Ark of the Covenant may be hidden in Africa, biblical scholars believe

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Jim's picture

Jeremiah 3:16, " And when you have multiplied and been fruitful in the land, in those days, declares the Lord, they shall no more say, 'The ark of the covenant of the Lord.' It shall not come to mind or be remembered or missed; it shall not be made again."

On the other hand could be here:

Jay's picture

Jim stole my line!

It’s probably in Wakanda in Africa, along with the rest of the Avengers.

"Our task today is to tell people — who no longer know what sin is...no longer see themselves as sinners, and no longer have room for these categories — that Christ died for sins of which they do not think they’re guilty." - David Wells

Joeb's picture

The SS grabbed it and took it to their secret Moon Base.  The SS is planning on returning to earth with Arch to  establish a new 3rd Reich.   I think Bill O Reilly addressed the matter in his new book on the SS.  

ScottS's picture

Jim wrote:

Jeremiah 3:16, " And when you have multiplied and been fruitful in the land, in those days, declares the Lord, they shall no more say, 'The ark of the covenant of the Lord.' It shall not come to mind or be remembered or missed; it shall not be made again."

The Jeremiah quote clearly refers to the time when the "throne of the LORD" is in Jerusalem (Jer 3:17), so not until the millennial reign of Christ. This matches Ezekiel's revelation, where the ark of the covenant is the one piece missing (not even mentioned) from the restored Temple in chapter 40 and following.

I still tend to lean toward it not being hidden anywhere on earth (though it may be, but Rev 11:19 tends to infer it was assumed into heaven). If it is destroyed and/or unaccessible, then a replica may in fact "be made again" for the Temple that is yet to be built that will be defiled during the desolation to come (Mt 24:15, cf. Dan 12:11, 2 Thes 2:4), and if so, that gives some more sense to the Jeremiah 3:16 statement that "it shall not be made again," i.e. it was made once, then again, but will not be made again once the Throne of God is in Jerusalem; however, it may mean that the third Temple is using the original ark or is going to function without the ark. The reason I say "more sense" to the phrase "not be made again" is that if the ark has no need of a reconstruction at least once, why mention a reconstruction at all?

Anyway, my main point is that I do not believe Jer 3:16 has any relevance to the ark in relation to the coming third Temple construction, but is related to the Temple that will follow that one that Ezekiel talks of.

Scott Smith, Ph.D.

The goal now, the destiny to come, holiness like God—
Gen 1:27, Lev 19:2, 1 Pet 1:15-16

GEaston's picture

The SS grabbed it and took it to their secret Moon Base.  The SS is planning on returning to earth with Arch to establish a new 3rd Reich

Looks like I wasn't the only one to watch "Iron Sky"....

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Jay's picture

My guess is that it was destroyed as the bronze serpent was because it became an idol or object of veneration.  That’s just my idle speculation on it.

"Our task today is to tell people — who no longer know what sin is...no longer see themselves as sinners, and no longer have room for these categories — that Christ died for sins of which they do not think they’re guilty." - David Wells

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It was likely destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BC when Jerusalem was sacked. It's always possible they carried it off to Babylon. But, it's gone.

Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and an Investigations Manager with a Washington State agency. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist?