Even today, many mysteries of history remain unsolved and it does not seem that these mysteries will be solved in the future either. One such mystery is the Ark of the Covenant , whose mystery has remained unsolved for thousands of years.
What is the Ark of Covenant ?
It is said that the Ark of the Covenant is a ‘mysterious’ and sacred box made of wood and covered with gold, in which the books of orders of 10 religions are kept. It is also believed that there are two stones kept in the box, on which the 10 commandments are written. At the same time, some people also say that many such items are kept in the box, which is magical and has been mentioned in the Bible.
Where it was ?
It is said that the Ark of the Covenant was earlier in Jerusalem, but when this holy city of the Jews was attacked by the Babylonian army in 587 BC, the city was destroyed. They destroyed many holy temples. The Ark of the Covenant was kept in one of those temples, but what happened to it, no one knows anything about it even today.
Where it is now ?
Some people believe that the Ark of the Covenant was hidden in some secret place before the attack of the Babylonian army, but no one has any information about where that place is. However, some people in Ethiopia claim that this holy ark is kept safe in the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion in Axum. They believe that in the 10th century, this ark was brought by Menelik Exem, son of Israel’s King Solomon and Queen Sheba.
Other hypotheses regarding the lost Ark include claims by Rabbi Shlomo Goren and Yehuda Getz that it was hidden beneath the Temple Mount, and buried there before being stolen by Nebuchadnezzar. Unfortunately, the Temple Mount is where a holy site of Islam stands today called the ‘Dome of the Rock’, and the local Muslim community refuses to allow it to be excavated. Thus we do not know, how right Rabbi Shlomo Goren and Yehuda Getz are.
Other myths and hypotheses
Wendell Jones, along with other researchers, believe that an artifact found in the Dead Sea Scrolls, the mysterious “Copper Scroll” from Cave 3 of Qumran, was found before the Babylonians got there. A map containing a description of the priceless treasures located in the Temple, including the lost Ark of the Covenant. Whether this is true or not remains to be seen, as no one has yet been able to locate the essential geographical symbols listed in this horoscope. Interestingly, some scholars speculate that the scriptural account of the silver scroll is quoted in 2 Maccabees 2:1 and 4, which describes Jeremiah’s hiding in the ark. While this is an interesting guess, it is still without any basis.
However, no one knows how much truth there is in this. Yes, it is also believed that apart from Ethiopia, this holy ark could be anywhere in Mound Nebo in Jordan, South Africa, Egypt, and some other parts of Europe.