Does the Temple Mount in Jerusalem Still Hide Lost Treasures Today?

Article Written by Nate Beck

Nate Beck is an avid researcher on the Bible, Alchemy and other mysteries of God. His knowledge and insight on differing subjects is impressive. He enjoys sharing his findings on the many paths he follows and I am glad to offer some of them here for those interested. Please leave comments for him below.

Does the Temple Mount in Jerusalem Still Hide Lost Treasures Today?

By Nate Beck

ark of the covenant hiding place temple mount

Foundation Stone under the Dome of the Rock

I have been fascinated by these Biblical topics for over 17 years. Like many children, stories of King Solomon’s Gold Mines, the Ark of the Covenant and the lost treasure of the Knights Templar thrilled me to no end. Today, as a 35 year old, these stories and legends still bring me joy and fulfillment and my research into all these legends has been very exciting!

From the Knights Templar, who took their name from the Temple Mount, to modern Israeli archaeologists, there have been many who have sought for the hidden wealth of the most sacred mountain in history.

There are many old legends about a secret chamber or vault under the ruins of the Temples of King Solomon and King Herod the Great.

THE SECRET VAULT

One interesting thing about the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is it is honeycombed with natural caves and tunnels. 19th Century explorers like Sir Charles Warren rediscovered and explored many of these features around Jerusalem. Underneath the Dome of the Rock itself there is a cave known as the Well of Souls. This can be seen in the above photo of the Foundation Stone under the Dome of the Rock. There is a big hole in the rock that is also the ceiling of the cave.

I believe legends of a hidden cave or chamber derive from this fact and there is a strong possibility that treasures such as the Ark of the Covenant could still be hidden there today!

The Bible, in fact, does make cryptic references to hiding places at the Temple such as in Ezekiel 7:20-22, 1 Chronicles 21:21 with 2 Chronicles 3:1.

Ezekiel 7:20-22King James Version (KJV)

20 As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty: but they made the images of their abominations and of their detestable things therein: therefore have I set it far from them.21 And I will give it into the hands of the strangers for a prey, and to the wicked of the earth for a spoil; and they shall pollute it.22 My face will I turn also from them, and they shall pollute my secret place: for the robbers shall enter into it, and defile it.

1 Chronicles 21King James Version (KJV)

21 And as David came to Ornan, Ornan looked and saw David, and went out of the threshingfloor, and bowed himself to David with his face to the ground.

2 Chronicles 3:1King James Version (KJV)

3 Then Solomon began to build the house of the Lord at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where the Lord appeared unto David his father, in the place that David had prepared in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.

 

It is evident from these verses that the threshingfloor on Temple Mount that King David purchased from the Jebusites led underground! The passage in 1 Kings 6:5 even tells us Solomon made chambers all around the Temple, so I’m sure there were chambers constructed underneath the Temple as well!

1 Kings 6:5King James Version (KJV)

5 And against the wall of the house he built chambers round about, against the walls of the house round about, both of the temple and of the oracle: and he made chambers round about

 

THE LONG LOST ARK OF THE COVENANT

To many, the Long Lost Sacred Ark of the Covenant is the Greatest Lost Treasure of the Bible. There is a very strong possibility that the Ark is still hidden in one of the caves or chambers under the Temple Mount!

This sacred object testified to God’s Holy Presence and Covenant with the Israelites. Not only did this golden chest house the Ten Commandment tablets of Moses, but also the Rod of Aaron and a gold pot of the mysterious heavenly bread known as Manna. The Cherubims on the Ark represent those beings which inhabit God’s Throne Room and the Ark of the Covenant was seen to be the earthly representative of the very Throne of God.

There are many Biblical references to the Ark (not to be confused with Noah’s Ark). The first references are in Exodus 25, and other important references are in 1 Kings 8.

In Exodus 25:

10 And they shall make an ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.11 And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without shalt thou overlay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold round about.12 And thou shalt cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in the four corners thereof; and two rings shall be in the one side of it, and two rings in the other side of it.13 And thou shalt make staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold.14 And thou shalt put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, that the ark may be borne with them.15 The staves shall be in the rings of the ark: they shall not be taken from it.16 And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee.17 And thou shalt make a mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof.18 And thou shalt make two cherubims of gold, of beaten work shalt thou make them, in the two ends of the mercy seat.19 And make one cherub on the one end, and the other cherub on the other end: even of the mercy seat shall ye make the cherubims on the two ends thereof.20 And the cherubims shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubims be.21 And thou shalt put the mercy seat above upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee.22 And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.

1 Kings 8King James Version (KJV)

8 Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto king Solomon in Jerusalem, that they might bring up the ark of the covenant of the Lord out of the city of David, which is Zion.

 

In the 1980’s Rabbi archaeologists conducted secret excavations at what is known as Warren’s Gate in the Western Wall Tunnel. There were many reports that these rabbis actually saw either the Ark itself or golden objects in a vault nearby. That event caused a lot of controversy and a mob near killed the head Rabbi in charge of the project, which was shut down by the Israeli police. Today, Warren’s Gate is sealed up, but there is a synagogue at the very spot where devout Jews come to worship. Whatever lay beyond the sealed gate, nobody is telling.

Does the Ark of the Covenant and other Temple Treasures still exist somewhere today to be found by the Chosen Faithful? What Do You Think?

~Read more from Nate! 

 

FURTHER READING:

The King James Bible, 1611, Public Domain

In Search of Temple Treasures by Randall Price

Templar Gold: Discovering the Ark of the Covenant by Patrick Byrne

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8 Responses

  1. Nate Beck says:

    Thank you so much Jenny.

    🙂

  2. Mark says:

    You mentioned the fact that The Templers got their name from “Templer’s Mount.” The first thing that occurred to me is that this could be some reference to Mount Zion. Then I saw Mount Zion mentioned in one of the verses you presented.

    I doubt that’s of much help. lol.

    Every time I think of the Arc of the Covenent, I think of the movie “Raiders of the Lost Arc,” where they opened the Arc of the Covenent and this beam of light shot out of it and melted everybody in the vicinity. lol.

    I have to wonder if they got that from The Bible? If I remember it correctly, you weren’t supposed to look at it. Then again, I can’t help but to get this feeling that they might have over dramatized it. lol. I do know that Gold is the Metal of the Sun.

    I think it’s possible that the Ark (Arc) of the Covenent could be some reference to the “Covenent of Circumcision” … which for me represents the understanding of a “Half Circle” … Also representing the understanding for the Wings of the Cherubin (Arc\Ark = Half Circke).

  3. Nate Beck says:

    Hi Mark. Yes, in the Bible the Temple Mount is synonymous with Mt. Zion as they were sections of the same elevated piece of land (as well as it is currently).

    As for the power of the Ark, there was some poetic license the film Raiders of the Lost Ark took with it for sure, but the Bible does say anyone who touched it who wasn’t holy was struck dead on the spot. So, perhaps not an artefact one would care to find after all??

    The Covenant of God that the Ark represented and contained definitely included the covenant of circumcision as that was part of the Mosaic covenant as well as the Abrahamic covenant.

    As for the understanding of half circle, I think that’s interesting, as a full circle was seen as a divine symbol, so maybe that means that half a circle is half divine? After all, we are made in the image of God but are human as well. Many believe that circumcision represnted a separation from the world of sin as a mark that one had been cut loose, so to speak, from the filth of the flesh. And most doctors will tell you of the health benefits of such a rite!

    • Mark says:

      I’ll try to explain what I mean by the “half circle” part. When Jesus is teaching others how to pray, he mentions this:

      Mathew 6:6 – “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy chamber, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father who is in secret; and thy Father who sees in secret shall reward thee openly.”

      This is my interpretation of the above verse. “Close the Door” is a reference to the palms of the two hands folded in prayer. “Reward ther openly” represents a potential way for Opening the Door. When the folded palms are opened up, while still joined at the wrists, the hands form a “Half Circle,” … kind of like giving our prayer “wings of flight.” There’s an acupuncture located on the insides of the wrists called “Shen Men,” which means “Spirit Gate (Door).”

      So you have all of these different ways for understanding and applying that. Personally, my own favorite way is applying that to Yoga understandings, but there’s another possible way for applying that hinted at by the Helmit that Herme’s wears on his head (with the wings on top). There’s another acupressure point located on the Crown of the head called “Bai Hue.”

      So when the hands are held in such a way over the crown of the head at that point, it can cause the pineal gland to secrete Nectar, assuming of coarse that the person is facing the proper direction. This is similar to the understanding for the Moon Disc located on the Crown of Lird Shiva’s head.

      But there are also alchemical understandings that play a role in making the whole experience more powerful, such as the Taoist “yellow elixir” or Hindu understanding for Soma.

      As for the circumcision part, yeah I know, there are Bible references to cutting the foreskin of the penis. But you know me. I have my own ways for understanding things. lol.

      • Nate Beck says:

        Very interesting correlations Mark.

        I like how the Hindus made the parts of the human body so functional and useful as far as spiritual activity and gestures go. That definitely ties in with the scriptures that teach the human body to either be an image of the Divine or the Temple of God.

        Always love to hear your thoughts, and so great to see you back on Mysterious Writings! Thank you Mark! 🙂

  4. Nate Beck says:

    Hi again Mark, I have a question for you.

    I’m curious, do the Five Platonic Solids have any role or focus in Hindu teachings at all? Did the Hindus have any art or commentary which includes any of these shapes?

    Thanks so much!

  5. Mark says:

    The Hindu correspondence for the Five Elements are similar, but slightly different. Hinduism refers to the five elements as Tatvas. The biggest difference is that the dodecahedron represents the element ether (Akasha) in the Platonic Solids, whereas the Linga (egg or elipsis) shape represents the understanding for ether in the Hindu symbolism. There are also Chakra correspondences and each chakra is associated with a particular element. In Hinduism, the square represents the understanding for the element earth, the Crescent Moon or upside down triangle represent the understand for water, the upper triangle represents fire, the Circle air, and the Linga Ether. In Bhuddhist architecture, you can see the elements duplicated as stupas, which is virtually identical to the Hindu way for understanding them. In Taoism, the Five elements are earth, water, fire, metal (air) and Wood (ether).

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