Have you ever been dumbfounded by a Bible story? You’re not alone. In the age of science, it’s hard to believe such wild tales. What if certain discoveries gave some merit to their claims? Our faith, or lack of it, is a crucial element of our lives. We must look at all the evidence.
I’m going to discuss three Christian Archaeological YouTube videos. At the very least, these videos are inspiring. If we choose to believe the stories in them, the evidence they contain could change how you view the Bible.
Jesus’ Blood on the Ark of the Covenant
The first video tells us an incredible story. While walking and talking with an associate near the site of Jesus’ tomb, adventurer Ron Wyatt says that he found himself pointing to a location along a cliff and saying the following.
There is Jeremiah’s grotto, and the Ark of the Covenant is there.
Mr. Wyatt claimed this as guidance from God Himself.
This divine inspiration led him to investigate the site underground over the next few years. Mr. Wyann says that he first found 20 feet underground what he considers three holes for holding crosses, like which would be used to hold the cross that Jesus was crucified on. Still though he continued exploring the cavern system. What Ron Wyatt claims he discovered 40 feet underground is incredible.
He details a stone box, inside being the Ark of the Covenant itself. Considered lost to history, the uncovering of the Ark of the Covenant would be a monumental find. Not only that, but he also claims Jesus’ blood was upon it.
How could this be so? Wyatt believed that the Ark was positioned directly below the site of Jesus’ execution. The earthquake mentioned in Matthew 27:51 opened cracks in the bedrock, many of which Wyatt discovered. When the soldier pierced Jesus’ side, His blood flowed down through the cracks, landing directly on the Ark. This is a truly mind-blowing scenario because it means that God placed the Ark in that exact position and caused the earthquake in order for this to take place.
The Ark of the Covenant and the tablets within are a central part of the story of God’s relationship with humanity. Uncovering them would be a massive historical achievement. The video documents his explorations.
The Discovery of Noah’s Ark?
The second video takes a close look at the site believed to be Noah’s Ark’s resting place. It is near modern-day Turkey. The location matches up with Genesis 8, which says that the Ark rested in the mountains of Ararat.
The shape of the ancient vessel discovered measures almost identically to the specifications detailed in the book of Genesis. Wyatt was able to confirm that the ship consisted of both wood and human-made metals. This evidence proves that it is not a naturally occurring formation, merely taking a boat’s shape. Genesis 4:22 also confirms that metalworking was a craft known to the people of the time.
Joe Resetta, VP of Geo Survey Systems, is quoted in the video as saying,
This data does not represent natural geology. It’s a man-made structure. These reflections are occurring way too periodic to be random, natural type interfaces.
This knowledge begs the question: if there was no flood, how would a giant boat made by ancient humans come to reside up in the mountains?
Having concrete scientific evidence of the existence of Noah’s Ark would be a massive boon to our faith. It would also help show others that maybe the Biblical accounts are not so hard to believe.
The Actual Location of Solomon’s Temple
The third and final video documents the evidence that the Jewish temple originally existed on Mt. Zion and not the temple mount. Today, the Muslim Dome of the Rock sits on the temple mount. The Jewish people do not believe that their messiah will return until their temple is rebuilt. The tension created by this dynamic is high. What would it mean if the temple mount was not the location of the original temple?
In 2 Samuel 24:24-25, King David buys the land where Solomon built the first temple. He purchases it from a farmer, and the Bible calls it “a threshing floor.” However, the ground beneath the Dome of the Rock is uneven and not suitable whatsoever to be a threshing floor.
The researchers in the video claim the temple resided on Mt. Zion in the city of David, near the Gihon Spring and around 100 feet south of The Dome of the Rock. The reports of the first-century historian Josephus also point to this location. He writes that the temple was at a site six-hundred feet between two valleys. The Mt. Zion site fits this description. Also, the traditional temple mount does not have a spring anywhere near it. This situation is problematic because the ritualistic cleansing for the temple practices demanded a lot of water. The Gihon Spring flows directly through the Mt. Zion site, allowing it access to much water.
Many researchers believe that the location now called the temple mount was actually where Fort Antonia, a Roman fortress for its 10th legion, was located. If the Jewish people ever accept this evidence, they may be inspired to build a third temple on the Mt. Zion site.
The Temple Institute is an organization in Jerusalem. They claim that their “ultimate goal is to see Israel rebuild the Holy Temple on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem, in accord with the Biblical commandments”. They have already made many preparations for the third temple. The building of this temple would be significant for many reasons. It could calm some of the tensions in the Middle East. It would completely change the face of Judaism. The temple’s reemergence is also depicted in Biblical end-times literature and signifies the start of the end.
These videos are endlessly fascinating and will be sure to inspire you. They show the intersection of the Biblical evidence and the world of archaeology in full force. If the evidence convinces you they are factual, how you view the Bible will change. Watch them for yourself and find your own conclusions.
Zach is a freelance writer based in suburban Chicago. He has a B.A. in Christian Ministry from Trinity International University and is living out his calling to use the power of the written word for the cause of God’s Kingdom. A husband, father, and avid reader, he loves to explore the intersection where faith and everyday life collide. He specializes in content creation that fuels churches and ministries in their mission. When not writing, Zach enjoys spending time with his family, running, and video games.