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Is The Biblical Ark Of The Covenant Hidden In An Ethiopian Church?

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Where is the Ark of the Covenant, the vessel that, according to Jewish tradition and the Bible, safeguarded the Tablets of the Covenant? The gold-coated ark adorned with a gold wreath once resided in the First Temple until the Babylonian army’s destruction in 587 BC. While records don’t mention its fate, it’s improbable that such a sacred and precious object disappeared unnoticed. So, did it survive the destruction, and if so, where does it rest today? The ark, also known as the Ark of God or the Ark of the Testimony, was positioned within the Holy of Holies in the First Temple. It held immense significance, described as the primary “seat of the Shekinah,” and it hasn’t been seen since the First Temple’s ruin. Sages hold two opinions on its whereabouts. Rabbi Eliezer and Rabbi Shimon believe the ark was taken to Babylon and destroyed, while Rabbi Yehuda claims it remained in the temple’s confines but was later relocated and rediscovered elsewhere. The Ark of the Covenant’s location remains a mystery that scholars, adventurers, rabbis, and enthusiasts have sought for over 2,000 years. A peculiarly shaped stone unearthed years ago in the ruins of an ancient temple near Jerusalem raises the possibility that it may be the “great stone” upon which the Ark of the Covenant rested, housing the sacred Tablets of the Covenant. On the other hand, a substantial number of Bible scholars propose that the ark’s final resting place is a church in Ethiopia. They assert that it was clandestinely transported there from Israel during the reign of King Manasseh of Judah (697 BC to 642 BC), and it has remained hidden there for 3,000 years, meticulously guarded by virginal nuns…(READ MORE)

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