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e-Book The Sign and the Seal download

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by Graham Hancock

ISBN: 0434313335
ISBN13: 978-0434313334
Language: English
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd (March 1992)
Pages: 528
Category: Mythology and Folk Tales
Subategory: Literature

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The man is Graham Hancock – and the story of his quest to discover the truth behind the legends is the breathtaking real life adventure of The Sign and The Seal. the book that launched Graham into the bestseller lists worldwide

The man is Graham Hancock – and the story of his quest to discover the truth behind the legends is the breathtaking real life adventure of The Sign and The Seal. the book that launched Graham into the bestseller lists worldwide. Following obscure clues found within ancient stories and Biblical tales, through the occult knowledge gleaned from the coded Grail epic of Wolfram Von Eschenbach, and the obscure and secretive workings of the enigmatic Knights Templar, Graham traces the Ark from its source in ancient Egypt, to Jerusalem, and from there to its final resting place in Africa

Graham Hancock was the East Africa correspondent for The Economist and is the author of several previous books on. .See pages 155, 369-370 of "Sign and the Seal" by Graham Hancock.

Graham Hancock was the East Africa correspondent for The Economist and is the author of several previous books on Africa and the Third World. He lives in Devonshire, England.

Graham Hancock is the author of the major international bestsellers The Sign and the Seal, Fingerprints of the Gods and Heaven's Mirror. His public lectures and TV appearances, including the three-hour series Quest for the Lost Civilization, have put his religious and historical theories before audiences of tens of millions.

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Also by Graham Hancock. Journey through Pakistan. Ethiopia: the Challenge of Hunger. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. Published by Crown Publishers, In. 201 East 50th Street, New York, New York 10022.

Graham Hancock makes me chuckle. As such, I picked up The Sign and the Seal as a bit of light reading, and I most certainly was not disappointed

Graham Hancock makes me chuckle. As such, I picked up The Sign and the Seal as a bit of light reading, and I most certainly was not disappointed. In this book, Hancock weaves an intricate tapestry that ties together such disparate subjects as Freemasons, the magicians of ancient Egypt, the Knights Templar, Ethiopian Jews, and many many more. I won't lie to you - the Graham Hancock makes me chuckle

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Graham Hancock (author). Paperback 640 Pages, Published: 14/01/1993. Highly readable" Times "Hancock's book will probably be as popular as the Raider's film.

Part adventure story, part historical detective work, this work is a quest into the real nature, and whereabouts today, of the "lost" Ark of the Covenant. As a chance by-product of some years of detailed research, the author has uncovered a secret tradition of quest for this sacred object.
Comments:
Teonyo
I really liked this book, since I learned a ton of stuff. It is like a historical treasure hunt. There is a lot to say, but one thing that really stands out to me for modern implications is his commentary about what happened to the Templars. In fact, I sent this next paragraph to my friend after reading it:

My Comment (to be read after the article...amazon wont allow links, but do an internet search for "Modern-Physics-and-the-Shamir.htm" and check the link on chabad dot org, then read the paragraph below):

How was the Shamir utilized if it was alpha radiation? Meaning, the builders could not just hold it, right? Seems like they would have needed to construct a holder of lead or something. Because if you held it directly in order to cut stone, it would go right through your fingers...right?

I have heard that the Knights Templar had the Shamir when they built the stone churches at Lalibela, Ethiopia in 1185-1209. See pages 155, 369-370 of "Sign and the Seal" by Graham Hancock. Since the Scottish Freemasons and Portuguese Order of Christ inherited anything left of the Templars (ibid, page 167), I suggest that one of these two groups (or both) may even today possess the Shamir. Maybe they are waiting for the appointed time to share this with the true builders of the Third Temple (T3).

Also, check out "Temple" by Robert Cornuke for compelling reasons to suspect that T3 will not be on the Temple Mount, but in the City of David...where he believes T1 and T2 actually stood. This has stunning implications.

Rude
I first read "The Sign and the Seal" back in the really 90's and was just blown away. As an Orthodox Christian I knew roughly what Graham Hancock was talking about, but it was't until I read his book that my general understanding about the Journey of the Ark of the Covenant was clarified and a much bigger and clearer story of it's journey was established. Mr. Hancock presents a facts based evidence driven account of how the Ark of the Covenant went from Jerusalem, to Egypt and finally down to Ethiopia, and is currently revered and protected by the Holy Ethiopian Orthodox Church. I strongly recommend "The Sign and the Seal" for all who are interested in this story of of the Ark's journey, and the Providential Hard of God in protecting His Ark and placing it in the hands of Humble and Faithful servants down in Ethiopia.

Hidden Winter
My second reading: 2017.

I first read this in 1994, and I thought it was grand. That it made a good case too. Since then, however, author Graham Hancock has sort of one off the deep end. So, with my second reading, what would I find?

I find Hancock's travelogues interesting. I find his analysis of sculpture at Chartres, his exegesis of the grail literature, and his reading of history reasonable, supportable, and interesting. I don't think he makes any logical leap too far. Is it a far-fetched theory? Sure. (But this is a book about an object most people would today consider a myth. Hancock himself thinks it's a magic box made with some unknown civilization's technology by Moses.)

Spoiler. The theory is: (a) the Ark was spirited out of the Temple in the reign of evil Manasseh; (b) righteous priests took it to Elephantine Island in the Nile in Egypt, where a number of Jews were already living; (c) Josiah reorganizes Judaism and cleanses the Temple, asking the priests to return the Ark, but Jeremiah hints that it is gone; (d) in the 400s BC, the native Egyptians expelled the Jews from Elephantine, so the Ark was moved southward to the Lake Tana region of Ethiopia, where some Jews may already have migrated; (e) these Jews were the ancestors of the Falasha (black Jews) of Ethiopia, and later would influence the Judaic character of Ethiopian Christianity; (f) eventually, after some movements, the Ark ended up in Axum under Christian protection; (g) Knights Templar in Jerusalem, looking perhaps for the Ark, made contact with Ethiopian Christians, and traveled there to help the Christians fight Muslim invaders; (h) the Templars left Templar crosses across parts of Ethiopia, and left clues to the location of the Ark in the Grail literature of Wolfram von Eschenbach and Chrétien de Troyes.

That, in some twists and turns, is the book. It makes good sense. The late Stuart Munro-Hay in <i>The Quest for the Ark of the Covenant</i> take some issue with Hancock's research and conclusions, but he does not offer a point-by-point demolition of Hancock's book. Like Munro-Hay, others in the scholarly community call it drivel, but Hancock does make some points that need consideration. For instance, the Templar–Ethiopia connection, the Grail–Ark connection, the Jerusalem–Elephantine–Falasha connection deserve more attention. I think, in most places, Hancock makes a good case.

Some caveats. If you believe in the literal truth of the Bible, Hancock does not. He thinks the Ark is a magic box done with ancient technological trickery. (He doesn't come out and say it, but perhaps radioactive trickery.) You see the birth in this book of Hancock's later works. Hancock posits that Moses, as architect of the Ark (not God), was the inheritor of some advanced ancient wisdom from a lost civilization. Here he places it some place equidistant from Egypt and Mesopotamia and in the distant past. Later, beginning with <i>Fingerprints of the Gods</i>, he conjures up some Atlantis-like fallen civilization (first in Antarctica, and later elsewhere).

A great page-turner for a non-fiction book, and well worth the cheap price you can probably find copies for.

Drelajurus
This book was recommended to me prior to a trip to Axum, Ethiopia. To be precise, a senior executive of a successful Ethiopian business recommended it to me, saying: "If you read that book you will understand us." That was perhaps too optimistic, given how complex Ethiopian society is, but the book does explain a great deal about Ethiopia and some key aspects of Ethiopian identity.

Meanwhile, archeology has moved on and some of Hancock's key assumptions -- most important that there was no advanced civilization in Ethiopia at the time of Solomon -- have been cast in doubt. Modern scholars now believe that the Sabean culture moved north from Ethiopia to Yemen, not the other way around. At all events, the great obelisks at Axum have been carbon dated to around 1,000 BC -- the age of Solomon. So there may be very much more to the Ethiopian legend than even Hancock suggests.

The strengths of this book are Hancock's ability to describe Ethiopia -- its landscape, people and legends. For anyone interested in that fascinating country, it is well worth the read, and the entire search for the Ark of the Covenant becomes secondary.

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