Ron Wyatt’s discovery of the Ark of the Covenant in 1982 has attracted bitter criticism. Unfortunately there is little archaeological evidence to prove Ron Wyatt’s discovery of the Ark of the Covenant, so we will not attempt to prove his discovery of the Ark from archaeological sources.
We personally believe that Ron Wyatt did indeed discover the Ark of the Covenant in 1982, exactly as he said. At the time of his discovery in 1982, nobody had ever connected the Ark of the Covenant with the Crucifixion. The whole concept of the Blood of the Messiah falling on to the Mercy Seat, in complete fulfilment of the Old Covenant, was completely revolutionary to Christians. It was a complete revelation to Ron Wyatt himself at the time.
To most Christians, this concept is still completely new and revolutionary. We suggest that, rather than trying to prove the archaeological discovery by Ron Wyatt of the physical Ark of the Covenant, which is not possible, we concentrate instead on the Biblical support for this revolutionary new concept.
We cannot conclusively prove that Ron Wyatt discovered the physical Ark of the Covenant below the Crucifixion Site in 1982. Equally, nobody can prove that he did not discover the Ark of the Covenant. Ron Wyatt repeatedly said that the Ark of the Covenant will be revealed in the future, but only in God’s perfect timing.
However, if Ron Wyatt did not discover the Ark of the Covenant, then we can confidently predict that the Ark of the Covenant is still waiting to be discovered, under the Crucifixion Site. We can also confidently predict from Daniel 9:24 that the Blood of Jesus Christ will be found on the Mercy Seat, exactly as prophesied, and in complete fulfilment of the New Covenant in the Blood of Jesus Christ.
We believe that the Bible provides absolute proof that the Messiah would shed His Blood on the Mercy Seat of the Ark of the Covenant
A short note from the author, Dr Richard Kent
- This is the most difficult Bible study on this web site, and also the longest.
- Please bear with us in our long discussion of the Old and the New Covenant.
- There is a wide variation of interpretation of the Old and the New Covenant, and we greatly respect those who have a different interpretation.
- Because of the difficulty in exact interpretation we have produced what seems to us the probable interpretation, in the light of our present knowledge.
- We do not insist that this version is absolutely correct, although we have tried to make it as accurate as possible.
- We are certainly open to correction, and are happy to hear from those who interpret these passages in a different way.
We believe that Jesus Christ fulfilled quite literally the Old Covenant, by anointing the Mercy Seat with his Own Blood, at the time of the Crucifixion, in full fulfilment of Daniel 9:24.