However, because of political instability in Israel at the time and security concerns, he asked us not to post it at that time. Jeremiah replied “the place shall be unknown until God gathers His people together again and shows His mercy.”, In 1922 an eighteenth century writing called Emeq HaMelekh written by Rav Hertz, an authority on oral Torah, was found in Amsterdam. *Shelley Neese is the vice president of The Jerusalem Connection. My address is asjesuswalked@gmail.com@gmail.com. Excluding Jones and Barfield, however, few Copper Scroll experts have given the connection any merit—mostly because archeologist frown upon using ancient literary texts to aid in finding artifacts. The Copper Scroll Project is a relative newcomer to the modern treasure hunt. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. It is based around the treasure hunt of the riches described in this scroll and ends with them finding it and the arc of the covenant. The Copper Scroll treasures were almost assuredly from the Second Temple, but the Ark of the Covenant was not ever discovered after the First Temple. He claims the Copper Scroll tells the location of the Ark, but his translation of the Copper Scroll is very questionable. The Copper Scroll is the treasure map and like in the Da Vinci code Jon and Erin are on the hunt. A cave Jeremias found there, in which he set down tabernacle and ark and incense-altar, and stopped up the entrance behind him. We believe our readers may find it intriguing, if not fascinating, especially in light of the recent developments concerning President Trump’s focus on Jerusalem. 34:1). My name is Nathanael from Indiana. The resting place of the Ark of the Covenant may now be known! The Holy Grail, The Ark of the Covenant, The Fountain of Youth, and The Philosopher’s Stone – Whether the objects are of legend or history, certain ancient mysteries arrest the imaginations of every generation. The search would use satellite imaging and infrared scanning to discover the canyon, which was partly filled in by a landslide or rock fall which hid the cave from view. Jim Barfield believes it is in Qumran, the area of the Judean Desert where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. In addition to the Palestinians, there are also influential Israelis who are opposed to the project. “The political and religious ramifications of this are huge,” he told The New American in a recent telephone interview. Jim Barfield has worked on the Copper Scroll Project for more than a decade. He freely admits to getting impatient and discouraged at times. Scholars translate it differently. Whether or not he has truly discovered the Ark of the Covenant will likely only be revealed by time — and a shovel. Then once again the Lord’s majesty shall be seen, and the cloud that enshrines it; the same vision that was granted to Moses, and to Solomon when he prayed that the great God would have his temple on earth; Solomon, the master of wisdom, that in his wisdom offered sacrifice to hallow the temple he had made. Vendyl Jones—an explorer who has devoted thirty years to studying the Copper Scroll—and Jim Barfield—a retired fire marshal who believes he has cracked the code on the Copper Scroll (see my Copper Scroll articles from the last two issues)—believe the Second book of Maccabees and two other extra-Biblical texts give the background to the Copper Scroll. The Copper Scroll is materially unique in that it was written on thin, hammered copper, rather than the less-durable papyrus or parchment, which were the materials used for all of the other scrolls. The Ark of the Covenant is a chest that, when originally built, was said to have held tablets containing the 10 commandments. The clues provided in the Copper Scroll, Barfield says, are reinforced by the ancient account of the prophet Jeremiah (Jeremias) in the Second Book of Maccabees, which recounts that Jeremiah removed the Temple treasures from Jerusalem before the city fell to Nebuchadnezzar. The Copper Scroll and the Excavations at Qumran Copper Scrolls with Coded Symbols (hi-lighted), view large file view medium file Go to actual Copper Scrolls, view large file view medium file How the Scrolls were cut. His treasure map for the past 35 years has been the Copper Scroll, the one scroll among the Dead Sea collection engraved on a roll of copper rather than parchment. Five years later, 1952, in cave 3 (Q vj 3) at Qumran, a new archeological find was unearthed by the workers under the dig supervision of Professor Gerald Harding, a seven foot copper Scroll. The 1981 adventure/fantasy film. Logic would follow that the Scroll is referring to second Temple treasures secreted away before the Roman invasion. That movie ends with the Ark disappearing in a large crate, along with thousands of other similar crates, into a huge U.S. government warehouse. The prevailing opinion in Copper Scroll studies is that, like the rest of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Copper Scroll dates between 150 BCE and 70 CE. As his source, Hertz cited in his introduction a Tosefta Mishnayot (Rabbinic writing) which was unknown to modern Talmudists until twenty years ago. The burning question is how something so holy and central to Jewish worship could disappear without explanation. To give you an idea of this area, the Beit Ha Otzrot is in the southwestern chamber in the Azarah. The Copper Scroll, which dates back around 1,900 years, and is made of copper, shows several "striking parallels" with the newly translated treatise, Davila said. Jews in the land and in the Diaspora had brought substantial wealth to the Jewish temple through regular free-will offerings. An Account of the Hiding of the Tabernacle and of the Hiding of the Ark of the Covenant [A list of these and other treasures is arguably found on the Qumran Copper Scroll.] In the twenty-sixth section of the Scroll, the scribe uses the same Hebrew word for “pitcher” that is almost exclusively used for the Qalal, the urn which held the ashes of the Red Heifer. Discovered in 1952 near Qumran on the shores of the Dead Sea, the Copper Scroll is unlike the other Dead Sea Scrolls which are mostly religious manuscripts written on parchment. Strict charge he gave them, the Lord’s commandments they should keep ever in mind, nor let false gods, all gold and silver and fine array, steal away their hearts; with much else to confirm them in their regard for the law. The account in II Maccabees reads: You shall also find it set down in the dispositions made by the prophet Jeremias, that he bade the exiles rescue the sacred fire, in the manner aforesaid. Photo: courtesy of The Copper Scroll Project. Most scholars would deny any direct connection between the Copper Scroll and the Ark. The Scroll’s script and word construction has eluded many paleographers (experts in ancient script) because it is unlike any of the other Dead Sea Scrolls or texts from the suspected period of production. A Long Way to Shiloh (known in the USA as The Menorah Men so as not to be thought a Civil War novel) is a thriller by Lionel Davidson, published in 1966, whose plot follows the finding and contents of a similar treasure scroll. Emeq HaMelekh warns that the Temple items will “not be discovered until the day of the coming of Moschiach, son of David.”. Unlike the rest of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Copper Scroll has no literary or religious content; it is an inventory of sixty-four obscure locations where gold, silver, and other treasures are said to be hidden. The Copper Scroll, he believes, also shows the locations of 56 additional sites where vast hoards of sacred treasures are buried — including tons of Temple items made of gold and silver from the Temple of Solomon. Until this book, I had never heard of such a thing - the dead sea scrolls, but not this one. Others hold that the Ark is in Aksum, Ethiopia, or that it is buried in a tunnel under the Temple, or that it is in a cave beneath Golgotha (also known as Calvary), the hill on which Jesus Christ was crucified. He has experienced many delays, setbacks, and roadblocks, as well as more than his fair share of detractors. It seems certain that faithful priests had hidden the ark when Nebuchadnezzar was camping beyond Jerusalem’s Walls in preparation to destroy the city. With the help of a member of the Israeli Knesset, he and his team were allowed to conduct a survey of four of the sites utilizing advanced scanning detector technology that allowed them to see 50 feet below the surface of the ground. That’s where the detector gave off the biggest readings for nonferrous metals, indicating to him they had found the Ark and the other most important gold and silver Temple objects. At any rate, it has been “missing” for well over two millennia, its location known only to God. While most of the Dead Sea Scrolls were found by Bedouins, the Copper Scroll, which is now on display at the Jordan Museum in Amman, was discovered by an archaeologist. He is confident that the objects depicted by the detector are indeed the much-sought-after Temple treasures. Even the most intriguing mysteries have a sell-by date in a 24/7 mass communications age. He, when they told him of it, rebuked their eagerness; Nay, said he, the place must remain ever unknown, till the day when God brings his people together once more, and is reconciled; then, divinely, the secret shall be made manifest. Found in a cave near Qumran, the "Copper Scroll" is one of the most unusual of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Copper Scroll Project tells the story of an Oklahoma arson investigator, Jim Barfield, who sets off on a decade-long quest to uncover Qumran’s secrets―the lost treasures of the Jerusalem temple―and show the world that the Dead Sea Scrolls were merely the tip of the archaeological iceberg. “On our last visit to Israel — in September last year — we had a very good meeting with a top Israeli archeologist and a high official in the Israeli government,” he told The New American. Dubbed the “Copper Scroll ”, it was kept in secret and the contents of this discovery were withheld from the public for four years. After Jeremiah sealed the entrance his followers complained they could not find the site. Its content has baffled and confounded the biblical fraternity ever since, because the scroll listed 64 locations where vast quantities of gold and silver treasures were buried. Readers of the Old Testament are familiar with the Ark of the Covenant, the sacred golden chest carried by the Israelites during their wanderings in the desert and finally placed in the temple built by King Solomon. But one has proven itself to be more enduring since a copper scroll was unearthed on the coast of the Dead Sea in 1952. Furthermore, it is unique for more than its copper plates. I’d like to know more about the Ark of the Covenant. Date Sunday - January 13 2019 Host Richard Syrett ... Barfield now believes that the Ark of the Covenant is hidden nearby "in a cave." Utilizing the copper scroll, the Book of Maccabees, and other ancient sources, Barfield has created a map of Qumran depicting where he believes the 57 Temple treasure sites are. For further information, you can reach me at the e-mail address listed below. Click here for her articles and videos. Now, let’s go further. Jim Barfield believes the Ark of the Covenant is in Qumran, the area of the Judean Desert where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. "For nearly 2,400 years the Copper scroll laid in a cave near Khirbet Qumran high above the shores of the Dead Sea until 1952. The only place in ancient Israel that would have had access to so much wealth was the Temple treasury. That movie ends with the Ark disappearing in a large crate, along with thousands of other similar crates, into a huge U.S. government warehouse. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Jim Barfield, founder and director of The Copper Scroll Project, believes he has found in the enigmatic Copper Scroll the key to the location of the cave where the Ark of the Covenant is hidden, along with the Tabernacle in the Wilderness and the Altar of Incense. This mountain has a significant … If this theory stands, then the Copper Scroll likely has no connection to the Ark since the Ark was absent from the Second Temple. Tom Croster claims he has found the Ark in a cave on Mt. Besides being an outsider, without the archeological credentials and experience of other noted authorities in this field, there are tremendous political sensitivities and rivalries involved that complicate any excavation effort. Senior editor William F. Jasper is an author/journalist/commentator/documentary producer with a well-earned reputation as one of America’s top investigative reporters, most renowned for his in-depth, years-long investigation of the Oklahoma City bombing and its aftermath. Our video interview with Barfield embedded above was conducted in 2016. Please join us in petitioning Israel to … Some passages have paleographic dates around 70 CE, but other passages date back 700 years earlier. The official from the Israeli government, when presented with all of Barfield’s evidence, became very interested and supportive. The scroll would likely have been hid in a cave during the Babylonian exile. The Copper Scroll Project is a relative newcomer to the modern treasure hunt. II Maccabees tells the story of the prophet Jeremiah receiving a divine warning about the Babylonian invasion to come. The Copper Scroll may be our closest witness to the Ark’s fate. Jeremiah took the sacred Temple treasures—including the Wilderness Tabernacle, the Ark and its contents, and the Qalal—and hid them in a hollow cave near Mount Nebo (Deut. With the help of an ancient document found in Qumran together with the Dead Sea Scrolls, known as the “Copper Scroll”, Dr. Jones is convinced he has pinpointed the location of the Ark … We, at The New American, take no position on the validity or accuracy of the findings and claims of Jim Barfield and the Copper Scroll Project. Since the ark was the most important piece of furniture in the Temple, its omission was not an oversight as other lists describing the Babylonian plunder also do not include the ark ( 2 Kings 24:13 , 2 Kings 25: 13-1). This, he says, is an exciting confirmation to him that they are on the right track. In answer to a caller’s question, Neese described the Ark’s importance to the Jewish faith as "a material connection to an immaterial God." 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The Copper Scroll Project: In Search of the Ark of the Covenant, Readers of the Old Testament are familiar with the Ark of the Covenant, the sacred golden chest carried by the Israelites during their wanderings in the desert and finally placed in the temple built by King Solomon. However, we were intrigued enough with the subject to do this interview and report. In 1952, a fragile scroll made of copper was discovered in a cave above the Dead Sea at Qumran. Finding the lost Ark of the Covenant. The Copper Scroll is the first archeological discovery that sheds light on the issue and could even lead to the Ark’s recovery. Results for {phrase} ({results_count} of {results_count_total}), Displaying {results_count} results of {results_count_total}. The New American magazine, published twice a month in print and daily online, is the essential news source for freedom-loving Americans. 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