Valley of the King(s)]
Account of the
Hiding of the Tabernacle
and of the Hiding
of the Ark of the Covenant
[A list of these
treasures is arguably found
on the Qumran
Mishnah is the first section of the Talmud,
of ancient Rabbinic writings
including also the Gemara "the
But there is
referred to by Vendyl Jones:
Rabbi Rachmael Steinburg...
and his student, Rabbi Mendel Tropper,
to search for source
that could shed light on "the other records.
[regarding the Copper Scroll]
"They found another source for
reference to "the records
in a book published in Amsterdam, Hollan
the year 1648.
It was written b
Rabbi Naftali (ben Elchanan) Hertz
The work was entitled Emeq HaMelekh
("Valley of the King") ...
Hertz calls these records Mishnayot,
and included them in the introduction to his text."
contains a detailed account
of the hiding of
specific Hebrew treasures,
including, as we
as shown in LexiLine pages by Andis Kaulins,
was unknowingly found as King Tut's Treasure
the Tomb of Tutankhamun by Howard Carter.
Text of the
[Valley of the King(s)]
Rabbi Naftali (Ben
Ya'acov Elchanan) Hertz
Hebrew year 5408 (1648 c.e.)
to the original are addded in red text and red brackets]
The text of
the Mishnayot follows immediately after this line.
five righteous men.
Chaggai the Prophet
son of Ido the Prophet.
concealed the vessels of the Temple
wealth of the treasures
until the day of the coming of Mashiach,
speedily in our times,
Amen, and so it will be.
We think the 1st Jerusalem,
meaning "new city"
referred to was
These are the
vessels dedicated and concealed
when the Temple was destroyed:
The Tabernacle and the Curtain, the Holy Menorah,
the Ark of Testimony [Covenant],
the golden forehead Nameplate,
the golden crown of Aharon the Cohen,
the Breastplate of Judgment, the silver Trumpets, the Cherubim,
and the Altar of burnt offerings, the Curtain of the Communion Tent,
the forks and the bread molds, the Table [of
the Curtain of the
Gate, the Copper Altar, the sacred garments
of Aharon which were worn by the Cohen HaGadol (High Priest) on
the Day of Atonement, Pa'amonim (bells) and Rimonim (pomegranates)
on the hem of the robe [of
the Cohen Gadol],
the holy vessels
that Moses made on Mount Sinai by the command
of the Holy One, the Staff, and the Jar of the Manna.
[Almost all of
these were found intact in the Tomb of Tutankhamun]
These are the holy
vessels and the vessels of the Temple
that were in Jerusalem and in every place.
They were inscribed by Shimur HaLevi and his companions,
on a "Luach Nehoshet" (Copper Plate),
[Note: th is
the Copper Scroll]
with all the
of the Holy of Holies that Shlomo son of David made.
And together with Shimur were Hizkiyahu, Zidkiyah,
Haggai the Prophet, and Zechariah, son of Berachiah,
son of Ido the Prophet.
[Note: The numbers
in the Mishnayot were somehow misread
over the millennia by
1 power of a thousand,
so - below - just remove 3 zeros to
get the right amount]
These are the
Vessels that were taken by (buried in) the
the locking rods, the pegs, the boards, the rings, the standing pillars
of the courtyard. These are the Vessels: 1,200,000 silver Mizrakot
(sacrificial basins); 50,000 Mizrakot of fine gold;
600,000 (?) of fine gold, and 1,200,000 of silver.
five [men] inscribed
these Mishnayot in Babylon
[this is the
Babylonian captivity after
the hiding of all things]
the other prophets that were with them,
including Ezra the Cohen, the Scribe.
[Note: Again, the large
numbers have been misread by 1 power of a thousand,
so just remove 3 zeros to get the right amount. This error is
seen in the
calculation of the value of the Margaliot, showing there
were only ca. 2000
bread molds and not 2000000.
Of the Levites,
130 were killed and 100 escaped with Shimur HaLevi
and his companions.These [men] concealed
500,000 trays of fine gold,
and 1,200,000 of silver; 500,000 bread molds of fine gold, and 1,200,000
of silver. On each of the molds, there were 5 Margaliot (pearls?)
[margaliot = Latvian mirgot, mirdzaloti "shine, shiny,
and 2 precious gem stones. The value of each precious stone was
100 talents of gold, and the total value of all the Margaliot was
200,000 talents of gold. There were also 36 golden Trumpets.
All of these were hidden and concealed in a tower in the land of
in the great city called Bagdat. [There was also a 7-branched] Menorah
of fine gold, [worth] 100,000 [talents], with 7 lamps on each [branch],
26 precious gem stones on each Menorah, each Margalit (pearl? gem?)
priceless, and between every gem stone, 200 [smaller] stones,
There were 77
tables of gold, and gold [hangings] from the walls
of the Garden of Eden that was revealed to Shlomo. Their radiance was
like the brilliance of the sun and the moon that shine above the world.
And all the silver and gold that ever existed in the world, from the six
days of creation until the day that Zidkiyahu became king, did not
equal the value of the gold that was overlaid on the Temple from within
and from without. There is no end, no measure, no set amount, and no
weighing of the gold that overlaid the Temple and the face of the
All this, plus
another 7,000 talents of gold, were brought and concealed
in the "Segel Habar" (?) with precious stones with which the Temple
was built, besides 3 rows of priceless stones and one row of Almogim
(coral?) trees. [Of] the three rows of priceless stones, the length of
row was 7 cubits, and width 5 cubits, established by David. The length
of one Margalit (pearl? gem? building stone?) was 10 cubits. David
prepared all of these for the Great House (Temple), for Shlomo, his son.
[Note: The large numbers
have been misread by 1 power of a thousand,
so just remove 3 zeros to get the right amount]
stones was 36,000,
the same as the number of gem stones.
From all these [cutting gems] the
Temple was built.
There were also three-plus-one rows of Almogim trees,
overlaid with fine gold and placed in the building.
All those were hidden
from Nebuchadnezzar [= Shishak
= Ramses III]
by the fittest [men]
of Israel. The
like the brilliance of the firmament (sky).
[Note: Also here, the
large numbers have been misread by 1 power of a thousand,
remove 3 zeros to get the right amount]
The counting of
precious stones, Margaliot gems, silver, and gold
that King David dedicated to the Great Temple was:
1,000,000 talents of silver, 100,000 talents of gold
and trees made of
"Parvaim Gold" which bore fruit,
600,000 talents of fine gold from
beneath the Tree of Life in the holy Garden.
All these were revealed to Hilkiyah the Scribe, who gave them into
the safekeeping of the angel Shimshiel to guard until King David arises,
to whom he will hand over the silver and gold, including the gold that
Shlomo contributed, and the talents of gold and priceless precious
All these were concealed, hidden, and safeguarded from the army of the
Chaldeans in a place called Borseef
[Borseef = Bahr
Yusef near Fayyum - or - is Abu Simbel = Beer es Sebua].
There were 7
golden Curtains that contained 12,000 talents of gold.
There were 12,000
garments of the Levites with their belts,
and the Ephod
(vest) and Meil (robe) of the Cohen Gadol which he wore
when he performed
the Temple service. In addition, there were 70,000
garments worn by
the Cohanim, with their belts, their turbans,
and their pants.
David made all of these for them to atone for Israel.
And the fittest [men]
Israel took them secretly, as they had been
this service-gear was [concealed] until
to atone for
Israel [in the end of
made 1,000 lyres
and 7,000 harps to atone for Israel.
He had Zilzalim (cymbals) for singing, extolling, thanksgiving, and
praising the God of Israel which were handed down to him from
Moses, from Sinai. The words, "From beneath the legs of the
Throne of Glory, sapphire stone, in the likeness of the Throne"
(cf. Exodus 24:10), were inscribed upon them.
The lyres were made of Almugim wood, overlaid with fine gold,
with 8 stones on each lyre, carried by the clouds, the demons and
the spirits that were under Shlomo's dominion. On each lyre was
a bell of "Nehoshet Kalal" (burnished copper) from before the
Throne of Glory, together with a priceless, precious stone that
Moses quarried on Mount Sinai from under the Throne of Glory
which was upon the Sapphire Stone. All these were hidden and
concealed in "Ein Zidkiyah" that the fittest [men]
of Israel knew
in secret, lest they fall, God forbid, into the hands of the enemy
who hated Israel. For these vessels are not to be used except to
atone for Israel. Baruch ben Neriah and Zidkiyahu thus concealed
them to prevent the Chaldeans from using them, God forbid.
They hid them until the day when Israel will
return to their former
stature and reclaim [eternal] honor
and wordly glory, and they
find a man whose name is David, son of David. The silver and
gold shall then be unearthed to him, when all Israel shall gather
and make a complete Aliyah (ascent) to Jerusalem. Amen.
[Note: The numbers have
been misread by 1 power of a thousand,
so just remove 3 zeros to get the right amount]
These are the
weights of silver concealed at "Ein Kahal"
by Baruch and Zidkiyah:
1,200,000 talents of silver, 1,600,000 of fine silver.
vessels: 2,000,000 pots of fine copper, and 1,100,000 of iron;
(type of pot) without Metzukim (ladles) and
around the copper gate; countless Cherubim;
sinks/lavers; 3,000 frying pans of fine gold;
tables of fine gold from beneath the Tree of Life
standing in the
holy Garden, upon which were placed the Showbread.
(type of tree) with all manner of delicacies
hanging from them.
They are all made of refined gold which
David, King of
Israel, refined. All those were concealed by Zidkiyah.
Treasures of gold
and silver [stored away] from
the days of David until
Zidkiyah and until
Israel was exiled to Babylon: Hundreds of thousands
of golden shields,
and countless silver [shields]; 1,353,000
stones and fine
stones. All of these were hidden and concealed in the
wall of Babylon
and in Tel Bruk under the big willow tree in Babylon
upon which they
hung their lyres (cf. Psalm 137:2). And from the
House of the
Forest of Lebanon (i.e. the Temple), they took
(measures) of gold. All the prophets, wise men, and
could not calculate the wealth and the glory
that was in
Hiluk, son of
Shimur HaLevi, was given twelve more precious stones in
order to hide them so that they could [eventually] be
restored to the
Tribes [of Israel].
The names of the Tribes were engraved on them,
and they shone on the Tribe's heads, excellent and precious, one more
than the other. No king, prophet, or anyone else knew where they were
hidden, excepting Hiluk, son of Shimur HaLevi. The remainder of the
wealth and glory that was in Jerusalem was taken by angel Shimshiel.
Shimur, Hiluk, and their companions, the Levites, later went
showed it to Michael and Gavriel. All Israel concealed the Vessels
until a righteous king arises over Israel. What's more, they all swore
a solemn vow never to reveal the whereabouts of these vessels until
David, son of David, arises. All silver, gold, and Margaliot (precious
which was ever hidden away will be handed over to him when
exiles of Israel will be gathered from the four ends of the earth,
they ascend with greatness and exaltation to the land of Israel.
At that time, a great river will issue forth from the Holy of
of the Temple. Its name is Gihon, and it will flow to the great and
dreadful desert, and become mixed with the Euphrates River.
Immediately, all the Vessels will float up and be revealed."
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