The Ark of the Covenant Revealed?

Yesterday I got a call from my friend Bob Cornuke who is a Christian Indiana Jones.  He had big news.  Three years ago, Bob led me along with an expeditionary team into Iran to look for remnants of Noah’s Ark. In addition to Noah’s Ark, Bob has been looking for other major biblical archaeological finds including the real Mount Sinai (it’s in Saudi Arabia, not the Sinai Peninsula), and the Ark of Covenant—the golden chest in which the Israelites carried the actual stone Ten Commandments Moses received on Mount Sinai (yes, the Ark that was the subject of Raiders of the Lost Ark).

Here’s why Bob called. For years Bob has taken trips to Axum Ethiopia to the church where he, and others, have long-believed the real Ark has been kept.  According to a report here, their beliefs are going to be confirmed today, June 26. 2009.   Those supposedly in control of the ark for over 2,500 years are in Rome today after meeting with the Pope.  They say they are going to reveal the Ark to the world and put it in a new museum in Axum.  When will it be available for inspection? We don’t know. Bob thinks it might take a year to get the museum built.  Hopefully more details will be revealed today.  Bob is heading to Axum in a couple of weeks and again in January.  Lord willing, I may join him for the January trip.

Who knows if this is the real deal, but it sure is interesting.  If this report is true and it turns out to be the real Ark (we don’t know at this point), we won’t open it because we don’t want our faces to melt!

I’ll keep you informed of any developments from the inside.  In the meantime, keep an eye on the news today, and read more about the Ark and Bob’s adventures here: www.BaseInstitute.org.

Here is an UPDATE for FRIDAY Evening:  Nothing revealed from the Ethiopian official today.  Click here for the story and more details on theories about the Ark.  If an announcement is made, I’ll report it here.

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  1. jacob says:

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

    http://therealmessiahbook.blogspot.com/

    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 but I want to know what everyone else thinks? I think its very important but I am not an expert.

    His blog with additional information is

    http://www.stephanhuller.blogspot.com.

    Maybe you can tell me if this for real.

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  2. Boris says:

    Since Moses never existed, the Israelites were never in Egypt, the Ten Commandments were copied from older Babylonian laws, the Bible is fiction and there is no such thing as God I’m not excited.

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  3. Shannon says:

    I don’t believe this is the real ark. First, the nation that has the ark is supposed to have God’s blessings. Ethiopia doesn’t fit. People have been starving to death there for decades. They are plagued with drought.
    Second, the bible says there are very specific ways in which the ark must be handled. If they transfer it to a museum those specific things won’t be done.
    Third, only the priests of Levi are allowed to even touch the ark. The bible clearly gives an example of a man who died just for touching it.
    It’s likely this ark is a copy. I think the original must be somewhere inside Israel.

    As for those who doubt the existance of God, I’d ask why would you be trolling around this website looking for people to argue with? Answer, a guilty conscience can make a person do funny things, I guess.

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  4. Mark 13:31 says:

    “…why would you be trolling around this website looking for people to argue with? Answer, a guilty conscience can make a person do funny things, I guess.”

    Yeah, “funny things” like spending huge amounts of their tiny little, finite life spans (that can never be retrieved) arguing w/ people of faith. In this scenario, the Christian is doing what he is called to do but, the atheist is meddling in the lives of other independent, chemically controlled, evolutionarily developed (rendering us perfect “subjects” to be “studied” and “examined”) little victims of our own lack of their wisdom. To go straight to the nub of it: In the atheists view -this life is all there is so- to be consistent any time spent that is not “productive” is time wasted, never to be gotten back. Which indicates that there is something else going on here.

    The “something else” nub: Most atheists secretly desire to be converted, to have it proved once and for all that He exists. They just want Him to exist on their terms. He does not -and never will- and until that willfulness is broken, they will be lost to His kingdom. If only they knew the joy of acknowledging their broken hearts…… “The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.” Psalm 34:18

    When I was an atheist, reading or hearing stuff like what I just wrote used to annoy me. Then, it became clear WHY it annoyed me and, the liberty that can only come from accepting truth eventually seeped into my life as I learned that this undeserving sinner was saved by the blood of the Creator of the universe. I laugh now, that such words did make me angry, or “kick against the goads”, but that is what pride does. Let us pray that our Lord reveals himself, in such a way, to the atheists that they will be broken and offer themselves as a living sacrifice at His alter. The alter of freedom from sins’ power over our lives. In Jesus name, amen!

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