Saturday, June 27, 2009

Hark! Where's the Bible Ark?

Ethiopia's Orthodox patriarch cops out on revealing plan for public viewing

Posted: June 26, 2009
4:16 pm Eastern

© 2009 WorldNetDaily

Sketch of Ark of the Covenant based on a description by the late explorer Ron Wyatt (

The leader of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church today backed off on a much-anticipated announcement about the Ark of the Covenant -- the ancient container holding the Ten Commandment -- which he claims to have seen.

But no other evidence or, indeed, even any announcement, was made public today when word had been expected.

Ark hunters and Bible enthusiasts have been buzzing for two days on the report from the Italian news agency Adnkronos that Patriarch Abuna Pauolos, in Italy for a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI this week, said, "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."

He had suggested the possibility the artifact might be viewable in a planned museum.

"I repeat (the Ark of the Covenant) is in Ethiopia and nobody … knows for how much time. Only God knows," he said in the Adnkronos report available online.

The report said Pauolos reported the artifact "is described perfectly in the Bible" and is in good condition.


At 4:10 PM, Blogger jacob said...

Who cares about a fake ‘Ark of the Covenant.’ Stephan Huller has an academic article coming up which proves that this:

is the original Episcopal throne of Alexandria, mentioned in the Acts of Peter the Patriarch, Origen, Clement and other sources and dated to the first century.

I read the book. I loved it and think its the most important discovery of this century so far but I want to know what everyone else thinks as I am not an expert.

I found his blog with additional information:

Maybe you can tell me if this for real.

At 10:20 PM, Blogger Dr. Denice Hanley, DPM, M.Div. said...

If the premise of the book, "The Real Messiah," is that Marcus Agrippa, the last king of the Jews, was the evangelist, St. Mark, I disagree with the premise. Part of the premise of that book is that only a king could be the messiah of the Jews.

Jesus was the messiah predicted in the Hebrew scriptures. He was descended from kingly and priestly lines, from the Davidic line--a king. See an excellent post in the blog, "Just Genesis," at He was both an earthly king, a descendant of David, AND a spiritual king who would come FIRST as a Suffering Servant who was rejected by His people, as predicted in Isaiah 53.
(See Isaiah 53 at

In His first coming many Jews did not recognize Him, because He came to them in humility as the Suffering Servant, according to Philippeans 2:5-8 (NAB). For:

5 Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus,
6 Who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped.
7 Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance,
8 he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross.(See

Most Jews were waiting for an earthly king who would deliver them from the persecution of the Roman rulers. They could not accept their true messiah who came as a spiritual king to deliver ALL people, but first to His chosen people, the Jews, out of which He, Yeshua Ha'Mashiach was born miraculously of a virgin, Mary, the spouse of the Holy Spirit of God. Only God, in the flesh, could deliver us all from our bondage to sin. In God's plan of salvation, the gospel must be preached to the whole world, then Jesus will COME AGAIN AS A KING IN GLORY at the Day of Judgement.

An absolutely excellent life-giving book is "The Revelation of the Son of Man by Levi Khamor, a Scripture and Rabbinic scholar who brings an incredible wealth of material from Jewish sources to light showing how Yeshua, the Messiah-Son of Man fulfilled all the Messianic expectations found in these writings. See

Another excellent website from a Jewish convert, Roy H. Schoeman, is "Salvation is from the Jews" at He has written an excellent book with the same title which can be obtained from his website and from Amazon at

As the Catechism #674 states:

The glorious Messiah's coming is suspended at every moment of history until his recognition by "all Israel". See a full explanation of God's salvific plan for His people in the Catechism, #668-#677 (see

Many Jews scattered throughout the earth and within their physical homeland of Israel who are waiting for their Messiah to come, will not recognize Him in the person of Jesus, until He appears in glory to them in His second coming.

May God bless you mightily!

At 4:34 PM, Blogger pascale said...

Hey Denice

What Huller is writing about doesn't really contradict your suggestion. You should really read the book. He says that when the disciples didn't recognize Jesus after the Resurrection he was already in another form. This is the traditional Alexandrian understanding represented in the writings of Peter I and others. The point is that Jesus CAN be viewed as having assumed a spiritual form and went over to someone else (hence the Passover reference see Origen Peri Pascha).

You really should buy the book. It sounds strange but it makes a lot of sense once you read it.


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