How the Ark of the Covenant got to Ethiopia: Culled from The Japan Times

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How the Ark of the Covenant got to Ethiopia
by Lesley Downer
Special To The Japan Times

Jun 30, 2013
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Online: Jun 30, 2013

God’s will: The tale behind this picture in the Ethnological Museum in Addis Ababa tells how it was that Menelik I, son of the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon, came to return from a visit to Jerusalem with the original Ten Commandments on tablets of stone in a chest.

According to the Bible, the Koran and several detailed Ethiopian texts, the Queen of Saba/Sheba, named Makeda, visited Solomon in Jerusalem in the 10th century B.C.

They had previously exchanged letters full of questions and riddles. When she arrived, bringing gifts of gold, spices, precious stones and beautiful wood, Solomon was bewitched by her beauty. He ordered his courtiers not to disturb them for three days and three nights, after which she went back to Saba (present-day Aksum in Ethiopia).

Another version of the story is that he invited her to stay on condition she take nothing of value from him. Offended, she replied that she would stay on condition that he did not touch her. He ordered a meal of salty and spicy food. That night she awoke feeling thirsty and drank some water. At that moment Solomon appeared, declaring that she had broken her word and had taken the most precious thing of all — water. Thus she was tricked into giving way to his desire.

Ancient icons in the Ethnological Museum and historic paintings in other museums show two heads, one with black hair and a beard, the other with black hair and no beard, with a sheet pulled up to their chins: Solomon and the Queen of Sheba in bed together.

Back in Saba the Queen bore a child, Menelik I, from whom the entire imperial dynasty of Ethiopia is said to be descended, right down to the last in line, Emperor Haile Selassie (1892-1975).

When Menelik was 20, in 950 B.C., he went to Jerusalem to meet his father. When he returned to Ethiopia, Solomon ordered the first-born of all the elders there to accompany him. One secretly stole the Ark of the Covenant — which held the Ten Commandments and on which the safety of the Jewish state depended — and took it with him.

When Menelik discovered this he was angry — but then he realized that if such a momentous event had occurred, it must be because God had willed it. And thus it was that the Ark of the Covenant is now said to reside in Ethiopia. (L.D.)


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5 thoughts on “How the Ark of the Covenant got to Ethiopia: Culled from The Japan Times”

  1. I cannot remember the exact program, but it was on a PBS where a fellow Ethiopian who rode on a boat to get to a priest who was supposed to show him where the Ark of the Covenant is located. The priest did not answer the fellow who was excited and asked in anticipation. There is no Ark of the Covenant in Ethiopia. There is a man who passed away name Ron Wyatt who found it below in a cave in Israel which is credible because of the crucifixion of Jesus (Yahushua). For, His blood ran in the crevices below upon the mercy seat fulfilling the “types” and “shadows” of animal sacrifice.

    1. Of course the Ark of the Covenant is in Israel along with murder for land, war, prostitution, pimping, pornography, bestiality, child pornography, illicit sex, homosexuality and all other form of perversion and acts of violence that can be derived by the European mind. What a holy place to be? The idea of the Ark of the Covenant being Israel is nothing more than Jewish propaganda to lend credence to the false Jewish claim of supremacy over all other human beings. No wonder I saw someone on EBay selling air from Israel. The seller feels the air the Jewish people breath in Israel is so superior that he should sell it.

  2. Oh, not to cause any confusion and fear of the radical Muslims’ concern for the Ark of the Covenant being in Israel which will show that it predates their religion, here is the site of Ron Wyatt:
    I must admit however, that some of the materials concerning the Ark of the Covenant have now been removed from his site. Yet, he was heard claiming the blood type which was found on the mercy seat was “AB” which points to 4% of “blacks”. I am not sure if it is RH+ or RH-. Further, it is claimed that that blood type is found among the Ainu who are said to be the “old Africans of Japan”. I do not know if they are being threatened to recant the findings. I know that Jahdey is very knowledgeable in this area of genetics, blood types, etc. and I am not an expert. The web site shows some information confirming Ron Wyatt’s claim.
    Also, I must add that the Hebrew Israelis/ Israelites are “black”. The ancient ones were “black”. If there is going to be a temple built in the future, it will not be the one that Yahweh would approve.

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