Copper Scroll Video 1 (27 minutes, below) Note; Give the video a
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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 Copper Scroll 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 be buried. 7.
Discusses simple testing procedures that could be used to see if the items
of the Copper Scroll remain….
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.
move on. Here are the topics for this update about the
recent visit to Israel and news:
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
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
So go out and by a dozen copies for yourself and the
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
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
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. Hanan Eshel.
Avi and his wife
5Speaking with archeologists Dr. Hanan Eshel and Dr.
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.
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. Barfield, 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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Vendyl Jones 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.
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
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
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.
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had already done it? Welcome to...The Copper Scroll
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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".