Does the Temple Mount in Jerusalem Still Hide Lost Treasures Today?
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Does the Temple Mount in Jerusalem Still Hide Lost Treasures Today?
By Nate Beck
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?
The King James Bible, 1611, Public Domain
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