The Copper Scrolls are not anywhere as well-known as the Dead Sea Scrolls. However, some people actually think that the Copper Scrolls are even more important.
Treasures from The Temple Mount
The Copper Scrolls are one of the Dead Sea Scrolls. These are not on papyrus. It is the only ancient metal document. It dates back to the time right before the destruction of the 2nd Temple nearly 2,000 years ago.
What is the true nature of the copper scroll? It is basically an ancient treasure map – but only with words – no map directions. It is an authentic document – but it has no Biblical or literary value. The real debate is on the topic of what does the copper scroll actually point to.
Where are the Vessels?
The ancient vessels of the Temple Mount are a 2,000 year old question that has existed since the destruction of the 2nd Jewish Temple. One opinion is that many of the vessels are in the Judean Desert. A 2nd opinion is that the treasures are located deep underground in Jerusalem. A 3rd opinion is that some of the vessels are actually somewhere in the Vatican.
Either way, there is an ancient Jewish tradition that indicates that we will find at least some of the vessels in the end of days.
Of course, if we find some of the ancient vessels in the Land of Israel – and especially under the Temple Mount – this would have major theological implications. The Copper Scrolls are a mystery that may one day open up a new angle to the super-charged issue of rights to the Temple Mount.