History[ edit ] Following a Draft Constitution the first version of the Charter was written by Ahmad Shukeirithe first chairman of the PLO, using the slightly different name al-Mithaq al-Qawmi al-Filastini, meant to reflect its origins in Nasser 's Pan-Arabism. The Charter is concerned mainly with the aims of the Palestine Liberation Organization, while the Fundamental Law is more concerned with the structure and procedures of the organization.
Ark of the Covenant found in Africa? The stories behind the story Detail from an Ark illustration by Gerard Hoet The news reports that the long-lost Biblical Ark of the Covenant has been found in Zimbabwe has re-ignited interest in its guardians — the Lemba tribe.
Can it be The Ark, as some experts have claimed? And how could it have ended up in Zimbabwe? The Ark had power — Kings consulted it, people were forbidden to look at it. It played a part in the Battle of Jericho — helping to knock down a city wall.
Later, when captured by the Philistines it broke a statue of their God Dagon and made the Philistines ill, giving them hemorrhoids or maybe tumors. So the Philistines sent it back to the Israelites. The Ark was set in the field of Joshua the Beth-shemite. Unfortunately, the men of Bethshemesh were curious: The Ark of the Covenant was lost.
But the Ark is an object of fascination and importance to many, so stories of its survival have circulated for two thousand years or so. In recent times the hugely popular movie Raiders of the Lost Ark renewed public interest.
In scholar Tudor Parfitt popularised one of the lesser known Ark stories. The Lemba seem to follow many Jewish customs, including; circumcision, not eating pork and Lembas are encouraged to marry within their own tribe of 80, or so. Genetic tests confirmed that the Lemba are physical descendants of the lost tribe of Israelites known as the Cohen.
This may sound suprising, but see the links below for more information about the African Jews — many tribes claim Jewish connections.
So the Lemba have Jewish origins, but are they guardians of the Ark? In Lemba oral tradition stories relate that they carried a vessel, their Ngoma Lungundu The drum of the ancestorsinto Africa from a great temple in Jerusalem.
Three years ago, on a forgotten shelf in a museum Tudor rediscovered the Ngoma Lungundu and had a fragment carbon dated.
He says the vessel was built almost years ago and may have included the remains of the original Ark.
But Tudor has gone further and drawn criticism for suggesting that the drum may be an Ark or at least a direct descendant of the vessel constructed to hold the original tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments.
Critics remind him that Biblical accounts do not suggest the Ark resembles a drum. Drums are revered objects in many cultures. Conclusions The tale of the Lemba and the Ark tells us that: Ancient cultures travelled more widely than modern cultures may realise.
That if you want to pass knowledge down the ages, frown on marriage outside of your tribe.
That PR coups and movie-tie ins help academics to sell books. And that sometimes, stories dismissed as myth can turn out to be true.The Covenant: A Bible Study [James L. Garlow] on grupobittia.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
One of the most powerful rituals in the ancient Hebrew culture was that of the blood covenant. This binding agreement combined elements of friendship. Luke Gilkerson. Luke Gilkerson served for eight years as Covenant Eyes' Educational Resource Manager.
Luke has a BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies and an MA in Religion. He is the author of Coming Clean: Overcoming Lust Through Biblical Accountability and The Talk: 7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical grupobittia.com and his wife Trisha blog at grupobittia.com Covenant is a location and possible settlement in the Commonwealth in A small village boasting pre-War architecture founded by a group of settlers, who've made the site their home.
The friendly inhabitants of the settlement are responsible for the overall pristine condition of the town's. Is there a New Testament Sabbath keeping Commandment and is the Sabbath in the New Covenant with proof of Sabbath keeping after the cross?
The Ark of the Covenant - Rediscovered!!! Make sure you read all the way through to the exciting update at the end! The Ark of the Covenant was rediscovered through the leading of God.
AT THIS TIME, WYATT ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH CAN PROVIDE NO CONCLUSIVE EVIDENCE REGARDING THE DISCOVERY OF THE ARK OF THE COVENANT. There are many claims being made today as to the location of the Ark of the Covenant and the purpose of this site is to give you an opportunity to hear Ron Wyatt’s story as he has told it and his wife has written it.