So, like all good books, I'm going to start with the ending.
The Ark of the Covenant, I believe, is sited in the Kaaba in Mecca and the 'Black Stone', also sited at the Kaaba, may be or may have something to do with the Hebrews' 'Foundation Stone' or 'Eben Shetiyah' as they are both said to be heaven sent and the cornerstone of the world....where the whole world originates from. I believe the Ark was found by Arabs who built the Kaaba, explaining the reason for the construction of the Kaaba prior to Islam, and Islam developed from there. The Kaaba is sited very close to a volcanic mountain called Jabal al Noor, Mountain of Light, which is not only where Mohammad spent a lot of time in a cave (maybe he found the Ark) but also where one man in the nineteenth century thought Mount Sinai was located. I will discuss him and his untimely death soon. The Bible states the Ark was hidden in a cave in Mount Sinai and one verse in Deuteronomy states it will be revealed when the temple opens, which I take as meaning when the volcano erupts, the ark will be seen. This is because the location of the cave was not kept so even the Hebrews didn't know exactly where they'd left it, other than that it was at Mount Sinai. More details to come.
location of the Ark of the Covenant.
Here is a plan of the Kaaba....
These suggestions would certainly explain why the Ark has never been found, because Westerners cannot enter Mecca (we must wonder why the tight security!) and why Islam was started in the first place.
I will go into more detail soon. Please post comments and please duplicate this information as much as you can otherwise this blog will get pulled.
And their Prophet said to them: Verily! The sign of His Kingdom is that there shall come to you At-Tabut (a wooden box), wherein is Sakinah (peace and reassurance) from your Lord and a remnant of that which Musa and Harun left behind, carried by the angels. Verily, in this is a sign for you if you are indeed believers. (Koran:248)