Mount Sinai

*One holy monk is the only person allowed to see the holy box...

* ...but he'll need a hand carrying metre long wooden structure to new home

A very British problem of a leaky church roof could be about to give the world the chance to glimpse the legendary Ark of the Covenant.

That's because the claimed home of the iconic relic - a small chapel in Ethiopia - has sprung a leak and so the Ark could now be on the move.

The Ark - which The Bible says holds God's Ten Commandments given to Moses on Mount Sinai - is said to have been kept in Aksum, in the Chapel of the Tablet, adjacent to St Mary of Zion Church, since the 1960s.

According to the Old Testament, it was first kept in the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem for centuries until a Babylonian invasion in the 6th century BC.

Since then it's been the goal of many adventurers and archaeologists to find it. Most-famously, but also fictitiously, Indiana Jones was shown in the 1981 Steven Spielberg film Raiders of the Lost Ark.

There has also been a long-running claim from the Orthodox Christians of Ethiopia that they have had the Ark for centuries, and since the 1960s it has apparently been kept in the chapel.

This small and curiously-styled building is surrounded by spiked iron railings, and situated between two churches, the old and new, of St Mary of Zion in central Aksum.

No one has been allowed to see the holy object, described in scripture as being made from acacia wood, plated with gold and topped with two golden angels, except one solitary elderly monk...........

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Catholic; History; Judaism; Orthodox Christian
KEYWORDS: ark; arkofthecovenant; lostark
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1 posted on 12/05/2011 9:23:30 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow
I recommend looking away.


2 posted on 12/05/2011 9:27:46 AM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: marshmallow
also contains the staff of Aaron, and a sample of mana.

the staff of Aaron is a pretty interesting thing. turned into a snake and ate the snakes of the pharoh wizards. Pharaoh wasnt too bright and even after that little demonstration he didn't catch on that he should just let the Israelites go.

also known as "God's Radio" since once a year the high priest would activate it and talk to and listen to God. It was activated by dripping blood from a sacrificed animal. Only one Priest was allowed to perform the ceremony and report the communication. Or so i recall. I mean from scripture, not saying i was there.

3 posted on 12/05/2011 9:30:28 AM PST by beebuster2000
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

“I recommend looking away.”

Heh!


4 posted on 12/05/2011 9:40:23 AM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
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To: marshmallow

ping for later


5 posted on 12/05/2011 9:40:45 AM PST by ducttape45
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To: marshmallow

I thought it was boxed up in a crate in some archives of the federal government. At least, according to Steven Spielburg.


6 posted on 12/05/2011 9:42:17 AM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: marshmallow

Another round of idolatry.


7 posted on 12/05/2011 9:48:15 AM PST by John Leland 1789
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To: marshmallow

Yeah, you know what? Probably not!


8 posted on 12/05/2011 9:49:28 AM PST by old school
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

Hilarious.

RLTW


9 posted on 12/05/2011 9:57:12 AM PST by military cop (I carry a .45....cause they don't make a .46....)
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To: marshmallow
I'm about to celebrate my fourteenth anniversary on FR. In that time, I'll wager there have been eight to ten 'definitive' announcements that the Ark of the Covenant was about to be shown.

It never was. So don't wait up for me guys. I won't be attending the "let's see the Ark" party. Just ping me and I'll read about it after it happens.

10 posted on 12/05/2011 10:12:29 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: marshmallow

I have my doubts about this being the Ark of the Covenant, but wouldn’t want to spoil anyone’s fun.


11 posted on 12/05/2011 10:15:25 AM PST by pallis
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To: marshmallow
Will This Be The First Time The World Sees The Ark of Covenant?

I would image that with the extensive use it had in Moses's and David's day, people have seen it before.

I guess "pix or it didn't happen" applies here.

12 posted on 12/05/2011 10:17:30 AM PST by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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To: pallis

I wonder if it became accepted that this was the original ark what would the Israeli Government position be in regards to it? It was once housed on the temple mount where currently the Dome of the Rock mosque is. Me thinks it would be a trigger to a war we have never seen the likes of before.


13 posted on 12/05/2011 10:24:05 AM PST by xp38
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To: John Leland 1789

To clarify: it is your opinion that the Ark of the Covenant was an idol?


14 posted on 12/05/2011 10:24:27 AM PST by wideawake
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To: marshmallow

Was Ron Wyatt a fraud?


15 posted on 12/05/2011 10:35:34 AM PST by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: xp38

The socialist establishment in Israel would regard it as a quaint, irrelevant artifact and would be happy it was found outside of their jurisdiction.

The idea of secular Israel launching a war for its recovery is just humorous.

It’s a moot point, because no “official” experts would ever concede it’s the real thing anyway.


16 posted on 12/05/2011 10:36:45 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: marshmallow
A very British problem of a leaky church roof could be about to give the world the chance to glimpse the legendary Ark of the Covenant.

That's because the claimed home of the iconic relic - a small chapel in Ethiopia - has sprung a leak and so the Ark could now be on the move.

Maybe, maybe not. Should it matter? Jeremiah tells us it will not be "remembered or brought to mind."

I listened to Chuck Missler recently go on about the Ark in Ethiopia. His scriptural backing for it scant and far fetched.

17 posted on 12/05/2011 10:58:17 AM PST by Lee N. Field (I beat wasp nests with a stick for fun.)
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To: Scoutmaster

Boy, you and I go way back!


18 posted on 12/05/2011 11:02:12 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Scoutmaster
I'm about to celebrate my fourteenth anniversary on FR. In that time, I'll wager there have been eight to ten 'definitive' announcements that the Ark of the Covenant was about to be shown.

And you'd win. I myself remember the last one:
The Ark is not going to be revealed, says Gebremedhin [Orthodox leader: I never promised to show it]
Ark of the Covenant Story was Bad Translating, Hype
'Ark' revelation: Can they dig it? (Ark of the Covenant announcement 8 AM eastern)
'Ark of the Covenant' about to be unveiled (Friday June 26th at 2p.m Italian time)
'Ark of the Covenant' about to be unveiled?
'Ark of the Covenant' about to be unveiled?

19 posted on 12/05/2011 11:08:59 AM PST by Alex Murphy (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2703506/posts?page=518#518)
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To: Alex Murphy

And the Ark was also found on a Greek island. I know because it was on FR just last month:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2805147/posts


20 posted on 12/05/2011 11:15:29 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: marshmallow

Could this be where Zero has stashed his Kenyan birth certificate?


21 posted on 12/05/2011 11:19:03 AM PST by omniscient
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To: marshmallow

Obama should look inside just to verify that it’s authentic.


22 posted on 12/05/2011 11:21:28 AM PST by Mich Patriot (I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Doc Savage
Boy, you and I go way back!

I'll bet you say that to all the boys. </shy grin>

23 posted on 12/05/2011 11:25:20 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Mich Patriot
My opinion? (Yeah..everyone has one)..... is that the only reason to rebuild the Temple would be to house the Ark....that was the original intent —to have a permanent spot for the Holy of Holies so that it was no longer housed in the Tabernacle tent that traveled with the Israelis in their 40 years of wandering...
Pat
24 posted on 12/05/2011 11:30:15 AM PST by duckbutt (Those who pay no taxes have no check on their appetite for services.)
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To: Lee N. Field

Chuck Missler? Far-fetched? You don’t say....


25 posted on 12/05/2011 11:47:57 AM PST by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God is, and (2) God is good?)
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To: duckbutt

I think the church there is looking for some money to fix the roof. Maybe there is a fund to send them a few dollars to restore the ancient church? As believers who face Islamic radicals each day—they need the support of all Christ Believing people world wide.


26 posted on 12/05/2011 11:48:41 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: duckbutt

I think the church there is looking for some money to fix the roof. Maybe there is a fund to send them a few dollars to restore the ancient church? As believers who face Islamic radicals each day—they need the support of all Christ Believing people world wide.


27 posted on 12/05/2011 11:49:23 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Doc Savage

A long time ago - back when FR was linked by Drudge as ‘the White Water files’ - and when we pinned so many hopes on Judicial Watch...


28 posted on 12/05/2011 11:51:21 AM PST by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: marshmallow
For more comments see the original thread posted earlier.
29 posted on 12/05/2011 11:53:00 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: pallis
I have my doubts about this being the Ark of the Covenant, but wouldn’t want to spoil anyone’s fun.

Have you read Graham Hancock's "Sign and the Seal"? Or Issiah Chapter 18?

Hancock has a fairly persuasive analysis of how and when the Ark got there which differs from the Ethopian legend but looks like a reasonable case.

30 posted on 12/05/2011 11:57:40 AM PST by David (...)
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To: marshmallow

What about that 200 ft hole on that island (Nova Scotia) that no one can drain? I thought the Knights Templar buried it there. More mythology!


31 posted on 12/05/2011 11:59:19 AM PST by csuzieque
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To: beebuster2000; marshmallow
also contains the staff of Aaron, and a sample of mana.

Don't forget the "five golden emerods & five golden mice", to commemorate the return of the Ark by the Phillistines.

And good luck finding enough ritually clean Levites of the Families of the Kohathites to man the poles, after it has been properly draped by a consecrated Priest of the Family of Aaron...

32 posted on 12/05/2011 12:36:07 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946...and thankful for it!)
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To: beebuster2000

**also contains the staff of Aaron, and a sample of manna.***

Not necessarily.

1 Kings 8:9 tells how there was nothing in the ark except the two tablets of stone.

The staff of Aaron and the pot of manna may have been removed and could have been the reason for God punishing the people for looking into the Ark, 1 Sam 6:19.


33 posted on 12/05/2011 12:37:41 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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well i don't think the golden emerods and mice were in the ark, but carried alongside it in a cart drawn by oxen when the philistines decided they had enough trouble from stealing it in the first place.

the oxen were killed and the cart used to build a fire to bar b q the oxen. no mention of what happened to the emerods.

you have to appreciate God's touch in giving the philistines “emerods” for messing with the Ark. nice touch dont you think?

emerod=hemorrhoid

34 posted on 12/05/2011 12:44:22 PM PST by beebuster2000
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To: marshmallow


35 posted on 12/05/2011 12:50:20 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: ApplegateRanch

***Don’t forget the “five golden emerods & five golden mice”, to commemorate the return of the Ark by the Phillistines.****

Those were in a separate container, not IN the Ark.

1 Sam 6:15.


36 posted on 12/05/2011 12:56:22 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: David
Have you read Graham Hancock's "Sign and the Seal"?

Hancock didn't completely convince me, but he gave me an itch to see Ethiopia that I hope to scratch someday. I enjoyed the book.

37 posted on 12/05/2011 12:59:14 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: marshmallow

Get Geraldo over there right away.


38 posted on 12/05/2011 2:00:07 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar; beebuster2000

(Blush) Been awhile since I’ve read Samuel; indeed, the mice and ‘emerods’ were not inside the Ark, but next to it on the cart, in a separate container.


39 posted on 12/05/2011 2:14:42 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946...and thankful for it!)
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To: wideawake
"To clarify: it is your opinion that the Ark of the Covenant was an idol?

No, you muddied up the waters, you clarified nothing. I wasn't speaking of the past, although, it likely would have been an idol to the Jews of the Apostle Paul, had they had it available.

If it were to be found today, it would be worshiped by millions as an idol. Whatever it is in Ethiopia is likely a replica or imposter. Nevertheless, it will be worshiped by millions of Christless (never have been born of God's Spirit) professing Christians ("Christendom").

40 posted on 12/05/2011 3:04:17 PM PST by John Leland 1789
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To: Scoutmaster
"let's see the Ark" party. Just ping me and I'll read about it after it happens.

I'm sure there will be no survivors......

41 posted on 12/05/2011 3:09:52 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Be good, Santa is coming)
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To: Manic_Episode

Yes


42 posted on 12/05/2011 3:38:20 PM PST by ducttape45
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To: Hot Tabasco
I'm sure there will be no survivors......

So that's what I never got a text message from the revelers attending the previous parties.

43 posted on 12/05/2011 3:56:04 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Hot Tabasco; All

Heeee's allllready got one! . . . Now go away or I shall taunt you a second time.

(Well, if he had the Holy Grail, he must been using the Ark of the Covenant as a coffee table.)

44 posted on 12/05/2011 5:12:44 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: csuzieque
What about that 200 ft hole on that island (Nova Scotia) that no one can drain?

That's where we put the original studio tapes of "Billy Don't Be A Hero" by Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods. I'd hate to think what would happen to mankind if that ever got out again.

45 posted on 12/05/2011 5:15:34 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: beebuster2000
It was activated by dripping blood from a sacrificed animal.

Sprinkling.


46 posted on 12/05/2011 5:21:11 PM PST by aruanan
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To: John Leland 1789

I agree


47 posted on 12/05/2011 5:32:48 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: csuzieque
What about that 200 ft hole on that island (Nova Scotia) that no one can drain?

Liberals and their durn Environmental Regulations.

48 posted on 12/05/2011 5:41:24 PM PST by Doe Eyes
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To: John Leland 1789
An argument full of hypotheticals about the projected behavioral patterns of others, couched in a very supercilious attitude, but very short on facts.
49 posted on 12/05/2011 5:45:21 PM PST by wideawake
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To: aruanan
It was activated by dripping blood from a sacrificed animal.

Sprinkling.

and the difference is? my understanding is they cut the throat of the animal over the ark and the blood dripped on it. no?

50 posted on 12/05/2011 5:45:35 PM PST by beebuster2000
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