The Copper Scroll Project tells the story of an Oklahoma arson investigator, Jim Barfield, who sets off on a decade-long quest to uncover Qumran’s secrets―the lost treasures of the Jerusalem temple―and show the world that the Dead Sea Scrolls were merely the tip of the archaeological iceberg. Through a series of breakthroughs and setbacks, Barfield’s Copper Scroll Project becomes inadvertently tethered to Israel’s modern battle for the Temple Mount.
The Copper Scroll Project is the one remaining witness to a covert operation to rescue Temple treasury, Ark of the Covenant, the ketoret incense spices, and other very valuable vessels before foreign invaders overran Jerusalem’s city gates. Could secrets contained in the most enigmatic of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Copper Scroll, hold the keys to one of the greatest treasures in Israel’s history? Hanukkah story that can be found in the book of Daniel and Jeremiah’s Copper Scroll is believed to correlate with Maccabees 2:1 – 8.
The prophet (Jeremiah) after giving them the Torah, instructed those who were being deported not to forget the commandments of Hashem nor to be led astray in their thoughts upon seeing the gold and silver statues and their adornment.
And with other similar words, he exhorted them that the law should not depart from their hearts.
It was also in the writing that the prophet, having received an oracle, ordered that the tent and the ark should follow with him and that he went out to the mountain where Moses had gone up and had seen the inheritance of God.
And Jeremiah came and found a cave, and he brought there the tent and the ark and the altar of incense, and he sealed up the entrance. Some of those who followed him came up to mark the way, but could not find it. When Jeremiah learned of it, he rebuked them and declared:
“The place shall be unknown until God gathers his people together again and shows his mercy. And then the Lord will disclose these things, and the glory of the Lord and the cloud will appear, as they were shown in the case of Moses, and as Solomon asked that the place should be specially consecrated.”
About the Author
Shelley Neese is the Vice President of The Jerusalem Connection International (TJCI), Non profit organization based out of Washington DC. TJCI’s mission is to inform, educate, and activate support for Israel and the Jewish people. Shelley lived and studied in Israel from 2000-2004, where she learned conversational Hebrew and received her M.A in Middle Eastern Studies from Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Shelley has been present for the most central events in The Copper Scroll Project over the last decade, including the initial excavation at Qumran in 2009. She currently resides in Washington DC with her four children and husband, a Lieutenant Colonel and family physician in the U.S. Air Force.
- Paperback: 348 pages
- Publisher: Morgan James Publishing (October 30, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1683509153
- ISBN-13: 978-1683509158