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Episode: “A Tale of Two Temples”
We sort through the ruins of Robinson's Arch in Jerusalem, then head north to Mount Gerizim to the excavation of a Samaritan temple patterned after the Jerusalem Temple.
Series: “The Stones Cry Out (2012)”
In recent decades, many marvelous, new archaeological discoveries have greatly illuminated and validated the biblical record. In order to film the archaeological sites and interview the experts, Zola Levitt, Thomas McCall, and the production crew of Zola Levitt Presents journeyed to Israel and Jordan. We found that, just as our Lord said about this remarkable Land, indeed The Stones Cry Out. (Luke 19:40) Myles and Katharine Weiss host this encore presentation, examining the archaeological discoveries that shed light on the Bible.

Caption transcript for The Stones Cry Out (2012): “A Tale of Two Temples” (2/12)

  • 00:02 (♪ "The Stones Cry Out" ♪)
  • 00:09 ♪ ♪
  • 00:23 Male Singer: ♪ IF NO ONE STANDS TO SPEAK, ♪
  • 00:29 ♪ IF NO ONE PRAYS, ♪
  • 00:35 ♪ THESE VERY STONES CRY OUT ♪
  • 00:41 ♪ "I AM." ♪♪
  • 00:47 Myles: SHALOM AND WELCOME
  • 00:48 TO ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 00:49 I'M MYLES WEISS.
  • 00:50 Katharine: AND I'M
  • 00:51 KATHARINE WEISS, AND WE'RE
  • 00:52 SO EXCITED ABOUT THESE PROGRAMS.
  • 00:53 I LOVE SEEING THE BIBLE PROVEN
  • 00:56 THROUGH THE VERY STONES
  • 00:57 THAT ARE CRYING OUT.
  • 00:58 Myles: THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT.
  • 00:59 YOU KNOW, JESUS HIMSELF SAID
  • 01:00 IN LUKE 19:40 THAT IF
  • 01:02 THE DISCIPLES DIDN'T PRAISE HIM,
  • 01:04 THE VERY STONES WOULD CRY OUT.
  • 01:06 AND EVEN TODAY THE STONES
  • 01:07 ARE CRYING OUT IN ISRAEL.
  • 01:09 ARCHAEOLOGY IS VERIFYING
  • 01:11 THE REALITY OF THE BIBLE.
  • 01:12 Katharine: WE LOVE BRINGING YOU
  • 01:13 THESE BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVES,
  • 01:15 AND HAVE BEEN BRINGING THEM FOR
  • 01:16 DECADES BECAUSE OF YOUR SUPPORT.
  • 01:19 SO CONTINUE YOUR SUPPORT
  • 01:20 SO WE CAN BRING YOU
  • 01:21 THESE TIMELY TESTIMONIES
  • 01:24 OF WHAT GOD IS DOING.
  • 01:25 HE HAS RESERVED TREASURE
  • 01:27 TO TESTIFY OF HIS GREATNESS.
  • 01:29 Myles: EXACTLY RIGHT.
  • 01:30 JUST THIS DAY HE'S UNEARTHING
  • 01:32 NEW TRUTHS FROM THE BIBLE
  • 01:34 IN THE LAND.
  • 01:35 AND OUR RESOURCE THIS WEEK
  • 01:36 IS A JERUSALEM JOURNEY STONE.
  • 01:39 IT'S A PIECE OF ART MADE
  • 01:41 OUT OF STONE FROM JERUSALEM.
  • 01:43 YOU'LL RECOGNIZE IT
  • 01:44 IF YOU'VE BEEN TO ISRAEL,
  • 01:45 AND WE'LL MAKE THAT AVAILABLE
  • 01:46 LATER IN THE PROGRAM.
  • 01:48 Katharine: BUT NOW WE GO
  • 01:49 TO TOM McCALL WITH YAAKOV BILLIG
  • 01:50 ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT.
  • 01:53 Yaakov Billig: AFTER TWO YEARS
  • 01:54 OF EXCAVATION, WE UNCOVERED
  • 01:56 THE MAIN STREET OF JERUSALEM
  • 01:58 GOING FROM NORTH TO SOUTH
  • 02:00 ALONGSIDE THE TEMPLE MOUNT.
  • 02:02 ON THE DRAWING
  • 02:03 WE CAN SEE THIS STREET
  • 02:05 ALONGSIDE THE WESTERN WALL
  • 02:06 OF THE TEMPLE MOUNT.
  • 02:08 HERE IT IS DOWN BELOW.
  • 02:10 WE UNCOVERED A SECTION
  • 02:11 200 FEET LONG AND IT GOES
  • 02:14 ALONGSIDE THE WESTERN WALL,
  • 02:15 THE RETAINING WALL
  • 02:16 OF THE TEMPLE MOUNT
  • 02:17 WHICH IS RIGHT OVER HERE,
  • 02:20 PRESERVED UP TO 15 STONES HIGH.
  • 02:23 IN THE WESTERN WALL,
  • 02:24 WE CAN SEE THE REMNANTS
  • 02:25 OF A VERY LARGE ARCH NAMED AFTER
  • 02:28 AN AMERICAN EXPLORER,
  • 02:30 EDWARD ROBINSON,
  • 02:31 ROBINSON'S ARCH.
  • 02:33 THE ARCH WAS PART OF A SERIES
  • 02:35 OF ARCHES WITH A STAIRCASE
  • 02:37 LEADING UP INTO ONE OF THE GATES
  • 02:40 INTO THE TEMPLE MOUNT,
  • 02:42 DURING THE DAYS OF THE TEMPLE,
  • 02:43 THE END OF THE 1st CENTURY B.C.
  • 02:45 TILL THE YEAR 70 A.D.
  • 02:49 ON EITHER SIDE OF THE STREET,
  • 02:50 WE CAN SEE THE ENTRANCES
  • 02:52 INTO SHOPS.
  • 02:54 THIS WAS, LIKE I SAID,
  • 02:55 A SHOPPING CENTER.
  • 02:57 WE CAN SEE THE REMNANTS
  • 02:58 OF THE SHOPS DOWN HERE BELOW
  • 03:00 AND CAN ASSUME THAT SOME OF THE
  • 03:03 SHOPS SERVE AS MONEYCHANGERS,
  • 03:05 OTHERS COULD HAVE SOLD
  • 03:07 PITA OR BREAD OR SPICES
  • 03:10 OR MILK OR CHEESE
  • 03:12 OR SOUVENIRS FOR THE TOURISTS
  • 03:14 OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.
  • 03:16 WE CAN IMAGINE, IF WE SORT OF
  • 03:17 RESTORE LIFE ON THIS STREET,
  • 03:19 YOU CAN IMAGINE
  • 03:20 THAT THERE WERE THOUSANDS OR
  • 03:21 HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE
  • 03:22 WHO WALKED HERE, DAY AFTER DAY,
  • 03:25 AS PART OF THE LOCAL RESIDENTS
  • 03:27 DOING THEIR SHOPPING,
  • 03:28 PILGRIMS WHO CAME TO SEE
  • 03:30 THE TEMPLE AND PRAY TO THE LORD
  • 03:32 AND PROBABLY ALSO SIGHTSEERS
  • 03:33 AND TOURISTS WHO CAME TO SEE
  • 03:35 ONE OF THE WORLD'S TREASURES...
  • 03:37 THE TEMPLE.
  • 03:40 Tom: YAAKOV CAN YOU TELL ME
  • 03:41 ABOUT THESE LARGE STONES
  • 03:43 THAT HAVE BEEN STACKED UP THERE?
  • 03:47 Yaakov: FINE...THESE ARE
  • 03:50 SOME OF THE ORIGINAL STONES
  • 03:51 THAT WERE ORIGINALLY BUILT
  • 03:54 ON THE WESTERN WALL.
  • 03:57 WHAT WE SEE OF THE
  • 03:58 HERODIAN WESTERN WALL IS MAYBE
  • 04:00 40% OF THE ORIGINAL HEIGHT.
  • 04:04 BEFOREHAND, WHEN THE WALL WAS
  • 04:05 CONSTRUCTED, IT REACHED ABOUT
  • 04:08 35 METERS ABOVE STREET LEVEL.
  • 04:12 NOW, WHEN THE WALL
  • 04:13 WAS CONSTRUCTED,
  • 04:15 ALL THESE STONES WERE WAY UP
  • 04:17 HIGH UP THERE ON THE TOP.
  • 04:18 AND WHEN THE ROMANS DECIDED
  • 04:20 TO DESTROY THE TEMPLE MOUNT,
  • 04:22 THEY JUST DISLODGED THEM
  • 04:23 AND ROLLED THEM DOWN,
  • 04:24 ONE AFTER THE OTHER.
  • 04:26 AND THIS IS WHAT'S LEFT
  • 04:28 OF THE PILE OF THE DESTRUCTION
  • 04:29 OF THE WESTERN WALL STONES.
  • 04:32 Tom: SO THESE HAVE BEEN HERE
  • 04:34 SINCE THE YEAR 70?
  • 04:37 Yaakov: THESE HAVE BEEN HERE
  • 04:38 SINCE THE YEAR 70,
  • 04:39 MAYBE A BIT LATER.
  • 04:41 I GUESS THE ROMAN SOLDIERS,
  • 04:42 IN THEIR LEISURE,
  • 04:43 TOOK ONE OR TWO STONES EVERY DAY
  • 04:45 AS THEIR PROJECT AND CONTINUED
  • 04:47 TO ROLL THEM DOWN UNTIL THEY
  • 04:49 JUST COULDN'T GET ANY MORE.
  • 04:52 Zola: THE TEMPLE,
  • 04:53 WITH ITS ADJOINING STRUCTURES,
  • 04:55 WAS THE LARGEST HOLY SANCTUARY
  • 04:57 EVER CONSTRUCTED BY HUMAN HANDS.
  • 05:00 THE MASSIVE STONES USED
  • 05:01 FOR ITS RETAINING WALLS WEIGH
  • 05:03 BETWEEN FOUR AND FIVE TONS EACH.
  • 05:06 THERE WERE SEVERAL
  • 05:07 DIFFERENT METHODS USED TO MOVE
  • 05:08 LARGE STONES 2,000 YEARS AGO.
  • 05:11 NEAR THE EXCAVATION SITE,
  • 05:13 THREE STONE MOVING MACHINES
  • 05:14 HAVE BEEN RECONSTRUCTED
  • 05:16 AND ARE NOW ON DISPLAY.
  • 05:18 THE FIRST MACHINE CONSISTS OF
  • 05:20 TWO LARGE WHEELS WHICH ARE MADE
  • 05:21 TO FIT ON TWO OPPOSING SIDES
  • 05:23 OF THE STONE.
  • 05:25 THE ALMOST IMMOVABLE STONE
  • 05:26 BECAME A ROLLING WHEEL THAT
  • 05:28 COULD TRAVEL A LONG DISTANCE.
  • 05:31 THE SECOND METHOD USED A SLED.
  • 05:33 LARGE STONES OR SMALLER ONES,
  • 05:35 LIKE THE ONES WE SEE HERE,
  • 05:36 COULD BE MOVED BY PUSHING
  • 05:38 THE SLED FORWARD OVER
  • 05:39 THE ROUNDED LOGS UNDERNEATH.
  • 05:41 THE LOGS WOULD BE ROTATED
  • 05:42 FROM BACK TO FRONT
  • 05:43 AFTER THE SLED HAD ROLLED OVER
  • 05:44 THEM TO KEEP THE PROCESS GOING.
  • 05:47 THIS LAST MACHINE,
  • 05:49 AN ANCESTOR OF THE MODERN CRANE,
  • 05:51 LIFTED LARGE STONES
  • 05:52 AND PUT THEM IN PLACE.
  • 05:54 THIS MODEL, HOWEVER,
  • 05:55 IS INCOMPLETE SINCE PULLEYS
  • 05:57 HAVEN'T BEEN PUT IN PLACE YET.
  • 05:59 IT'S IMPORTANT TO USE PULLEYS
  • 06:00 SINCE THE WEIGHT OF A STONE
  • 06:02 COULD BE REDUCED BY 50%
  • 06:04 EACH TIME A PULLEY WAS ADDED.
  • 06:06 THEREFORE, A STRONG GROUP OF
  • 06:07 WORKERS PULLING ROPES THREADED
  • 06:09 THROUGH A SERIES OF PULLEYS
  • 06:11 COULD LIFT A VERY LARGE STONE
  • 06:12 AND PLACE IT
  • 06:13 WHEREVER IT NEEDED TO GO.
  • 06:17 Yaakov: NOW, IN OUR PROJECT,
  • 06:19 WE WANTED TO REVEAL
  • 06:20 THE FIRST HALF OF THE STREET.
  • 06:23 DOING SO, WE HAD TO REMOVE
  • 06:25 THE TOP LEVELS
  • 06:26 OF LATER CONSTRUCTION
  • 06:27 OF THE MOSLEM PALACES,
  • 06:28 BYZANTINE HOMES, ROMAN HOMES;
  • 06:30 AND THEN GO DOWN THROUGH
  • 06:31 THE RUBBLE TO REVEAL THE STREET.
  • 06:33 SO HERE WE HAVE A NICE SEGMENT
  • 06:35 OF STREET LEVEL AS IT HAS BEEN
  • 06:39 PRESERVED UNDERNEATH THE RUBBLE.
  • 06:41 WELL, BACK THERE, WE WANTED
  • 06:42 TO KEEP HALF OF THE SITE
  • 06:45 SHOWING THE NEXT CHAPTER;
  • 06:46 THE FATE OF THE MAGNIFICENT
  • 06:47 CITY OF JERUSALEM
  • 06:49 WITH A PILE OF STONES TRAGICALLY
  • 06:51 COVERING THE MAGNIFICENT CITY.
  • 06:53 Tom: SO THAT'S WHAT
  • 06:54 ALL OF THIS LOOKED LIKE
  • 06:55 WHEN YOU FIRST STARTED HERE.
  • 06:57 Yaakov: EVEN HERE, WE HAD A MUCH
  • 06:58 LARGER PILE DUE TO THE COLLAPSE
  • 06:59 OF THE ARCH BECAUSE HERE YOU CAN
  • 07:02 SEE ABOVE US IS ROBINSON'S ARCH.
  • 07:04 AND WHEN THE ARCH CAME DOWN,
  • 07:05 THERE WAS A HUGE PILE OF STONES
  • 07:07 THAT COVERED THIS WHOLE SPACE
  • 07:09 BETWEEN THE BASE OF THE ARCH
  • 07:11 AND THE PART OF THE ARCH
  • 07:12 AND THE WALL.
  • 07:13 AND WHEN THE ARCH WAS BROKEN,
  • 07:15 IT HAS A MUCH HARDER EFFECT
  • 07:17 THAN ONE STONE AFTER THE OTHER
  • 07:18 BEING ROLLED DOWN,
  • 07:19 BECAUSE WHEN THE ARCH IS BROKEN,
  • 07:21 THE WHOLE MASS THAT WAS
  • 07:22 CONNECTED AND LOCKED
  • 07:24 HIGH IN THE SKY COMES DOWN
  • 07:26 WITH A TREMENDOUS FORCE
  • 07:27 AND HERE YOU CAN SEE
  • 07:28 THE EVIDENCE OF THE IMPACT.
  • 07:30 THIS IS THE ARCH HITTING THE
  • 07:32 PAVEMENT AND DOING THIS DAMAGE.
  • 07:35 SO HERE THE PAVEMENT FRACTURED
  • 07:37 A BIT, BUT IT'S ALL HERE.
  • 07:39 SOME HAS SUNKEN DOWN A BIT.
  • 07:41 BACK THERE WHERE THE STORES WERE
  • 07:43 YOU CAN SEE THE STORES ARE GONE.
  • 07:45 THEY'VE BEEN CRASHED
  • 07:47 AND KNOCKED UNDERGROUND
  • 07:48 BY THE FORCE
  • 07:49 OF THE COLLAPSING ARCH.
  • 07:52 Zola: A FEW STEPS FROM WHERE
  • 07:53 THE STONES FELL, THE SHOPS
  • 07:54 ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET
  • 07:56 NEEDED ONLY LIGHT PATCHWORK
  • 07:57 TO BE RESTORED TO THE CONDITION
  • 07:59 YOU SEE HERE.
  • 08:00 THEY WERE SO WELL PRESERVED
  • 08:02 THAT YOU COULD STILL SEE
  • 08:03 NOTCHES CARVED INTO
  • 08:04 THIS STONE THRESHOLD.
  • 08:06 THESE WERE FOR THE HINGES
  • 08:07 OF THE WOODEN DOOR
  • 08:08 USED BY THE MERCHANT WHENEVER
  • 08:10 THE SHOP OPENED OR CLOSED.
  • 08:13 Tom: WAS THERE ANY UNDERGROUND
  • 08:14 TUNNELS THAT WERE IN THIS AREA?
  • 08:18 Yaakov: WE HAVE
  • 08:19 THE DRAINAGE SYSTEMS.
  • 08:20 A STREET LIKE THIS,
  • 08:21 BEING DOWN IN THE VALLEY,
  • 08:23 THE TYROPEAN VALLEY, WAS DOWN
  • 08:25 BETWEEN THE TEMPLE MOUNT
  • 08:26 ON ONE HAND AND THE UPPER CITY
  • 08:27 ON THE OTHER HAND.
  • 08:29 AND NATURALLY, AFTER IT
  • 08:30 WOULD RAIN, ALL THE RAINWATER
  • 08:31 WOULD CONVERGE DOWN HERE.
  • 08:34 BUT THE SHOP OWNERS
  • 08:35 WOULDN'T APPRECIATE
  • 08:36 IF THEIR STORES WERE FLOODED,
  • 08:38 SO THE LOCAL CITY ENGINEERS
  • 08:41 HAD TO CONSTRUCT
  • 08:42 UNDERGROUND DRAINS.
  • 08:44 AS PART OF THE DRAINAGE SYSTEMS,
  • 08:45 WE HAVE ALSO SOME LITTLE ITEMS
  • 08:47 HERE, LIKE WE HAVE
  • 08:48 THE NICE BIG STONE OVER THERE
  • 08:50 WITH THE SLITS TO LET
  • 08:51 THE RAINWATER THROUGH; BUT THEN,
  • 08:53 IF IT ALL GETS BOGGED UP
  • 08:55 BY THE MUD THAT WOULD FLOW
  • 08:56 WITH THE RAINWATER,
  • 08:57 THERE IS A NICE-SIZED MANHOLE
  • 09:00 MADE OF STONE.
  • 09:01 IT TAKES AN IRON FIST TO
  • 09:02 LIFT OUT AND HAVE THE WORKERS,
  • 09:05 THE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY WORKERS
  • 09:06 GO DOWN AND CLEAR OUT THE DIRT
  • 09:08 THAT SORT OF BLOCKED IT UP
  • 09:10 BECAUSE OTHERWISE
  • 09:11 IT JUST WOULDN'T WORK.
  • 09:12 Tom: AN ANCIENT MANHOLE COVER.
  • 09:14 Yaakov: ANCIENT MANHOLE COVER.
  • 09:15 BUT IT'S STILL IMPRESSIVE
  • 09:18 AND MAYBE EVEN MORE IMPRESSIVE
  • 09:21 THAN THE MODERN SUBSTITUTE.
  • 09:23 Tom: THERE'S A LOT OF ACTIVITY
  • 09:25 GOING ON BEHIND US.
  • 09:26 CAN YOU TELL US
  • 09:27 WHAT THESE WORKMEN ARE DOING?
  • 09:28 Yaakov: FINE...ONCE THE BULK
  • 09:30 OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATION
  • 09:32 IS OVER, WE WANT TO OPEN UP
  • 09:33 THE SITE TO THE TOURISTS,
  • 09:35 SO EVERYONE CAN COME IN
  • 09:36 AND EXPERIENCE THE EXCITEMENT
  • 09:37 THAT WE HAD IN OUR EXCAVATION
  • 09:39 AND LEARN ABOUT THE SITE.
  • 09:41 AS PART OF LANDSCAPING THE AREA
  • 09:43 AND OPENING IT UP
  • 09:44 FOR THE TOURISTS, WE HAVE TO
  • 09:45 SORT OF MANEUVER HERE
  • 09:47 WITH DIFFERENT WALKWAYS.
  • 09:49 SO CERTAIN AREAS HAVE TO LIFTED,
  • 09:51 OTHERS HAVE TO BE DUG,
  • 09:53 AND THIS IS SORT OF
  • 09:56 A COMPLETION, A MINOR COMPLETION
  • 09:58 OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATION
  • 10:00 HERE.
  • 10:01 I WOULD SAY THE MAJOR DIGGING IS
  • 10:02 DONE WITH A LARGER PICK AND HOE.
  • 10:05 THE MORE DELICATE WORK
  • 10:06 HAS TO BE DONE
  • 10:07 WITH A LITTLE PICK AND TROUGH.
  • 10:11 THE DIRT IS COLLECTED INTO
  • 10:12 BUCKETS, LOOKING FOR ARTIFACTS.
  • 10:14 AS THE WORK GOES ON,
  • 10:16 IF THERE'S AN ARTIFACT FOUND,
  • 10:17 THEN IT'S COLLECTED
  • 10:18 EITHER IN A BUCKET OR A BOX,
  • 10:20 REGISTERED, MARKED DOWN WITH
  • 10:22 A DESCRIPTION WHERE IT CAME FROM
  • 10:24 SO WE CAN RELATE TO IT LATER
  • 10:25 IN OUR REPORT.
  • 10:28 Tom: NOW WE UNDERSTAND
  • 10:29 THAT YOU FOUND A LARGE PILLAR
  • 10:31 WHILE YOU WERE GOING THROUGH
  • 10:33 THE EXCAVATIONS.
  • 10:35 TELL US ABOUT THIS PILLAR.
  • 10:37 Yaakov: I'D SAY THIS PILLAR IS
  • 10:41 THE MAJOR FIND OF THE DIG,
  • 10:45 SINCE THE PILLAR IS A MUSEUM
  • 10:47 PIECE WHICH CAN RELATE TO YOU
  • 10:49 THE STORY OF THE SITE'S HISTORY.
  • 10:52 THE ORIGINAL FUNCTION
  • 10:53 OF THE PILLAR WAS PROBABLY
  • 10:54 IN THE HERODIAN CONSTRUCTION OF
  • 10:56 THE TEMPLE MOUNT'S ENVIRONMENT
  • 10:58 BECAUSE THERE'S EVIDENCE THAT IT
  • 11:00 WAS A VERY, VERY LARGE PILLAR.
  • 11:02 THE SECOND PHASE OF ITS LIFE
  • 11:03 WAS IN THE ROMAN PERIOD.
  • 11:06 THE ROMANS CHISELED IT DOWN
  • 11:07 TO A NARROWER CIRCUMFERENCE AND
  • 11:10 ENGRAVED A LATIN INSCRIPTION:
  • 11:18 THE PILLAR WAS ERECTED
  • 11:19 BY THE 10th ROMAN LEGION
  • 11:21 WHO CONQUERED JERUSALEM
  • 11:23 AND WAS LATER STATIONED HERE.
  • 11:26 THE THIRD PHASE OF THE PILLAR
  • 11:27 WAS JUST ANOTHER BUILDING STONE
  • 11:29 IN ONE OF THE UMAYYAD PALACES
  • 11:31 HERE.
  • 11:32 TOGETHER THEY TELL US THE STORY
  • 11:33 OF JERUSALEM'S HISTORY
  • 11:35 AND ITS MORE DOMINATE EVENTS.
  • 11:38 IT'S NOT JUST A REGULAR STONE.
  • 11:39 IT TALKS TO YOU.
  • 11:40 IT HAS AN INSCRIPTION
  • 11:42 AND HAS A STORY TO TELL US.
  • 11:44 ANOTHER VERY IMPORTANT
  • 11:45 INSCRIPTION HERE HAS BEEN FOUND
  • 11:47 BENEATH THE CORNER
  • 11:48 OF THE TEMPLE MOUNT.
  • 11:51 THE TOP CORNERSTONE HAD
  • 11:52 A HEBREW INSCRIPTION THAT ANY
  • 11:54 FIRST GRADERS REALLY COULD READ
  • 11:56 AND IT SAID, "TO THE HOUSE
  • 11:57 OF THE TRUMPETING."
  • 11:58 AND WE KNOW
  • 11:59 FROM JOSEPHUS FLAVIUS AND WE
  • 12:00 KNOW FROM THE TALMUDIC TEXT
  • 12:03 THAT ON THE CORNER
  • 12:04 OF THE TEMPLE MOUNT,
  • 12:05 ONE OF THE PRIESTS WENT
  • 12:07 TO BLOW A TRUMPET TO ANNOUNCE
  • 12:10 WHEN SATURDAY, SHABBAT,
  • 12:13 WOULD FALL, THE EXACT MOMENT
  • 12:15 FROM WHEN WORK WAS FORBIDDEN.
  • 12:17 AND IMMEDIATELY WHEN SATURDAY
  • 12:19 WAS OVER, THEY BLEW THE HORN
  • 12:20 AGAIN TO TELL PEOPLE,
  • 12:22 "YOU'RE FREE TO DO
  • 12:23 WHATEVER WORK YOU'D LIKE."
  • 12:24 Tom: AND THEY WOULD STAND
  • 12:25 RIGHT ON THAT--
  • 12:27 Yaakov: ON THE PINNACLE.
  • 12:28 Tom: --PINNACLE OF THE TEMPLE.
  • 12:29 Yaakov: AND BLOW THE HORN
  • 12:30 AND I'M PRETTY SURE THAT THERE
  • 12:32 WASN'T A HOUSE IN JERUSALEM
  • 12:33 THAT DIDN'T HEAR THE HORN
  • 12:35 THAT WAS BLOWN WAY, WAY HIGH UP
  • 12:36 ON THE TOP OF THAT CORNER.
  • 12:39 Zola: THERE WAS ANOTHER BUILDING
  • 12:40 REFERRED TO IN SCRIPTURE
  • 12:41 THAT HAD A SIMILAR DESIGN TO THE
  • 12:43 TEMPLE OF THE LORD IN JERUSALEM.
  • 12:45 WHEN WE RETURN, WE'LL TAKE YOU
  • 12:47 TO THE DIGS ATOP MT. GERIZIM
  • 12:49 AND EXAMINE THE REMAINS
  • 12:50 OF THE SAMARITAN TEMPLE.
  • 12:54 ♪ ♪
  • 13:11 ♪ ♪
  • 13:29 Katharine: ISRAEL...
  • 13:30 THERE'S NOTHING LIKE GOING
  • 13:31 AND SEEING THE LAND OF THE BIBLE
  • 13:32 COME ALIVE.
  • 13:33 AND THE OFFER THAT WE HAVE
  • 13:34 FOR YOU THIS WEEK
  • 13:36 IS THE "JERUSALEM STONE"
  • 13:37 AND IT'S A LITTLE PIECE
  • 13:38 OF THE STONE THAT YOU CAN HAVE
  • 13:40 IN YOUR HOME.
  • 13:41 IT'S SUCH A BLESSING TO BE
  • 13:42 A PART OF THE LAND AND THEN
  • 13:44 TAKE SOMETHING HOME WITH YOU.
  • 13:46 PEOPLE THAT HAVE COME ON TOUR
  • 13:48 WITH US HAVE ACTUALLY PICKED UP
  • 13:49 STONES ALONG THE WAY, AND SO
  • 13:51 THAT'S WHY WE WANT TO BRING
  • 13:52 THE STONE DIRECTLY TO THEM.
  • 13:54 Myles: RIGHT, EXACTLY, AND THIS
  • 13:55 "JERUSALEM JOURNEY STONE,"
  • 13:56 YOU CAN RECEIVE BY ITSELF
  • 13:57 OR AS PART OF OUR
  • 13:59 "PRO-ISRAEL PACKAGE."
  • 14:01 TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.
  • 14:03 Announcer: SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL
  • 14:04 WITH THE "PRO-ISRAEL PACKAGE."
  • 14:07 FOR YOUR GIFT OF $48 OR MORE, YOU'LL RECEIVE:
  • 14:09 A 3' x 5' FLAG OF ISRAEL;
  • 14:12 FOUR PRO-ISRAEL BUTTONS;
  • 14:14 A "PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM" BUMPER STICKER;
  • 14:17 "ISRAEL'S RIGHT TO THE LAND" BOOKLET;
  • 14:19 A "JERUSALEM JOURNEY STONE";
  • 14:21 "BROKEN BRANCHES" BY ZOLA LEVITT;
  • 14:23 AND A TWO-FLAG LAPEL PIN.
  • 14:25 CALL AND ASK FOR THE "PRO-ISRAEL PACKAGE"
  • 14:28 OR VISIT US AT LEVITT.COM.
  • 14:34 Myles: ALL OF OUR RESOURCES ARE
  • 14:35 AVAILABLE ONLINE AT LEVITT.COM
  • 14:37 OR YOU CAN CALL US
  • 14:38 AT 1-800-WONDERS
  • 14:40 TO RECEIVE ANY OF THEM.
  • 14:41 I LOVE THAT "PRO-ISRAEL PACKAGE"
  • 14:42 BECAUSE ESPECIALLY IN THE DAY
  • 14:44 IN WHICH WE'RE LIVING WE REALLY
  • 14:45 WANT REMINDERS THAT WE NEED
  • 14:47 TO STAND WITH ISRAEL
  • 14:48 AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 14:49 Katharine: AND TO HAVE
  • 14:50 THESE THINGS IN YOUR HOME
  • 14:51 IS SUCH A BLESSING.
  • 14:52 TO HAVE THE JERUSALEM STONE
  • 14:54 CAN REMIND YOU OF THE PLACE
  • 14:55 THAT YOU LOVE SO MUCH.
  • 14:57 THE FLAG, THE PINS, EVERYTHING
  • 14:59 JUST IS SUCH A BLESSING.
  • 15:01 AND WE NEED YOUR GIFTS OF FUNDS
  • 15:02 MORE THAN EVER,
  • 15:03 SO WE CAN BRING YOU
  • 15:04 THESE MESSAGES RIGHT INTO
  • 15:06 YOUR HOME, RIGHT TO YOUR FAMILY,
  • 15:08 RIGHT TO YOUR SMALL GROUP,
  • 15:09 AND YOU CAN GATHER
  • 15:10 AND HEAR WHAT'S GOING ON
  • 15:12 IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND
  • 15:13 UP-TO-DATE NEWS ARTICLES, RIGHT?
  • 15:16 Myles: IT'S REALLY TRUE.
  • 15:17 WE REALLY NEED TO COUNTERACT
  • 15:19 THE DISINFORMATION THAT'S COMING
  • 15:21 THROUGH THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA
  • 15:22 AND WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY
  • 15:23 TO DO THAT WITH YOU HERE.
  • 15:25 SO PLEASE SUPPORT US IN WHAT
  • 15:27 WE'RE DOING ESPECIALLY IN
  • 15:28 THIS DAY THAT WE'RE LIVING IN.
  • 15:29 SO LET'S GO TO KEN WITH HIS
  • 15:32 INTERVIEW WITH RONEN BITAN,
  • 15:33 THE ARCHAEOLOGIST ON SHECHEM,
  • 15:35 ON MT. GERIZIM.
  • 15:37 IT REALLY MAKES ALIVE
  • 15:39 THE SCRIPTURE FROM JOHN 4:20
  • 15:41 WHERE THE SAMARITAN WOMAN CAME
  • 15:42 TO JESUS AND SAID, "WHERE DO WE
  • 15:44 WORSHIP, HERE OR IN JERUSALEM?"
  • 15:45 AND HE SAID THE HOUR WAS COMING
  • 15:48 WHEN THOSE WHO WORSHIP GOD
  • 15:49 WOULD WORSHIP HIM
  • 15:50 IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH.
  • 15:55 Ken: NOW, YOU HAVE JUST
  • 15:56 AN INCREDIBLE DIG GOING ON HERE.
  • 15:57 HOW MANY WORKERS ARE INVOLVED
  • 15:59 IN THE PRESENT DIG?
  • 16:00 Ronen: IN THE PRESENT DIG,
  • 16:01 WE HAVE BETWEEN
  • 16:02 60 TO 100 LABORERS EVERY DAY.
  • 16:06 ALL OF THEM ARE COMING FROM
  • 16:07 THE VILLAGES AROUND SHECHEM
  • 16:10 AND ALSO WE HAVE
  • 16:11 A FEW ARCHAEOLOGISTS COMING FROM
  • 16:13 THE SAME VILLAGES, PEOPLE
  • 16:14 FROM THE ARAB UNIVERSITIES
  • 16:16 IN SHECHEM AND IN AMMON.
  • 16:18 Ken: SO DO YOU FEEL
  • 16:20 THAT IN REBUILDING THIS REPLICA
  • 16:21 OF THE TEMPLE THAT IT WAS BUILT
  • 16:23 TO THE SAME SIZE,
  • 16:24 THE SAME DIMENSIONS
  • 16:25 AS THE TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM?
  • 16:27 Ronen: YES, WE SEE IT
  • 16:28 EVEN IN THE DIGGINGS NOW.
  • 16:29 WE CAN FIND IT.
  • 16:30 THE GATES ARE COMPLETELY
  • 16:32 THE SHAPE OF THE GATES THAT
  • 16:34 ARE MENTIONED IN THE SCROLL,
  • 16:36 IN THE TEMPLE SCROLL,
  • 16:37 FOUND BY YIGAEL YADIN.
  • 16:39 Ken: AND ARE THEY WORKING
  • 16:40 AT DIFFERENT PERIODS,
  • 16:41 THE HELLENISTIC, THE BYZANTINE
  • 16:43 AT THE SAME TIME?
  • 16:44 Ronen: USUALLY,
  • 16:45 THE BYZANTINE IS BUILT
  • 16:46 OVER THE HELLENISTIC PERIOD.
  • 16:49 SO USUALLY THEY ARE WORKING
  • 16:50 IN BOTH OF THEM, CLEANING
  • 16:52 THE BYZANTINE AND THEN WE CAN
  • 16:54 SEE THE HELLENISTIC PERIOD DOWN.
  • 16:56 Ken: WELL, IT'S JUST
  • 16:57 AN INCREDIBLE SITE.
  • 16:58 I THINK WE'RE ESPECIALLY
  • 16:59 INTERESTED IN SEEING
  • 17:00 WHAT REMAINS THERE MIGHT BE
  • 17:01 OF WHERE THE TEMPLE WAS.
  • 17:02 CAN WE GO TAKE A LOOK
  • 17:03 AT THOSE SPOTS?
  • 17:04 Ronen: YES, LET'S GO.
  • 17:05 Ken: GREAT.
  • 17:08 ( Workers Speaking Hebrew )
  • 17:13 ♪ ♪
  • 17:22 Ken: SO, RONEN,
  • 17:23 WHAT DO WE HAVE NOW?
  • 17:24 Ronen: WELL, WE HAVE HERE
  • 17:25 AN ARAMAIC INSCRIPTION
  • 17:27 FROM THE 3rd CENTURY B.C.
  • 17:29 IT'S FROM THE TIMES
  • 17:30 OF THE TEMPLE,
  • 17:32 LET'S SAY 2,300 YEARS AGO.
  • 17:35 WE CAN SEE HERE THE NAME
  • 17:36 SHIM'ON ...SIMON.
  • 17:39 THIS STONE IS NOT IN THE--
  • 17:42 IT IS IN THE SECOND USAGE.
  • 17:43 AS YOU CAN SEE,
  • 17:44 IT'S NOT IN THE ORIGINAL PLACE.
  • 17:45 IT IS INSIDE THE BYZANTINE WALL
  • 17:48 AND THEY TOOK THE STONES--
  • 17:49 THE STONE WAS NICE;
  • 17:51 IT WAS SQUARE AND THEY TOOK IT
  • 17:53 AND USED IT AGAIN AS A BUILDING.
  • 17:55 IT HAD NO MEANING FOR THEM
  • 17:57 FOR THIS INSCRIPTION.
  • 17:58 Ken: SO IT'S REALLY JUST
  • 18:00 ANOTHER EVIDENCE THAT THIS IS
  • 18:01 IN FACT THE LEGITIMATE LOCATION
  • 18:02 FOR THE TEMPLE.
  • 18:04 Ronen: YES, BECAUSE IT IS
  • 18:05 WRITTEN HERE " HEKDESH."
  • 18:07 THAT MEANS "SACRIFICE".
  • 18:08 IF HE SACRIFICES, HE HAS
  • 18:09 TO GIVE IT TO A HOLY PLACE,
  • 18:11 A HOLY PLACE
  • 18:12 WHERE THE TEMPLE WILL BE.
  • 18:14 Ken: WELL, WHERE ARE WE NOW?
  • 18:16 Ronen: WELL, WE REACH NOW
  • 18:17 THE PRECINCT.
  • 18:18 THIS IS THE GATE
  • 18:19 OF THE SACRED PRECINCT.
  • 18:20 WELCOME TO THE SACRED PRECINCT
  • 18:21 OF MT. GERIZIM.
  • 18:22 NOW, IT'S A LITTLE HARD
  • 18:24 TO SEE THE GATE,
  • 18:25 BUT IF YOU COME WITH ME,
  • 18:26 I'LL SHOW YOU.
  • 18:28 THIS IS ONE SIDE OF THE GATE.
  • 18:30 THIS IS ONE WALL.
  • 18:31 AND YOU HAVE THREE SMALL WALLS,
  • 18:33 MAKING, LIKE, SOME KIND OF
  • 18:34 SMALL ROOMS OR CELLS INSIDE IT.
  • 18:36 Ken: NOW DO THEY USE CONCRETE
  • 18:37 OR ANYTHING TO HOLD
  • 18:38 THESE WALLS TOGETHER?
  • 18:39 Ronen: NO, BUT THERE WAS
  • 18:40 SOME KIND OF A CEILING OVER IT;
  • 18:43 MAYBE AN ARCH.
  • 18:45 WHEN SOMEONE CAME INSIDE--
  • 18:47 IGNORE THIS WALL
  • 18:48 WHICH IS LATE BYZANTINE WALL.
  • 18:50 WHEN SOMEONE CAME
  • 18:51 FROM THIS DIRECTION,
  • 18:52 THEY USED TO WALK ALL THIS WAY
  • 18:53 UP THERE.
  • 18:55 AND THEN IF A CONQUEROR COMES,
  • 18:57 YOU CAN ATTACK HIM FROM THE SIDE
  • 18:59 IF YOU'RE STANDING INSIDE
  • 19:00 THE SMALL ROOMS.
  • 19:02 THIS KIND OF A GATE
  • 19:05 WILL NEVER BE SEEN
  • 19:06 IN THE HELLENISTIC PERIOD
  • 19:08 AND NO OTHER PLACE
  • 19:09 BECAUSE IT BELONGS TO THE
  • 19:10 FIRST TEMPLE PERIOD WHICH ENDED
  • 19:12 ABOUT 400 OR 500 YEARS BEFORE.
  • 19:16 YOU WILL ONLY SEE IT
  • 19:17 IN TWO PLACES: ONE IS HERE.
  • 19:19 THE OTHER ONE YOU CANNOT SEE,
  • 19:20 BUT IT IS IN JERUSALEM.
  • 19:23 HERE YOU CAN SEE
  • 19:24 DOWN THE BYZANTINE PAVEMENT,
  • 19:26 YOU CAN SEE ANOTHER PAVEMENT
  • 19:27 WITH IRREGULAR STONES
  • 19:29 NOT AS THE BYZANTINE PAVEMENT.
  • 19:32 THIS PAVEMENT ALSO WE CAN SEE
  • 19:34 THE CEMENT INSIDE IT.
  • 19:35 THIS PAVEMENT WAS USED
  • 19:37 FOR THE TEMPLE PAVEMENT.
  • 19:39 THIS IS FOR THE YARD
  • 19:40 THAT WAS AROUND THE TEMPLE.
  • 19:43 IN THE SAME PLACE AFTER THAT
  • 19:44 WHEN THEY BUILT THE CHURCH,
  • 19:45 THEY PUT THE PAVEMENT OVER IT,
  • 19:46 AND LOOK HERE,
  • 19:47 YOU CAN SEE THIS IS DOWN
  • 19:49 AND THE BYZANTINE PAVEMENT
  • 19:50 IS UPWARDS FROM THAT.
  • 19:52 NOW IF YOU WILL LOOK HERE
  • 19:54 ON THIS SIDE, YOU WILL BE ABLE
  • 19:57 TO SEE DOWN HERE, THESE ARE
  • 19:58 THE STONES, THE ORIGINAL STONES,
  • 20:00 PROBABLY OF THE TEMPLE.
  • 20:02 LOOK HOW HUGE THEY ARE.
  • 20:04 IT NEEDS ABOUT 10 MEN TO CARRY
  • 20:06 WITH WOOD STICKS AND EVERYTHING
  • 20:08 AND EACH STONE THAT BIG.
  • 20:11 THEY ARE THROWN NOW IN A FIELD
  • 20:13 OVER THE BEDROCK, AND OVER THEM,
  • 20:15 YOU CAN SEE THE FILL
  • 20:17 OF THE GROUND, AND OVER IT,
  • 20:19 THE BYZANTINE PAVEMENT IS BUILT.
  • 20:21 THIS IS WHAT YOU ARE STANDING ON
  • 20:22 RIGHT NOW.
  • 20:23 Ken: SO AGAIN, COMPARING
  • 20:24 THE TEMPLE THAT WOULD BE
  • 20:26 IN JERUSALEM TO THE TEMPLE
  • 20:27 THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN HERE,
  • 20:28 WOULD THE STONES HAVE BEEN
  • 20:29 OF SIMILAR SIZE, DO YOU BELIEVE?
  • 20:31 Ronen: YES, THEY WERE.
  • 20:32 IN BIG BUILDINGS
  • 20:33 YOU NEED TO USE BIG STONES
  • 20:35 TO HOLD A BIG CEILING.
  • 20:37 Ken: NOW ARE THESE LIMESTONES?
  • 20:38 Ronen: THESE ARE NOT LIME;
  • 20:39 THIS IS CALLED "NARI."
  • 20:40 THIS IS THE NATURAL STONE
  • 20:41 OF THE MOUNTAIN.
  • 20:42 THEY WERE PROBABLY TAKEN
  • 20:44 FROM THE BEDROCK.
  • 20:45 THERE WAS SOME KIND OF CRAWLWAY
  • 20:46 SOMEWHERE HERE
  • 20:47 AND LOOK AT THE BEDROCK.
  • 20:48 IN ALMOST EVERYWHERE,
  • 20:50 WE SEE SOMEONE SMASHED IT,
  • 20:53 PUT IT STRAIGHT.
  • 20:56 Ken: I GUESS THERE'S NO WAY
  • 20:57 OF KNOWING WHAT PORTION
  • 20:58 OF THE TEMPLE THIS WOULD BE.
  • 20:59 Ronen: NO, NO...WE CANNOT KNOW
  • 21:00 BECAUSE THIS IS ONLY A FILL.
  • 21:03 WE CANNOT KNOW
  • 21:04 WHAT HAPPENED HERE.
  • 21:05 WE NEED TO OPEN ALL THIS AREA.
  • 21:06 THIS IS WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO
  • 21:07 NEXT; WE'RE GOING TO OPEN
  • 21:09 ALL THIS AREA AND SEE HOW
  • 21:10 THE PAVEMENT MEETS
  • 21:12 THE REMAINS OF THE WALLS
  • 21:14 AND MAYBE WE WILL BE LUCKY
  • 21:16 TO FIND THE WALL HERE.
  • 21:17 NOW, LOOK AT THE BACK OF US.
  • 21:22 YOU CAN SEE HERE PEOPLE WORKING,
  • 21:23 TAKING FROM THE BYZANTINE ROOMS
  • 21:26 THEY ARE SIFTING THE GROUND
  • 21:28 TO FIND--
  • 21:29 ( Worker Speaking Hebrew )
  • 21:31 LOOK AT THIS.
  • 21:32 THESE ARE BONES PROBABLY USED
  • 21:34 FOR THE SUPPER OR THE DINNER.
  • 21:36 PROBABLY SOMEONE ATE
  • 21:37 THESE ANIMALS.
  • 21:39 HERE YOU CAN SEE NAILS
  • 21:40 AND OTHER METAL PARTS
  • 21:42 COME FROM THE SAME TIME.
  • 21:44 NEAR IT WE CAN SEE--
  • 21:46 Ken: NOW AGAIN, WE'RE TALKING
  • 21:47 THE BYZANTINE PERIOD NOW.
  • 21:48 Ronen: YES, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT
  • 21:49 EVERYTHING HERE IS BYZANTINE;
  • 21:50 EVERYTHING THAT YOU SEE.
  • 21:52 THESE ARE THE REMAINS OF
  • 21:53 THE STORING JARS THEY HAD HERE.
  • 21:54 Ken: APPROXIMATELY 100 A.D.?
  • 21:55 Ronen: THIS IS
  • 21:56 ABOUT 400 OR 500 A.D.
  • 21:58 Ken: 500.
  • 21:59 Ronen: YES.
  • 22:00 THEY ALSO USED GLASS.
  • 22:01 THESE ARE THE REMAINS
  • 22:02 OF THE ANCIENT GLASS.
  • 22:04 AND MOST OF ALL WE FIND HERE
  • 22:05 AS MANY AS THIS; THESE ARE
  • 22:07 FROM ONE DAY OF WORKING,
  • 22:08 ABOUT 30 OR 40 COINS ALL OF THEM
  • 22:11 FROM THE BYZANTINE PERIOD.
  • 22:13 Ken: AND WHAT ARE THESE MADE OF?
  • 22:14 Ronen: THEY ARE ALL MADE
  • 22:15 FROM BRONZE, BUT WE ALREADY
  • 22:18 FOUND HERE A FEW GOLD PIECES.
  • 22:20 AWESOME.
  • 22:23 Ken: WELL, THAT'S FASCINATING.
  • 22:24 WOULD THEY HAVE HAD
  • 22:25 DIFFERENT-SIZED COINS
  • 22:28 FOR DIFFERENT PURPOSES?
  • 22:30 Ronen: YES, A FEW OF THEM
  • 22:32 ARE HUGE AS THIS BIG....
  • 22:34 I'M SORRY,
  • 22:35 BUT WE DO NOT HAVE THEM TODAY.
  • 22:38 Ken: SO THEY'RE FINDING BONES,
  • 22:39 THEY'RE FINDING COINS.
  • 22:40 Ronen: YEAH...HERE YOU CAN SEE
  • 22:41 ANOTHER INTERESTING THING.
  • 22:43 THIS IS A PIECE OF IVORY
  • 22:45 FROM A SMALL FIGURINE JUST AS
  • 22:47 IN THE CHURCHES OF TODAY.
  • 22:49 AND HERE YOU CAN SEE THE REMAINS
  • 22:51 OF A CANDLE; AN OLIVE OIL LAMP.
  • 22:55 THEY NEEDED A LAMP HERE
  • 22:56 AND A LIGHT IN THE EVENING
  • 22:58 AND THIS IS THE OLIVE OIL LAMP,
  • 22:59 THE REMAINS YOU CAN SEE HERE.
  • 23:02 Ken: ALL RIGHT,
  • 23:03 WELL, THAT IS FASCINATING.
  • 23:04 WHAT ELSE IS IN THIS AREA
  • 23:05 THAT WE CAN LOOK AT?
  • 23:06 Ronen: OVER THERE WE CAN SEE
  • 23:07 THE REMAINS OF THE TEMPLE.
  • 23:11 WE ARE REACHING NOW
  • 23:12 THE BURNED AREA.
  • 23:14 YOU CAN SEE HERE THE BURN LAYER
  • 23:15 ALL OVER THIS AREA.
  • 23:18 IT IS THE BURN
  • 23:20 FROM THE SACRIFICIAL
  • 23:22 DURING THE TIMES OF THE TEMPLE.
  • 23:24 Ken: THE SACRIFICE?
  • 23:26 Ronen: DURING THE TIMES OF
  • 23:27 THE TEMPLE--LOOK HERE, THE ASH.
  • 23:31 LET'S GO NOW
  • 23:32 AND SEE THE AREA ITSELF.
  • 23:35 THE ALTAR WAS PROBABLY
  • 23:36 SOMEWHERE HERE.
  • 23:37 WE DIDN'T DISCOVER IT YET,
  • 23:38 BUT LOOK INSIDE HERE.
  • 23:40 THIS GROUND IS SO BLACK.
  • 23:42 IT IS FULL WITH THE REMAINS,
  • 23:45 REMAINS OF THE TREES BURNED
  • 23:47 AND REMAINS OF THE BONES
  • 23:50 OF ALL THESE ANIMALS
  • 23:51 THAT WERE SACRIFICED HERE.
  • 23:53 LOOK AT THIS.
  • 23:54 THIS IS A PIECE OF A GOAT.
  • 23:57 Ken: WHAT KIND OF ANIMALS
  • 23:58 DID THEY SACRIFICE?
  • 23:59 Ronen: WELL, THEY SACRIFICED
  • 24:00 ONLY PIGEONS, ONLY GOATS,
  • 24:03 AND ONLY SHEEP.
  • 24:04 THIS IS ACCORDING TO WHAT
  • 24:05 IS WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE.
  • 24:08 Ken: SO THIS WOULD NOT BE THE
  • 24:09 ACTUAL LOCATION FOR THE ALTAR.
  • 24:12 IT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE DISCARDS
  • 24:14 OF WHAT WAS USED AT THE--
  • 24:15 Ronen: SOMEBODY THREW HERE
  • 24:17 ALL THE REMAINS FROM THE ALTAR.
  • 24:19 PROBABLY HE DID IT BECAUSE
  • 24:20 THEY WERE HOLY AS THEY DO TODAY
  • 24:22 TO TORAH BOOKS.
  • 24:23 THEY WILL NEVER THROW THEM AWAY
  • 24:25 TO THE GARBAGE.
  • 24:26 THEY WILL ALWAYS BURY THEM.
  • 24:27 THIS IS PROBABLY
  • 24:28 WHAT THEY DID HERE.
  • 24:29 THEY BURIED ALL THESE REMAINS
  • 24:32 AND THEN THEY PUT GROUND
  • 24:34 ALL OVER IT.
  • 24:35 IT WAS HOLY; THEY COULDN'T
  • 24:36 JUST THROW IT AWAY.
  • 24:38 THEY HAD TO GET RID OF IT
  • 24:39 SOMEHOW TO BUILD HERE.
  • 24:40 SO THIS IS WHAT THEY DO,
  • 24:41 THEY BURIED IT.
  • 24:43 Ken: AND HOW MANY SACRIFICES
  • 24:45 WOULD THERE HAVE BEEN IN A DAY
  • 24:47 OR A WEEK.
  • 24:48 Ronen: IN A TEMPLE THERE WERE
  • 24:49 PROBABLY ABOUT 100 OR MAYBE MORE
  • 24:52 SACRIFICES EVERY WEEK.
  • 24:56 Ken: WELL, THIS HAS BEEN
  • 24:57 A FASCINATING TOUR
  • 24:58 YOU'VE GIVEN US.
  • 24:59 I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU
  • 25:00 ONCE AGAIN FOR YOUR TAKING
  • 25:02 THE TIME TO DO THIS WITH US.
  • 25:03 Ronen: THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
  • 25:04 Ken: OKAY.
  • 25:14 Myles: I KNOW THIS IS
  • 25:15 STRENGTHENING YOUR FAITH TO SEE
  • 25:17 HOW ARCHAEOLOGY IS VERIFYING
  • 25:19 THE HISTORICITY OF THE BIBLE
  • 25:20 AS WELL AS THE JEWISH PRESENCE
  • 25:22 IN THE LAND.
  • 25:23 IT'S SO UNDER ATTACK THESE DAYS:
  • 25:25 "THE JEWS WERE NEVER THERE";
  • 25:27 "THEY CAME LATER."
  • 25:28 THE FACT IS THAT THE VERY STONES
  • 25:30 ARE TELLING US ABOUT THE REALITY
  • 25:32 OF THESE THINGS.
  • 25:33 Katharine: YEAH, ARCHAEOLOGISTS
  • 25:34 ARE LITERALLY SHOWING THE PAST
  • 25:36 IN THE PRESENT AND MAKING IT
  • 25:38 CLEAR HOW REAL THE BIBLE IS
  • 25:40 AND HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO STAND
  • 25:42 WITH THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 25:43 IN THIS TIME.
  • 25:45 WE HAVE AN OFFER, IT'S CALLED
  • 25:47 THE "JERUSALEM JOURNEY STONE."
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  • 25:50 TO HAVE A LITTLE PIECE
  • 25:51 OF JERUSALEM IN YOUR HOME.
  • 25:53 WE ALSO REALLY APPRECIATE
  • 25:55 ANYTHING YOU CAN DO TO HELP US
  • 25:56 BRING YOU THESE PROGRAMS.
  • 25:58 WE LOVE GOING TO ISRAEL, TAKING
  • 26:00 YOU WITH US THROUGH THE CAMERA,
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  • 26:43 Myles: WE ARE SO GRATEFUL
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  • 26:47 AND THE ONLY WAY WE CAN DO IT
  • 26:48 IS BECAUSE OF YOUR DONATIONS,
  • 26:49 YOUR GIFTS OF FUNDS.
  • 26:50 THESE ARE HIGH QUALITY PROGRAMS
  • 26:52 COMING FROM ISRAEL.
  • 26:53 ESPECIALLY IN THE DAY
  • 26:55 IN WHICH WE'RE LIVING,
  • 26:56 WE REALLY FEEL LIKE WE HAVE
  • 26:58 A MANDATE TO COUNTERACT
  • 26:59 THE DISINFORMATION THAT'S COMING
  • 27:01 THROUGH THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA,
  • 27:03 SO WE APPRECIATE ANYTHING YOU
  • 27:04 CAN DO TO HELP US AT THIS TIME.
  • 27:06 I THINK THE NEED
  • 27:07 IS GOING TO INCREASE
  • 27:08 AS WE SEE THE DAY APPROACHING,
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  • 27:11 BUT THE NEED FOR THE TRUTH
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  • 27:19 Katharine: BUT IF YOU HAVE
  • 27:20 ANYTHING SMALL OR GREAT,
  • 27:22 IT REALLY HELPS US
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  • 27:24 I MEAN WE WERE ABLE
  • 27:25 TO ACTUALLY FILM ARCHAEOLOGISTS
  • 27:27 THAT FOUND THE STONES.
  • 27:29 THE PEOPLE THAT FOUND
  • 27:31 DAVID'S STONE, I MEAN,
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Episodes in this series

  1. The Tunnel
  2. A Tale of Two Temples
  3. Rulers in Stone
  4. The Jerusalem That Was
  5. Past and Future Destruction
  6. Archaeology and the Scriptures
  7. Cities of the Past
  8. Shadows from the Past
  9. A Tale of Three Cities
  10. The Rose Red City
  11. A Man Crucified
  12. Truth from the Stones

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