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Relic Quest (Legend Chaser) Paperback – June 21, 2005

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About the Author

Robert Cornuke has traveled extensively overseas, leading and participating in numerous expeditions to find verifiable historic sites and artifacts from biblical history. Bob is founder and president of the Bible Archaeology Search and Exploration (BASE) Institute located in Colorado Springs. He holds a PhD in Bible and Theology from Louisiana Baptist University and serves as special advisor for the National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools. Bob lives in Colorado with his wife and children.
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Product Details

  • Series: Legend Chaser
  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (June 21, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1414302975
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414302973
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.7 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,286,607 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Christine J. Warner on August 6, 2005
Format: Paperback
Though you wouldn't know it from looking at the cover, Relic Quest contains two different stories. They ought to be looked at separarely, as they're not of the same quality.

The first story follows Cornuke's search for the biblical Mt. Sinai. The writing is not fantastic, but that's the price we have to pay for a first-person account. This story is very exciting, so much that I checked more than once to verify that it really was non-fiction. Much of the evidence for his conclusion that Mt. Sinai is really Saudi Arabia's Jabal al-Lawz is very compelling. This story deserves four stars.

The second half of the book tells the story of how the author searched for the lost Ark of the Covenant. The writing style remains at about the same level, with awkward lines such as, "Joby, it took them twenty-five hundred years to build this unique island culture of repose and solitude - and we've wrecked it in just twenty minutes" inserted into people's mouths. The story nonetheless gets off to a promising start, only to crash and burn towards the end. Cornuke determines that the Ark is hidden inside a small church in Ethiopia without any conclusive evidence. He never sees the Ark; he is never given any reason to believe that the object in St. Mary's of Zion's Church is genuine. The lack of proof doesn't stop him from coming up with a very elaborate theory involving the Ethipoians someday bringing the Ark to Jerusalem as a gift for the returned Christ. This second story earns two stars.

Relic Quest is work taking a look at, but keep in mind that it's an adventure story, not the research of a biblical scholar.
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Robert Cornuke will go to very dangerous places and talk to many people, read everything (particularly the Bible) to get clues to Biblical places and relics. He writes and interesting and exciting accounts of his quest for the real MT Sinai and the Ark of the Covenant.
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This is a Series of Stories from A Real life Indiana Jones; Cornuke is out in search of the Ark of the Covenant, the Real Mount Sini, the route of the Exodus, ancient Alters, Moses' cave and other artifacts from the Bible (it starts whit his search for Noah's Ark, but Cornuke has another book that details that series of searches better called Ark Fever-which I would highly recommend). His search is filled with adventure and danger. Many of these searches are in Hostile countries (Iran, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia), with Governments hostile to Americans and hostile to Jewish People, Christians and anything dealing with the Bible. This would be a great book (or Audio book) for anyone who likes a good detective story or adventure story; the differences hear is its all true I won' go into what Cornuke finds or does not find I will leave that for you to read, lets just say some of the finds are very exciting. I would stay this would be a good book to give someone to get them interested in the bible.
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Having already read "The Sign & The Seal" by Graham Hancock, I was a little disappointed by the shallowness of the research in this book. Mr. Hancock's title has page upon page of bibliographies and extensive citations and goes into great detail. This book reads more like a short story. I also found the writing a bit "sophomoric" as a previous reviewer put it. Then again, this is a much shorter book that seems to be targetted towards a different audience so maybe I'm expecting steak at McDonald's.

What is good about this book, is that it comes across as a sincere re-telling and it is written with a Christian point-of-view that is correlated with scripture. I think Mr. Cornuke's conclusion at the end of the Ark section is very profound and exciting to consider. This interpretation alone made this book a worthwhile purchase for me.

Overall, it's an easy read and a quick introduction into the ark mystery, but falls a bit short of an exhaustively researched masterwork.
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Relic Quest is a two-part record of how a man and his team have attempted to locate the real Mt. Sinai and the Ark of the Covenant from Jewish history.

He present his research first. He shows why the belief that the Ark is lost is rubbish and why the currently believed Mt. Sinai could not possibly be the real one. Admittedly, it's interesting but not 100% convincing. But that's why he's on his quest. He wants to validate or invalidate his research.

So off you'll go through a grand reading adventure into the protected lands of Saudi Arabia and Ethiopia. And an interesting adventure it is. What he finds is still not 100% convincing, but it's enough to whet your appetite for more research.
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I bought "Relic Quest" at a conference in Iowa where I heard Bob Cornuke(the author) speak. Mr. Cornuke has done amazing work in the field of Biblical Archaeology, uncovering pieces of evidence that none of the "scholars" seem interested in finding. Even though he is not a trained scholar, Mr. Cornuke has a deep respect for the Bible and has used literal translations of scripture AND a literal interpretation of scripture to set up his hypotheses. He has also pursued proof of his theories with a zeal that few in academia ever possess.

"Relic Quest" follows Cornuke to Saudi Arabia in search of Mount Sinai. Not only does Cornuke use scripture to dispel the traditional Mount Sinai site in Egypt, he uses Moses' own description of the mountain in Exodus to back up his theory that Jabal-Al-Lawz, a Saudi mountain, IS in fact the real Mount Sinai. Cornuke presents all of his evidence clearly in the form of his true-life adventure in Arabia and makes a point of telling his readers to look at the evidence and decide for themselves. The book also includes several pages of pictures, including one of a four-story boulder split down the middle with signs of water erosion all around it(ring a bell?). This, among other things has me thinking that Cornuke has indeed found Mt. Sinai!

The second half of "Relic Quest" deals with Cornuke's search for the Ark of the Covenant. Although this second story is not nearly as compelling as the Sinai story, Cornuke does try to be as thorough as he can in his search. This part if the book takes place in Ethiopia, where locals believe the Ark is in a small monastery guarded by lone priest. Cornuke's search turns up no new evidence, but he does come to believe that the Ark IS in Ethiopia.
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