Man has always been curious about sacred artifacts mentioned in the bible, or in an archaeologist’s notebook, but never found. Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones series had Indy searching for everything from the Ark of the Covenant to the Holy Grail. The original Librarian series had Flynn Carsen searching for the Spear of Destiny, which supposedly pierced Christ in his side. And in another archaeological adventure, found him fighting for his life over The Key of Solomon. A book that is said to give its reader control over time and space.
However, there is one sacred relic of which no one has ever seen in a movie or heard very much in conversation and that is the elusive Copper Scroll; which is one of the Dead Sea Scrolls found in Cave 3 near Khirbet Qumran in 1952. It differs significantly from the others, as it is a verbal treasure map with over sixty plus locations and specific instructions on where to go, where to dig, how far to dig and what should be found. Some of its writings are attributed to the prophets Haggai and Zechariah—mentioning tithes, priestly vestments and sacred vessels. Almost all scholars agree the Copper Scroll is connected to the Temple of Solomon. These treasures are also called The Dowry of the Coming Bride.
There is only one other scroll of this kind ever discovered
A talent in first century Jerusalem is equal to about 74 pounds. The amount of talents of gold, silver and treasure mentioned in the Copper Scroll would equal to about 168 tons today. There is no other scroll of its kind. All Dead Sea Scrolls were written on papyrus or leather, but it is the only one of the Dead Sea Scrolls written on metal. Unique unto itself, as the only metal scroll in all of Jewish Antiquities. There is only one other scroll of this kind ever discovered and it was connected to Ramses II; also an inventory of temple treasure. Some say it’s fiction and others argue it is fact. Let’s see if we can unravel the truth…
The year is 1953. on the grounds of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dr. Canon is in his office, deciphering the Copper Scroll for its authenticity. “Please note that with the Apocalypse of Baruch, II Maccabees, the Marble Tablets from Iraq and the Treatise of the Temple Vessels, the authenticity of the Copper Scroll is validated. The Treatise… “Emeq Ha Melek written by a rabbi in 1647 states ‘These records were written by five righteous men, Shamar Ha Levi, Hezekiah, Zidkiyah, Chaggai the Prophet and Zechariah. They concealed the vessels of the Temple and the wealth of the treasures that were in Jerusalem and every place which will not be discovered until the day of the coming of the Messiah, son of David may it be speedily in our time, Amen, and so it will be.'” A knock at his door. “Dr. Canon I am leaving now, do you need anything before I go?” “No Christian, just be sure to lock up on your way out.” “Will do, see you in the morning, good night.” “Good night.”
These are the holy vessels and the vessels of the Temple
As Christian drives off, a shadowy figure is lurking in the bushes beneath Dr. Canon’s office window. “Let’s see… where was I? These are the holy vessels and the vessels of the Temple that were in Jerusalem and in every place. They were inscribed by Shamar Ha Levi and his companions on a luach Nehoshet which translated means a copper plate.”
“From what I can decipher, some of the treasure is in a place called the Great Cistern… which is in… the Court of Peristyle, in the spout in its floor, concealed in a hole in front of the upper opening: nine hundred talents. And another batch is in the east looking through the Cave of Pillars with two entrances. In the pit which is to the north of Esplanade tithe vessels and garments. Its entrance is under the western corner. From a historical definition an Esplanade could be referencing an open, level space separating a fortress from a town. But what fortress? What town? The western corner of what? These clues are all too vague. I need specifics in order to further investigate.”
This must be the treasure hidden before Jerusalem was captured by the Romans in 70 AD. The one Pompey sought when he desecrated the Temple in 63 BC, but could not find. Is it possible this treasure spans the history of Israel from the Exodus to the Babylonian captivity? Or is this the long sought treasure of Hakkoz? It has been speculated that the Hakkoz treasure is somewhere in the area of the Qumran. In either case, this could be the greatest archeological find of all times!”
“We need a starting point. Could there be more hints in Khirbet Qumran or perhaps there is a relative to one of the original persons involved who holds the clues for a specific area to start the dig. Enough for the day, I will have a fresh start in the morning.” Dr. Moses then locks all ancient documents away in a hidden safe room, cuts off the lights and exits the building securing the door locks. The shadowy figure is still lurking in the bushes observing as Dr. Moses drives off. Then immediately runs across the road. Gets on a motorcycle and heads for a dirt road into the nearby town…