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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.
Episode: “Israel Fulfilling Prophecy”
Wrapping up the series, Jeff and David review the State of Israel, comment on its changing borders, and consider what’s ahead in the not-too-distant biblical timetable.

Caption transcript for Eretz Israel (The Land of Israel): “Israel Fulfilling Prophecy” (8/8)

  • 00:09 LOOK TO THE NORTH
  • 00:12 THE SOUTH
  • 00:15 THE EAST
  • 00:18 THE WEST
  • 00:26 ALL THE LAND WHICH THOU SEEST
  • 00:28 TO THEE WILL I GIVE IT
  • 00:30 AND TO THY SEED FOREVER.
  • 00:35 INDEED... HE WHO WATCHES OVER ISRAEL WILL NEITHER SLUMBER NOR SLEEP.
  • 00:57 HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU.
  • 00:58 JEFFREY SEIF HERE WITH ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS
  • 01:02 WORKING THROUGH THE 8TH OF AN 8 PART TREATMENT
  • 01:05 OF A SERIES CALLED "ERETZ ISRAEL, THE LAND OF ISRAEL".
  • 01:11 FLASHPOINT OF CONTENTION, ISRAEL, IS IT NOT?
  • 01:16 WELL OUT HERE IN THE MARKETPLACE OF IDEAS
  • 01:19 LOTS OF PEOPLE HAVE OPINIONS.
  • 01:21 I'M WONDERING WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS.
  • 01:24 IN THIS SERIES WE CONSIDERED "BIBLE SPEAK"
  • 01:28 AS WE LOOKED AT A VARIETY OF STORIES
  • 01:30 WHICH WE'RE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND REVIEW RIGHT NOW.
  • 01:36 ERETZ ISRAEL...
  • 01:38 IT BEGAN WITH ABRAHAM.
  • 01:41 AND ABRAM TOOK SARAI HIS WIFE,
  • 01:45 HIS NEPHEW LOT,
  • 01:46 ALL THE SUBSTANCE AND PERSONS THEY HAD ACQUIRED IN HARAN
  • 01:51 AND JOURNEYED TO CANAAN.
  • 01:53 AND THE LORD APPEARED TO ABRAHAM'S SON ISAAC...
  • 01:57 "SOJOURN IN THIS LAND"
  • 01:59 "FOR UNTO THEE AND UNTO THY SEED"
  • 02:02 "I WILL GIVE ALL THESE COUNTRIES."
  • 02:05 AND THEN TO ISAACS' SON JACOB...
  • 02:07 "THE LAND WHERE THY LIEST, TO THEE WILL I GIVE IT AND TO THY SEED."
  • 02:13 TO MOSES...
  • 02:16 "BEHOLD, I HAVE SET THE LAND BEFORE YOU..."
  • 02:19 "GO IN AND POSSESS THE LAND WHICH THE LORD SWEAR UNTO YOUR FATHERS."
  • 02:24 AND THEN JOSHUA...
  • 02:26 "SO JOSHUA TOOK THE WHOLE LAND AND GAVE IT FOR AN INHERITANCE UNTO ISRAEL"
  • 02:32 "ACCORDING TO THEIR DIVISIONS BY THEIR TRIBES."
  • 02:42 I'M SURE HE WAS A LITTLE EDGY,
  • 02:44 I KNOW THAT,
  • 02:45 BECAUSE OVER AND AGAIN
  • 02:47 THE LORD SAID..
  • 02:48 "FEAR NOT JOSHUA"
  • 02:49 "FOR I HAVE GIVEN YOU THE MANDATE..."
  • 02:52 "I'VE GIVEN YOU THE COMMAND IN THE LAND"
  • 02:54 "TO LEAD THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL"
  • 02:56 "INTO THE NEXT STAGE OF THEIR JOURNEY".
  • 02:58 AND THAT WAS THE CONQUEST OF THE LAND OF CANAAN.
  • 03:01 THE TEXT IS EXPLICIT
  • 03:03 AND I IMAGINE THAT HE WAS PLEASED TO HEAR IT.
  • 03:06 HE SAYS,
  • 03:21 IT WASN'T AN ENORMOUS TRACT
  • 03:23 BUT IT EXTENDED UP TO THE EUPHRATES
  • 03:24 OVER TO THE RIVER OF EGYPT
  • 03:26 TO THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA ON THE ONE HAND
  • 03:29 AND THEN OUT PAST WHAT WE WOULD CALL JORDAN TODAY, EASTWARD.
  • 03:35 THERE WAS A LAND THAT IN BIBLE TIMES WAS KNOWN,
  • 03:38 AND TO BIBLE READERS IS KNOWN AS, IN AFFECT,
  • 03:40 "THE PROMISED LAND".
  • 03:43 WELL THAT WAS THE BIBLICAL VISION.
  • 03:47 BUT WHAT'S THE CURRENT DIVISION?
  • 03:50 RIGHT NOW WE HAVE HERE THE LAND OF ISRAEL
  • 03:53 BUT I'M STANDING AT A PLACE RIGHT HERE
  • 03:56 WHERE WE'RE ABOUT 9 MILES AWAY FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA.
  • 04:00 BEHIND ME IS A VILLAGE DOTTED WITH MINARETS,
  • 04:05 A SIGN OF AN ISLAMIC TRIUMPH.
  • 04:08 SO WE HAVE BIBLICAL VISION ON ONE HAND
  • 04:11 AND WE HAVE CURRENT POLITICAL DIVISION ON THE OTHER.
  • 04:14 GOODNESS DAVID...
  • 04:15 WHAT DO WE MAKE OF THIS?
  • 04:17 WELL WE ARE DEALING WITH
  • 04:19 A TINY LAND
  • 04:20 AND IT REALLY ISN'T CLEAR
  • 04:23 TO A LOT OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD
  • 04:24 JUST HOW SMALL THIS IS.
  • 04:25 WE'VE BEEN UP ON THE GOLAN HEIGHTS
  • 04:27 AND THERE IS A LOT IN THE SOUTH...
  • 04:29 AND WE'RE TALKING ABOUT 280 MILES AT ITS LONGEST...
  • 04:32 BUT THE MAIN PROBLEM IS...
  • 04:34 THIS WAS THE PRE-67 BORDER...
  • 04:38 THIS HERE.
  • 04:40 NOW, IT'S REALLY SMALL HERE.
  • 04:43 WE'RE TALKING, AS YOU SAID,
  • 04:44 9 MILES AT ITS NARROWEST,
  • 04:47 BUT ON AVERAGE
  • 04:48 ITS 15 MILES WIDE.
  • 04:50 HERE'S TEL AVIV.
  • 04:51 HERE'S HAIFA.
  • 04:52 HERE'S NATANYA.
  • 04:54 AND HERTSOLIA RIGHT OVER HERE.
  • 04:56 TWO THIRDS OF ISRAEL'S JEWISH POPULATION
  • 04:59 LIVES RIGHT IN THIS AREA
  • 05:01 AND IF YOU TAKE IT ALL THE WAY
  • 05:02 FROM THE NORTHERN BORDER
  • 05:04 TO THE GAZA STRIP...
  • 05:05 80 PER CENT OF ISRAEL'S JEWS
  • 05:07 LIVE IN A 15 MILE WIDE, ON AVERAGE, PIECE OF LAND.
  • 05:11 WHOSE LIVING HERE DAVID?
  • 05:12 AND THIS IS MOSTLY ARAB TOWNS AND VILLAGES.
  • 05:15 AND AS YOU POINTED OUT
  • 05:16 SOME ARE INSIDE OF ISRAEL,
  • 05:18 INSIDE OF THIS PRE-67 BORDER,
  • 05:20 BUT NOBLIS IS HERE...
  • 05:22 HERE'S JERUSALEM...
  • 05:23 YOU CAN SEE THE BORDER
  • 05:24 WENT RIGHT THROUGH
  • 05:26 THE HEART OF THE CITY...
  • 05:27 ISRAEL HAD THE WESTERN PART
  • 05:28 AND THE ARABS HAD THE EASTERN PART...
  • 05:30 IT TINY.
  • 05:32 AND ALL THE WAY ACROSS,
  • 05:33 IF YOU TAKE THAT LINE OUT,
  • 05:34 RIGHT HERE,
  • 05:35 IT'S ABOUT 30 MILES...
  • 05:37 AT ITS WIDEST ITS 55 MILES...
  • 05:38 ITS TINY.
  • 05:39 IF I UNDERSTAND CORRECTLY,
  • 05:41 THE BIBLICAL VISION EXTENDS DOWNWARD FURTHER THIS WAY
  • 05:43 IT EXTENDS UPWARD
  • 05:45 TO THE EUPHRATES
  • 05:46 OUT THIS WAY.
  • 05:47 THAT'S THE BIBLICAL VISION.
  • 05:48 THE PALESTINIAN VISION,
  • 05:50 THE MANDATE,
  • 05:51 CALLS FOR PUSHING ISRAEL INTO THE SEA.
  • 05:53 I MEAN WE'RE GETTING AWFULLY NARROW HERE AREN'T WE?
  • 05:56 AND WE TALKED EARLIER ABOUT THE PARTITION PLAN,
  • 05:59 THE U.N. PARTITION PLAN,
  • 06:00 AND THIS...
  • 06:01 IT WAS EVEN SMALLER
  • 06:02 WHAT ISRAEL WAS GOING TO HAVE.
  • 06:03 THE ARABS WOULD HAVE HAD A PART OF THIS...
  • 06:05 THEY WOULD HAVE HAD FURTHER DOWN HERE, ETC.
  • 06:07 BUT EVEN WITHOUT THAT,
  • 06:09 EVEN WITH WHAT THEY GOT IN THE '48 WAR,
  • 06:11 IT'S TINY,
  • 06:12 AND TO GIVE THAT BACK TO THE PALESTINIANS
  • 06:14 FOR A STATE
  • 06:15 IS GOING TO AGAIN LEAVE ISRAEL EXTREMELY EXPOSED.
  • 06:18 SHE'S 1/8TH OF 1 PER CENT OF THE POPULATION OF THE WHOLE MIDDLE EAST.
  • 06:22 A TINY LITTLE LAND
  • 06:24 WITH JUST A FEW MILLION PEOPLE...
  • 06:26 IT'S VERY VULNERABLE TO MISSILE ATTACK IN PARTICULAR.
  • 06:29 YEAH, WE CAN SEE IT FROM HERE...
  • 06:31 THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA...
  • 06:34 I MEAN IT'S A STONE'S THROW AWAY IN EFFECT.
  • 06:36 TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS.
  • 06:37 LET'S SAY THERE'S A MAN
  • 06:39 WHO IS UNHAPPY WITH HIS WIFE,
  • 06:40 FIGURE SHE WEIGHS 120 POUNDS...
  • 06:42 "IF YOU'D LOSE 10 POUNDS I'D LOVE YOU MORE."
  • 06:43 SHE LOSES 10 POUNDS.
  • 06:45 SHE'S 110 POUNDS.
  • 06:46 "IF YOU'D LOSE 10 POUNDS MORE WE'D GET ALONG."
  • 06:48 "IF YOU'D LOSE 10 POUNDS MORE...10 POUNDS MORE."
  • 06:50 IT GETS TO THE POINT,
  • 06:51 IT'S NOT ABOUT THE POUNDS,
  • 06:52 THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG IN THE THOUGHT PROCESS.
  • 06:54 OH, IF JEWS WOULD JUST GIVE UP A LITTLE MORE OF THE REAL ESTATE
  • 06:58 IT'S A SMALL PARCEL
  • 07:00 AND WE'RE ALREADY PUSHING AGAINST IT TO GOBBLE UP MORE AND MORE OF THE JEWISH HOMELAND.
  • 07:04 THIS ISN'T THE BIBLE.
  • 07:06 WHO EVER CARVED UP THIS TURKEY NEVER READ THE BIBLICAL TEXT.
  • 07:08 EXACTLY,
  • 07:09 AND YOU KNOW THE PALESTINIANS HAVE JUST MADE A FILM
  • 07:12 IN WHICH THEY TAKE OVER TEL AVIV.
  • 07:14 IT WAS MADE DOWN ON THE GAZA STRIP...
  • 07:15 THEY GO THROUGH THE STREETS
  • 07:17 AND THEY'VE DRIVEN ALL THE JEWS OUT OF THE LAND ENTIRELY.
  • 07:19 AND THAT IS THE VISION OF MUSLIM FUNDAMENTALISTS...
  • 07:21 NO JEWISH STATE...
  • 07:22 A JEWISH STATE CONTRADICTS THEIR FAITH...
  • 07:24 ISLAM'S THE FINAL TRUTH...
  • 07:26 THE TRUTH OF THAT STATEMENT WAS PROVED BY THEY'RE CAPTURE OF JERUSALEM THEY BELIEVE,
  • 07:30 SO A LOT OF THEM JUST WANT TO SEE ISRAEL GONE ENTIRELY.
  • 07:33 WELL I GUESS WE'RE GOING TO SEE WHOSE GOD IS STRONGER.
  • 07:35 AND THAT'S THE OLD WAY OF DOING BUSINESS...
  • 07:37 YOU KNOW NATIONS WOULD FIGHT,
  • 07:38 THEY'D PRAY TO THEIR GODS
  • 07:40 AND THE WINNER HAD THE STRONGER GOD...
  • 07:41 WELL, HE WHO KEEPS WATCH OVER ISRAEL
  • 07:44 HAS BEEN KEEPING WATCH OVER US FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS
  • 07:47 AND I TRUST HE'LL GUIDE US THROUGH THIS DILEMMA.
  • 07:50 WHAT SAYS DAVID DOLAN?
  • 07:51 I BELIEVE IT AS WELL.
  • 07:52 IT'S A MIRACLE THAT ISRAEL EXITS AT ALL...
  • 07:55 ALL THESE WARS, ETC....
  • 07:57 GOD'S GOING TO KEEP ISRAEL UNTIL THE END,
  • 08:00 I'M SURE OF IT.
  • 08:01 YES AND THE END COMES SOONER DAY BY DAY.
  • 08:03 THE END OF THIS PROGRAM IS COMING SOONER AS WELL
  • 08:06 BUT THERE'S MORE TO COME
  • 08:07 AS WE GIVE A WRAP ON OUR SERIES,
  • 08:09 "ERETZ ISRAEL, THE LAND OF ISRAEL"
  • 08:20 FOR INSIGHTFUL PERSPECTIVES OF ISRAEL AND BIBLE PROPHECY
  • 08:23 ASK FOR OUR FREE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
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  • 08:30 WITH THE LATEST VIDEOS, BOOKS, AND MUSIC.
  • 08:33 OUR CORRESPONDENCE COURSE,
  • 08:35 "THE INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH CHRISTIAN STUDIES"
  • 08:37 INCLUDES READING PACKETS, TEACHING CDS, AND MAIL-IN TESTS.
  • 08:42 YOU MAY WANT TO JOIN US ON AN UPCOMING TOUR OF ISRAEL OR PETRA
  • 08:45 OR CRUISE THE MEDITERRANEAN VISITING GREECE AND EPHESUS.
  • 08:48 PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.
  • 08:54 I'VE HEARD IT SAID THAT ONE OLD FRIEND IS BETTER THAN AN A HUNDRED NEW ONES
  • 08:58 AND I COUNT DAVID DOLAN AS AN OLD FRIEND.
  • 09:02 HE'S SO DIRECT, HE DOESN'T SUGAR COAT HIS APPROACH TO THE TELLING OF CURRENT EVENTS OR HISTORY
  • 09:07 AND I LIKE THAT ABOUT HIM.
  • 09:09 IN A POLITICALLY CORRECT WORLD
  • 09:11 I THINK IT'S MORE CORRECT TO SPEAK TRUTH.
  • 09:14 WELL WE'LL BRING IT ALL HOME NOW
  • 09:15 I'M WITH DAVID DOLAN ON LOCATION IN ISRAEL.
  • 09:18 LET'S GO TO THAT RIGHT NOW.
  • 09:24 FOR ALL THE PALESTINIAN
  • 09:26 AND RHETORICAL FLURRY
  • 09:27 ABOUT DRIVING ISRAEL
  • 09:28 INTO THE SEA...
  • 09:30 WELL IF THEY DO IT
  • 09:31 THEY'RE GOING TO DISCOVER WHEN THEY GET HERE
  • 09:33 AN ADVANCED CIVILIZATION.
  • 09:35 AND YOU SEE IT BEHIND ME...
  • 09:36 ITS TEL AVIV.
  • 09:37 REMINDS ME WHEN INDIVIDUALS GET TO WORK
  • 09:39 INSTEAD OF GET TO RAGING,
  • 09:41 THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS THAT PEOPLE CAN ACCOMPLISH
  • 09:43 BY WORKING TOGETHER AND TO HAVE GOD HELPING YOU,
  • 09:45 THAT DOESN'T HURT EITHER,
  • 09:46 DOES IT DAVID?
  • 09:47 IT DOESN'T
  • 09:48 AND GOD CERTAINLY HAS
  • 09:49 HELPED THE ISRAELI PEOPLE
  • 09:51 AND THIS THAT WE MENTIONED EARLIER
  • 09:53 WAS JUST MARSHES AND SAND DUNES
  • 09:56 JUST 100 YEARS AGO...
  • 09:58 IT'S NOW THIS STRIVING CITY.
  • 09:59 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN RAGING AND FIGHTING.
  • 10:01 ITS AMAZING TO ME THAT THE PALESTINIANS DON'T HAVE A GOOD BASEBALL TEAM
  • 10:04 FOR ALL THE GOOD PITCHERS FOR THESE ROCK THROWING.
  • 10:06 THERE'S GOT TO BE SOMETHING BETTER TO DO WITH THOSE ENERGIES
  • 10:08 INSTEAD OF WARRING.
  • 10:09 INDEED, I'VE COVERED THE TWO UPRISINGS
  • 10:12 THAT OCCURRED HERE IN 1987, 1991-92...
  • 10:17 HUNDREDS OF PALESTINIANS KILLED...
  • 10:19 HUNDREDS OF ISRAELIS KILLED...
  • 10:21 IN THE ISRAELI CASE, MOSTLY CIVILIANS
  • 10:23 AND TERROR ATTACKS.
  • 10:24 THEN WE HAD A LITTLE BRIEF PERIOD OF HOPE
  • 10:28 WITH THE OSLO PEACE ACCORDS
  • 10:30 AND PEACE WITH JORDAN...
  • 10:31 BUT IT WASN'T BUT SEVEN YEARS AFTER THAT
  • 10:33 WE HAD A SECOND UPRISING...
  • 10:36 AND AGAIN A THOUSAND ISRAELIS KILLED...
  • 10:38 SEVERAL THOUSAND PALESTINIANS KILLED...
  • 10:40 A REAL MESS.
  • 10:41 SO CALLED PALESTINIANS,
  • 10:43 INDIVIDUALS OF ARAB EXTRACT THAT HAVE SOME HISTORY HERE
  • 10:47 BUT NOT A DIVINE MANDATE HERE
  • 10:50 AS IN THE SENSE OF THE ISRAELITE PEOPLES,
  • 10:51 CORRECT?
  • 10:53 WELL NO, AND IN FACT THIS WAS NEVER A COUNTRY UNDER MUSLIM RULE...
  • 10:57 THE MUSLIMS THAT RULED IT
  • 10:59 AS WE MENTIONED EARLIER IN THE SERIES
  • 11:01 WERE EITHER IN CAIRO OR THEY WERE IN DAMASCUS.
  • 11:03 SOMETIMES THEY WERE IN BAGHDAD,
  • 11:05 THEN FINALLY IN CONSTANTINOPLE OR ISTANBUL...
  • 11:07 NEVER IN JERUSALEM.
  • 11:09 TEL AVIV DIDN'T EXIST AT ALL,
  • 11:11 THIS WAS PART OF A LARGER ARAB AREA,
  • 11:14 "SOUTHERN SYRIA" THEY OFTEN CALLED IT.
  • 11:16 SO YES YOU'RE RIGHT,
  • 11:18 THE NAME "PALESTINE" IS A WESTERN NAME THAT DIDN'T REALLY APPLY.
  • 11:21 HISTORICALLY THERE'S NO PALESTINIAN CONSTITUTION,
  • 11:23 FLAG,
  • 11:24 NATIONAL ANTHEM,
  • 11:25 CURRENCY...
  • 11:27 YOU CAN GO BACK AND SEE A DIVINE CONSTITUTION IN BIBLICAL LITERATURE
  • 11:29 FOR ISRAELITES TO THIS PART OF THE WORLD GOING BACK THOUSANDS OF YEARS.
  • 11:33 COINAGE, HISTORY AND THE LIKE.
  • 11:36 YOU JUST WEIGH IT OUT
  • 11:37 AND THE EVIDENCE INFORMS
  • 11:39 THERE'S A JEWISH PRESENCE HERE.
  • 11:41 THE OTHER SEEMS TO ME RATHER MYTHIC.
  • 11:43 WELL THE IRONY IS
  • 11:45 THAT THE PALESTINIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT
  • 11:48 AS THEY WOULD CALL IT
  • 11:49 IS A REFLECTION OF ZIONISM.
  • 11:52 IT WASN'T UNTIL THE JEWISH MOVEMENT BACK TO THE LAND
  • 11:56 BECAME ORGANIZED AND FORMALIZED WITH THE FIRST ZIONIST CONGRESS
  • 11:59 AND ALL THESE OTHER THINGS
  • 12:00 THAT THE PALESTINIANS OR THE ARABS HERE
  • 12:03 STARTED TO HAVE A SENSE OF NATIONALISM TO THIS LITTLE LAND.
  • 12:07 BY NOW THEY HAVE DEVELOPED THOSE THINGS
  • 12:10 AND THEY HAVE THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY GOVERNMENT
  • 12:12 AND THEY HAVE THE MAKINGS OF A STATE COMING
  • 12:15 BUT THEY STILL HAVEN'T GOTTEN VERY FAR IN THAT,
  • 12:18 CERTAINLY NOWHERE LIKE THE ISRAELIS DID,
  • 12:20 LIKE THE JEWISH PEOPLE DID BEFORE THE STATE WAS ACTUALLY CREATED.
  • 12:23 WELL YOU MAKE AN IMPORTANT POINT
  • 12:24 THAT A LOT OF THIS PALESTINIAN SELF DETERMINATION
  • 12:27 COMES IN THE WAKE OF A ZIONIST RE-PRESENCE HERE
  • 12:32 AS OPPOSED TO HAVING A HISTORY BEFORE THE MODERN JEWISH STATE.
  • 12:35 IT WAS REALLY SPARKED OFF BY ZIONISM IRONICALLY.
  • 12:39 THAT'S WHEN THEY THOUGHT,
  • 12:41 "HEY WE HAVE TO HAVE SOMETHING TO IDENTIFY WITH AND TO PUSH FORWARD WITH".
  • 12:45 IT WAS JUST THE ARAB WORLD IN GENERAL...
  • 12:48 ALL THESE STATES WERE CREATED IN LAST 100 YEARS BY THE EUROPEANS, ETC.
  • 12:53 AND TALK ABOUT SPARK,
  • 12:55 YOU'VE BEEN OBSERVING SPARKS FLYING HERE ALL THE WHILE, LOOKING AT DIFFERENT WARS.
  • 12:59 HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED HERE DAVID?
  • 13:01 I'VE BEEN HERE SINCE 1980...
  • 13:03 SO FOR OVER 30 YEARS.
  • 13:05 AND YOU'VE BEEN A CORRESPONDENT
  • 13:06 HELPING CHRISTIANS UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE ON THE ONE HAND,
  • 13:09 ISRAEL ON THE OTHER
  • 13:10 AND HOW IT ALL COMES TOGETHER.
  • 13:12 YEAH AND THAT'S A UNIQUE ASPECT OF IT.
  • 13:14 OF COURSE I'VE ALSO COVERED THOSE WARS...
  • 13:15 THE '82 LEBANON WAR
  • 13:17 AND 2006 ATTACKS FROM HEZBOLLAH
  • 13:21 AND THE SCUD ATTACKS FROM SADAM, ETC.
  • 13:23 BUT I'VE BEEN ABLE TO GIVE A LITTLE BIT OF COMFORT AND HOPE
  • 13:27 IN THE MIDST OF THAT WORKING FOR CHRISTIAN RADIO AND DIFFERENT THINGS.
  • 13:29 I'VE BEEN FOLLOWING YOUR CAREER
  • 13:31 AND APPRECIATE YOUR SO DOING.
  • 13:32 WE'RE GOING TO WRAP IT UP IN A MOMENT OR TWO
  • 13:34 AND LOOK AT WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS
  • 13:35 NOT JUST ABOUT THE PRESENT
  • 13:37 BUT ABOUT THE FUTURE HERE
  • 13:38 IN "ERETZ ISRAEL".
  • 13:45 FOR THE LORD THY GOD BRINGETH THEE INTO A GOOD LAND.
  • 13:50 A LAND OF FIG TREES AND POMEGRANATES
  • 13:53 A LAND OF OLIVE OIL AND HONEY
  • 13:56 ARISE...WALK THROUGH THE LAND
  • 14:00 FOR ALL THE LAND WHICH THOU SEEST,
  • 14:03 TO THEE WILL I GIVE IT
  • 14:06 AND TO THY SEED FOREVER.
  • 14:09 WORSHIP IN THE SHADOWS OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB.
  • 14:15 BEHOLD THE LAND OF THE COVENANT.
  • 14:26 THAT'S ISRAEL.
  • 14:28 AND YOU KNOW WHO PROFITS WHEN YOU GO THERE?
  • 14:31 PERSONALLY, I DON'T MAKE A DIME.
  • 14:33 YOU PROFIT.
  • 14:35 TRACIE, HOW CAN WE GET PEOPLE TO THE HOLY LAND?
  • 14:38 THEY CAN CALL ME DR. SEIF,
  • 14:40 I'M IN THE OFFICE EACH DAY.
  • 14:41 JUST GIVE ME A CALL
  • 14:42 AT 1-800-WONDERS
  • 14:44 OR GO TO OUR WEBSITE
  • 14:45 AT LEVITT.COM
  • 14:46 BUT I LOVE WHEN YOU TALKED
  • 14:47 ABOUT PEOPLE PROFITING FROM
  • 14:48 GOING TO THE HOLY LAND.
  • 14:50 I THINK SOMETIMES
  • 14:51 OUR VIEWERS MIGHT THINK
  • 14:52 THAT ALL IT IS, IS JUST
  • 14:53 SEEING HISTORICAL SITES
  • 14:55 BUT ONCE YOU GET
  • 14:56 TO THE HOLY LAND
  • 14:57 AND YOU COME WITH US
  • 14:58 YOU'RE GOING TO DEVELOP
  • 15:00 AN INTIMACY WITH THE LORD.
  • 15:01 THIS RING
  • 15:02 I WAS JUST THINKING ABOUT AS I WAS COMING ON WITH YOU...
  • 15:05 AND IT SAYS
  • 15:06 "I AM MY BELOVED'S AND HE IS MINE"...
  • 15:07 "I AM MY BELOVED'S..."
  • 15:08 "AND HE IS MINE"
  • 15:10 AND THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE
  • 15:11 GOING TO EXPERIENCE WHEN
  • 15:12 YOU COME WITH US TO ISRAEL.
  • 15:13 ITS JUST AMAZING...
  • 15:15 YOU JUST CAN'T IMAGINE
  • 15:16 THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD
  • 15:17 IN THE HOLY LAND.
  • 15:18 BUT ITS THERE WHEN I'M
  • 15:20 AT THE WAILING WALL...
  • 15:21 AT THE WESTERN WALL...
  • 15:22 ITS ALMOST AS IF THE LORD
  • 15:23 OVERSHADOWS ME
  • 15:24 AND I JUST RECENTLY WROTE
  • 15:25 AN ARTICLE IN THE LEVITT LETTER.
  • 15:26 YOU CAN LOOK THAT UP ON LINE
  • 15:28 AND JUST SEE ABOUT
  • 15:29 HOW I TALK ABOUT MY INTIMACY
  • 15:30 BUT ALSO THE PASSENGERS
  • 15:32 THAT COME WITH US...
  • 15:33 THEY ARE BLOWN AWAY
  • 15:35 JUST BY THE PRESENCE
  • 15:36 OF YESHUA IN THE HOLY LAND.
  • 15:37 WELL THERE'S A DEPTH...
  • 15:39 THANK YOU FOR SHARING IT.
  • 15:41 COME AND EXPERIENCE IT YOURSELF.
  • 15:44 IF YOU WANT TO RE-EXPERIENCE THE SERIES, THE OFFER COMING UP,
  • 15:47 "ERETZ ISRAEL, THE LAND OF ISRAEL"
  • 15:50 IS THE DVDS
  • 15:51 THAT GO ALONG WITH THE SERIES.
  • 15:53 WE HAVE A MAGAZINE
  • 15:55 THAT'S AVAILABLE FOR THE ASKING
  • 15:57 AT WWW.LEVIT.COM
  • 15:59 THIS WON'T COST YOU ANY MONEY,
  • 16:01 YOU JUST HAVE TO CALL AND ASK.
  • 16:03 1-800-WONDERS OR THE WEBSITE
  • 16:05 SPEAKING OF MONEY, PEOPLE SAY,
  • 16:07 "JEWS ALWAYS TALK ABOUT MONEY",
  • 16:09 WELL I'M GOING TO DO THAT RIGHT NOW.
  • 16:15 ONE SURE PROOF WAY OF CONNECTING A PEOPLE WITH THEIR LAND
  • 16:18 IS THROUGH A STUDY OF THEIR COINAGE.
  • 16:21 DONALD ARIEL IS HEAD OF THE COIN DEPARTMENT OF THE ISRAEL ANTIQUITIES.
  • 16:25 THESE LITTLE BOXES CONTAIN IRREFUTABLE EVIDENCE
  • 16:29 THAT THERE HAS BEEN A JEWISH PRESENCE IN ERETZ ISRAEL FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS.
  • 16:38 COINS ARE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT
  • 16:39 IN DATING...
  • 16:40 WHEN ONE FINDS A STRATUM
  • 16:42 IN EXCAVATION
  • 16:44 ONE CAN DATE USING THE OBJECTS
  • 16:46 IN THAT STRATUM.
  • 16:48 MOST OF THE OBJECTS ARE CERAMICS...POTS...
  • 16:51 BROKEN POTSHERDS.
  • 16:52 AND THOSE DO NOT PROVIDE VERY, VERY FINE DATES.
  • 16:55 WE CAN BARELY DATE A POTSHERD TO WITHIN ONE HUNDRED YEARS.
  • 16:59 BUT THERE ARE COINS HERE...
  • 17:01 THE COINS THAT WERE STRUCK BY THE JEWS THAT HAVE EXACT DATES ON THEM.
  • 17:06 THE EARLIEST EXACTLY DATED JEWISH COIN DATES TO 80 B.C.
  • 17:11 IT WAS MINTED BY JONATHAN THE KING
  • 17:13 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS ALEXANDER JANNAEUS.
  • 17:16 BUT AS WE COME CLOSER TO OUR DAY
  • 17:19 AND COME CLOSER TO THE TIME OF SECOND TEMPLE
  • 17:21 MORE AND MORE STRICT, STRONG ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE
  • 17:25 SHOWS THAT THE JEWS WERE WHERE THEY WERE SUPPOSED BE
  • 17:28 ACCORDING TO THE BIBLICAL BOOKS
  • 17:30 AND THEREFORE YOU HAVE TO BEAR IN MIND THAT MAYBE FAR BACK
  • 17:35 WE'RE LESS SURE AS WE GET CLOSER TO THE TIME OF THE SECOND TEMPLE
  • 17:39 AND DURING THE TEMPLE THERE IS NO REASON TO DOUBT AT ALL THAT THE JEWS WERE IN THE LAND...
  • 17:44 THEY WERE STRIKING COINS...
  • 17:46 THEY WERE USING SYMBOLS
  • 17:47 THAT ARE DESCRIBED IN THE ANCIENT SOURCES ON THEIR COINS
  • 17:51 AND THEIR NAMES ARE APPEARING ON THE COINS AS WELL.
  • 17:55 SO I THINK THERE'S NO QUESTION
  • 17:56 THAT CERTAINLY IN THE SECOND TEMPLE PERIOD
  • 17:59 THE BIBLICAL BOOKS DO REINFORCE
  • 18:03 EVERYTHING WE FIND IN THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL RECORD.
  • 18:12 WELL THE TASK AT HAND NOW IS
  • 18:14 TO GIVE SOMETHING OF A WRAP
  • 18:16 OF AN 8 PART SERIES ON
  • 18:18 "ERETZ ISRAEL, THE LAND OF ISRAEL".
  • 18:22 AND OH WHAT A STORY IT IS!
  • 18:24 BUT THE STORY IN SO MANY WAYS IS SO VERY GORY...
  • 18:29 THE PASSAGE OF ISRAEL IS MARKED WITH MANY A BATTLE.
  • 18:34 AND WE'VE EXPLORED THE BATTLES AND THE BOUNDARIES SOME
  • 18:38 FROM BIBLICAL ANTIQUITY
  • 18:40 RIGHT UP TO MODERNITY
  • 18:43 AND CONSIDERED ALL THE WHILE
  • 18:44 HOW GOD IS WATCHING OVER HIS WORD TO PERFORM IT
  • 18:48 AND TO PERFORM IT HERE IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL.
  • 18:53 ONE OF THE TRAGEDIES IN ALL THIS SEEMS TO ME
  • 18:56 IS HOW THE REALITY OF WHAT'S REALLY BEING PLAYED OUT HERE IS SO VERY OBSCURED.
  • 19:01 IT SEEMS TO ME THAT TRUTH IS THE FIRST CASUALTY IN THE WAR
  • 19:06 TO TELL THE STORY ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON...
  • 19:08 A WORLD WHERE THE JEWS ARE SO VILIFIED
  • 19:11 AND THOSE THAT ARE HELL BENT ON THE DESTRUCTION OF THE JEWISH STATE GLORIFIED.
  • 19:16 TO ME IT'S ALL UPSIDE-DOWN.
  • 19:18 TO ME I LIKE THE BIBLE TO GIVE ME SOME VISION
  • 19:22 AND WE NOTE HERE IN EZEKIEL...
  • 19:24 AND I WANT YOU TO TURN TO THE VERY END OF THIS PROPHETIC BOOK.
  • 19:26 IN THE 47TH CHAPTER HE SAYS,
  • 19:37 ITS NOT TACIT IT'S EXPLICIT.
  • 19:40 GOD GAVE A LAND...
  • 19:41 THE PARTICULARS ARE DELINEATED
  • 19:43 AND ONE CAN READ ON AND NOTE HOW THOSE BORDERS ARE EXPANDED
  • 19:47 ACTUALLY BEYOND THE CURRENT LAND HOLDINGS IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL
  • 19:50 WHERE THE FORCES OF DARKNESS ARE BENT ON DIVIDING THE LAND AND SQUEEZING IT.
  • 19:55 ACTUALLY THE BIBLICAL VISION IS TO EXPAND IT.
  • 19:58 I KNOW I'LL GET SOME BAD MAIL FOR SAYING THAT
  • 20:01 BUT I'M NOT TRYING TO WIN A POPULARITY CONTEST.
  • 20:03 HE SAYS IN VERSE 14,
  • 20:20 I'M MIFFED AT ONE LEVEL
  • 20:23 HOW SOMEONE CAN CLAIM TO BE A BIBLE BELIEVER ON THE ONE HAND
  • 20:28 BUT NOT COME TO TERMS WITH WHAT THE LITERATURE SAYS SO CLEARLY ON THE OTHER.
  • 20:34 THIS SERIES, "ERETZ ISRAEL, THE LAND OF ISRAEL"
  • 20:38 WAS PRAYERFULLY AND CAREFULLY PUT TOGETHER
  • 20:41 WITH THE MIND TO COUNTER BALANCE THE INSANITY
  • 20:47 TO BRING BIBLICAL MEDICINE TO LIFE'S ASSORTED HURTS.
  • 20:51 WHAT I WANT YOU TO KNOW IS THAT NOT ONLY DOES THE BIBLE...
  • 20:57 DOES THE GOD OF THE BIBLE COMMEND THIS LAND TO A PARTICULAR PEOPLE
  • 21:03 BUT HE NOTES HEREIN AS WELL
  • 21:05 THAT THERE'S PLACES FOR MANY OTHER PEOPLES TO DWELL PEACEABLE ROUND ABOUT
  • 21:11 AND EVEN WITHIN ISRAEL.
  • 21:14 HE SAYS IN VERSE 22 OF THE 47TH CHAPTER
  • 21:26 THERE'S A WONDERFUL STORY...
  • 21:27 THERE'S ROOM FOR ALL IN GOD'S ARMS...
  • 21:30 AND HIS ARM IS EXTENDED.
  • 21:32 AT IT SEEMS WE'RE LIVING IN A TIME TODAY
  • 21:35 WHEN GOD'S EXTENDING HIS ARM TO JEWISH PEOPLE AND NON-JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 21:39 AND BRINGING A TESTIMONY THE WORLD OVER
  • 21:42 HOW GOD IS IN FACT WORKING AND WALKING UPON THE EARTH
  • 21:46 TO MAKE HIS WILL AND WAYS KNOWN FULLY AND FINALLY.
  • 21:54 ♪GOD WILL HONOR♪
  • 21:57 ♪THOSE HE HAS CHOSEN...♪
  • 22:00 ♪GOD WILL HONOR♪
  • 22:02 ♪THOSE HE HAS CHOSEN♪
  • 22:32 ♪THE COMING KINGDOM♪
  • 22:35 ♪THE COMING KING♪
  • 22:40 ♪A TIME OF MERCY♪
  • 22:44 ♪A TIME TO SING♪
  • 22:49 ♪A CHOSEN PEOPLE♪
  • 22:54 ♪A CHOSEN SHORE♪
  • 22:59 ♪TO LIVE A DESTINY♪
  • 23:04 ♪TO KNOW THE LORD♪
  • 23:33 WHEN WE READ THE NEW TESTAMENT
  • 23:35 WE DISCOVER A MESSIAH WHO CAME TO SAVE THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL.
  • 23:39 WE LEARNED THAT HE HAD A LOVE FOR THEM AS WITH ALL THE WORLD.
  • 23:45 IT SEEMS TO ME TODAY, HOWEVER,
  • 23:47 THAT IN THIS WORLD MANY ARE MINDED TO REPLACE THE JEWS THEOLOGICALLY,
  • 23:52 TO DISPLACE THE JEWS SOCIALLY,
  • 23:55 TO HINDER JEWS FROM COMING INTO THEIR PLACE.
  • 23:59 I WANTED TO DO A SERIES ON THE LAND OF ISRAEL IN PART
  • 24:03 TO HELP YOU SEE A BIBLICAL VISION THAT A PARTICULAR PEOPLE BELONG TO THAT PLACE.
  • 24:08 AS I CLOSE NOW I WANT YOU TO SEE HOW THE LORD CLOSED.
  • 24:12 BY THAT I MEAN
  • 24:13 AS HE'S FINISHING UP IN MATTHEW CHAPTER 23
  • 24:17 AFTER WEEPING OVER JERUSALEM
  • 24:19 HE SAYS THAT HIS APPEARANCE AGAIN AT THE RAGGED EDGE OF HUMAN HISTORY
  • 24:25 WILL COME AT A TIME WHEN JEWISH PEOPLE THERE ARE MINDED TO SAY,
  • 24:29 BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD.
  • 24:32 IN MATTHEW CHAPTER 23 IN VERSE 39
  • 24:37 HE SAYS THAT HIS COMING,
  • 24:38 HIS RE-PRESENTATION
  • 24:40 IS ASSOCIATED WITH THAT.
  • 24:42 AND IN REFERENCING THAT AS HE DOES
  • 24:45 THE LORD IS GOING BACK TO THE HEBREW BIBLE
  • 24:47 TO THE BOOK OF PSALMS CHAPTER 118
  • 24:50 WHERE HE SAYS IN VERSE 26,
  • 24:52 "BARUCH HABA BAHEM ADONAI"...
  • 24:55 "BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD".
  • 24:58 IN ADVANCE OF THAT
  • 25:00 IN VERSES 10 AND 13
  • 25:02 HE SPEAKS OF HOW THE NATIONS ARE
  • 25:04 SURROUNDING ISRAEL COLLECTIVELY.
  • 25:06 IN VERSE 10 AND VERSE 13
  • 25:08 HE NOTES HOW JEWS ARE BEING PUSHED TO FALL.
  • 25:11 FRIENDS THAT IS SO MUCH THE WORLD THAT WE LIVE IN TODAY
  • 25:17 WHICH IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I WANTED TO OPEN UP THE BIBLE
  • 25:20 AND OPEN UP THE CAMERAS
  • 25:21 AND TAKE YOU ON A JOURNEY WITH ME INTO THE ANCIENT WORD,
  • 25:26 INTO A MIRACLE IN THE MODERN WORLD
  • 25:29 WHICH IS THE EMERGENCE OF ISRAEL
  • 25:31 AND HELP YOU TO SEE HOW GOD IS WATCHING OVER HIS WORD TO PERFORM IT.
  • 25:37 AS I CLOSE I WANT TO ASK YOU WITH ME TO PLEASE STAND BEHIND THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 25:43 AND ITS NOT JUST STANDING FOR A PEOPLE,
  • 25:46 IT'S STANDING FOR A BIBLICAL TESTIMONY
  • 25:48 BECAUSE IF WE'RE BIBLE BELIEVERS
  • 25:50 WE'RE BIBLICAL PEOPLE
  • 25:51 AND THERE NEEDS TO BE FIDELITY IN OUR MINDS EYE
  • 25:54 AND ALL WORLD VISION WITH THE RECORDED WORD.
  • 25:57 MANY RELIGIOUS PEOPLE HAVE ABANDONED THE PRINCIPAL STORY IN THE BIBLE
  • 26:03 AND HAVE CONJURED UP ALL SORTS OF POLITICALLY CORRECT WAYS OF THINKING AND BEING
  • 26:08 BUT I SAY, LET'S STAND ON THE WORD.
  • 26:11 LET ME CLOSE BY GIVING VOICE TO HOW THIS MIGHT HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH YOU.
  • 26:15 AND BY THAT I MEAN,
  • 26:17 IF YOU LOOK AT THE BIBLE AND SEE HOW IT'S UNFOLDING,
  • 26:19 THAT MIGHT IMPRESS YOU FOR YOU TO WALK INTO THE PAGES OF THE BIBLE.
  • 26:24 YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN OUT...
  • 26:26 LET ME ENCOURAGE NOW TO PRAY
  • 26:27 "LORD PLEASE COME INTO MY WORLD, I WANT TO COME INTO YOUR WORLD".
  • 26:31 AND LET ME TELL YOU AS I CLOSE,
  • 26:33 YOU'LL BE TRANSFORMED IN THE PROCESS.
  • 26:36 THANKS FOR GOING WITH US ON THE JOURNEY,
  • 26:38 AS YOU GO NOW,
  • 26:39 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM
  • 26:42 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM
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  • 26:49 OF ALL 8 PROGRAMS IN OUR SERIES
  • 26:51 "ERETZ ISRAEL".
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  • 26:55 WITH DR. JEFFREY SEIF
  • 26:56 THROUGH THE HOLY LAND;
  • 26:58 EXPLORE THE BIBLE'S ACCOUNT
  • 26:59 OF ISRAEL'S PAST,
  • 27:00 PRESENT AND FUTURE.
  • 27:02 JOURNALIST, DAVID DOLAN,
  • 27:03 JOINS DR. SEIF
  • 27:04 AND LENDS HIS INSIGHT REGARDING
  • 27:06 THE MODERN DAY STRUGGLES
  • 27:08 THAT ACCOMPANY THE RE-ESTABLISHMENT
  • 27:09 OF THE ANCESTRAL JEWISH HOMELAND.
  • 27:12 THIS IS A SERIES THAT
  • 27:13 SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT.
  • 27:15 THE BIBLICAL AND HISTORICAL
  • 27:17 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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