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SECRET CIPHER OF THE BIBLE. THE TABLES, OF THE LAW. Light is thrown on the recent ftpkira. tions and excavations by Captain P«ier» syndicate in Jerusalem by a meesagiW Helsingfors, Finland, giving an/account ot how Dr. Juvelius, the Finnish scientist ! ai»covered the cipher on which it is s&ld the explorations nave been based. Br. Walter H. Juvelius, in the course of hlj studies for his Diploma of Doctor of Phfloeopay interested himself in the study of Jewish history, and particularly Jewish chronoiogr; In the course of these stndles, says' tie correspondent, he found traces' of what le believed to be a very complicated cipher, which was In part 'used in' : tnVHebrew . texts. He then turned his attention to tto Talmud, and found there, in the Book ot Mischna, "an Indication' that'hidden in tie Book of EzeJdel and in certain, of :Moses' books were- ' : VALUABLE SACRED SECRfiIS which could be declared to no one? 'Tn hH continued research he found in the Book o! Bzeklel In cipher a description of. a secret hiding-place in Jerusalem. The Information conveyed by the cipher was:— ' ' That there was a secret hiding-place In the rayon of Mount ©rphel, certainly containing the Tablets of the.Law, theilemple archives, and the Temple treasures: ■ That the Immediate entrance to the treasure chamber was through a cleft deep down in the rock, which was filled; np at the time of the hiding of the treasures, , • and must'consequently first be cleared out by any explorers. At first the idea of a cipher, as discovered by Dr. Juvelius was scouted by all to whom he mentioned the matter. He himself had not the means to equip an expedition to prove his theory. Eventually, hewerer,^communications were entered into with Captain Parker iv England, and after a prellmlnarj EXPEDITION , TO JERUSALEM a syndicate was formed, permission being In the meantime obtained from the.Turkish Government to carry on the operations, the representatives of the Government receiving half the shares of the company In consideration of their consent. In August, 1909, the first expavations were begun: in the greatest secrecy. The actual direction of the affair was at that time In the hands of Dr. Juvelius, but later lie handed over the leadership to Captain Parker; Dorlnir the whole time of the excavations Dr.JuTeHus has been in close connection with the party, and has been kept constantly ; Informed of the progress made, and'nas.been frequently invited to advise them on the future operations. Recent information received at Helsingfors is to the effect itbat; some great discovery has been made, and that the prospect of a favourable outcome of the expedition is considered to be verr cood. • .■ ... - •;■;

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Auckland Star, Auckland Star, Volume XLII, Issue 173, 22 July 1911

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KING SOLOMON'S GOLD. Auckland Star, Volume XLII, Issue 173, 22 July 1911