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Originally posted by desertdreamer
My gut feeling is that when it is time for the Ark to be revealed, GOD will do it.....not some monk from Ethiopia.
Originally posted by Jim Scott
I, for one, don't want it tested. Science made mistakes testing the shroud of Turin, and told the world it was fake. They were wrong, and it's been proven to be real since then. Heard about it? Probably not. First press gets the people the information, later corrections seem to never make it to the people.
Not to go off topic, but regarding your comment that the Shroud has been proven to be real-
This is not quite correct. It was pretty definitively proven that the carbon dating that had been done was inaccurate. However, this is a long way from saying that the Shroud is "proven" to be the burial cloth of the Jesus. I'm not saying that it is not- Just saying that it is still open for debate and should be investigated more.
As to the ark- Not sure how things will turn out here, but I would be willing to bet that there will not be any way of proving its' authenticity one way or the other.
Originally posted by SpacePunk
What really interests me is where are they going to find a Levite priest? The only known Hebrews around are the tribe of Judah (Jews).
Originally posted by fizzy1
I have known of this story for a long time and often wondered if it were true. It is very intriguing to say the least that there is the possibility the ark of the covenant still exists. I have seen a few stories done on this and i am of mixed feelings about it.
Some say the ark was not made of solid gold but rather of wood overlayed in gold as this would have been the most common materials available to the jews of that time. A item made of wood most certainly would not have survived the centuries. Of course if you are to believe the magical properties the ark holds as having the ability to level cities and mountains and such then who knows i suppose it could survive anything.
If the ark truly was taken by Menelek to ethiopia and has been there all this time then i agree that Israel is going to want it back. It has long been held as a theory that one of the signs of the end times will be the rebuilding of the Temple and the return of the ark to it.
Keep in mind the ark was never allowed to be looked upon but by certain people and even the area it was kept in was not allowed to be entered by gentiles. No it will most certainly NOT be allowed to be tested by anyone except someone from the jewish community in israel who can qualify it as authentic. It wont go through a media circus and be paraded around on TV. It was and will be kept hidden and away from prying eyes.
I doubt you will hear anymore on this seriously except what people have been hearing forever and thats more theories and speculations based upon the shroud of mystery always surrounding it. I do agree with something i read online called the sign and the seal where the author states that it is odd that the ark just came up missing without so much as a song or lamentation from the jewish people in writting as to its dissapearance. That is extremely odd to me and i had never before thought of it this way. The jews have tons of stories concerning their history such as their captivity in babylon and the destruction of jerusalem at the hands of invaders etc etc yet there is nothing more ever written about the greatest religious artifact to them they ever had. Thats really odd.
Seems to me to be a conspiracy here somewhere lol
[edit on 18-6-2009 by fizzy1]
Originally posted by Amagnon
The bible seems to indicate that the Ark was designed to hold a powerful artifact called the Tetragrammaton - which the Jews will tell you simply means the four letter name of God. I think it more likely that the Tetragrammaton is in fact an alien artifact.
While the Ark itself may be revealed - I doubt the alien artifact inside will still be there. It supposedly allowed communication with 'the Most High' (the boss of the Gods) - and also could be used to divide water and other nifty applications.
If the Ark is revealed and the artifact IS inside - then we are likely to make contact with those who crafted mankind 'from the dust of the Earth'.
[edit on 18-6-2009 by Amagnon]
K: OK. Was this what you called the Ark?
D: Yes. Yeah.
K: OK. Which, from what I understand, used to exist here on the planet.
D: Well, in several pieces.
K: Right. OK. So they took it up to the Moon somehow.
D: Yeah. It was assembled and it ...
K: Did they use a Stargate?
D: No. No. That was going ... In fact they were building equipment up north from here and they ended up getting it about three-quarters of the way built. I actually told Bill Hamilton about this when we were walking on the Jeep Road out on Frenchman Mountain one night. “Well, where's it gonna go?” I looked like that [makes face] and kind of pointed up and there the orb was setting. And he says, “Ah.”
K: OK. But you call it an Ark. Is this something ...
D: Well, it's a nickname for it.
K: But it sounds like it's going to save creatures.
D: It's got genetic and tissue and other products.
K: From us?
K: OK. Other creatures on the planet as ...?
D: Oh yes, yes. A very good biodiversity, yes.
K: I see. And it's sitting on the Moon in case there's something very bad that happens down here. Is that the idea?
Originally posted by trusername
I wonder if they plan to unveil on the Summer Solstice?
It's about the right date - it sounds like.
Originally posted by adrenochrome
i agree with those that wonder if it's just another copy... in doing so, they can feed us all the disinformation they want!
how are we to know what the real Ark looks like?? i bet you this, however, that it's just going to be some ancient relic made out of gold, and they will say its powers are only a myth...
...the perfect plan to hide the true version which actually has powers unthinkable...
than again, how would i know what the heck the Ark really does?
Many of us have heard of the belief that the Ark was taken to Ethiopia by Menelik I, the offspring of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba who, raised by priests until he was of age, and then leaving behind a replica, removed the Ark to separate it from Solomon's apostasy. (These ideas were developed by Graham Hancock in his book, The Sign and the Seal, and also popularized by Grant Jeffrey in some of his publications.) Emperor Haile Selassie has been regarded as the 225th descendant of Menelik, and these traditions continue to be embraced by the current leadership of the government of Ethiopia.