Some years back, Ron Wyatt – an archeologist – went to the Holy Land in his quest to find the Ark of the Covenant. Along the way, he uncovered lots of things but perhaps the most incredible is his claim that he found the blood of Jesus. And even more incredible is the fact that the blood – which is at least 2000 years old, was still alive.
When was the blood of Jesus found?
Archeologist Ron Wyatt reportedly found the Ark of the Covenant on January 6th, 1982 in a cave. He noticed a black substance that was all over the mercy seat. Upon examination, the black substance was found to have 24 chromosomes and the fact that it was still alive led Ron to the conclusion that it was the blood of Jesus.
The logical question is how the blood of Jesus would end up on the ark of the covenant when we know from scripture that Jesus died on the cross at Golgotha and he was later buried in Joseph of Arimathea’s Tomb. Ron Wyat has an interesting explanation. He reports that when he found the ark in a cave, he noticed a hole in the roof of the cave. After some examination, it became apparent that the location of the cave was directly under the spot where Jesus was crucified. It is his considered view that the blood must have dripped from the cross right to the mercy seat that was hidden out of sight in a hidden cave under the cross.
Ron Wyatt’s Biblical Expedition
Ron Wyatt (June 2, 1933 – August 4, 1999) was an American Aneshesist who moved from America and went to the Holy Land in the late 1980s to start his expedition. He had seen a motion picture that speculated on the location of Noah’s Ark and that piqued his interest in archeology. He consequently quit his nursing job and started his amateur archeology career.
Ron reportedly unearthed lots of lost biblical history including Noah’s Ark, the Ark of the Covenant, evidence of the Red Sea crossing, Sodom and Gomorrah, etc. His findings have elicited controversy across the divide with some archeologists discounting his work as fiction. However, some have accepted his discoveries as proof of the Bible stories. Even though he originally set out to locate Noah’s ark, the discovery of the blood of Jesus is arguably the most remarkable of his findings.
Handling and Analyzing the Blood Sample
If Ron Wyatt’s testimony is anything to go by, his excavations had a lot of divine encounters which included angelic visions and direct conversations with God. For instance, Ron describes how he got explicit instructions on how to handle the blood sample once he discovered it. At first, the sample was dead and it was therefore not possible to get a blood cell count from it. However, this was resolved by inserting the sample in a saline solution for 72 hours. After this, white blood cells were extracted from the sample and then placed in a growth medium for a total of 48 hours.
It is reported that the analysis of the blood sample revealed some astonishing facts. For starters, even though it was initially assumed that the blood was “dead,” the analysis revealed a live blood cell count. Another interesting finding was the count of chromosomes found. The sample had a total of 24 chromosomes. This is significant because humanly speaking, every person has a total of 23 chromosomes which we inherit from our parents. Clearly, the blood of Jesus defied this norm. Matt figured that the extra chromosome was God’s imprint that was left in the blood. This would be consistent with scripture which teaches that Jesus, although born of a woman, was conceived by the power of the holy spirit.
the angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called[b] the Son of God.”
How Accurate are Ron Wyatt’s Findings?
Questions have been raised about all of Ron Wyatt’s findings by both archaeologists and Bible scholars. The experts point to some glaring inconsistencies and flaws in Ron’s work that leave a lot to be desired. Some of the issues raised include:
- Missing or inadequate scientific evidence
Wyatt does not offer scientific evidence to support his claims. For instance, he did not publish any of his findings in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Furthermore, none of his findings were subjected to rigorous archaeological analysis. Due to the lack of documentation or examination of Wyatt’s findings, it is not possible to verify their authenticity.
- Lack of access to sites
When Wyatt reportedly found the remains of the ark in modern-day Turkey, it naturally attracted lots of interest. Bth Bible scholars and archeologists were interested in examining the remains to determine their authenticity. However, Wyatt claimed that the Turkish government had restricted the site which means there was no way of independently verifying his claims.
- Impossible finds
Experts have termed some of Wyatt’s discoveries as impossible finds. A good example is the find of Noah’s ark which according to the Genesis account, found its last resting place on Mount Ararat. This mountain is volcanic and is therefore constantly changing. In addition to the volcanos, there have been glaciers, icefalls, and lots of avalanches over the years. In such an environment, it would be impossible for the ark to remain intact for thousands of years. The finding of the blood of Jesus has also been debunked by experts who say blood can’t remain alive for thousands of years.
To sum it up, while some of the claims about the finding of the blood of Jesus are remarkable, we cannot take it as gospel truth. This is because both bible scholars and seasoned archeologists have cast doubt on Wyatt’s findings. The lack of robust evidence, inconsistent stories, and skepticism from experts suggest that Wyatt’s claims should be approached with caution and critical evaluation.