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By Tudor Parfitt | Comments: ( 793 ) | Date: ( Feb 24, 2020 )

The Lost Ark of the Covenant is the real life account of an astounding quest professor Tudor Parfitt s effort to recover the revered artifact that contained the Ten Commandments, sacred to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.This holy object disappeared from the Temple when the Babylonians invaded Jerusalem in 586 BC and was lost apparently forever.According to the biblic The Lost Ark of the Covenant is the real life account of an astounding quest professor Tudor Parfitt s effort to recover the revered artifact that contained the Ten Commandments, sacred to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.This holy object disappeared from the Temple when the Babylonians invaded Jerusalem in 586 BC and was lost apparently forever.According to the biblical account, the Ark was built at the command of God, in accord with Moses s prophetic vision on Mount Sinai The Ark, believed to be the throne of God, was carried by the Israelite high priests in the wilderness during their harrowing search for a homeland When the Babylonians destroyed Jerusalem, the Ark entered the domain of legend The mysterious disappearance of arguably the most important religious artifact in history led to a plethora of theories about the location of the Ark Its whereabouts unknown, adventurers risked their lives and fortunes for over two millennia in attempts to discover this sacred treasure.With painstaking historical scholarship, groundbreaking genetic science, and hair raising fieldwork, Parfitt, who the Wall Street Journal calls a British Indiana Jones, debunks the previous myths and reveals the shocking history of the Ark and its keepers From Israel to Egypt, Ethiopia, and the ruins of Great Zimbabwe, the journey leads to places Parfitt could never have imagined He encounters a cannibalistic tribe in Papua, New Guinea.He is ambushed and shot at in Africa And he narrowly escapes being kidnapped by Islamist outlaws in the wilder reaches of Yemen.Throughout his search, he is aided by a motley crew of kabbalistic mystics, Muslim holy men, charlatans and crooks, tribal elders, and scheming politicians The Lost Ark of the Covenant is a vivid and page turning account of the culmination of two decades of research by an acclaimed scholar and adventurer In the end, legend becomes reality as an unknown history comes to light, and with it our understanding of this lost treasure is changed forever.

  • Title: The Lost Ark of the Covenant: The Remarkable Story of How the Fabled Ark Was Found
  • Author: Tudor Parfitt
  • ISBN: 9780061371035
  • Page: 317
  • Format: Hardcover

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  • Owlseyes

    Parfitt searches in several nations (Zimbabwe*,Israel, Ethiopia) the Ark of the Covenant. He makes also some allusions on the genetic relationship between the Ethiopian Falasha people and the Jews; and the Jews and the Lemba people: the "black Jews" of Southern Africa.Still looking for.-Carry on Parfitt.*"700 year old bowl in Harare museum sparks war of words with Jewish historian"*archaeologynewsnetworkspoUPDATE:New excavation by a Christian team uncovers intriguing finds at the site where Bibl [...]

  • Fiona Ingram

    Tudor Parfitt's epic twenty-year quest for the lost Ark of the Covenant is a real page-turner! According to the Bible, the Ark contained the Ten Commandments given to Moses and possessed a divine, awesome power. It was used by the ancient Israelites in battle and, by Bible accounts, had the devastating powers of a modern-day weapon of mass destruction. Regarded as the holiest object in the world by the Jewish and Islamic faiths, the Ark suddenly disappeared from Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem ove [...]

  • Dean

    It was mildly interesting. I try to keep an open mind about people's claims that they did wonderous things, such as finding the Ark of the Covenant in this case. But it didn't convince me. Is it true? Maybe.The book gives a fair amount of history of the Ark. However, there was way, way, way too many self-glorifying pages of how well-traveled the author was, how he ate the best meals, drank the best wines, stayed at the best hotels with the best views in the world, etc etc. I picked up the book t [...]

  • Ray Stanley

    Interesting in parts, such as finding people in distant lands with a strong Semitic/Jewish connection via DNA sampling that were previously not known. Laborious in others as the author chronicles nights in bars, strange conversations with hopelessly romantic wanderers, and the disaster that is his dating life. Also, he repeatedly seems aloof that the Ark was God's presence amongst His people and that God's power to do anything he wanted was channeled through it. The author's speculation about gu [...]

  • Julie

    While Mr. Parfitt’s claims of finding a representation of the legendary Ark of the Covenant seem somewhat inconclusive, this book and his journey is more about the symbolism of the Ark and its lore throughout the world and the ages. He did a great job illustrating the context of the legend from a number of religious and historical texts. He also questions what the Ark itself is/was specifically. There are references of it as a box carrying sacred objects such as the Ten Commandments, a drum or [...]

  • Jenny

    Truly remarkable and fascinating storytelling! This book of historical quality could have been told in a stuffy and dull fashion, particularly because of the content, but the author is truly the adventurer and brings this to life in his written words (and the people he has met along this foggy path). Open this book and from start to finish, he includes you in his adventure of seeking the truth about just what the Ark of the Covenant is, what it represents to humankind.Anyone who is more interest [...]

  • Marie

    The author is quite the scholar--a Welshman who specializes in the lost tribes of Israel (and learned Hebrew and gads of other languages along the way) and becomes obsessed with figuring out what the Ark of the Covenant actually was and where it might be today. His inquiry takes him to Egypt, Ethiopia, South Africa, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and Papua New Guinea among other locations. We get to know several fascinating characters also interested in the Ark, and Parfitt's droll descriptions are someti [...]

  • Adam Hummel

    Slow at times, this book probably could have started from about half way through. Took a long time to get started on the actual subject-matter of the book, and it seemed like the author put in a lot of pages just to beef up the size of the book. In any event, the second half of the book was fantastic. I couldn't put it down and just wanted to know how it ended. Thought it was not what I expected, and still don't know how I feel about the ending, I definitely learned a lot, and thoroughly enjoyed [...]

  • John

    I had a choice - this later one on audio, or the earlier Journey to the Vanished City in print. Although this one contains (somewhat) "spoilers" for that one, Graeme Malcolm as a narrator did such a good job that I'm looking forward to reading the other. The physical search doesn't really begin until the second half though - there's a lot of talking and planning to get through first, but it's worth the wait - there's an ending straight out of Hollywood!Parfitt is actually pretty funny for an aca [...]

  • Peter

    For an academic, Parfitt spins a pretty good yarn. In fact with a few minor changes it'd make a decent novel; with a few more changes I think it'd make a fun film script. It's difficult to take Parfitt to task with his knowledge of Jewish studies - after all he is a professor of Jewish studies at London's School of Oriental and African Studies as well as a fellow of the Oxford Centre of Hebrew and Jewish studies. Yet, even to my much less-than comprehensive knowledge, I spotted one 'howler'. Nev [...]

  • Jeff

    Kind of a slog in parts, but a fun book overall, like reading the real-life Indiana Jones. Fascinated by learning of groups of people around the world you'd least expect claiming to be part of the House of David. The analysis of the history and culture of Zimbabwe's Lemba tribe, and their claims of Jewish ancestry in African bodies (backed up by DNA), was fascinating. And more diaspora inPapua New Guinea?! Nile River floating, campouts in Yemen, spellunking in South Africa, dodging assassins in [...]

  • Steve

    Interesting in subject matter and that it reads quickly and like fiction. Engrossing and informative though it was, the skeptic in me kept screaming, "How does he have direct quotes from conversations long past?" And, naturally, our doughty professor is the hero of the tale. The research and reasoning sound plausible enough as to what the ark may have been, but while the conclusions are scholarly conjecture, they are still conjecture. Still, it was educational and well-written, so that's always [...]

  • Caitlin

    Parfitt takes his readers on a wild goose chase throughout the world to find the fabled ark of the covenant. It is very interesting and Parfitt has a wonderful, tolerant, scholarly personality. His findings are controversial, but they really make you think. Why is it that no one has found the lost tribes of Israel? Rumors of them have turned up in far off places such as Kashmir, Africa, and in the islands of the Pacific. While he never finds the tangible ark, he comes to thought provoking conclu [...]

  • Julian Walker

    A travelogue. An adventure story. And a real life adventurer. A cracking read from many perspectives and even if he pays scant regard for religions and beliefs, and manages to effect some amazing coincidences in his quest, this is unquestionably a book for you if you want a an exciting Indiana Jones type of escapism, only to realise that this is fact not fiction. Well written, pacey and enjoyable – this is a book to be savoured.

  • Nancy Jurss

    Tudor Parfitt's books explores the quest to find the lost Ark of the Covenant. Throughout his exploration, he finds different interpretations on what that is, finds links between the Jews and some tribes in Africa. And lots of leads that go nowhere. An interesting travelogue even if you don't subscribe to all of his theories.

  • Heather

    bit of a let down. i liked this - enough to give 2 stars - because it covered a topic very interesting to me, and a lot of territory was covered en route. and maybe the main problem IS territory -- it meandered so much that it had trouble keeping my attention, and took me weeks to finish. what's sad is a kickass editor probably could've gotten this to 4 stars.

  • Pete daPixie

    I gave Mr Parfitts book two stars because I enjoyed the history behind this 'lost ark' mystery. Did the keepers of this treasure salt it away before the Babylonian hordes invaded Jerusalem in 586bc? I'm sure they should have done. However, it's Indiana Parfitts journey of discovery I couldn't buy a ticket for.

  • XR

    Els integrants d'una tribu (negra) surafricana diuen que no són negres, sinó blancs i, específicament, jueus. De passada, tenen amagada l'Arca de l'Aliança.Bàsicament, resulta ser cert.L'autor ha publicat treballs sobre el tema, definitivament demostrat per les anàlisis d'ADN, en publicacions com Nature, o sigui que res de pseudoinvestigació estil Von Daniken. Impactant.

  • Pauline

    Plodding through it. Indiana Jones like stories should be watched on a screen as they don't translate as well in print, at least not with this author. Too bad because it makes an interesting story a tough read. Kind of a mix between Casa Blanca and Raiders of the Lost Ark based on real research. I cannot do a spoiler and tell the surprise ending but it's a deflating experience.

  • John Paterson

    An interesting book to read after Graham Hancock's The Sign and the Seal: Quest for the Ark (1992). In that book Hancock claims to have located the Ark in Ethiopia. Parfitt follows the trail further south. He is Professor of Modern Jewish Studies at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies and founding director of SOAS's Centre for Jewish Studies.

  • Adam

    For once, the press is right. This is a well-paced work of nonfiction that really does read like an adventure novel, complete with a cast of eccentric (if not particularly likeable) characters. The story is interesting, though it meanders a bit, and his conclusions aren't especially convincing. Recommended for adventure fans.

  • Ayla

    A very interesting read! When starting, I initially thought it was fiction, but it's a real life story. It has funny anecdotes throughout, and you'll be surprised where he ends up in his search for the Ark! And it all sounds rather plausible, unlike most other Ark theories

  • Joshua Anderson

    This man is more of an academic/scholar than Graham Hancock but he is so much worse of a writer that it isn't even funny. He uses phrases that make you think of him being nothing more than another stuck-up Brit colonialist and that doesn't help things.

  • Angie

    This guy thinks a lot of himselfminds me of one of those self-styled Colonial-Era gentleman-explorers. Seriously, ego runs throughout, even though the subject matter is interesting. Heard about this one on NPR -- he did an interview. Not impressed.

  • Susan

    Written in such a way you could sympathize when his searches failed & can congratulate his success

  • Grumpus

    Listened to the audio download from [Audible]

  • Andy

    Kind of like a program on the History Channel. The science was pretty light.

  • Al Lock

    Interesting read. Not really a not new or any discoveries, but still an interesting read.

  • Brandy Hussa

    A fun detective story. 3.5

  • Edward Barnett

    Good Reading can't put it down.

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