Opening the Ark of the Covenant: The Secret Power of the Ancients, the Knights Templar Connection, and the Search for the Holy Grail

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The Ark of the Covenant is at once the most famous and baffling article in history. Although it is cited more often than any other object throughout the Old Testament and was described as the ancient Hebrews' most precious possession, its real meaning and ultimate fate were utterly unknown...until now.

During his worldwide research into its disappearance, author Frank Joseph learned that the Ark was not a mere legend; nor was it just an elaborate box used to store the original ...

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Overview

The Ark of the Covenant is at once the most famous and baffling article in history. Although it is cited more often than any other object throughout the Old Testament and was described as the ancient Hebrews' most precious possession, its real meaning and ultimate fate were utterly unknown...until now.

During his worldwide research into its disappearance, author Frank Joseph learned that the Ark was not a mere legend; nor was it just an elaborate box used to store the original Ten Commandments. It was, he asserts, purpose-built to harness the powers of the Earth for humanity's continued physical existence and spiritual evolution. As such, it is the single most priceless fortune mankind has ever possessed.

Following the Ark through the Book of Exodus, he discovered its lineage pre-dated the Bible, extending back in time to ancient Egypt and stories of lost Atlantis. Joseph traced the exact circumstances of the Ark's rediscovery under Jerusalem's Temple Mount by the Knights Templar. Having found the precious object, they returned with it to France, where its clandestine journey across Europe would last for the next 800 years.

Opening the Ark of the Covenant is a fact-based examination of the Arks real origins, manufactured purpose, historical application, and present whereabouts. Revealing its genuine nature and ultimate destiny represents the most profound disclosure of its kind, powerful enough to shake the foundations of established religions and modern science alike.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564149039
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2007
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 1
  • Sales rank: 882,571
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank Joseph is the editor-in-chief of Ancient American, a popular science magazine describing overseas visitors to our Continent centuries before Columbus. His other titles with New Page Books include The Atlantis Encyclopedia and Discovering the Mysteries of Ancient America. Joseph lives with his wife, Laura, and son, Sammy, in Wisconsin.

Laura Beaudoin is a direct descendant of the Crusader kings who ruled Jerusalem in the 12th and 13th Centuries. Formerly a Los Angeles television executive, she has devoted herself to investigating her family history as it pertained to the Ark of the Covenant.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2007

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    The author really tries to take on too much with this book. When I was finished reading it I felt that if a few more chapters had been added the author almost certainly would have come to the conclusion that a certain major discount retailer had direct linkages back to the Ark of the Covenent in some manner. The book itself is a hodge podge of various topics lifted out of history and thrown together with very little justification. On top of that, the author makes speculations early in the book that he then assumes as fact later in the book. Quite often the narrative is rambling and disjointed. Also, if it weren't for expansive conjecture I have to wonder whether the author would have anything to say at all. The topic itself is not unfamiliar. Recent years have seen a large number of these types of books that capitalize on mysteries of the past that have some type of link to events related to the writings of Jewish scripture. However all of them assume that those writings are absolutely factual and use that as a starting point without ever taking time to separate myth and legend from discoverable facts. If you have time to slog through this book, you'll find some interesting ideas presented, but the author's writing style is so irritating that you will probably find that it there are very easy excuses for laying the book aside for something else on your reading list.

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