The Jerusalem Files

The Secret Journey of the Menorah to Oak Island

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Pub Date Feb 13 2024 | Archive Date Feb 06 2024

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A non-fiction Da Vinci Code for the 21st century, this thrilling treasure hunt traces the voyage of the legendary Jewish Menorah from the Jerusalem of the Knights Templar through France, Portugal and North America, providing mind-blowing history and mystery for fans of The Curse of Oak Island.

The Jewish Menorah is one of the world’s most sacred artefacts, a man-size lampstand with seven arms, made from a single block of gold, that is an iconic symbol for the Jewish people. King Solomon placed it in the inner sanctum of the Temple of Jerusalem, but by the 5th century AD, all trace of it had disappeared from the official record, and it was assumed lost.

Two historical researchers, Corjan Mol and Christopher Morford, now reveal the astounding secret of what happened to the Menorah. Through their meticulous research as well as a jaw-dropping stroke of luck, Mol and Morford discovered that the Menorah was dug up from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem in the time of the Crusades by the Knights Templar and smuggled to France with the help of the French King Louis IX. From there it was taken to Portugal, to end up in North America after interventions by Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington. The secret was hidden in plain sight in both France and North America, on a scale so big that it took 800 years for it to be discovered.
A non-fiction Da Vinci Code for the 21st century, this thrilling treasure hunt traces the voyage of the legendary Jewish Menorah from the Jerusalem of the Knights Templar through France, Portugal and...

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The fate of the menorah from temple in Jerusalem has been a mystery since it vanished from records in the 5th century AD. Now, through meticulous research and a fateful discovery, two historians unveil its astonishing 800-year journey: unearthed by the Knights Templar during the Crusades, smuggled to France and Portugal with aid from King Louis IX, and eventually reaching North America.

Treasure hunters and conspiracy theorists will love this book. It's a trove of historical information. Despite the scant facts and wild speculations, it's a compelling mystery.

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The Jerusalem Files is a,very interesting book about the history of the Jerusalem Temple's treasures. I guess what we can call the story, comes in the form of a variety of history lessons as well as theories that connect dots that are used by the authors and colleagues. We hear about the Knights Templar - its' history, demise, and possible resurgent groups, the House of Bourbon, the New World, including Oak Island, and so much more!

Reading what the authors believe, I found to be very interesting, though in some cases, a bit wordy. However, as a whole, the authors lay out a compelling case for idea that at least I, could not dream. Is there anything conclusive - you'll have to read the book!

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For anyone who has an interest in the stories of Oak Island, King Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem and the treasure associated with the Knights Templar, this is the latest analysis as to what happened in history to that treasure. The authors have obviously conducted extensive research and they lead us on a convoluted trail through history populated with Monarchs, religious prelates and noble Knights who at some time been privy to a great secret of the location of most sacred treasures of the Bible. The story begins in ancient times with Moses and continues down the centuries following known historical events but even in more detail than before corroborated by hard evidence in most cases. Some deduction has been applied to some events but the conclusion reached is logical and believable.
I found the book a refreshing overview of the whole subject of the fate of the Treasure and far more believable than the entertaining version of the Da Vinci Code. It also opens our eyes to some of the more modern-day implications of the esoteric beliefs as the examples of the street layouts of Washington DC and the design of the US Pentagon building demonstrate.
A book to make one ponder this subject.

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