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Ark of the Covenant  


The Ark of the Covenant was rediscovered through the leading of God. Ron Wyatt, the archaeologist whom God had permitted to re-discover a number of significant archaeological finds including Noah's ark, the Red Sea crossing site with its encrusted chariot wheels, the real Mt. Sinai with its blackened top and altars. The following information is from the ArkDiscovery.com website.

"Ron Wyatt was in Jerusalem in 1978, after having been diving at the Red Sea inspecting a possible site of the crossing by Moses at the Gulf of Aqaba, and was preparing to return to the States, when he was approached by a member of the Israeli Antiquities Authority who invited him to take a walk in the Garden Tomb grounds.  While walking through this area, his arm pointed to a pile of trash next to an escarpment and these words came out of his mouth, "There is Jeremiah's Grotto and the Ark of the Covenant is in there."  He hadn't even thought of those words, but they came out through God's direction.  The official with Mr. Wyatt said that was wonderful to hear, and he would give Ron a place to stay, and food to eat while working on the site.  This was puzzling to Ron because he had not even thought about the Ark, and yet God spoke through him with those words.  First, Ron had to return to the states and begin research on the idea of the Ark even being in that location."


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Ron returned home to the US, and began to research as to whether or not the Ark could be in that area. He discovered that 2 Chronicles 35:3 is the last reference to the Ark of the Covenant, verse 19 tells us that this was in the year 621 BC, just 35 years before the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple by Nebuchadnezzar. It says that the Ark was in the temple at that time. When the Babylonian army besieged Jerusalem, they built a siege wall around the city, not allowing anyone or anything in or out of the city.


Therefore, the Ark of the Covenant most probably remained within the Babylonian siege wall. As it was not captured by Nebuchadnezzar and taken to Babylon, we must assume that it was hidden underground. This matched perfectly with the area that Ron had pointed to, it would have been within the Babylonian siege wall in an underground chamber. Ron and his two sons dug several times at that site, uncovering a wealth of information. They began by digging straight down, at the base of a cliff face, a cliff face known to many as Golgotha. In the 1800's General Gordon recognized that the site matched the biblical description of Calvary, the site of the crucifixion of Christ. The Bible describes a tomb hewn out of rock, in a garden nearby.  It was the tomb of a rich man who donated it to Jesus (Matt. 27:57-60). In the vicinity is just that, and the tomb has been hurriedly extended, suggesting that the person that lay in it, was not the person it was designed for.

  

Matt. 27:59, 60 "And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his new tomb which he had hewn out of the rock. and he rolled a large stone against the door of the tomb, and departed."  Notice in the photo above, the arched radius to the left of the entrance.  This follows the contour of the 13 foot tall rolling stone ("...it was very large." Mark 16:4) that sealed the tomb.  It was probably cut out of the face of the tomb.  When the stone was in place to seal the tomb, it covered a small window to the right of the entrance.  When the stone is rolled back, this opened the window allowing light to enter the tomb.  A large block was used to stop the stone from rolling further to the right, in the downhill direction.  Luke 23:53 also says the tomb was hewn from stone, like this one.

"Make it as secure as you know how.  So they went and made the tomb secure, sealing the stone and setting the guard." Matt. 27:65,66  Close-up photo at left is of an iron shaft driven into the rock.  This would have prevented the stone from being rolled backward.


200 yards east of the Garden Tomb is Skull Hill, or Golgotha - Place of the Skull, or the Latin equivalent - Calvary. "And He, bearing His cross, went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha, where they crucified Him." John 19:17,18. It was below this area that victims were stoned to death, including perhaps Stephen, and approximately 100 yards to our left is the area where the crucifixion took place. Today there is an Arab bus station in front of Golgotha.

 


View from left side of skull shows a
definite nose profile and eye sockets

 

The first find that they uncovered were recesses cut into the cliff face, three 'bookshelf-like' cut outs. Ron's thought was that these could be the recesses that held the signs that the Romans put above the cross of Christ. In Matthew 27:37, Mark 15:26 and Luke 23:38 the Bible says that the superscription was written "over" Jesus, which fits with what Ron found. In the book of John, the Bible says that, "a title," was "put on the cross". The Greek word for "on" is "EPI". EPI can also be translated as "over" or "above". The translators in Matthew, Mark and Luke decided to translate EPI as "over", because it would have not made sense to say that a sign was put (EPI) on his head, but in John they translated EPI to mean "on" because it would make sense to put a sign on the cross. However, they could have translated EPI to say, "a title" was "put above/over the cross".


Further excavation revealed an altar stone protruding from the cliff face like a shelf. Ron felt that perhaps this was the remains of a Christian altar, suggesting that the early Christians knew that this was a place of significance. The foundation to a first century building was also uncovered, which was believed to be a church, again adding more significance to the site.  At last Ron uncovered the clinching evidence that convinced him this was the site of the crucifixion. Four cross holes cut out of the rock, one higher up than the rest on a platform and set back. The other three were in a line lower down and in front. The upper cross hole would have held the 'featured' criminal, and we know from the Biblical account that the two cross holes either side held the two thieves when Christ was crucified. In this case, only three of the four cross holes were used.


Standing next to the cut-outs where signs reading
"Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews" were placed
at the time of Jesus' crucifixion. Bedrock is 30 feet
 down where you would find the cross hole used
 in Jesus' crucifixion.

Using ground penetrating radar Ron detected a large round stone, thirteen feet in diameter and two feet wide. He tried to uncover it, but it was buried underneath about twenty feet of earth. He considered the strong possibility of it being a very large tombstone. Could it be the tombstone that fitted the nearby tomb? Ron went back to the tomb in the garden to see if the stone would fit. He measured the width of the channel that held the tombstone, and what the diameter would have been. Amazingly, the channel was designed to hold a stone with a width of two feet! And the diameter would have also fitted the stone that he found - thirteen feet! The Bible does say that, " a great stone" was rolled in front of Jesus' tomb.


Ron's attention was drawn to the cross hole that was higher than the others. If this was the site of the crucifixion of Jesus, then this would undoubtedly be His cross hole. A square-cut stone had been placed in the cross hole, acting as a plug. It had finger grips on each side, and when Ron removed it he noticed a large crack in the bedrock, extending from the cross hole. It looked to Ron like an earthquake crack, and the Bible does say, in Matthew 27:51, "and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent".

As Ron kept digging, it became too dangerous to continue digging down the cliff face. So Ron had to dig down at various angles. He soon found himself within a cave system. He worked with a small Arab man who would crawl in through the gaps that were too tiny for Ron to easily enter. The conditions were damp, with plenty of dust and little oxygen. Sometimes Ron had to squeeze himself through the smallest of holes. One day he asked the man to crawl in through a tiny entrance to a cave, as usual. When he had done so, he rushed out with terror in his eyes, screaming, "What's in there! What's in there!" The man hurriedly exited the cave system and refused ever to return.

On January 6, 1982, Ron entered the chamber that contained the Ark of the Covenant.

Excitedly, Ron extended the entrance to this chamber and crawled in. He found himself crawling across rocks that were piled up almost to the roof. Growing more and more tired, Ron began to move the rocks aside, in order to reveal what was underneath. He uncovered some dry rotted wooden boards which when he moved aside revealed animal skins. Something shiny was under the animal skins. Moving them aside, Ron uncovered the Table of Shewbread - from the first temple!  Continuing to shift aside more rocks and wood, he then found a stone casing. The lid had cracked and had been moved aside. Ron shone his flashlight down through the crack and saw a chest of beaten gold. He knew he was looking at the Ark of the Covenant. Overwhelmed with emotion and suffering from pneumonia Ron passed out for 45 minutes in that chamber. It was January 6th 1982, when Ron made this amazing discovery. He tried to photograph it with a Polaroid, but the photos turned out foggy. He returned with a colonascope, but again the photos turned out foggy.


Ron Wyatt in the Garden Tomb
grounds standing in the entrance
 to the tunnel leading to the
Ark of the Covenant.

 


Inside tunnel system

 

In this cave he also found the Table of Shewbread, the 7-branch candlestick, the Golden Altar of Incense, and the Golden Censer which all still remain there today. He brought out a very large sword, numerous oil lamps, a brass shekel weight, a brass ring, an ephod, and an ivory pomegranate. Ron has returned to the cave on occasion, and after his first visit the cave has been completely tidied up. Ron has been told by an Angel that the time is not yet for the world to see this discovery with their own eyes.

Any item Ron would find in the excavation he would turn over to the Israel Antiquities Authority, which he did. Today in the Israel Museum Jerusalem, you can see the ivory pomegranate Ron turned over to the IAA after bringing it out of the tunnel system that led to the cave that houses the Ark of the Covenant. It is said to be the only item ever found from Solomon's temple, in the first temple period. It is a thumb-sized pomegranate believed to be used by the Temple priests during one of their ceremonies. Around the shoulder of the pomegranate is a carefully incised inscription in early Hebrew characters, part of which is broken off, and reads: "qodes kohanim I-beyt [yahwe]h" or "Sacred donation for the priests of (in) the House of [Yahwe]h." "House of Yahweh" most probably refers to the Temple in Jerusalem.

This find is the most significant archaeological find in history. A number of dictators, including Adolph Hitler and Mussolini, felt that possessing the Ark would give them power over their enemies and aggressively sought for it. Yet it should be emphasized that the Ark itself has no power except as God's presence is dwelling there.  The Israeli government after examining artifacts brought from the chamber, has confirmed to its satisfaction that the Ark has indeed been found. However, to its credit, the government has been very careful with the release of information to prevent riots and the potential destruction of the Dome of the Rock by Jewish extremists. Some examples of what happened when people misused the ark discovery information.

1. A brash young intrusive tourist who called a press conference to announce the find was found by the press corps dead from a gunshot to the back of the head.
2. A doctor of archeology from the Israeli university, as he attempted to enter the chamber became totally paralyzed in his back and legs. He spent two weeks in the hospital and swore he'd never try to enter the chamber again.
3. When the Israeli government released some information about the find, a riot ensued at the Dome of the Rock resulting in over 20 deaths.

The Israeli government, satisfied that the Ark has been found, has ordered the chamber to be sealed. The entryway was covered with a steel plate and then covered with 2 feet of rock and dirt. It awaits a better time for God to reveal it.

The time is coming when the inhabitants of the world will have a universal law enforced on them (being unable to buy or sell, Rev. 13:17). Some time after this law has been passed, God will allow the tables of stone (The 10 Commandments) and a good clear video of the Ark of the Covenant to be put on public display.  "It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law." Psalm 119:126.

Whilst in the chamber, Ron noticed a dried, black substance in an earthquake crack in the roof, above the Ark of the Covenant. He noticed that this black substance was also on the lid of the cracked stone casing. Obviously, this substance had dripped from the crack in the roof, and provision had been made for it to land on the Ark of the Covenant, as the stone lid had been cracked and moved aside. Ron wondered what substance could be so sacred, that God made provision for it to land on the Mercy Seat of the Ark of the Covenant. He remembered the earthquake crack at the foot of the cross hole, and suddenly an awesome realization as to what had happened came over him. Ron traced the earthquake crack, and indeed it was the same crack as the one at the cross hole. The dried black substance in the crack was tested and proved to be blood, apparently the blood of Jesus Christ. The Bible says that when Jesus died there was an earthquake and the rocks were rent (Matt. 27:51). A Roman soldier speared Christ in His side in order to make sure He was dead, and blood and water poured out (John 19:34). Ron discovered that this same blood and water poured down through the earthquake crack and fell upon the Mercy Seat of the Ark of the Covenant - thus ratifying both the Old and New Covenants by the blood of Jesus!

Ron scraped off some of this blood and had it laboratory analysed.  Now human cells normally have 46 chromosomes. These are actually 23 pairs of homologous chromosomes. In each pair of chromosomes, one of the pair is from the mother and the other member is from the father. Therefore, 23 chromosomes come from the mother and 23 from the father. In each set of 23, 22 chromosomes are autosomal and one is sex-determining. The sex-determining ones are the X chromosome and the Y chromosome. Females are XX, so they can only contribute an X chromosome to their offspring, whereas males are XY, which allows them to contribute either an X or a Y. If they contribute an X, the child is female, whereas if they contribute a Y, the child is male. The fascinating finding in this blood was that instead of 46 chromosomes, there were only 24. There were 22 autosomal chromosomes, one X chromosome and one Y chromosome. This evidences that the person to whom this blood belonged to had a mother but no human father, because the normal contribution of paternal chromosomes is missing. 1John.5.8, 9: "And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one. If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son." What does Daniel 9:24 mean, when it says, "To anoint the Most Holy."? The rest of the verse refers to events that occurred at the cross. Did this also, then occur at Jesus' crucifixion? The Hebrew word for Most Holy is, "qodesh haq-qodeshim". It is used several times in the Old Testament and always refers to the Most Holy place, or furniture in the Most Holy place ie. the Ark of the Covenant. This then must be a prophecy that Christ, on the cross, will anoint the Ark of the Covenant, with His blood.

I personally don't believe Ron or anyone else could have thought up this whole story.  It is simply too fantastic.  Have you ever read of anyone theorizing this before Ron's discovery?  I haven't.  The reason is that no one had thought of it.  I urge you to watch this video and all of the others, as they are the most important things you will ever see.

 

This is the most important information ever presented. Quite simply, the information presented in the video will blow your mind when you understand what God has done.  Please prayerfully consider the incredible testimony of Ron Wyatt.  You can read more at:

ArkDiscovery.com