Adventure and Ancient History: Dr. Robert Cornuke

Dr. Robert Cornuke’s Book, “Temple,” is a must read for anyone interested in Biblical archaeology or the prophecy surrounding the rebuilding of the Temple. Popular belief is that Solomon’s Temple was originally built where the Dome of the Rock now stands, but Dr. Cornuke has found evidence that proves otherwise. Using scriptural references found in Joel, Micah, Titus, Matthew and other books of the Bible. He explains that Solomon’s Temple was not originally built where the Dome of the Rock now stands but it was in fact built about 1000 feet South of the Dome of the Rock, where the Gihon springs sit. He and supports this claim in his book. Many Christians believe that the Temple must be rebuilt before the coming of Christ, according to prophecy. Watch this video to see what Dr. Cornuke says about this new evidence and its significance regarding prophecy! You can be apart of a teaching like this, on-site in Israel by checking out our various Israel Tours, or call today to ask about a private Bible cruise for your church or organization.

In March of 2017, the Travel Channel’s Expedition Unknown  took a journey to Christian Africa on the trail of the Ark of the Covenant. Following adventurer Josh Gates, Expedition Unknown traveled to Ethiopia where Josh met up with Biblical archaeologist and explorer Bob Cornuke. Searching for clues, Bob led Josh to some of the most remarkable places in Ethiopia and helped explain the country’s deep, historical connections to the Ark of the Covenant. Ethiopian authorities claim the Ark resides in the country to this day, and Bob took Expedition Unknown to some of Ethiopia’s most important locations in an effort to investigate the claims. Together, Bob Cornuke and Josh Gates got to examine never before seen evidence and visit places where very few travelers ever set foot. Journeying by boat to the Ethiopian island of Tana Qirqos (the site where the Ark of the Covenant is thought to have rested for hundreds of years) Josh and Bob saw the artifacts that the Ethiopians believe were used by the Jewish High Priest when worshiping over the Ark. Along with the island of Tana Qirqos, Expedition Unknown also traveled to the city of Axum, where the Ethiopian officials say the Ark is now kept at St. Mary’s of Zion Church. In Axum, Bob introduced Josh Gates to the “Guardian of the Ark of the Covenant”, the only person who is considered holy enough to be in the Ark’s presence and whose sole occupation is to sit and pray by the Ark of the Covenant.

As expert in Ark of the Covenant history and lore, explorer Bob Cornuke played a major role in Josh Gates’ hunt for the Ark. While the true resting place of the Ark of the Covenant may never be revealed, Bob holds firm to his belief that the Ethiopian claims are indeed true.

Read the tale of Bob’s hunt for the Ark of the Covenant in his explosive book, Relic Quest (Legend Chaser)

Robert Cornuke – a former police investigator and SWAT team member – is a biblical investigator, international explorer, lecturer and author of nine books. He has participated in over fifty expeditions around the world searching for lost locations described in the Bible. These journeys include searching for the real Mount Sinai in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, looking for the remains of Noah’s ark in Turkey with astronaut Jim Irwin (Eighth man to walk on the moon) and researching ancient Assyrian and Babylonian flood accounts in Iran. He has followed ancient accounts of the Ark of the Covenant from Israel to Egypt and across Ethiopian highlands.

Bob has appeared on National Geographic Channel, CBS, NBC’s Dateline, Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC, Fox, ABC, History Channel and Ripley’s Believe It or Not. He has traveled across Afghanistan during US bombing strikes on a video/photographic assignment and was invited by the President’s staff to conduct a Bible study for White House personnel.

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