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Episode: “Jesus and the Promised Land”
In the New Testament, we read of Jesus/Yeshua’s vision for the Chosen People and the Holy Land. It underscores the basis for this series: that the Land is forever significant; so is its possession by the Israelites.
Series:Eretz Israel (The Land of Israel)”
In this eight-part television series, Dr. Jeffrey Seif takes viewers through Eretz Israel (The Land of Israel). By exploring the Bible’s accounts of the Holy Land’s past, present, and prophetic future, we discover an inextricable relationship between the people of Israel and Eretz Israel (The Land of Israel). Former CBS correspondent David Dolan helps explore the modern-day struggles that accompany the re-establishment of the ancestral Jewish homeland. On-location TV footage, dramas, and wonderful music punctuate the series.

Caption transcript for Eretz Israel (The Land of Israel): “Jesus and the Promised Land” (7/8)

  • 00:09 LOOK TO THE NORTH
  • 00:12 THE SOUTH
  • 00:15 THE EAST
  • 00:18 THE WEST
  • 00:25 ALL THE LAND WHICH THOU SEEST
  • 00:28 TO THEE WILL I GIVE IT
  • 00:30 AND TO THY SEED FOREVER.
  • 00:34 INDEED... HE WHO WATCHES OVER ISRAEL WILL NEITHER SLUMBER NOR SLEEP.
  • 00:56 HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU.
  • 00:58 JEFFREY SEIF
  • 00:59 PLEASED TO WELCOME YOU
  • 01:00 TO ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 01:02 AND WE'VE GOT A PRESENTATION FOR YOU.
  • 01:06 WE'RE GOING TO VISIT HERODIUM,
  • 01:08 A FAMOUS CITY IN A BYGONE ERA RECENTLY EXCAVATED,
  • 01:12 A CITY THAT GOES BACK TO THE DAYS OF JESUS.
  • 01:15 OUR HISTORIAN AND COMMENTATOR DAVID DOLAN WILL SPEAK OF MODERN WARS
  • 01:20 AND YOU'LL HEAR FROM A TEACHER,
  • 01:22 IN FACT, THE FORMER AMBASSADOR FROM ISRAEL TO THE UNITED NATIONS
  • 01:27 AND HE HAS SOMETHING TO SAY.
  • 01:28 AND SPEAKING OF TEACHERS THAT HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY,
  • 01:31 LET'S BEGIN WITH JESUS AS HE SPENT TIME IN ISRAEL WITH HIS DISCIPLES.
  • 01:41 ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE,
  • 01:43 YESHUA AND HIS FOLLOWERS
  • 01:44 WALKED UPON ONE STRATEGICALLY IMPORTANT PARCEL OF LAND.
  • 01:49 AFTER HEROD'S DEATH
  • 01:51 AN ANGEL REFERENCES THE SITE TELLING JOSEPH,
  • 01:54 "ARISE, TAKE THE YOUNG CHILD AND HIS MOTHER AND GO INTO THE LAND OF ISRAEL."
  • 02:02 IN HIS EARLY MINISTRY THE LORD SPOKE, TO, FOR AND ABOUT ISRAEL.
  • 02:10 "WHEN THEY PERSECUTE YOU IN THIS CITY FLEE YEA INTO ANOTHER"
  • 02:16 "FOR VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU"
  • 02:19 "YE SHALL NOT HAVE GONE OVER THE CITIES OF ISRAEL TILL THE SON OF MAN BE COME."
  • 02:26 THROUGHOUT THE AGES THIS HOLY LAND HAS BEEN KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES
  • 02:31 BUT NOWHERE IN THE PAGES OF THE NEW TESTAMENT HAS THERE EVER BEEN A REFERENCE TO "PALESTINE".
  • 02:39 YESHUA KNEW THIS RELATIVELY SMALL PARCEL OF LAND AS "ISRAEL",
  • 02:45 THE LAND OF THE PATRIARCHS.
  • 02:53 PEOPLE TALK ABOUT WALKING
  • 02:55 IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS...
  • 02:57 WELL I'M ALL ABOUT THAT...
  • 02:59 WALKING BACK INTO THE BYGONE ERA IN ANTIQUITY.
  • 03:02 THIS IS THE LAND OF JESUS.
  • 03:04 IT WAS THE LAND OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, JACOB...
  • 03:06 JESUS AS YOU'LL SEE,
  • 03:08 IN FACT HE TRAVERSED THIS LAND
  • 03:10 TRAVELING AROUND FROM THE GALILEE, CAPERNAUM TO JERUSALEM
  • 03:13 AND HE MADE HIS WAY TO A FAMOUS PLACE CALLED "HERODIUM".
  • 03:17 A FAMOUS PLACE IN JESUS DAY,
  • 03:19 IT'S BEEN LOST TO MODERNS
  • 03:20 BUT WHAT WAS LOST TO MODERNS IS NOW GOING TO BE MADE KNOWN.
  • 03:24 FOLLOW ME NOW TO HERODIUM.
  • 03:58 I TELL YOU IT'S LIKE GOING BACK
  • 04:00 IN A TIME MACHINE...2,000 YEARS.
  • 04:02 I WON'T JUST SAY IT, I'LL SHOW IT.
  • 04:08 THIS IS NOT A NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAP
  • 04:10 BUT IT'S CLOSE TO WHAT THEY WOULD HAVE USED
  • 04:13 BACK IN JESUS DAY.
  • 04:15 NOW WHERE ARE WE HERE NOW?
  • 04:18 JERUSALEM
  • 04:19 I'M FAMILIAR WITH THAT
  • 04:21 HERODIUM
  • 04:22 JESUS FREQUENTED THIS WORLD
  • 04:24 SO DID HEROD
  • 04:26 AND HE HAD A HEADQUARTERS
  • 04:27 RIGHT HERE
  • 04:28 COME WITH ME, LET'S EXPLORE.
  • 04:38 "HERODIAN"
  • 04:39 OR "HERODIUM" IN GREEK
  • 04:41 IS ONE OF THE MOST EXTRA ORDINARY
  • 04:43 ARCHITECTURAL CONSTRUCTIONS IN THE WESTERN WORLD.
  • 04:47 BUILT BY KING HEROD,
  • 04:49 THIS MAGNIFICENT STRUCTURE WAS INTENDED TO SERVE AS A SUMMER PALACE
  • 04:53 AND LATER AFTER HIS DEATH WAS TO BE HIS MAUSOLEUM.
  • 04:58 SEEN FROM MILES AROUND
  • 05:01 IT RISES 195 FEET ABOVE THE SUMMIT OF A NATURAL HILL.
  • 05:05 HALF PALACE, HALF FORTRESS
  • 05:08 THE COMPLEX CONSISTED OF LUXURIOUS LIVING QUARTERS,
  • 05:12 A BATH HOUSE,
  • 05:13 GARDEN AREAS,
  • 05:14 AND EVEN A HUGE SWIMMING POOL WITH AN ISLAND.
  • 05:18 PHILIP OF MACEDON HAD A FAMOUS SON, ALEXANDER,
  • 05:22 WHO BY HIS DINT OF DETERMINATION WAS MINDED TO TAKEOVER WHAT HE KNEW OF THE WORLD AND HE DID.
  • 05:29 HE DIDN'T LIVE VERY LONG AND HIS EMPIRE WAS DIVIDED.
  • 05:32 AND EVEN THOSE THAT FOLLOWED AFTER HIM
  • 05:34 WERE MINDED TO IMPRESS GREEK CULTURE TO CIVILIZE THE WORLD AT LARGE.
  • 05:38 AND PART OF THE WORLD AT LARGE THAT THEY CONQUERED WAS A PLACE CALLED "ISRAEL"...
  • 05:43 ERETZ ISRAEL...
  • 05:45 THE LAND OF ISRAEL.
  • 05:47 HERE IN HERODIUM WE'RE REMINDED OF THE TRIUMPH OF GRECO ROMAN CULTURE
  • 05:52 FOR AS A RESULT OF POLITICAL INTRIGUE INTERESTINGLY
  • 05:57 THE ROMANS FOUND A CLIENT KING
  • 06:00 WHO COULD DO THEIR BIDDING HERE IN THE LAND.
  • 06:03 BUT EVEN THOUGH HE WAS A CLIENT KING TO THE ROMANS PARTICULARLY,
  • 06:07 HE NEVERTHELESS RULED OVER WHAT THE BIBLE KNEW AS A SOVEREIGN ISRAELITE COMMONWEALTH.
  • 06:13 ITS INTERESTING HOW HE CAME TO IT BY THE WAY
  • 06:16 FOR INITIALLY HEROD WAS SHARING THIS PART OF THE WORLD WITH FAMILY MEMBERS
  • 06:24 BUT INTERESTINGLY IN THE WAKE OF A PARTHIAN INTRUSION...
  • 06:29 AND PARTHIA BY THE WAY IN ANTIQUITY IS WHERE PERSIA OR IRAN IS IN MODERNITY.
  • 06:35 FOLK FROM THAT PART OF THE WORLD
  • 06:37 CAME AND OVERRAN THIS PART OF THE WORLD
  • 06:39 AND SET UP THEIR OWN KING.
  • 06:40 HEROD WAS RUNNING.
  • 06:42 HE WENT TO MASADA
  • 06:44 AND ON THE WAY HE HAD A CLASH WITH THESE PARTHIANS AT A PLACE
  • 06:48 AND THIS WAS THE PLACE INTERESTINGLY.
  • 06:51 HEROD'S GOING TO GO OFF TO ROME
  • 06:53 AND BEG FOR SUPPORT AGAINST THE PARTHIANS
  • 06:56 AND HE'S GOING TO GET IT UNANIMOUSLY AT THE SENATE
  • 06:59 AND HEROD'S GOING TO COME BACK HERE
  • 07:01 AS THE UNDISPUTED KING OF THE JEWS.
  • 07:03 INTERESTINGLY THIS IS THE PLACE,
  • 07:05 HERODIUM,
  • 07:06 THAT'S A MONUMENT TO HIS OWN SUCCESS,
  • 07:09 FOR THERE WAS A SEASON IN HIS OWN LIFE WHEN HE WAS ON THE RUN
  • 07:12 AND HE WAS ABLE TO GET THE BETTER OF THOSE
  • 07:15 MINDED TO KNOCK THE LEGS OUT FROM UNDERNEATH HIM.
  • 07:17 WELL HERE THIS PLACE IS UNDERNEATH ME RIGHT NOW...
  • 07:20 HEROD HAS LONG SINCE COME AND GONE
  • 07:22 AND THE CIVILIZATION THAT HE REPRESENTED
  • 07:24 BUT ISN'T IT INTERESTING THAT ISRAEL STANDS?
  • 07:28 AND BECAUSE ISRAEL STANDS
  • 07:30 I'M MINDED TO STAND FOR ISRAEL.
  • 07:32 NOW WHAT I'D LIKE TO DO IS TAKE YOU TO A FAMILIAR STORY
  • 07:35 JUST TO LET YOU TO SEE HOW FROM GOD'S PERSPECTIVE EVEN IN THESE DAYS,
  • 07:39 ISRAEL IS ISRAEL,
  • 07:40 EVEN THOUGH ITS ANNEXED AS A GRECO ROMAN HOLDING.
  • 07:44 AND IN THE MATHEAN TEXT,
  • 07:45 THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW,
  • 07:46 YOU MIGHT RECALL THE FAMOUS CHRISTMAS STORY...
  • 07:48 JESUS IS BORN IN TROUBLED TIMES
  • 07:50 AND THE FAMILY TAKES FLIGHT TO EGYPT.
  • 07:53 WE LEARN OF HEROD'S DEATH
  • 07:55 WHICH THEN FACILITATES THE RETURN.
  • 07:58 AND THAT'S THE STORY I WANT TO LOOK AT HERE
  • 07:59 WHERE WE'RE TOLD THAT AN ANGEL OF THE LORD...
  • 08:02 THIS IS "HEAVEN SENT" ACCORDING TO THE LITERATURE...
  • 08:05 COMES AND TELLS THE ROYAL FAMILY, IN VERSE 20...
  • 08:07 CHAPTER 2, VERSE 20...
  • 08:16 NOT "THE LAND OF PALESTINE".
  • 08:18 YOU KNOW THERE ARE INDIVIDUALS TODAY THAT CLAIM
  • 08:20 THAT THE WHOLE ARGUMENT OF A JEWISH PRESENCE IS GROSSLY OVERSTATED.
  • 08:24 WELL IF THAT'S THE CASE,
  • 08:25 WHOEVER WROTE MATTHEW NEVER GOT THE MEMO
  • 08:27 BECAUSE HE SEEMS TO THINK THAT EVEN IN A HELLENIZED, GRECO-ROMAN WORLD
  • 08:31 THERE IS A LAND OF ISRAEL.
  • 08:33 AND THIS COMES ON ANGELIC AUTHORITY BY THE WAY
  • 08:36 THAT YESHUA IS TOLD TO....
  • 08:39 THE FAMILY TO GO TO THE LAND OF ISRAEL.
  • 08:43 IN VERSE 21, WHEN AN ANGEL TELLS YOU TO DO SOMETHING
  • 08:46 I SUPPOSE ITS GOOD TO OBEY.
  • 08:47 WE'RE TOLD...
  • 08:55 IT'S A SIMPLE POINT
  • 08:57 AND TRUTH BE KNOWN IS THAT THIS WHOLE SERIES THAT WE'RE DOING
  • 09:00 "ERETZ ISRAEL, THE LAND OF ISRAEL"
  • 09:02 IS A SIMPLE STORY.
  • 09:04 AND THAT IS THAT GOD HAD COMMENDED A PARTICULAR PEOPLE TO A PARTICULAR PLACE.
  • 09:09 BUT IN A WORLD TODAY WHERE MANY LOSE SIGHT OF ALL OF THAT
  • 09:11 IT'S GOOD TO OPEN UP THE BIBLE AND GO BACK AND CONSIDER
  • 09:15 HOW THE JEWISH BID IN THIS PLACE
  • 09:18 IS CORROBORATED BY BIBLICAL LANGUAGE,
  • 09:22 EMPHATIC BIBLICAL PROMISES.
  • 09:25 EVEN IN THE WORLD IN JESUS DAY WHEN THE WORLD WENT GREEK
  • 09:30 STILL ISRAEL STOOD STILL AS A SOVEREIGN NATION STATE
  • 09:36 AND JESUS HERE AND THE ROYAL FAMILY
  • 09:38 IS NOT ONLY TOLD BY THE ANGEL TO GO INTO THE LAND OF ISRAEL.
  • 09:41 ELSEWHERE JESUS BECKONS THE DISCIPLES
  • 09:43 TO GO VISIT THE VARIOUS CITIES IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL SAYING
  • 09:46 YOU WON'T GO THROUGH ALL OF THEM ACTUALLY.
  • 09:48 BUT THE LAND IS NOTED AS ISRAEL
  • 09:50 HARKING BACK TO PROMISES MADE TO THE PATRIARCHS
  • 09:53 CENTURIES AND CENTURIES REMOVED.
  • 09:57 WHY DO PEOPLE FORGET IT I DON'T KNOW.
  • 10:00 BUT I DO KNOW THAT THE BIBLE DOESN'T.
  • 10:02 THERE IS A PEOPLE...
  • 10:04 THERE IS A LAND...
  • 10:06 AND THEY BELONG TOGETHER HERE IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL.
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  • 10:58 (JEFF SPEAKING)
  • 11:00 DAVID DOLAN JOINS US THIS WEEK
  • 11:02 FROM A HILLSIDE OVERLOOKING THE AREA OF BETHLEHEM
  • 11:05 IN WHAT'S CALLED "THE WEST BANK".
  • 11:08 THESE BUNKERS ARE THE REMNANTS OF NUMEROUS WARS
  • 11:11 AS SURROUNDING NATIONS HAVE SOUGHT TO LAY CLAIM
  • 11:14 TO THIS VERY STRATEGIC SITE.
  • 11:17 DAVID CONTINUES WITH HIS ACCOUNT THERE
  • 11:20 OF THE MODERN STATE OF ISRAEL.
  • 11:25 I'M STANDING ON A HILLTOP
  • 11:26 NEAR KIBBUTZ RAMMAT RACHEL,
  • 11:28 THIS WAS A STRATEGIC BATTLE GROUND IN BOTH 1948 AND 1967.
  • 11:32 YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE BUNKERS THAT ISRAEL BUILT HERE
  • 11:35 TO FIGHT AGAINST THE PALESTINIANS AND THE JORDANIANS.
  • 11:38 BEHIND ME IS BETHLEHEM,
  • 11:40 ONE OF THE LARGEST ARAB TOWNS IN THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY TODAY.
  • 11:43 THIS AREA HAS BEEN THE CENTER OF DISPUTE FOR SO MANY YEARS IN THE ARAB ISRAELI CONFLICT.
  • 11:49 BUT LETS GO BACK
  • 11:50 TO THE AFTERMATH OF THE YOM KIPPUR WAR...
  • 11:52 ISRAEL SUFFERING VERY MUCH IN THAT WAR AND EGYPT AS WELL.
  • 11:56 THE FINANCES IN EGYPT WERE DECIMATED BY THE WAR.
  • 11:59 THE LEADER, ANWAR SADAT
  • 12:00 MADE A STRATEGIC DECISION
  • 12:02 IN THE MID 70'S TO BREAK TIES
  • 12:04 WITH THE SOVIET UNION
  • 12:06 AND ESTABLISH THEM
  • 12:07 WITH THE UNITED STATES.
  • 12:09 AND THEN HE DECIDED
  • 12:10 TO MAKE PEACE WITH ISRAEL.
  • 12:12 HE SHOWED UP AT THE KNESSET
  • 12:13 HERE IN JERUSALEM
  • 12:14 IN NOVEMBER OF 1977
  • 12:16 DECLARING HE WAS READY FOR PEACE.
  • 12:18 BUT IN THE MEAN TIME
  • 12:19 THE VIOLENCE CONTINUED.
  • 12:21 IN APRIL OF 1978 ISRAEL SUFFERED
  • 12:23 HER WORST TERROR ATTACK EVER,
  • 12:25 "THE COASTAL ROAD MASSACRE".
  • 12:27 THE PLO HAD BEEN KICKED OUT OF JORDAN IN 1970,
  • 12:30 SET UP A MINI STATE IN SOUTH LEBANON.
  • 12:32 FROM THERE THEY WERE LAUNCHING ATTACKS
  • 12:34 UPON THE JEWISH PEOPLE CONSTANTLY.
  • 12:36 33 ISRAELIS WERE KILLED,
  • 12:38 MANY OF THEM CHILDREN,
  • 12:40 MOST OF THEM CIVILIANS.
  • 12:41 NEVERTHELESS THE PEACE PROCESS GOT GOING,
  • 12:43 JIMMY CARTER INVITING BOTH SADAT
  • 12:45 AND THE NEW ISRAEL LEADER
  • 12:47 MENACHEM BEGIN
  • 12:49 WHO HAD OUSTED THE LABOR PARTY
  • 12:50 IN MAY OF 1977
  • 12:52 IN A REVOLUTIONARY ELECTION
  • 12:53 HERE IN ISRAEL
  • 12:55 HE WAS INVITED TO COME AS WELL.
  • 12:56 THE PUNDITS SAID
  • 12:57 "PEACE WON'T HAPPEN",
  • 12:59 "THE BEGIN GOVERNMENT IS TOO RIGHT WINGED".
  • 13:01 THEY WERE WRONG.
  • 13:02 13 DAYS OF GRUELING NEGOTIATIONS
  • 13:05 TOOK PLACE AT CAMP DAVID,
  • 13:07 THE LEADERS WALKED OUT SEVERAL TIMES,
  • 13:09 THE MAIN ISSUE WAS JERUSALEM.
  • 13:11 IN THE END JIMMY CARTER SAID TO SADAT,
  • 13:13 "GIVE BEGIN A LETTER WITH YOUR POSITION",
  • 13:15 TO BEGIN,
  • 13:16 "GIVE SADAT A LETTER WITH YOUR POSITION."
  • 13:18 THAT'S WHAT THEY DID
  • 13:19 AND THEY WERE ABLE TO SIGN THE CAMP DAVID ACCORDS.
  • 13:22 THOSE ACCORDS HAD TWO PARTS,
  • 13:23 ONE WAS THE ISRAELI WITHDRAWAL
  • 13:25 FROM THE SINAI PENINSULA
  • 13:27 THAT ISRAEL HAD CAPTURED
  • 13:28 DURING THE 67 WAR,
  • 13:29 IT WAS PHASED WITHDRAWAL
  • 13:31 THAT BEGAN IN 1981.
  • 13:32 I WAS ACTUALLY DOWN IN THE SINAI AT THE TIME.
  • 13:35 IT WAS VERY CONTROVERSIAL,
  • 13:36 MANY SAID BEGIN HAD...
  • 13:38 THEY'D BETRAYED THE RIGHT WING HERE BY AGREEING TO THAT.
  • 13:41 NEVERTHELESS, IT WAS CARRIED OUT.
  • 13:43 THE SECOND PART OF THE ACCORD
  • 13:44 DEALT WITH THE AREA BEHIND ME,
  • 13:46 THE PALESTINIAN ZONES.
  • 13:48 THEY WERE TO GET SELF GOVERNING AUTONOMY DURING PEACE TALKS
  • 13:51 THAT WOULD ALSO INVOLVE JORDAN,
  • 13:54 THEY WOULD INVOLVE LEBANON,
  • 13:55 THEY WOULD INVOLVE SYRIA.
  • 13:57 WELL IT NEVER HAPPENED.
  • 13:58 THE ARAB COUNTRIES
  • 13:59 TOTALLY REJECTED THE OSLO ACCORDS
  • 14:01 AND ANWAR SADAT WAS SHOT DEAD
  • 14:03 BY ONE OF HIS OWN ARMY OFFICERS
  • 14:05 IN OCTOBER OF 1981.
  • 14:07 MEANWHILE THE PLO CONTINUED
  • 14:09 TO LAUNCH ATTACKS INTO ISRAEL.
  • 14:11 I WAS LIVING ON A KIBBUTZ
  • 14:13 ALONG THE NORTHERN BORDER
  • 14:14 AND FRANKLY WE SPENT MOST OF OUR TIME LIVING IN A BOMB SHELTER.
  • 14:18 IT BECAME INTOLERABLE
  • 14:19 AND EVERYBODY KNEW THAT THE BEGIN GOVERNMENT
  • 14:21 WAS PREPARING SOME SORT OF MAJOR MILITARY ACTION.
  • 14:24 WELL EARLY JUNE 1982
  • 14:26 THE ISRAELI AMBASSADOR TO LONDON
  • 14:28 WAS ASSASSINATED.
  • 14:30 THAT WAS THE SPARK
  • 14:31 THAT SET OFF THE WAR.
  • 14:32 IT WAS JUST AN AIR OPERATION AS BEFORE,
  • 14:35 IT WAS GROUND OPERATION.
  • 14:37 BEGIN INTENDED IT TO BE JUST IN SOUTH LEBANON
  • 14:40 BUT HIS DEFENSE MINISTER, ARIEL SHARON, HAD OTHER IDEAS.
  • 14:43 HE WANTED TO SEE THE SYRIANS
  • 14:45 THROWN OUT OF LEBANON
  • 14:46 AS WELL AS THE PLO.
  • 14:47 HE WANTED THAT TO HAPPEN
  • 14:48 SO A FINAL PEACE ACCORD WOULD BE POSSIBLE.
  • 14:51 SO THE WAR WENT ALL THE WAY UP TO BEIRUT
  • 14:53 AND THE FIGHTING WAS HEAVY.
  • 14:55 THE WORLD WAS CONDEMNING ISRAEL FOR THAT.
  • 14:57 BUT ISRAEL HAD A GREAT VICTORY AGAINST THE SYRIANS
  • 15:00 IN THE AIR IN PARTICULAR...
  • 15:02 KNOCKING OUT OVER 80 MIG JETS
  • 15:03 AND LOSING ONLY A FEW THEMSELVES.
  • 15:06 BUT THE DEMAND HERE IN THE COUNTRY FOR ISRAEL THE PULLBACK KEPT GROWING.
  • 15:10 AND FINALLY IN 1985
  • 15:12 ISRAEL COMPLETED A WITHDRAWAL
  • 15:14 TO THE SECURITY ZONE,
  • 15:15 A SMALL STRIP OF LAND
  • 15:17 RIGHT ALONG THE BORDER
  • 15:18 THAT THEY CONTROLLED
  • 15:19 UNTIL THE YEAR 2,000.
  • 15:21 YASSER ARAFAT WAS TOSSED OUT OF THE COUNTRY
  • 15:23 AND ENDED UP IN TUNIS
  • 15:25 WHERE HE CONTINUED THE STRUGGLE AGAINST ISRAEL.
  • 15:28 BUT IT DIDN'T STOP THE TERROR ATTACKS;
  • 15:30 THEY CONTINUED IN THE 80'S,
  • 15:31 ISRAEL'S ECONOMY WAS HARD HIT BY THAT WAR.
  • 15:34 HYPER INFLATION HIT UP TO 450 PER CENT
  • 15:38 AND THERE WAS A DEMAND FOR A TOTAL PULLOUT FROM LEBANON.
  • 15:42 MEANWHILE, BACK HERE
  • 15:43 THE STRUGGLE WAS CONTINUING,
  • 15:45 ISRAEL WAS STARTING TO BUILD SETTLEMENTS
  • 15:47 SUCH AS THIS ONE
  • 15:49 THAT WAS LATER BUILT,
  • 15:50 HAR HOMA,
  • 15:51 BUT EVEN IN THAT ERA
  • 15:52 THEY WERE BUILDING SETTLEMENTS,
  • 15:53 THE TENSIONS WERE BUILDING
  • 15:55 AND THIS WOULD LATER LEAD TO A GREAT EXPLOSION OF VIOLENCE...
  • 15:57 THE FIRST PALESTINIAN UPRISING.
  • 16:12 WE'RE REQUIRED TO GO THROUGH A MIKVAH,
  • 16:16 A RITUAL BATH,
  • 16:17 A COMPLETE IMMERSION.
  • 16:20 JOIN DR. JEFFREY SEIF FOR A TRIP OF A LIFETIME.
  • 16:27 AND NOW IT'S YOUR TIME TO JOIN US IN ISRAEL
  • 16:30 FOR A TRIP OF A LIFETIME.
  • 16:32 A TOUR OF ISRAEL WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER.
  • 16:36 FOR TOUR INFORMATION CALL:
  • 16:42 I LOVE ISRAEL
  • 16:44 AND I BET YOU DO TO
  • 16:46 OR YOU WOULDN'T BE WATCHING THIS PROGRAM.
  • 16:49 TRACIE, HOW CAN ZOLA LEVITT MINISTRIES
  • 16:51 GET THESE GOOD PEOPLE TO THE LAND OF ISRAEL?
  • 16:55 THEY CAN CALL ME DR. SEIF,
  • 16:56 AS YOU KNOW
  • 16:57 I'M IN THE OFFICE EACH DAY...
  • 16:58 1-800-WONDERS.
  • 16:59 WE HAVE ALSO
  • 17:01 EXPANDED OUR WEBSITE.
  • 17:02 YOU CAN GO RIGHT NOW
  • 17:03 TO LEVITT.COM
  • 17:05 24 HOURS A DAY,
  • 17:06 THAT'S OPEN FOR YOU.
  • 17:07 WE'VE GOT OUR BROCHURE ON THERE,
  • 17:08 OUR REGISTRATION FORM;
  • 17:09 YOU CAN EVEN REGISTER ON LINE.
  • 17:11 WE HAVE A REALLY NEAT OFFER TODAY.
  • 17:12 WE'RE OFFERING A FREE TRIP
  • 17:15 FOR ANY GROUP LEADER
  • 17:16 THAT CAN GET 10 PAYING PASSENGERS.
  • 17:18 OFTEN TIMES YOU'LL SEE A PASTOR
  • 17:20 AND HIS WIFE GO ON A TRIP
  • 17:21 WITH ABOUT 20 OR 25 PEOPLE
  • 17:23 AND THAT'S CAUSE THEY GO FREE.
  • 17:24 BUT THEN WHAT HAPPENS
  • 17:25 IS THAT ALL THE LOGISTICS
  • 17:27 FALL ON THEIR HEAD.
  • 17:28 WELL I'M IN THE OFFICE EACH DAY
  • 17:29 TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR PERSONAL TRAVEL NEEDS BEFORE THE TRIP,
  • 17:32 DURING THE TRIP...
  • 17:33 SO IF YOU ARE A GROUP LEADER
  • 17:35 AND GET A GROUP TOGETHER
  • 17:37 OF 10 OR MORE PAYING PASSENGERS
  • 17:38 YOU GO FREE
  • 17:40 AND WE TAKE CARE OF ALL THE DETAILS.
  • 17:41 THAT'S A "WIN-WIN" I THINK.
  • 17:42 I THINK SO TOO.
  • 17:44 AND YOU GUIDE EVERYONE THROUGH THE PROCESS TO MINIMIZE ANXIETY, YES?
  • 17:47 ABSOLUTELY
  • 17:48 AND THEN WHEN YOU'RE
  • 17:49 OVER IN THE HOLY LAND
  • 17:50 YOU'RE GOING TO SEE
  • 17:51 THESE AMAZING SITES
  • 17:53 DR. SEIF TALKS ABOUT EACH DAY,
  • 17:54 HE GIVES DEVOTIONS.
  • 17:55 BUT YOUR INTIMACY AND YOUR FELLOWSHIP WITH THE LORD
  • 17:57 IS GOING TO DEEPENED.
  • 17:59 AND I'M EXCITED ABOUT IT
  • 18:00 AND I CAN'T WAIT TO TALK TO YOU.
  • 18:01 THANKS TRACIE.
  • 18:03 IF YOU WANT TO SAY THANKS TO ZOLA LEVITT MINISTRIES,
  • 18:06 ONE WAY THAT YOU CAN DO SO
  • 18:07 IS BY ACQUIRING THE OFFER
  • 18:09 IN THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM.
  • 18:11 IT'S THE SERIES ITSELF...
  • 18:13 "ERETZ ISRAEL"...
  • 18:14 8 PROGRAMS HERE.
  • 18:16 IF YOU LOVE ISRAEL
  • 18:17 AND WANT TO SEE IT
  • 18:18 YOU'LL BE BLESSED.
  • 18:19 TRACIE SPOKE ABOUT A "WIN-WIN".
  • 18:20 YOU'LL BENEFIT FROM THE SERIES
  • 18:22 AND WE'LL BENEFIT
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  • 18:35 JOIN ME AND DAVID DOLAN ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES
  • 18:38 AS WE CONSIDER THE LAND OF ISRAEL.
  • 18:43 NOW...DAVE...
  • 18:45 IT'S NOT LIKE ME TO TELL GOD HIS BUSINESS.
  • 18:46 BUT IF YOU'RE GOING TO CHOOSE REAL ESTATE
  • 18:49 AND PUT A PEOPLE THERE
  • 18:50 ONE COULD ARGUE WHY ISRAEL
  • 18:52 BECAUSE IT'S FOREVER ACTING UPON BY MAJOR WORLD POWERS FROM THE DAWN OF HISTORY.
  • 18:57 SITUATED AS IT IS HERE AT THE TIP OF THE FERTILE CRESCENT
  • 19:00 AND AT THE CORNER OF VARIOUS CONTINENTS
  • 19:03 IT'S ALWAYS BEEN IN THE MIDDLE OF POLITICAL INTRIGUE CORRECT?
  • 19:06 WELL IT IS CORRECT.
  • 19:08 AND OF COURSE THAT'S THE REASON THE BRITISH
  • 19:10 SAID LETS DON'T HAVE A JEWISH STATE BACK IN THE OLD AREA,
  • 19:14 LET'S HAVE IT SOMEWHERE IN AFRICA,
  • 19:15 WE'LL GIVE YOU SOME LAND SOMEWHERE IN EASTERN AFRICA.
  • 19:18 UGANDA!
  • 19:19 UGANDA
  • 19:20 AND OF COURSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE SAID...
  • 19:21 NO WAY!
  • 19:22 JERUSALEM IS HERE.
  • 19:24 I HAD A MUSLIM IN A CALL IN PROGRAM IN LONDON ONE TIME SAY,
  • 19:28 "WHY ISN'T THE JEWISH STATE IN GERMANY?"
  • 19:30 "THIS IS ALL A RESULT OF THE HOLOCAUST AND IT SHOULDN'T BE HERE, THIS IS A MUSLIM AREA."
  • 19:34 I SAID, "WELL WHERE DO YOU PRAY WHEN YOU GET DOWN ON YOUR KNEES...WHAT DIRECTION?"
  • 19:38 HE SAID, "TO MECCA"
  • 19:40 I SAID, "WELL JEWS DON'T PRAY FACING STUTTGART OR BERLIN, THEY PRAY FACING JERUSALEM."
  • 19:44 SO IT HAD TO BE HERE.
  • 19:45 AND HERE IT IS BUT ITS VERY CONTESTED OVER AS YOU SAID.
  • 19:48 YES, RIGHT THERE...
  • 19:49 AFRICA, ASIA, EUROPE...
  • 19:51 IT'S THE ONLY LAND BRIDGE.
  • 19:53 ISRAEL IS SMACK IN THE MIDDLE
  • 19:55 SO ISRAEL HAS ALWAYS HAD TO CONTEND WITH MAJOR POWERS.
  • 19:58 RARELY HAS THE COUNTRY EVER HAD THE LUXURY IN ITS HISTORY
  • 20:01 JUST TO BE AUTONOMOUS AND UNCONCERNED.
  • 20:03 WELL THAT'S THE CASE
  • 20:05 AND THAT'S WHY PEOPLE WERE SO JOYFUL OVER THE PEACE TREATY WITH EGYPT.
  • 20:09 THEY THOUGHT MAYBE THIS WILL LEAD TO A STRING OF PEACE AGREEMENTS WITH EVERYBODY ELSE.
  • 20:13 WELL IT DID LEAD TO ONE WITH JORDAN
  • 20:15 BUT SO FAR NOT WITH ANYBODY ELSE.
  • 20:17 AND WE STILL HAVE IRAN...
  • 20:18 WE HAVE LEBANON...
  • 20:19 WE HAVE SYRIA...
  • 20:20 WE LIBYA...
  • 20:22 AND WE HAVE ALL THESE OTHERS STILL TALKING ABOUT DESTROYING THIS STATE
  • 20:24 THAT'S RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THEM AS YOU SAID...
  • 20:26 IN THE MIDDLE OF THE EARTH.
  • 20:27 AND YOU KNOW SOME ISRAELIS SAY,
  • 20:29 "MAYBE WE SHOULD HAVE GONE TO AFRICA."
  • 20:31 BUT FOR THE MOST PART
  • 20:32 THEY'RE READY TO FIGHT FOR IT
  • 20:33 WHATEVER IT TAKES.
  • 20:34 AND YOU KNOW DAVE I SPOKE TONGUE IN CHEEK IN SAYING
  • 20:36 "WHO AM I TO TELL GOD HIS BUSINESS BUT WHY DID HE STICK US HERE."
  • 20:40 BUT BECAUSE THIS IS THE CROSSROADS OF ALL WORLD CIVILIZATIONS,
  • 20:43 FOR GOD TO MAKE HIS NAME KNOWN IN THE EARTH,
  • 20:48 THIS WOULD BE THE PLACE TO DO IT.
  • 20:50 AND GOODNESS...
  • 20:51 IS HE NOT MAKING IT KNOWN AND WILL HE NOT IN THE FUTURE?
  • 20:54 WELL ABSOLUTELY
  • 20:55 AND EZEKIEL SAYS THIS IS AT THE CENTER OF THE NATIONS.
  • 20:59 AND IT LITERALLY, PHYSICALLY IS THE MIDDLE EAST,
  • 21:02 THE MIDDLE OF THE WORLD
  • 21:03 AND ALL EYES ARE HERE.
  • 21:04 I'M PART OF THE THIRD LARGEST PRESS CORE
  • 21:06 STATIONED IN ANY ONE COUNTRY ON EARTH JEFF.
  • 21:08 AND THIS A COUNTRY OF 7 MILLION PEOPLE...
  • 21:10 THERE'S MORE JOURNALISTS HERE THAN IN MOSCOW.
  • 21:12 RIGHT...
  • 21:13 AND IT'S A COUNTRY YOU CAN FIT IN LAKE ERIE.
  • 21:15 EXACTLY
  • 21:16 IT'S A TINY LITTLE PIECE OF LAND
  • 21:18 AND YET PEOPLE GET THE IMPRESSION THAT IT'S MASSIVE
  • 21:20 BECAUSE IT IS SO MUCH A PART OF ALL THE HAPPENINGS IN THE WORLD.
  • 21:23 YES...
  • 21:24 AND YOU MENTIONED EZEKIEL...
  • 21:26 YOU READ EZEKIEL...
  • 21:27 SOME FORTY TIMES YOU'LL HEAR ABOUT GOD FINALLY AT DAYS' END
  • 21:32 MAKING HIS NAME KNOWN IN THE EARTH...
  • 21:35 THIS EARTH...
  • 21:36 ERETZ ISRAEL...
  • 21:38 THE LAND OF ISRAEL.
  • 21:54 I'M PLEASED TO PRESENT AN INTERVIEW WE CONDUCTED WITH DORE GOLD,
  • 21:58 THE FORMER ISRAELI AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS.
  • 22:03 WE LOVE EXPOSING GOOD SOURCES TO YOU
  • 22:06 AND HERE MR. GOLD EXPLAINS IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS
  • 22:10 THE BASIS FOR SUPPORT FOR THE LAND AND PEOPLE OF ISRAEL.
  • 22:17 AT THE END OF CAMP DAVID
  • 22:19 IN THE YEAR 2000
  • 22:21 WHEN PRESIDENT CLINTON
  • 22:22 HOSTED PRIME MINISTER
  • 22:23 EHUD BARAK OF ISRAEL
  • 22:25 AND THE PLO CHAIRMAN
  • 22:26 YASSER ARAFAT.
  • 22:27 ARAFAT AT THE VERY END
  • 22:29 TURNED TO CLINTON AND SAID,
  • 22:30 "YOU KNOW MR. PRESIDENT"
  • 22:32 "THERE NEVER WAS A TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM."
  • 22:34 HE DENIED IT BECAUSE HE WANTED TO UNDER MIND THE ISRAELI CLAIM TO THE HEART OF JERUSALEM...
  • 22:42 THE TEMPLE MOUNT IN THE OLD CITY.
  • 22:44 AND CLINTON, TO HIS CREDIT, SAID
  • 22:46 "LISTEN YOU'RE NOT JUST CHALLENGING THE HISTORY OF THE JEWS,"
  • 22:49 "YOU'RE CHALLENGING THE HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY"
  • 22:51 "BECAUSE WHEN I READ THE NEW TESTAMENT,"
  • 22:53 "THE APOSTLES WENT UP ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT..."
  • 22:55 "THEY WERE JEWS..."
  • 22:57 "THEY BROUGHT SACRIFICES FOR THE VARIOUS JEWISH HOLIDAYS..."
  • 22:59 "THE PENTECOST, THE PASSOVER..."
  • 23:03 "AND YOU'RE CHALLENGING OUR COMMON CHRISTIAN HISTORY."
  • 23:08 THIS IS WHAT PRESIDENT CLINTON WAS SAYING.
  • 23:10 SO THERE ARE...
  • 23:13 THERE HAS BEEN A LINE USED BY THE PALESTINIAN SPOKESMAN
  • 23:17 SAYING THAT THEY ARE THE DESCENDANTS OF THE PHILISTINES AND THE JEBUSITES, ETC.
  • 23:23 IN ARAB CULTURE HERE WHEN YOU WANT TO SAY THAT YOU COME FROM A PRESTIGIOUS ANCESTRY,
  • 23:33 YOU SAY THAT YOU ARE DESCENDENT OF THE CALIPH AND THE ARAB ARMIES
  • 23:42 WHO FOUGHT AND CAME INTO ERETZ ISRAEL IN THE 7TH CENTURY.
  • 23:48 AT THAT TIME...IN THE 600S...
  • 23:51 YOU STILL HAD A JEWISH MAJORITY THERE EVEN THOUGH THE ROMANS HAD DESTROYED JERUSALEM.
  • 23:56 AND SO ACTUALLY RATHER THAN BEING THE ORIGINAL RESIDENCE OF ERETZ ISRAEL,
  • 24:02 THE ARABS WHO CAME HERE IN THE 7TH CENTURY ARE RELATIVE LATE COMERS.
  • 24:08 THE JEWS WERE SLAUGHTERED, FORCED OUT,
  • 24:12 BUT KEPT COMING BACK.
  • 24:14 IN EVERY GENERATION SHIPS WOULD COME.
  • 24:17 PEOPLE WOULD COME BACK TO JERUSALEM.
  • 24:19 IT WAS DANGEROUS.
  • 24:20 BUT YOU KNOW, ALREADY IN THE 19TH CENTURY IN THE YEAR 1863
  • 24:26 THE JEWS HAD RE-ESTABLISHED A MAJORITY IN JERUSALEM.
  • 24:29 AND THAT ISN'T FROM JEWISH DOCUMENTS,
  • 24:30 THAT'S FROM THE BRITISH FOREIGN OFFICE.
  • 24:32 AND SO OUR CLAIM IS AN OLD CLAIM.
  • 24:37 IT'S A CLAIM THAT WAS WELL KNOWN BY THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY.
  • 24:40 AND IT'S A CLAIM PERHAPS SOME PEOPLE HAVE FORGOTTEN ABOUT TODAY IN MODERN TIMES.
  • 24:44 IT'S A CLAIM WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND AGAIN.
  • 24:51 ♪MAY THEY MEET THE KING IN ISRAEL♪
  • 24:57 ♪BROTHERS, WE ARE NEEDING YOUR MIGHTY ARMS♪
  • 25:04 ♪SISTERS, WE ARE NEEDING YOUR LOVE♪
  • 25:10 ♪ISRAEL... BY DIVINE RIGHT♪
  • 25:20 ♪GOD IS CALLING US HOME♪
  • 25:30 ♪ISRAEL BY DIVINE RIGHT♪
  • 25:36 ♪OUR GOD IS CALLING US...♪
  • 25:41 ♪HOME!♪
  • 25:53 WE'RE ALL ABOUT ISRAEL IN JESUS' DAY.
  • 25:58 AND THIS MAP TELLS THE STORY IN SOME SENSE.
  • 26:01 WE BEGAN AT HERODIUM.
  • 26:05 YOU'VE HEARD OF HEROD BEFORE.
  • 26:07 THE GUY HAD SOMETHING OF AN EGO AND NAMES A CITY AFTER HIM,
  • 26:09 BUILT A CITY OUT OF A HILL, A FASCINATING RUIN.
  • 26:12 THRILLED TO TAKE YOU THERE AS WELL AS TAKING YOU EVERYWHERE AROUND THE LAND OF ISRAEL.
  • 26:17 THERE'S DIFFERENT REGIONS, DIFFERENT AREAS, SUBDIVISIONS ON THE MAP.
  • 26:22 BUT THE LAND WAS PRINCIPALLY KNOWN AS "ISRAEL'...
  • 26:26 NOT PALESTINE...
  • 26:27 NOT SOMETHING ELSE...
  • 26:28 BUT "ISRAEL".
  • 26:30 LOVE TEACHING YOU ABOUT IT.
  • 26:31 THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST.
  • 26:33 NEXT WEEK DAVID DOLAN AND I WILL WRAP IT UP.
  • 26:35 AS YOU GO NOW,
  • 26:37 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM
  • 26:40 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM
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  • 26:50 "ERETZ ISRAEL".
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  • 26:54 WITH DR. JEFFREY SEIF
  • 26:55 THROUGH THE HOLY LAND;
  • 26:57 EXPLORE THE BIBLE'S ACCOUNT
  • 26:58 OF ISRAEL'S PAST,
  • 26:59 PRESENT AND FUTURE.
  • 27:01 JOURNALIST, DAVID DOLAN,
  • 27:02 JOINS DR. SEIF
  • 27:03 AND LENDS HIS INSIGHT REGARDING
  • 27:05 THE MODERN DAY STRUGGLES
  • 27:07 THAT ACCOMPANY THE RE-ESTABLISHMENT
  • 27:09 OF THE ANCESTRAL JEWISH HOMELAND.
  • 27:11 THIS IS A SERIES THAT
  • 27:12 SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT.
  • 27:14 THE BIBLICAL AND HISTORICAL
  • 27:16 ACCOUNT OF THE LAND OF ISRAEL.
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  1. The Land Promised
  2. Promised to the Next Generation
  3. To All Generations
  4. Entering the Promised Land
  5. Fighting for the Promised Land
  6. Promised Forever
  7. Jesus and the Promised Land
  8. Israel Fulfilling Prophecy

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