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The Emeq Ha Melekh (Valley of the Kings)

The Hebrew Account of Hiding the Ark, the Sanctuary and the Treasures of Solomon’s Temple


The Prophet Jeremiah and the Five Guardians of Solomon’s Temple Treasures

Part One

by Robert Mock MD

November, 2002



Jeremiah and the Maccabean account of hiding

the Tabernacle and the Ark

The Luach Nehoshet ( Copper Scroll )

The Discovery of the Emeq HaMelekh (“Valley of the Kings”)

Emeq Ha Melekh

Shimur HaLevi

The Ibex Skin Scroll (Temple Scroll)

The Two Marble Tablets

Zedekiah, Yahweh is Righteousness

Chaggai (Haggai the Prophet), One born on a Feast Day.

Zechariah, son of Iddo, Jehovah remembers at the Appointed Time




The fate of the Ark of the Covenant has been a burning question pondering Bible scholars, theologians, biblical historians and archeologists since the exile of the Jewish people to Babylon in 586 BCE.  The most prominent of these is Vendyl Jones and his search for the Qalal and the Sanctuary of the Congregation with it valued treasures including the Ark of the Covenant with its two golden cherubim. The most well known account is found in the Maccabean story about the Prophet Jeremiah, who hid the contents of the Wilderness Tabernacle (Mishkhan), the Ark of the Covenant, the Qalal which held the ashes of the red heifer in the Valley of Achor near the tomb of Moses (Moshe) not far from Mount Nebo.  These were hid because fate of the Temple of Solomon (Beit HaMikdash) was being threatened by the forces of Nebuchadnezzar, which many felt was built on the Temple Mount (Haram As-Sharif) in present day Old Jerusalem. 


The discovery by Rabbi Rachnael Steinberg and Rabbi Mendel Tropper of the writings called the Emeq HaMelekh (Valley of the Kings) by Rabbi Naftali Hertz in which several mishnahs were recorded by five temple guardians who hid the treasures of Solomon’s temple, plus the records of Solomon Schechter finding the ancient Talmud Tosefta, Massakhet Keilim in an ancient Genizah at the Old Cairo Ben Ezra Synagogue, an ancient scroll called the Temple Scroll, purchased by Yigael Yadin, which was found in a cave by Mohammed Dieb near the Essene community of Qumran by the Dead Sea, the discovery of the Copper Scroll, Luach Nehoshet, and two large engraved marble tablets found at Mount Carmel, depict the hiding of a vast hoard of temple furnishings and artifacts about ten years before the first invasion of Nebuchadnezzar.  These five men were Shimur HaLevi, Chaggai (Haggai) the prophet, Zechariah son of Iddo, Zedekiah (Zidkiyah) Hezekiah (Hizkiyah) plus Ezra the scribe and Baruch son of Neriah, the scribe of Jeremiah.  The leader of this group, Shimur HaLevi, was one of the priests who killed two of the nine red heifers for the Ashes to purify the temple.





Jeremiah and the Maccabean account of hiding

the Tabernacle and the Ark


 “11 Maccabees 2: 1-8:  1-“It is also found in the records, that Jeremy the prophet commanded them that were carried away to take of the fire, as it hath been signified:


2-“And how that the prophet, having given them the law, charged them not to forget the commandments of the Lord, and that they should not err in their minds, when they see images of silver and gold, with their ornaments. 


3-“And with other such speeches exhorted he them, that the law would not depart from their hearts. 


4-“It was also contained in the same writing, that the prophet, being warned of God, commanded the tabernacle and the ark to go with him, as he went forth into the mountain, where Moses climbed up, and saw the heritage of God


5-“And when Jeremy came thither, he found a hollow cave, wherein he laid the tabernacle, and the ark, and the altar of incense, and so stopped the door.


6-“And some of those that followed him came to mark the way, but they could not find it. 


7-“Which when Jeremy perceived, he blamed them, saying, As for that place, it shall be unknown until the time that God gather His people again together, and receive them unto mercy.


8-“Then shall the Lord shew them these things, and the glory of the Lord shall appear, and the cloud also, as it was shewed under Moses, and as when Solomon desired that the place might be honourably sanctified.” 

Let us analyze this text briefly. It is one position of BibleSearchers to analyze any ancient document with the same respect we would give to modern historical documents.  As a historian, one should look carefully at the historical context, the purpose and goal of the author and with an acceptance that the author had possible access of documents more contemporaneous with his era than has survived the ravages of time.

Nebo.jpg (173348 bytes)Here the prophet Jeremiah speaks of taking the wilderness tabernacle, the Ark of the Covenant and the Altar of Incense and placing it in a hollow cave near Mount Nebo, the mount where Moses had his last vista of the Promised Land and visions of the future of God’s people. 

Deuteronomy 34:1-3 - “And Moses went up from the plains of Moav to the peak (Pisgah) of Mount Nebo, facing Jericho, and God showed him all the land of Gil’ad, to Dan, and all of the Naftali, and the land of Efrayim and Manashe, and all the land of Yehudah, as far as the sea, and the Negev, and the plain; the Valley of Jericho, city of palms, as far as Zo’ar”. 

Mount Nebo in the land of Moab, present day Jordan, has been identified with Jebel Nebah on the eastern shore and the northern end of the Dead Sea, five miles southwest of Heshbon. About 2,643 feet in altitude and with its position, it commands a view of all of western Palestine.  Below are the plains of Moab where Balaam cast his curse upon the tent of Israel spread out before him.

According to II Maccabees, the ‘cave dwelling’ was in the vicinity, but not necessarily on the peak of Mount Nebo, which also is an assumption that it is the place where Moses “went up and beheld God’s inheritance.”  Near this Mount and with clear visibility of the church that resides on the peak of Mount Nebo is the Cave of the Column, where the main archeological digs have been performed by the Vendyl Jones, Texan archeologist who has earned international fame as being the archetype of the Indiana Jones movie, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and whose Institute is credited with finding the Holy Anointing Oil and the Holy Incense that was used on the Altar of Incense in the Most Holy Place of the Temple. 

Two places in the Maccabean passage it speaks of other documents, such as “found in the records” and “contained in the same writings”.  What were these documents and what records were contained in them?  This question has taunted the minds of scholars and students of Hebrew history for millenniums.

It was a memorable year, 1947, when the modern State of Israel became the national homeland of the Jewish people.  That same year, 1947, an Arab Bedouin with a well-placed rock in a cave opening in an area called Qumran, on the northeastern shore of the Dead Sea, heard the shattering of a crock of pottery and the religious and secular world ricocheted with a global reverberation as the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. 

As quoted by the Bedouin, Mohammed Dieb,

"I do not know how the story got started that I was throwing rocks at my goats. My goats were grazing down there in the flat. I was sitting right up there on that ledge. I was bored and started throwing rocks against some big stones to see if I could break them. One rock glanced off of a stone and went into a small opening and I heard a strange thud and a cracking sound. I came down and slid into the opening. The whole cave was full of jars. There were forty jars, but they were all empty except the ones here in the niche on the right side. We found seven scrolls. One of them was the scroll that Yadkin got from Kendo." - Mohammed Dieb


The Luach Nehoshet (Copper Scroll)

Five years later, 1952, in cave 3 (Qvj3) at Qumran, a new archeological find was unearthed by the workers under the dig supervision of Professor Gerald Harding, a seven foot copper Scroll.  Dubbed the “Copper Scroll”, it was kept in secret and the contents of this discovery were withheld from the public for four years.

The Copper Scroll

In this Copper Scroll, the ancient name of Qumran, Ir-Tzadok B’Succaca is recorded.  Ancient maps of the Dead Sea area depict the modern Wadi Qumran or the Canyon of Qumran rather as the Wadi Succaca.  The Adam Smith Bible Dictionary in the early 20th century identified Wadi Qumran as Wadi Succacah. The Yishiyim (Essenes) would have called their community by the ancient Aramaic name of Ir-Tzadok B’Succaca rather than the modern Arabic name of Qumran, meaning, ‘Two Moons”.

The Copper Scroll was pressed from the purest of copper. From the back of the scroll and engraved in reverse script, the Hebrew letters when raised from the front and imprinted on a baked clay imprinted the script in legible Hebrew like the embossing of a printers ink pad on a sheet of paper.  This scroll was taken to Manchester, England, the baked clay dissolved and the copper rolls cut to expose the archaic Hebrew writing on the corroded copper sheets

Most of the text in the Copper Scroll read like the inventory of a treasure with enigmatic descriptions of where they were buried including listings of geographical, topographical and geological features to help the one knowledgeable in the language and vocabulary of the rabbinic literature to find the treasures outlined in the scroll. When the transcription was first released with wide international publicity, it was also met with intense scholarly skepticism, many calling it a ‘hoax’, a ‘forgery’, ‘Jewish myth’, ‘works of a madman’.

Most scholars, even to this day, feel that the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Copper Scroll are a repository of the Herodian temple library in Jerusalem and the contents of the Temple of the Lord that were secreted  away prior to the destruction and ravaging by the Roman forces under Titus in 68-70 C.E.  Yet the contents of the Copper Scroll depict a different picture. Here among the passages of the Copper Scroll was an inventory of the Holy Treasures that appeared to have been hidden by the Prophet Jeremiah and the Temple Guardians prior to the destruction of Solomon’s Temple by the Babylonians about 422 BCE according to Hebrew calendar time (538 BCE on the Gregorian calendar).  Were the locations of these treasures never revealed and recovered for the services of Zerubbabel’s Temple by the Temple Guardians? If so, are they there today?  Among the contents of the Copper Scroll was this passage. 

“In the desolations of the Valley of Achor, under the hill that must be climbed, hidden under the east side, forty stones deep, is a silver chest, and with it, the vestments of the High Priest, all the gold and silver with the Great Tabernacle (the “Mishkhan”) and all its Treasures.”

The Copper Scroll describes a hidden cave called the “Cave of the Column by the River of the Dome” and with these descriptions were given internal and external landmarks, layering levels and other descriptions that not only needed the proper interpretive codes to reveal their contents, but also a good knowledge of the history and rabbinic language used in that era.

The Discovery of the Emeq HaMelekh (“Valley of the Kings”)

Was this Copper Scroll the “record” and the “same writing” as referenced in the II Maccabean passage? Jewish scholars still felt that there were more records to be found.  The hunt continued, but it was not until 1992 when Rabbi Rachnael Steinberg with his student Rabbi Mendel Tropper discovered in Amsterdam, Holland the long lost writings called the “Emeq HaMelekh”, meaning the Valley of the Kings, that had been written by Rabbi Naftali Hertz Ben Ya’acov Elchanon in the year 1648 in Amsterdam.  According to rabbinic history, “Rav Hertz” was known as a prominent and holy Rabbi who excelled in the knowledge of the written and the oral Torah.  His lineage of rabbinic knowledge came from the famed Rabbi Ari Ben Luria, leader of the rabbinic mystical sages which included the great Torah sage, Rabbi Yosef Cairo, author of the Shulchan Aruch.  According to the records, Rabbi Naftali Hertz cited as his source the Massakhet Keilim, a Tosefta (addition) to the Talmud, which is not found in any modern Talmud today.

According to the discoverer of the Emeq HaMelekh, Rabbi Steinberg, in the Talmud Huriot 12A, it describes the prophet Jeremiah, realizing that the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple was imminent, organized a heroic rescue operation.  He commanded the King of Judah, King Josiah, who had recently repaired the Temple of Solomon and found the ancient writings of the Torah hidden in the Temple, to hide the Ark of the Covenant, the bottle of Anointing Oil, Aaron’s Staff and the ‘Chest’ sent by the Pelishtim (Philistines) to Israel as “a gift to the God of Israel”.

Rabbi Tropper, also citing also the Babylonian Talmud in Tractate Yoma 72 A, stated that the Mishkhan (Wilderness Sanctuary) and all its contents were hidden away but will one day be found. Yes, here the Mishkhan, or Wilderness Temple, which was built by Bezaleel in the Negev Desert, under the supervision of Moses and the blueprint given to him by the Lord of hosts on Mount Sinai, was kept in a sacred repository in a grotto under the Temple of Solomon and was still preserved in the days of Jeremiah and King Josiah. 

In an article written by Rabbi Tropper, he writes the following: "This house of worship ("Mishkhan") contained the altar for the daily and seasonal sacrifices, the elaborate Menorah (candelabra) of solid gold, the Qalal (copper urn) containing the Ashes of the Red Heifer, and the numerous other vessels utilized for the detailed services of the Kohanim (priests). Within the Mishkhan's inner chamber, the Holy of Holies could be found the magnificent Ark of the Covenant containing among other sacred items, the Tablets of the Ten Commandments brought down by Moses at Sinai. Because of these sacred contents and the level of holiness attained by the Prophet Moses, only the Mishkhan reached a pure enough state to warrant that the Shechina (Divine Presence of G-d) come to rest within it for all eternity. When the First Temple was built in Jerusalem, the Ark of the Covenant was placed inside while the rest of the Mishkhan was buried beneath in a secret vault."

The story does not end.  Later in the 1990’s, at Cambridge University was discovered work done by a Solomon Schechter in 1896, who had bought about 100,000 pages that had been discovered in a Genizah of the ancient and revered Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo, Egypt.  According to the Torah, any document contained the name of the Holy One could not be destroyed, so when it was damaged or too old to be used, it was put in a document depository called a Genizah.  The documents within the caves of Qumran were also suggested as being a Genizah depository for the Essenes or Herod’s Temple in Jerusalem.  The reason being that Qumran was suggested as being a Genizah is that every book in the Torah, Writings and the Prophets, plus countless other intertestament writings and commentaries were represented in the Qumran library except the Book of Esther, the only book written by or about the Jews that does not give the name of God.

Within the scrolls found in the Ben Ezra Synagogue’s Genizah in Cairo, Egypt was found a copy of the missing Tosefta, listed under the section of Keilim (‘Vessels’) and noted to be the same source writings that Rabbi Hertz was citing in his 1648 Mishnayots.  The only difference, these source writings were believed to be from the 8th and 9th century, 800 years earlier.

Rabbi Naftali (Ben Elchanan) Hertz, called these records Mishnayots and were included in the introduction of his text.  The Mishnah as the rabbinic written documentation of the oral traditions passed down by the Levites from the time of Moses is the first section of the Talmud, which also includes ‘the summary’, called the Gemara.

Let us know read these Mishnayots, now accepted as ‘the records of Jeremy’ the prophet.

Emeq Ha Melekh

English translation by the Vendyl Jones Research Institute

 [Literally: Valley of the King]
By Rabbi Naftali Ben Ya'acov Elchanon
Jewish Year 5408 (1648 C.E.)

‘These Mishnayot ["Records"] were written by five righteous men. They are: Shimur the Levite, Hizkiyah, Zidkiyah, Chaggai the Prophet and Zechariah, son of Ido the Prophet. They concealed the vessels of the Temple and the wealth of the treasures that were in Jerusalem which will not be discovered until the day of the coming of Moschiach, son of David, speedily in our times, Amen, and so it will be.”

Let us quickly compose ourselves quickly with the implication of the introduction to these Mishnahs.  Four of the names are easily recognizable; Hezekiah (Hizkiyah), Zedekiah (Zidkiyah), Haggai (Chaggai the prophet) and Zechariah the Prophet, son of Berachiah (Mishanah 2), son of Ido.  Other names found within these Mishnahs include: Shimur HaLevi (the Levite), Ezra the Cohen (priest) the scribe, Hilkiyah the Scribe (Mishnah 7), Beruch ben (son of) Neriah with Zidkiyah (Mishnah 9 and 10), and Hiluk, the son of Shimur HaLevi (Mishnah 12). 


Shimur HaLevi


Shimur Ha Levi’s identity is still unknown in the Hebrew Scriptures, but the name, Shimur meaning ‘watchman” attested on an ancient seal impression, appears to be closely identified with the name Shimur, great, great-grandson of Aaron, from the house of Merari. (1 Chron. 6:46)  The Merarites were the family that was in charge of the singing in the House of the Lord by King David, after the Ark was moved to Jerusalem. (1 Chron. 6:32). 


Yet this Shimur HaLevi will soon be seen as the leader of a quintet of Jewish

Revolutionaries: Shimur the Levite, Hizkiyah, Zidkiyah, Chaggai the Prophet and Zechariah son of Ido the Prophet.  They were intent on fulfilling the commands of the Lord given to Jeremiah the Prophet to hide and secrete the treasures of the Wilderness Tabernacle and a large part of the treasures of Solomon’s Temple away before the military forces of Nebuchadnezzar could take custody of them to Babylon. 


Whereas the Essenes were the custodians of the documents of Qumran in the 2nd century BCE to the 1st century CE near the Dead Sea, these documents, authored or co-authored by Shimur HaLevi, one on Ibex Skin, one on a seven foot Copper Sheet baked in porcelain clay, a Silver Scroll, yet to be discovered and the latter engraved on two white marble tablets, are accepted documents that antedate the Essene community at the time of Christ by five centuries.  They stand as a class of writing by themselves.


The Ibex Skin Scroll (Temple Scroll)


The Temple Scroll, called the Ibex Skin Scroll was found at Qumran in 1950 in Cave 11, by the same Bedouin, Mohammed Dieb, who found the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947 less than 25 meters away.  This scroll was also documented as being written by Shimur HaLevi in the Year 431 BCE. An extensive document, which multi-volumes have been written by the Dead Sea Scroll scholars, it was initially purchased by Yigael Yadin for the Nation of Israel at the end of the 1967 Six Day War and published in 1983.  Professor Yadin was fascinated by the wording of the author, who wrote the script in the First Person, suggested by some authorities that it was a dictated script given by the Lord of hosts to Moses on Mount Sinai.  In the Ibex Skin “Temple” Scroll, was recorded a detailed account of how to re-institute the Temple services and the rituals described are felt by many scholars to be a description on how to put these buried treasures to use in the service of the God of Jacob in a future third temple. Included in the Temple Scroll are accounts of the ancient Hebrew festivals which were celebrated by the Essenes, but also instructions of the animal sacrifices that were not celebrated by the Essenes. As such, this document is not accepted by some scholars as a true Essene document, but a treasured document which was a part of their extensive library.  Did the Essenes totally reject animal sacrifices?  Yes and No!  They rejected the sacrifices of the priests in Herod’s Temple as being from a false and corrupt High Priest not of the lineage of Zadok, the High Priest of King David.   No, they may not have rejected animal sacrifices as long as the pure and authorized lineage of priests were in charge of the temple services, but the modern Order of the Nazorean Essenes who trace their spiritual heritage to the Essenes of Qumran claim that in the Panarion written by Epiphanius,


"The Nasaraeans - they were jews by nationality . . . They acknowledged Moses and believed that he had received laws - not this law, however, but some other. And so, they were jews who kept all the Jewish observances, but they would not offer sacrifice or eat meat.  They considered it unlawful to eat meat or make sacrifices with it. They claim that these Books are fictions, and that none of these customs were instituted by the fathers. . . (Panarion 1:18)


Shimur HaLevi, along with being credited as a co-author of the Copper Scroll from Qumran and author of the Ibex Skin “Temple” Scroll, a third document of his that has been discovered in the archeological digs of Israel are two immense Marble Tablets. 


The Two Marble Tablets


Even so the archeological hunt continued to the basement of a museum in Beirut, Lebanon, when two large Marble Tablets, found initially at Mount Carmel, and later discovered in the summer of 1952 during renovations. (Implications of the discovery not recognized until years later).  The ancient Hebrew script was written in bas relief, just like the Copper Scroll, in that the letters were protruding out of the marble instead being engraved within the marble.  As Rabbi Avraham Sutton noted, the writings carved on the two Marble Tables were identical to the Emeq HaMelekh (Valley of the Kings) and the missing text of the 9th century document, Massakhet Keilim, found in the Tosephta Mishnayot III under the section of Kilim in the Genizah of the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo, except for the opening statement,”


            “These are the words of Shimur HaLevi, the servant of HaShem. In the year     3331 of Adam”. 


Yet this same Shimon HaLevi still seems to warrant a distinction of why he is not recorded in scripture. We have one more clue; we shall soon see in the Mishnah 5 in the Tractate Parah, it lists the number of red heifers that were sacrificed since the time of Moses. After noting that one of the red heifers was burned by Ezra the Levite, then it records that and additional two red heifers were burned by Shimon Ha Tzaddik.  Shimon the Levite had now become Shimon the Righteous One or Zaddik.


Zedekiah, Yahweh is Righteousness


Zedekiah (Zidkiyah) is a name meaning ‘Yahweh is righteousness’.  This sounds familiar, as we identify it with the name of the last king of Judah, King Zedekiah, who reigned from 597-586 BCE.  His original name was Mattaniah, but was changed to Zedekiah by King Nebuchadnezzar, when he appointed him king instead of his nephew, Jehoiachin (2 Ki 24:17; 1 Chr 3:15). He was a morally weak and vacillating king, who at times appeared to side with the prophet Jeremiah, who was pro-Babylonian.  He even went to visit Babylon in the 4th regnal year, in what some historians suggest was for the great festival of Nebuchadnezzar in which he erected his golden statue in the Plain of Dur as recorded in Daniel 3, the time of the three worthies, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, who were thrown in the fiery furnace during that event.  King Zedekiah later upon returning to Jerusalem succumbed to the pressure of the anti-Babylonians and the pro-Egyptians and rebelled against Babylon.  This resulted in the 3rd capture in 20 years and final destruction of Jerusalem after a long and appalling siege between 10th day of the 10th month in the 9th regnal year (January 15, 588 BCE) and the 9th day of the 4th month in the 11th regnal year or Nebuchadnezzar’s 19th year (July 19, 586 BCE.).  His sons were killed in front of him and then his eyes were removed from their sockets and he was imprisoned in Babylon the rest of his life.  (2 Ki 25:1-7; Jer 39:1-7; 52:1-11)


There was also another Zidkiyah who was a prominent leader noted in the assembly brought together by Nehemiah, the governor of Judah, who with Ezra the Cohen and scribe set out a series of religious reforms (Nehemiah 8) which culminated in the reading of the Torah and the teachings contained within it.  Governor Nehemiah then convened a great assembly to sign a covenant of reform. This included the prominent civil leaders, the cohenim (priests) and Levites and all the people of Jerusalem.


Zidkiyah was the first of the civil and political leaders to set his seal to Nehemiah’s covenant of reform.  As such he was designated as the 1st representative of the people after the governor, Nehemiah.  (Ned 10:1) Was this the Zidkiyah of the Emeq HaMelekh?


Chaggai (Haggai the Prophet), One born on a Feast Day.


Haggai (Chaggai) the prophet, meaning ‘one born on a feast day’, became one of the most potent prophetic voices to the newly return exiles from Babylon to Judea.  In his five messages recorded in the Book of Haggai, he encouraged the people that they were in active cooperation with the Lord of hosts and that their faithful service would be richly rewarded by their God.  With the resounding response to his first message on August 29, 520 BCE, the clarion call went out to rebuilt the House of the Lord which lay in ruins (Haggai 1: 1-12)


It appears that he was a senior citizen in Judea, a revered grandfather of the returned exiled Jews.  What they may not have known, Haggai was one of the guardians of the treasures in the Old Temple of Solomon (Haggai 2:3) when he challenged his contemporaries, “Is there anyone among you who saw this house in its former glory?  You can almost hear him say the obvious, “I did”.  As we shall soon see, he was one of the guardians of the Temple Treasures, a memory that was sealed within his memory to his death.  While the people mourned that the new temple did not have the glory of Solomon’s (Sholomo’s) temple, the whereabouts of the treasures that could have increased the glory of this Temple was known, but the Lord of hosts would not allow it to be revealed until a future and more glorious temple in the future of history of the Jews.  Why did he not reveal these treasure hiding places to the leadership of Judea so they could be restored into the house of the Lord in Jerusalem?


Zechariah, son of Iddo, Jehovah remembers at the Appointed Time


Zechariah, the Prophet, the son of Iddo’s life has been accounted for in the Oracles of Zechariah, a commentary on the Book of Zechariah.  What we now know as the rest of the story, Zechariah was not only a contemporary of the prophet Haggai, the renown civil leader Zidkiyah, Hezekiah, and Shimur, the Levite, a possible member of the temple chorus were all accomplices in the secret and delicate espionage of hiding the treasures of the Temple of Solomon not only in the land of Judea but also in the city of Babylon and also near the city of Baghdad.  Wait a minute, the capital of Iraq of Saddam Hussein is the site of the repository of hidden treasures from the era of Solomon’s temple?  Yes, this is the implication of this document that has been preserved in the archives of the Jews. 


Not only that, it was the intent of the five Guardians that the wealth of these treasures would remain concealed until ‘the day of the coming of Moschiach, son of David.  It was their hope that the coming of the Moschiach ben David would have been ‘speedily in our times’, but as we now know, they carried their secret to their grave except for the legacy recorded on these Mishnayots, there was another record.  This team working in concert with each other, they inscribed the inventory of these ‘holy vessels and the vessels of the Temple that were in Jerusalem’ on a “Luach Nehoshet” or a Copper plate or sheet, hoping it would be preserved until the end of times and prior to the coming of the Messiah (Moschiach). Shimur HaLevi engraved in bas relief on two immense marble tablets the same mishnayots for the sake of preservation of the record. 

Credits and Links:

Bible Searchers Sites

The Oracles of Zechariah by Robert D. Mock MD

Jeremiah and the Five Guardians of Solomon’s Temple Treasures  by Robert D. Mock MD


Vendyl Jones Research Institute Sites

Emeq HaMelekh  by the Vendyl Jones Research Institute

The Copper Scroll and the Excavations at Qumron by Vendyl Jones

The Ark of the Covenant by Vendyl Jones

A Door of Hope by the Vendyl Jones Research Institute

Ashes for Beauty--The Mysterious Ashes of the Red Heifer by Jim Long

The Gate between Two Walls, by Vendyl Jones

Vendyl Jones Research Institute Home Page

Vendyl Jones and the Ark of the Covenant by Gerard Robins


Temple Mount Sites

The Temple Institute on recreation the Furnishing for the New Temple in Jerusalem

The Temple Mount in Jerusalem by the Temple Mount Organization

The Gihon Springs Temple Site by Ernest Martin


Emeq HaMelekh Sites

Emeq HaMelekh   by Robert D. Mock MD

Emeq HaMelekh  by the Vendyl Jones Research Institute

The Temple and the Copper Scrolls by the Order of the Nazorean Essenes

Emeq HaMelekh and the Ark in King Tut’s Tomb by Andis Kaulins


Other Sites

The Treasures in the House of the Lord by Lambert Dolphin

Pictures of Mount Nebo by Travel Adventures

Pictures of Mount Nebo by BamJam Pictures



Message from BibleSearchers



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