>“I Have Seen the Ark of the Covenant With My Own Eyes”

>Image: The Ark of the Covenant

Abuna Pauolos, patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Ethiopia, in an interview, said these words about the Ark of the Covenant:

“The Ark of the Covenant is in Ethiopia for many centuries. As a patriarch I have seen it with my own eyes and only few highly qualified persons could do the same, until now.”

You can read the story here.

I don’t know about you, but when the leader of a church says: “I have seen the Ark of the Covenant with my own eyes,” you have to believe him, don’t you?

But to be honest, I don’t, do you?

Claude Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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4 Responses to >“I Have Seen the Ark of the Covenant With My Own Eyes”

  1. Nolan Mouton says:

    >Dr. Claude,I am glad to know that someone has a little sense of what is right. That these people would attempt to say that they have the ark and have had it all this time is just unbelievable to me. And that God would sit on a fake is absolutely absurd. I don't understand why men who are supposed to be religious leaders working for God would or even could be part of what can only be presumed to be a hoax.


  2. >Nolan,Thank you for your comment.I do not think Pauolos has seen the real Ark of the Covenant. No one has seen it for hundreds of years.It is possible that the people of Ethiopia may have something they call the Ark of the Covenant but I doubt that it is the Ark of Covenant that was in the temple in the days of Solomon.How else can we understand Pauolos saying that he has seen the Ark with his own eyes? Is he lying? Maybe not. Maybe he is calling the Ark that which is not the Ark.Thank you for visiting my blog.Claude Mariottini


  3. Nolan Mouton says:

    >Maybe he does really believe he has the real ark? I would like to think that a man like him would certainly not invent the story. But I don't understand how he could believe it and hide it from the world all these years either? Wouldn't all children of God want to know that the ark still exists now and a century ago as well?


  4. Nate says:

    >For anyone with any common sense at all, it's obvious they do not have the real ark. It's a commonly accepted fact that the real Ark of the Covenant is hidden away in some American military warehouse. Top men, indeed!


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