Ark of the Covenant

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In Ancient Text, a Prophecy About Ark of the Covenant

Scholar translates treatise into English for first time

(Newser) - A Hebrew text fully translated into English for the first time adds to the story of the Ark of the Covenant, but—we'll spare you the suspense—it doesn't say where it is. The closest the "Treatise of the Vessels" comes to disclosing the location of the... More »

Jewish 'Lost Tribe' Found in Africa

Ark of the Covenant may have been in Zimbabwe all along

(Newser) - An African tribe's claim to be descended from Jews who fled the Holy Land 2,500 years ago has been backed up by DNA testing. The Lemba, who live in South Africa and Zimbabwe, are largely Christian or Muslim, but they practice many Jewish traditions, including wearing skullcaps, eschewing pork,... More »

Paging Indiana Jones: Scholar Finds Ark

Biblical treasure reportedly surfaces in Zimbabwe, not Hollywood

(Newser) - A real-life Indiana Jones says he has found the Ark of the Covenant—not on the set of the latest Raiders of the Lost Ark movie, but on a shelf in a museum storeroom in Zimbabwe. The alleged ark is an old drum with an uncharacteristic charred hole on its... More »

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