Copper Scroll Video 1
(27 minutes, below)
Note; Give the video a couple of minutes to load…
The Copper Scroll could lead to the discovery of vast amounts of Tabernacle
items such as bowls, cups, and vessels of all kinds and could possibly point
to the location of a buried cave that could contain the tent (the Tabernacle)
that Moses used during the forty years he and Israel were in the wilderness.
There is also a possibility that the Ark of the Covenant could be hidden in the
same buried cave. The Ark is mentioned in 2nd Maccabees the 2nd chapter as having
been hidden in a cave that was “buried.” The Copper Scroll does not
mention the Ark but does name the “wine vessels of the Gleaming Chamber
(the Holy of Holies)” and the “Ephod” the breastplate of the
High Priest being buried in the same cave.
Below is what you will see on video 1…
1. Introduction by Jim Barfield
2. Purpose of the Copper Scroll Project
3. Treasures listed on the Copper Scroll
4. History of the Copper Scroll
5. Supporting documents
6. Haggai and Zechariah were two of the prophets that wrote the Copper Scroll
7. Locations where the items are hidden
8. Initial testing of the sites determined by Jim Barfield
9. Deciphering the Copper Scroll (which really needs no deciphering)
10. Explaining some of the techniques to understand the Copper Scroll
11. Displaying and explaining the four writers on the Copper Scroll
12. Jim Barfield explains the locations of the first five locations in detail
1. Jim Barfield explains the locations of the last five locations in detail
2. The fascinating pattern formed by the last four locations pointing to the
fifth location… “the buried cave’ that may contain the Ark
of the Covenant and the Tabernacle of Moses.”
3. The comparison of the wording of 2nd Maccabees and the last location of the
4. Concerns for the Copper Scroll location
5. Shows the shallow depth that we dug during the April excavation that did not
even reach the starting point where the Copper Scroll says to begin.
6. Giving away of Judea and Samaria, the land where the Copper Scroll items may
7. Discusses simple testing procedures that could be used to see if the items
of the Copper Scroll remain….
Copper Scroll Project Update August 2009
This update will be a bit lengthy and will cover several different topics so that we might get everyone caught up on what is happening with the project.
Unfortunately, my lack of public updates was necessary until we had a feel for where we stood. Making assumptions about anyone’s motives or plans is not
a good idea and we wanted to be respectful on every level.
Let me tell you up front that please do not doubt the sincerity of the Israel Antiquities
Authority (IAA) personel connected with our project. Certainly,
no one will ever convince me that the IAA archeologist we are working with is
less than honorable. I am
very thankful that all of the team members that know him have confirmed and reinforced
my beliefs about him. He is a good and honorable man.
Let me remind everyone that I have no doubt that we now know how to understand the Copper Scroll, but we don’t know if the items are still there. Also,
even if they are there we have to overcome a world of obstacles to get to them. As exciting as it may be, use good judgment when making announcements to
your friends. Again, understanding the Copper scroll is great but we just don’t know what we will find. Temper your excitement with good judgment.
Let’s move on. Here are the topics for this update about
the recent visit to Israel and news:
1. The Jerusalem Connection Magazine
2. The Jerusalem Post Magazine
3. Planning to finish the excavation
4. Discussing the research with Avi Ben Mordechai
5. Speaking with archeologists Dr. Hanan Eshel and Dr. Ezra Marcus
6. Meeting with Gershon Salomon and Zev
7. Tamar Yonah Radio Show Interview
8. Revealing the Locations of Copper Scroll Project Research
9. Setting the Record Straight
a. For the Record
b. Vendyl Jones
c. Working with the IAA
1The Jerusalem Connection Magazine
For those of you that have been following the project, you know by now that the Washington
DC based magazine called the Jerusalem Connection has been keeping tabs on us for the
last year. Indeed, their Managing Editor, Shelley Neese actually went with us in April to follow the progress of the excavation. She, like the rest of us, was sorely disappointed
when we only went a fraction of the depth required by the Copper Scroll. As a matter of fact, she may have taken it harder than I did.
Shelley is one of the most intelligent people that I have met in a long time. She is incredibly thorough with her research and picks your brain to the bone. Her objective but
considerate stance has made it an absolute delight to work with her and an honor to be featured on the next cover of their magazine.
So go out and by a dozen copies for yourself and the family.
2The Jerusalem Post Magazine
I was just informed last night by Shelley Neese that The Jerusalem Post was going to publish her article about the Copper Scroll Project. Shelley has requested more photos, which
I have just been sent to her. She expects the article to be released this Friday. Pray that it is well received in Israel. Sorry, but that is all the information I have about the article.
3 Planning to finish the excavation
I’ve been in Israel the last few weeks contacting archeologists and people of influence to try and determine what is holding up the excavation and maybe some clues as to what is going on.
Not wanting to be pushy and also not wanting to step on anyone’s toes, we have decided not to release any of the information we found out about the delays until after the end of August..
There are some changes taking place in Israel that will affect the entire process and it will be best to wait and see how all of those changes settle into place before we proceed.
4 Discussing the research with Avi Ben Mordechai
For those of you that keep up with Avi, I spent several hours with him going over my research and we actually went to one of the sites to show him how amazingly accurate the
Copper Scroll is. By the end of the day he and his wife were convinced. So much so, that he made arrangements for me to meet with a very kind gentleman by the name of Dr.
Avi and his wife
5Speaking with archeologists Dr. Hanan Eshel and Dr. Ezra
Dr. Eshel was gracious enough to meet with me in his home in Jerusalem, which is very near the residence of the President and Prime Minister of Israel.
When we arrived, we were invited in and proceeded to his living room where we sat for over an hour discussing my research and the points where we disagreed on translation.
His insight into the operations of the authority structure for Israeli archeology was critical in helping understand what was happening with the certain elements of the IAA.
He relayed to me that he had an ongoing challenge with a member of the IAA and would be of little help obtaining a permit. But when I told him that we had permission to dig
and had already begun digging he seemed a bit surprised. As I began to explain who we were working with, he was very encouraging and complimentary towards the IAA archeologist
who was obtaining permission and conducting the modest operation. Again his independent opinion supported what we already believed about the IAA staff member.
Dr. Eshel is an impressive man that is now dealing with a serious ailment; but through it all he was a gentleman. As our meeting was drawing to a close he said something that
displayed his humble nature even though his vast academic achievements placed him in a category where he too could have been one of the arrogant elite. He said, “Mr.
I will be the first to admit if I am wrong and would be happy to work on this project if in fact you find something. There seems to be some interesting coincidences in your research.”
Just before we left, Avi convinced him to go with us to the site he had seen when the weather got cooler. With that we took some pictures, said our goodbyes and were on our way
back to Avi’s apartment near Zion Square.
Dr. Hanan Eshel and me
Dr. Ezra Marcus of Haifa University is another great person that I had the opportunity to meet on this trip. He too was a humble man with impressive credentials.
I was introduced to Dr. Marcus through a surgeon by the name of Dr. Sal Kramer, who was a friend of Derek Kyle, a friend of mine.
Dr. Marcus and I met in the coffee shop in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem at noon my third week in Israel. The gentleman is not a Dead Sea Scroll scholar and openly admitted
that fact at the beginning of our meeting. He even stated that he did not know what help he could be based on my goals since they were so far out of his area of expertise;
however, he was very interested in seeing my research.
By the end of our conversation it was clear to me that the good doctor was much more help than what he realized. His insight into the archeological world and ability
to see areas where I needed to shore up my research was a great help. Not to mention his enthusiastic comments about my research. Coming from a man of his stature it
was good to hear the positive comments mingled with the suggestions for improvements.
So my heart felt thanks go, out to these two scholars for their kindness, scholarly guidance and encouragement for me to continue on the path to reveal the items of the Copper Scroll.
6Meeting with Gershon Salomon and Zev
Zev, me and Gershon Salomon
Luckily, Gershon and I had a chance to go over my research on this my last trip and discuss his ideas to gain additional support for the project. Gershon
and I have been friends since 2001 when we met in Ft. Worth, Texas to discuss
my research for the Prophetic Timeline of the Messiah (on the website) long before I
discovered how to understand the Copper Scroll. Gershon made several good suggestions and gave myself and the team members with me a strong vote of confidence
and encouraged us not to give up. He said that what we were doing was important to G-d and also what is to happen in the future of Israel. He understands that,
if my research is correct, my goal is to return these items back into the hands of the nation that owns them…Israel.
7Tamar Yonah Radio Show Interview
During my stay in Israel, there was an opportunity to meet with a radio talk show host by the name of Tamar Yonah (and her family) at a mall in southern Jerusalem.
Because of the project, Tamar’s husband David and I have had several opportunities to get to know each other over the last couple of years and we have become friends.
Although the meetings have been brief and far apart we have all formed a friendship that will last for many years to come. Also at the meeting were her two sons; both
of whom are great young men devoted to their family, their country and most of all to G-d. You’ve done a great job with the boys David and Tamar.
The meeting was more like a really nice visit to catch up on the project and how the find would affect the future of Israel, politics and even religion.
For those of you that know Tamar she is just a bit opinionated and as tenacious as a bulldog. Maybe that is why her show has so many listeners from all
over the world. My friends and I have loved it for years.
The most impressive thing about Tamar is that she too possesses that same deep rooted love for her family, her country and G-d only multiplied times ten!
She is not afraid to stand her ground and she takes nothing from anyone, not even on the streets of Jerusalem.
Tamar and I have discussed doing a 10 to 20 minute program on Israel
National Radio on a Sunday morning (USA timeframe) in the very near future…possibly
August the 23rd or 30th if it can be arranged. Tamar has been keeping up with the Copper Scroll Project since I first visited Israel in February 2007 to
do the initial checks of the locations to validate my research. However, we had become friends because of her radio program via the internet long before
we ever met face to face.
If indeed we get the interview set, we will be sure to have it posted on the website so that you will all have a chance to listen in.
8 Revealing the Locations of Copper Scroll Project Research
After conferring with the team and the people that have been the most supportive, we have come to the conclusion that it is time to release my research
to the public. As most of you know, the locations have been kept secret until now. Very soon you will see a portion of the research and you will begin
to see why so many people have been so supportive and why we had been moved to the front of the line by those that have seen it. I have made the decision
to make the first five locations of my research public in video format and, if it is appropriate, more will follow as the video is produced. The time has
come to allow you good people to see what we have held close to our hearts this entire time.
Believe me, it was not an easy decision. However, so many people have been so supportive just based on my
presentation of “how” the discovery was made and
the small amount that could be revealed. For all those faithful gestures and the need to not just “say” we have made a significant discovery, we are now
preparing to show you. So, tell your friends to stay tuned, you will soon see how simple the Copper Scroll really is.
Several members of the team and I will be meeting In Dallas, TX Wednesday and Thursday of this week (19 and 20 Aug.). We will be discussing our website
in preparation for the expected increase in web traffic due to the fact that we
intend to reveal the first five locations of the Copper Scroll.
9 Setting the Record Straight
I would like to address a few topics from a more serious stand point to try to insure that everyone knows where we stand. It is
important to me and to the project to back up, re-group and let everyone know where we on the Copper Scroll Project are headed.
For the record;
a. Again, I am not trained as an archeologist, theologian or a historian and have made my determinations about the Copper Scroll from my own research.
All of the locations that have been determined are solely mine. My background, again, is that of a fire investigator and a fairly good one. When we fire
investigators ran into problems that were out of our realm, we would go to the experts in whatever field we needed more information from, be it electrical,
chemical, or biological. We went to those most experienced for technical advice to piece together the clues to solve a case. With the Copper Scroll, that is
all that has been done. I am used to digging through ruins to find answers and piecing together the tiniest clues …all fire investigators are. We on the
Copper Scroll Project have never tried to mislead anyone into believing we are something that we are not. Indeed we have been as upfront as possible to tell
you our lack of technical training in the field of archeology out of respect to those people that have earned that distinction.
b. With all respect to those with the stacks of letters behind their names displaying their degrees, we lowly firefighters have learned to work and play
well with others. We on the project have, and will, always try to remain respectful of others no matter what their level of education. The objective is
to learn from each otherr- not attempt to humiliate or discredit those that are progressing. That simple trait may have been a key factor in the success
that the Copper Scroll Project has enjoyed to this point.
c. I have spent a couple of weekends with a gentleman by the name of Vendyl Jones and learned three important things for which he must get credit.
One is that the Copper Scroll was written by four individuals and I agree because the hand writing styles are obvious. The second is that there was a
document written a few centuries ago by a respected rabbi called, Valley
of the King that strongly appears to provide additional information about the
Copper Scroll and I agree with Vendyl. The last thing that he informed me about was a section of the Talmud that cannot be found in modern copies about
the “Vessels” for services in the Temple or the Tabernacle
of Israel…that too was helpful. For all that Vendyl shared with me including his many life
experiences I am very thankful to him and to his wonderful wife Anita for their very warm hospitality and friendship during those visits.
d. The research about the history of the Copper Scroll is my own. Although Vendyl
Jones does agree with me on many points, the determinations are mine
and not influenced by Vendyl in any way. It is my studies into the Dead Sea Scrolls and my Biblical
research that shaped my conclusions to form the Copper Scroll report.
e. With all respect to Vendyl. He is not, nor has he ever been, a member of the Copper Scroll Project or the team.
Working with the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA)
f. We greatly appreciate the efforts of the members of the
IAA and what they have done to this point and we hope to finish testing the sites that we are excavating
and others to determine if the items of the Copper Scroll still remain intact.v
g. We removed the name of the IAA archeologist from the site to allow him to focus on his job and not have to answer loads of distracting questions.
To his credit, he has seen my research and has gone out on a limb to at least try to test the sites. He is a great guy and has a difficult enough job
without adding more stress to his already difficult job. There is no archeologist that we on the project would rather work with.
h. We on the Copper Scroll Project had no authority over the excavation, nor did we pay the IAA one single shekel for what was done at the sites.
They were interested enough in my research to do the work and provided the workers and equipment for the short time we dug. I just provided the research.
What if someone could decipher an ancient
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finds in modern history? What if that someone had already done it? Welcome to...The Copper Scroll Project.
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Chris Knight of
Dallas, Texas. The Copper Scroll Project is already in full swing. From meetings to archaeological digs, this is a project that
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What you can find out about the Copper Scroll Of the Dead Sea Scrolls
The Copper Scroll, found near the Dead Sea in Israel 1952,
is literally a copper metal document approximately seven feet long listing about
60 locations of very large amounts of gold, silver, and gems from the time of
Moses and from the time of King Solomon. The items and precious metals were set-apart
to be used in the worship of the G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; initially
in the Tabernacle of Moses, but finally in the Temple of Solomon. Jerusalem was
under siege and Jeremiah realized that if the valuables were not hidden before
the Babylonian invasion was complete...they would be lost forever. So begins
the story and mystery of the ancient document named,
"The Copper Scroll".