Sunday, May 22, 2005

Who is Vendyl Jones?

He divides his time between Texas and Israel. He's a Noahide guru. He's extremely knowledgeable in Torah, Talmud and Kabbalah sources dealing with Holy Temple issues. He published a book in 1959 predicting the precise outbreak of the Six Day War, and claims to be the only non-Jewish American to take part in the combat.

And he's spent most spent most of his life searching for the Ark of the Covenant. Vendyl Jones also claims his explorations were the inspiration for "Raiders of the Lost Ark".

The man who wrote the first draft of the film, Randolph Fillmore, was one of the volunteers who worked with Jones in 1977.

“I agreed to help him write the movie,” Jones said, “as long as – number one – he wouldn’t set it here (in Israel). Some people believe the ark is in Ethiopia or Egypt, some believe its in Constantinople or Rome. I just didn’t want it to be portrayed as being here. The second thing was, 'Don’t use my name.' So he didn’t. My name is Vendyl – V-E-N-D-Y-L. So he just dropped the first and last letters and it ended up Endy Jones.”
Jone believes he will uncover the ark by Tisha B'Av (Aug. 14).

Link to story (via BoingBoing)

More info on the fascinating Professor Jones.


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WesleyWes said...


There are no Noahite gurus. We have no leaders, and Vendyl Jones is entitled to his beliefs in his particular context. Regarding gurus, Many of these ex-Christians want to establish a presbytery. There is no need for one and we have lived without one for ever. I would say hes has high expectations. Hes a real credit to tha cause.

Arron Ben Noah said...

As a noahite, I have to say that there is little in the way of true noahite teachers. But, there are some of us, like myself and from what is said about Vendyl Jones'noahite education which speaks of those who have learned and experienced the concepts of Noahism. I have studied a number of religous beliefs and have come to find that the Noahite faith is the only true faith for the non-jew. When G-d came to Noah he didn't say ask J----s first! When he came to Adam and he didn't say ask J----s first!
When he came to Avram he didn't say ask J----s first. He had one-on-one conversations with them. I do not believe in a G-d who I have to ask someone elses permission to know. To me there is only one G-d
He is a unified whole to me, and there is no other. My prayers are to him and him alone. He is there only G-od I know. He is true and strong and there is no one who has performed the miracles in my life that he has. I don't think that Hashem (G-d) has changed and he gave us the rainbow covenant to let us know that he is always present and mindful of us. I have studied Torah and talmud and have found that G-d created all men and he made the noahite a partner to the Jew in this world and the world to come. Noahite are able to go to Jewish temples to pray and there should Noahite temples where Jews are able to pray to their G-d. There is a Noahite law that prohibits idol worship. Crosses and pictures of men in temples that represent other gods are forbidden to the Jew and the Noahite because they are forms of idol worship. There is only one God and his name is above all names. If today G-d came to use like he did avram and stated that he was going distroy this or that city unless he could find ten men of G-d what would we tell him? Why would he come to you or me? The answer to that is this; "He knows us". Was Noah a fool for not knowing J----s, buddah, or Mohamed?

In the Greater Chicago area soon we will be starting a foundation to increase the knowledge of the Noahite faith. We will build a temple that will allow jews and Gentiles to worship together as partners. We are interested in your input please email us at

Arron ben Noah