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Ark of the Covenant to be revealed TODAY!

June 26, 2009

Update: Richard Bartholomew reports why the ark is a no-show. Bummer.

Seriously folks, you can’t make this stuff up. (among others) reports:

Holy Ark Announcement Due on Friday

An Ethiopian church leader says Friday, June 26, marks the right time to unveil the Biblical Ark of the Covenant, which he says has been hidden in his church for centuries.

Abuna Pauolos, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, was in Rome this week to meet with Pope Benedict XVI. While there, he told reporters that the time had come to reveal before the world the Holy Ark. He said that the holy container has been in the custody of his church for hundreds of years.

Paulous said he would make the full announcement this Friday, June 26, 2 PM local time (3 PM Israel time, 8 AM New York time) at a press conference in Rome.


Pauolos said “The Ark of the Covenant has been in Ethiopia for many centuries. As Patriarch, I have seen it with my own eyes, and only a few, highly-qualified persons could do the same – until now.”

It’s noon here on the East Coast, and I’ve yet to see any news from this conference come across the wire. So, stay tuned!

  1. Jim permalink
    June 26, 2009 12:56 pm

    you’re a bit behind on this one.

  2. Jim permalink
    June 26, 2009 2:11 pm

    well actually in point of fact, the supposed unveiling was announced in several places last thursday. thats not yesterday, it’s last thursday.

    • June 26, 2009 2:53 pm

      I was commenting on your link to your post.

      Regardless, the first article I read on was published yesterday afternoon and read by me this morning.

  3. jacob permalink
    June 26, 2009 2:17 pm

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

    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.

    • June 26, 2009 2:46 pm

      I think a more operative question would be why would you leap from the Ark of the Covenant to the origins of Christianity?

    • ************* permalink
      October 21, 2009 4:32 pm

      Your not very nice.

      • ************* permalink
        October 21, 2009 4:34 pm

        I want to see the Ark! and saying “who wants to see some fake ark” wasn’t very nice, it MIGHT be the real thing!

  4. Barbi Fox permalink
    July 12, 2009 3:00 am

    Whatever happened to the unveiling of the Ark of the Covenant? This is the biggest thing to hit the news “Ever”!! I have never heard of it in the news or anything. Can anyone tell me what’s going on with this???

    • July 20, 2009 12:51 pm

      It was a hoax that was quickly covered up as a misunderstanding.
      So you won’t be seeing the arc of the covenant anytime soon.
      And it cannot possibly be in Ethiopia, sources that state so lack any and all credibility and biblical sources pointing to it are taken out of context.
      On a side note… I have a pretty good gut feeling that Israeli authorities know very well where it is and we’ll see from them soon enough (within the next few years).

      • July 21, 2009 3:54 pm

        A hoax or a misunderstanding, I care not. In all probably it was a media creation in some way shape or form.

        However, I’d disagree with Israelis knowing the location of the Ark. I’ve always thought it was probably melted down for its gold close to 2500 years ago.

  5. Barbi Fox permalink
    July 23, 2009 7:15 pm

    There was not even a “peep” in the news anywhere about this topic. This is the biggest thing since sliced bread! What happened to this? Did they just decide that all of a sudden the world was not ready to see the Ark, or did something political happen and they just did not want to create a world wide upheaval about it’s actual whereabouts?

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