The Lost Ark of the Covenant: Solving the 2,500-Year-Old Mystery of the Fabled Biblical Ark

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9780061371042: The Lost Ark of the Covenant: Solving the 2,500-Year-Old Mystery of the Fabled Biblical Ark

After 2,500 Years of Mystery, the Truth About the Ark of the Covenant Is Revealed

The Lost Ark of the Covenant is the real-life account of an astounding quest—professor Tudor Parfitt's effort to recover the revered artifact that contained the Ten Commandments, sacred to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. With painstaking historical scholarship, groundbreaking genetic science, and fascinating on-the-ground discoveries, Parfitt, who the Wall Street Journal calls "a British Indiana Jones," debunks the previous myths and reveals the shocking history of the Ark and its keepers.

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Tudor Parfitt's life's work has been tracking down the lost tribes of Israel in Africa and Asia. As professor of Jewish studies at London's prestigious School of Oriental and African Studies and Fellow of the Oxford Centre of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, he has written widely on the history of the Jews of Africa and Asia. In 2006, he was appointed Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Harvard University. He has traveled widely through remote areas of Africa and Asia and divides his time between London and the Templar region of the South Aveyron.

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The author's search for the Ark of the Covenant unfolds like a mystery spanning many cultures and countries. Narrator Graeme Malcolm sharpens the elaborate word portraits of the characters by giving pristine foreign accents to their English. In a typical conversation he becomes a clever "quick-change artist" as two people of different ethnic backgrounds speak to each other. With the adeptness of a native speaker Malcolm pronounces words from more than a dozen languages, including Arabic, Greek, Aramaic, Ethiopian, and Hebrew. In the numerous conversations and musings, he also adds the ethereal element of charm to the author's subtle humor. In short, Malcolm transforms Parfitt's odyssey to discover the world's most sought-after artifact from a book to a travel experience. J.A.H. AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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