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Episode: “Rulers in Stone”
Many first-century finds are being unearthed at Caesarea, an ancient city on Israel’s Mediterranean coast. The first extra-biblical reference to Pontius Pilate was found there, as well as a full-size Temple replica. At Tel Dan in northern Israel, the “House of David” has been confirmed archaeologically. We also discover there an altar with metal shovels.
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): “Rulers in Stone” (3/12)

  • 00:02 (♪ "The Stones Cry Out" ♪)
  • 00:24 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.
  • 00:52 Myles: AND WE ARE BLESSED
  • 00:53 TO BRING YOU OUR NEXT PROGRAM
  • 00:54 IN THE SERIES:
  • 00:55 "THE STONES CRY OUT."
  • 00:56 REMEMBER THIS VERY SCRIPTURE
  • 00:58 COMES FROM LUKE 19:40.
  • 01:01 IT WAS JESUS HIMSELF
  • 01:03 WHO SAID THAT IF THE DISCIPLES
  • 01:04 DIDN'T PRAISE HIM,
  • 01:05 IF THE WORLD DIDN'T PRAISE HIM
  • 01:07 THE VERY STONES WOULD CRY OUT.
  • 01:08 IN THIS SERIES WE'RE
  • 01:10 DEMONSTRATING THE STONES CRYING
  • 01:11 OUT TODAY IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL
  • 01:13 AS ARCHAEOLOGY CATCHES UP
  • 01:15 TO THE BIBLE AND VERIFIES,
  • 01:17 THROUGH SCIENCE,
  • 01:18 EVERY WORD THAT IS IN THIS BOOK.
  • 01:19 IT'S VERY EXCITING.
  • 01:20 Katharine: AND THE EXISTENCE
  • 01:21 OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE,
  • 01:22 THE EXISTENCE
  • 01:24 OF THE LINE OF DAVID...
  • 01:25 Myles: ESPECIALLY,
  • 01:26 THE LINE OF DAVID.
  • 01:27 TODAY, IN THIS PROGRAM, WE'RE
  • 01:28 LOOKING FOR RULERS IN STONE,
  • 01:29 AND WE HAVE WITH US
  • 01:30 A COPY OF THE VERY WORK
  • 01:33 THAT WAS FOUND IN TEL DAN,
  • 01:34 UP IN THE NORTH OF ISRAEL,
  • 01:36 WHICH DEMONSTRATES
  • 01:37 THE HOUSE OF DAVID, BEING
  • 01:39 IT'S INSCRIBED ON THIS STONE;
  • 01:41 AND IT DEMONSTRATES
  • 01:43 THAT DAVID WAS NOT
  • 01:44 A MYTHOLOGICAL CHARACTER.
  • 01:45 HE WAS NOT A FANCIFUL KING THAT
  • 01:47 WAS MADE UP BY THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 01:48 OR INVENTED BY BIBLE PEOPLE;
  • 01:50 BUT HE WAS A REAL PERSON
  • 01:52 WHO LIVED A REAL LIFE
  • 01:53 AND HIS DYNASTY ALSO EXISTED.
  • 01:55 AND THAT'S GOING TO BE PROVEN BY
  • 01:57 THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES
  • 01:58 IN THIS PROGRAM TODAY.
  • 02:00 Katharine: YEAH.
  • 02:01 WE'RE SO EXCITED
  • 02:02 TO BRING YOU THESE PROGRAMS.
  • 02:03 AND WE WANT TO MAKE THEM
  • 02:04 CONTINUALLY AVAILABLE TO YOU AND
  • 02:07 WE DO THAT ONLY BY YOUR GIFTS
  • 02:08 OF FUNDS, SO WE THANK YOU
  • 02:09 SO MUCH FOR THAT.
  • 02:10 WE KNOW THAT YOU'RE FAITHFUL
  • 02:12 AND WE'RE FAITHFUL TO CONTINUE
  • 02:14 THIS MESSAGE THAT'S BEGUN
  • 02:16 THREE DECADES AGO,
  • 02:17 TO STAND WITH ISRAEL
  • 02:19 AND TO CONTINUE
  • 02:20 TO UNCOVER THE TREASURES
  • 02:22 THAT ARE IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL.
  • 02:24 Myles: AMEN, THAT'S PERFECT.
  • 02:25 YOU KNOW, WE REALLY WANT TO
  • 02:26 CONTINUE TO BRING THIS TO YOU
  • 02:27 AND SO WE THANK YOU FOR STANDING
  • 02:29 WITH US AND FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
  • 02:30 NOW, LET'S GO TO DR. TOM McCALL
  • 02:33 ON LOCATION WITH ARCHAEOLOGIST
  • 02:35 ROSS VOSS AT TEL DAN.
  • 02:39 Tom: WELL, ROSS, HERE WE ARE,
  • 02:40 SITTING IN FRONT OF THE WALLS
  • 02:42 AND THE GATES OF TEL DAN.
  • 02:44 CAN YOU TELL US WHY TEL DAN IS
  • 02:46 SO IMPORTANT IN THE MIDDLE EAST
  • 02:48 AND BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY?
  • 02:50 Ross Voss: WELL, FIRST OF ALL,
  • 02:51 I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT THING
  • 02:53 ABOUT DAN IS
  • 02:54 IT'S THE BEST PRESERVED
  • 02:55 OF ALL THE BIBLICAL CITIES
  • 02:56 EVER EXCAVATED AND UNCOVERED
  • 02:57 IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL.
  • 02:58 AND IT WAS ONE
  • 02:59 OF THE LARGEST CITIES
  • 03:01 AND ONE OF THE ONLY CITIES
  • 03:02 THAT WE'VE EXCAVATED,
  • 03:03 THAT HAS A HIGH PLACE OR A CULT
  • 03:05 CENTER THAT'S BEEN EXCAVATED,
  • 03:07 THAT CAN LET US KNOW WHAT THE
  • 03:09 PHYSICAL REMAINS OF AN ISRAELITE
  • 03:10 CENTER OF WORSHIP ARE LIKE.
  • 03:12 Tom: WELL, WE'RE RIGHT HERE
  • 03:14 IN THE FRONT OF THE GATE,
  • 03:16 THE ENTRANCE INTO THE CITY.
  • 03:18 CAN YOU DESCRIBE
  • 03:19 WHAT ALL OF THE THINGS ARE
  • 03:20 THAT WE SEE HERE AT THE GATE?
  • 03:22 Ross: IN THIS SOUTH SIDE
  • 03:23 OF THE CITY WHERE WE SIT,
  • 03:24 WE'RE OUTSIDE THE WALLS
  • 03:25 OF THE ENCLOSURE
  • 03:27 OF THE ANCIENT SITE OF DAN.
  • 03:29 AND IN THE OUTSIDE, THERE'S
  • 03:31 A LARGE PIAZZA OR PAVEMENT
  • 03:33 OF THE SALT FLAGSTONES WHICH
  • 03:36 CREATE AN OPEN SPACE WHERE
  • 03:38 IN THE BIBLICAL PERIOD
  • 03:39 THERE WERE THE MARKETS.
  • 03:41 IN THE HEBREW THEY CALL IT
  • 03:42 THE "HUTSOT,"
  • 03:43 WHICH IN THE TIME OF KING AHAB,
  • 03:45 WERE THE PLACE OF MEETING
  • 03:48 FOR THE MERCHANTS,
  • 03:49 FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE BAZAAR
  • 03:51 WHO WANTED TO TRADE
  • 03:52 AND SELL COMMODITIES.
  • 03:54 ALSO, FROM THE NEIGHBORING
  • 03:55 KINGDOMS OF THE ARAMEANS
  • 03:56 AND THE PHOENICIANS,
  • 03:57 THIS WAS THE ONLY OPEN SPACE
  • 03:59 NEAR THE CITY.
  • 04:00 INSIDE THE CITY IT WAS VERY
  • 04:01 CROWDED AND CONGESTED BUT
  • 04:03 ON THE OUTSIDE, THEY WOULD HAVE
  • 04:04 THESE LARGE COURTYARDS.
  • 04:07 Zola: WE READ
  • 04:08 IN II SAMUEL 19:8,
  • 04:23 THIS MODEL OF THE CITY OF DAN
  • 04:25 SHOWS HOW THE EXISTING
  • 04:26 LOWER STONE STRUCTURE SUPPORTED
  • 04:28 VERY IMPRESSIVE DEFENSIVE
  • 04:30 TOWERS FORMED HERE IN WHITE.
  • 04:32 AS SEEN FROM ABOVE,
  • 04:34 THE KING'S THRONE
  • 04:35 WAS STRATEGICALLY PLACED.
  • 04:36 ♪ ♪
  • 04:41 Tom: IT WAS SOMETHING LIKE
  • 04:42 A TRAVELING COURT,
  • 04:44 WHERE PEOPLE WOULD,
  • 04:45 WHEN THEY HAD THEIR PROBLEMS,
  • 04:46 THEY WOULD COME
  • 04:47 AND PRESENT TO THE JUDGE,
  • 04:49 IN THIS CASE,
  • 04:50 THE TRAVELING KING.
  • 04:51 Ross: THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT,
  • 04:52 BECAUSE THE KING WOULD, WHEN
  • 04:54 IN THE COURSE OF HIS RESIDENCE,
  • 04:56 WOULD LEAVE HIS CAPITAL,
  • 04:58 WHETHER IT WAS SHECHEM IN
  • 04:59 THE CASE OF JEROBOAM, OR SAMARIA
  • 05:01 IN THE CASE OF KING AHAB,
  • 05:02 HE WOULD HAVE TO CONSUME
  • 05:04 THE TAXES OF THE KINGDOM
  • 05:06 THAT HE WAS DUE BY GOING TO
  • 05:08 DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE KINGDOM.
  • 05:09 AND HE WOULD THEN, IN THE COURSE
  • 05:10 OF DOING THAT, COME INTO THE
  • 05:12 VARIOUS CITIES OF THE VARIOUS
  • 05:14 TRIBES AND IN THE CASE OF DAN
  • 05:15 WHERE IN THE TRIBAL CITY OF THE
  • 05:16 TRIBE OF DAN, HE WOULD COME AND
  • 05:18 LIVE HERE FOR A CERTAIN PERIOD
  • 05:20 OF TIME AND CONSUME THE TAXES
  • 05:21 AND THE PRODUCE AND THE WINE AND
  • 05:24 THE GRAIN THAT WAS DUE TO HIM.
  • 05:26 AND IN THAT PARTICULAR PERIOD OF
  • 05:27 TIME HE WOULD ALSO THEN ENGAGE
  • 05:30 IN JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS.
  • 05:31 AND THIS IS WHERE OUR WORD
  • 05:32 "THE TRAVELING COURT" COMES FROM
  • 05:34 OR "THE CIRCUIT COURT."
  • 05:35 Tom: WELL, ROSS, YOU HAVE DONE
  • 05:36 ARCHAEOLOGICAL WORK IN THIS TEL
  • 05:39 IN TIMES PAST AND WE UNDERSTAND
  • 05:44 AND HAVE HEARD ABOUT
  • 05:45 THIS FAMOUS HOUSE OF DAVID STONE
  • 05:48 THAT WAS FOUND HERE
  • 05:49 A COUPLE OR SO YEARS AGO.
  • 05:51 WHAT IS--HOW AND WHERE
  • 05:53 WAS THAT FAMOUS STONE FOUND?
  • 05:56 Ross: THE INSCRIPTION WAS
  • 05:57 DISCOVERED REALLY BY ACCIDENT
  • 05:58 AS MOST GREAT ARCHAEOLOGICAL
  • 06:00 DISCOVERIES USUALLY ARE.
  • 06:01 IN THE COURSE OF RESTORING
  • 06:04 THE WALLS OF THE CITY SO THAT WE
  • 06:06 COULD TURN THE SITE OF DAN
  • 06:07 INTO AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK AND
  • 06:09 VISITORS COULD COME AND SEE HOW
  • 06:11 IMPRESSIVE THE FORTIFICATIONS
  • 06:12 WERE AND THE PLACE WHERE
  • 06:14 THE KING WAS SITTING AS WELL.
  • 06:16 WE FOUND THESE ROOMS
  • 06:18 ON THE OUTSIDE PIAZZA
  • 06:19 WHICH WE'RE CALLING THE HUTSOT
  • 06:20 OR THE BAZAARS.
  • 06:22 AND IN THE WALLS THAT I'M
  • 06:23 SITTING ON WE FOUND ONE PIECE OF
  • 06:24 INSCRIPTION WHICH FOR THE FIRST
  • 06:26 TIME OUTSIDE THE BIBLE GIVES US
  • 06:28 THE NAME " BEIT DAVID."
  • 06:30 IN HEBREW THAT MEANS
  • 06:31 "HOUSE OF DAVID"
  • 06:33 Zola: CHIEF ARCHAEOLOGIST
  • 06:35 AND FINDER OF THE STONE,
  • 06:37 DR. AVRAHAM BIRAN,
  • 06:39 TRANSLATES FROM THE ARAMAIC
  • 06:40 CHISELED IN
  • 06:41 THIS MOST IMPORTANT FIND.
  • 06:43 Avraham Biran: YOU SEE THE
  • 06:44 WORDS ARE SEPARATED BY DOTS.
  • 06:46 NOW THE EXCITING THING IS
  • 06:48 WHEN YOU FIND SUDDENLY
  • 06:50 AN EXPRESSION,
  • 06:51 WHICH YOU KNOW VERY WELL
  • 06:52 FROM THE BIBLE,
  • 06:53 LIKE "MELECH YISRAEL",
  • 06:54 "THE KING OF ISRAEL".
  • 06:55 THE WORD "MELECH"...
  • 06:57 KING...
  • 06:58 "YISRAEL"...
  • 06:59 OF ISRAEL.
  • 07:01 "KING OF ISRAEL" WRITTEN
  • 07:03 IN ANCIENT ARAMAIC SCRIPT.
  • 07:05 AND BELOW THAT, ANOTHER LINE
  • 07:08 AND YOU HAVE THE LAST LETTER
  • 07:11 OF THE WORD "KING"...
  • 07:13 OF THE WORD "MELECH"
  • 07:14 SIMILAR TO THE ONE BEFORE,
  • 07:15 THE LAST LETTER OF THE WORD,
  • 07:17 "KING"...
  • 07:19 HALF "MELECH"
  • 07:20 AND THEN NEXT TO IT
  • 07:21 IS "BEIT"...
  • 07:22 "BEIT JUDAH"...
  • 07:24 "BEIT"..."HOUSE"...
  • 07:26 "DAVID"...
  • 07:27 "HOUSE OF DAVID"
  • 07:30 WITHOUT THE DOT BETWEEN;
  • 07:32 NOW THAT'S IMPORTANT BECAUSE
  • 07:33 THAT EXPRESSION "BEIT DAVID,"
  • 07:36 "HOUSE OF DAVID" WAS APPARENTLY
  • 07:38 A KNOWN EXPRESSION.
  • 07:41 Zola: DR. BIRAN RESPONDS TO
  • 07:43 THE SCHOLARS WHO QUESTION THE
  • 07:45 IMPACT OF THIS INCREDIBLE FIND.
  • 07:48 Dr. Biran: THERE ARE SCHOLARS
  • 07:50 WHO HAVE THEORIES THAT MOST OF
  • 07:53 THE HISTORICAL EVENTS MENTIONED
  • 07:55 IN THE BIBLE ARE POSSIBLY
  • 08:00 LATE INVENTIONS AND WERE NOT SO.
  • 08:04 AND SINCE THE HOUSE OF DAVID
  • 08:06 FOR EXAMPLE, THE NAME,
  • 08:08 THE EXPRESSION,
  • 08:09 AND THE NAME "DAVID,"
  • 08:10 FOR THAT MATTER,
  • 08:11 WAS NEVER FOUND OUTSIDE
  • 08:12 THE BIBLE, PEOPLE USED TO SAY,
  • 08:15 WELL, YOU KNOW,
  • 08:16 PEOPLE INVENTED A LEGEND.
  • 08:19 SO NOW YOU HAVE EVIDENCE
  • 08:23 ON STONE,
  • 08:25 ENGRAVED ON STONE OF
  • 08:27 THE EXPRESSION " BEIT DAVID,"
  • 08:29 "HOUSE OF DAVID,"
  • 08:31 AND I THINK THAT ENDS UP
  • 08:35 WITH ALL THE DISCUSSIONS OF THE
  • 08:36 EXISTENCE OF A--AND THAT MEANS,
  • 08:39 " BEIT DAVID" MEANS
  • 08:40 A DYNASTY OF DAVID.
  • 08:42 AND THIS IS WRITTEN--
  • 08:44 I CALLED YOU TO ARCHAEOLOGICAL--
  • 08:46 THEY BELIEVE THE BIBLE
  • 08:47 ON EPIGRAPHIC GROUNDS
  • 08:48 IN THE 9th CENTURY,
  • 08:50 SAY ABOUT 100 YEARS, 150 YEARS
  • 08:54 AFTER DAVID'S EXISTENCE.
  • 08:56 Tom: WE READ IN THE BIBLE THAT
  • 08:59 JEROBOAM I, WHO BROKE AWAY
  • 09:02 FROM THE SOUTHERN KINGDOM
  • 09:04 IN JERUSALEM AND ESTABLISHED
  • 09:05 THE NORTHERN KINGDOM OF ISRAEL,
  • 09:09 ESTABLISHED AT THE SAME TIME,
  • 09:11 CULT WORSHIP OR THE CULT
  • 09:13 WITH THE GOLDEN CALF.
  • 09:15 AND ONE OF THE MAIN PLACES
  • 09:16 WAS HERE IN DAN.
  • 09:19 IS THERE ANY EVIDENCE THAT
  • 09:20 SUCH A CULT EXISTED HERE?
  • 09:22 Ross: YEAH,
  • 09:23 AND ONE OF THE EXCITING THINGS
  • 09:25 ABOUT THE WORK THAT I WAS ABLE
  • 09:26 TO PARTICIPATE IN IS SUPERVISE
  • 09:27 AN AREA OF THE HIGH PLACE.
  • 09:29 WHAT WE CALL "THE HIGH PLACE"
  • 09:30 IN HEBREW IS " BAMA ."
  • 09:32 THAT WAS THE SITE WHERE
  • 09:33 THE GOLDEN CALF WAS ESTABLISHED
  • 09:35 AND SET UP BY JEROBOAM.
  • 09:37 NOW, THE CALF,
  • 09:38 IN THE BIBLICAL TRADITION,
  • 09:40 WAS NOT AN OBJECT OF WORSHIP.
  • 09:42 IT WASN'T TO BE AN IDOL THAT
  • 09:43 THE ISRAELITES WERE EQUATING
  • 09:45 WITH THE GOD OF ISRAEL.
  • 09:46 THEY WERE VERY MUCH LOOKING
  • 09:47 AT IT LIKE THE CHERUBIM IN THE
  • 09:49 TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM THAT SOLOMON
  • 09:50 HAD BUILT AS THE THRONE
  • 09:52 OR THE FOOTSTOOL FOR THE DEITY.
  • 09:56 Zola: THIS IS THE ENTRANCE
  • 09:57 TO THE HIGH PLACE OR "BAMA"
  • 09:59 IN HEBREW.
  • 10:00 ENTERING THIS GATE, THE PEOPLE
  • 10:01 WOULD BRING THEIR OFFERINGS
  • 10:03 AND BULLS AND YOUNG CALVES
  • 10:04 FOR SACRIFICE.
  • 10:06 THE METAL FRAME SHOWS
  • 10:07 THE EXACT SIZE AND LOCATION
  • 10:08 OF THE ORIGINAL STONE ALTAR.
  • 10:10 PRIESTS WOULD ASCEND THE STEPS
  • 10:12 AND LAY THE ANIMAL ON THE FIRE
  • 10:14 OF THE ALTAR.
  • 10:15 A FLAT STONE PLATFORM COULD BE
  • 10:18 SEEN IN BACK OF THE METAL FRAME
  • 10:20 ON WHICH JEROBOAM PLACED
  • 10:21 THE GOLDEN CALF REFERRED TO
  • 10:23 IN I KINGS 12:28-31.
  • 10:27 Ross: WE HAVE IN THE DESTRUCTION
  • 10:28 OF THE CITY OF DAN
  • 10:29 BY THE ASSYRIANS, WHO ENDED
  • 10:31 THE KINGDOM IN 733 B.C.E.,
  • 10:34 WE HAVE A ROOM WHERE AN ALTAR
  • 10:36 WAS FOUND WITH THE VESSELS
  • 10:38 USED IN THE SACRIFICE.
  • 10:39 WE HAVE THE IRON SHOVELS,
  • 10:41 THE CENSERS THAT TOOK THE COALS
  • 10:43 OFF THE ALTARS AND THE INCENSE
  • 10:45 OUT OF THE INCENSE ALTARS
  • 10:47 THAT WERE BURNED TO THE DEITY.
  • 10:49 AND WE HAVE A BEAUTIFUL BRONZE
  • 10:51 LIBATION BOWL WHICH WAS POURED
  • 10:52 AS AN OFFERING TO THE DEITY
  • 10:54 AS WELL.
  • 10:55 Tom: SO THIS VALIDATES
  • 10:56 THE HISTORICITY OF THE CULTIC
  • 10:59 WORSHIP THAT WAS DESCRIBED
  • 11:02 IN THE HEBREW SCRIPTURES?
  • 11:04 Ross: IT GIVES US OUR FIRST
  • 11:05 TANGIBLE EVIDENCE OF WHAT
  • 11:07 THE DIMENSIONS OF THE HIGH PLACE
  • 11:08 ARE LIKE.
  • 11:09 IF WE LOOK AT THE BIBLICAL
  • 11:10 DESCRIPTION OF THE TABERNACLE
  • 11:11 IN EXODUS IN THE TIME OF MOSES
  • 11:14 AND WE LOOK AT THE MEASUREMENTS
  • 11:16 OF THE HIGH PLACE,
  • 11:17 THE ALTAR WHICH WAS 10 CUBITS
  • 11:20 ON A SIDE ROUGHLY 5 METERS OR
  • 11:22 ABOUT 5 YARDS TO A SIDE SQUARE,
  • 11:25 THAT WAS THE SIZE OR THE
  • 11:27 PRESCRIPTION FOR THE SIZE OF
  • 11:28 THE SACRIFICIAL ALTAR MENTIONED
  • 11:30 AT SINAI THAT MOSES WAS TO BUILD
  • 11:32 FOR THE BURNING OF THE SHEEP
  • 11:34 AND GOATS AND THE BULLS.
  • 11:35 AT DAN WE HAVE AN ALTAR THAT
  • 11:36 FITS EXACTLY THOSE DIMENSIONS.
  • 11:39 AND THEN THE ALTAR IN THE
  • 11:40 TABERNACLE IS TO BE 10 METERS
  • 11:42 IN FRONT OF THE TABERNACLE WHICH
  • 11:44 WAS THE TENT SHRINE THAT HOUSED
  • 11:46 THE ARK OF THE COVENANT.
  • 11:47 AND IN THE HIGH PLACE,
  • 11:49 WHAT WE CALL THE " BAMA ,"
  • 11:50 WE HAVE A PODIUM, WHICH IS
  • 11:52 EXACTLY OF THE SAME DIMENSIONS
  • 11:53 AS THE SIZE OF THE TABERNACLE
  • 11:56 OR THE TENT SHRINE
  • 11:57 NORTH OF THE ALTAR.
  • 11:59 SO THAT SHOWS US HERE
  • 12:01 THAT IN ISRAELITE WORSHIP
  • 12:03 THEY'RE FOLLOWING A FORMULA OR
  • 12:05 A PRESCRIPTION THAT GOES BACK TO
  • 12:07 AN ANCIENT TRADITION THAT WE CAN
  • 12:09 DEMONSTRATE EXISTS HERE AT DAN
  • 12:11 IN THE 9th CENTURY B.C.
  • 12:13 IN THE TIME OF KING AHAB.
  • 12:16 ♪ ♪
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  • 13:00 (♪ Soft Flutes ♪)
  • 13:08 (♪ Loud Lively Music ♪)
  • 13:14 (♪ Gentle Flutes and Violins ♪)
  • 13:35 Katharine: ISRAEL,
  • 13:36 THE LAND OF GOD'S COVENANT;
  • 13:37 IT'S THE LAND OF GOD'S PROMISES
  • 13:39 AND THE LAND OF GOD'S
  • 13:40 ETERNAL PRESENCE.
  • 13:42 YOU KNOW, HE'S THE SAME
  • 13:43 YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FOREVER
  • 13:45 AND YOU REALLY SENSE THAT
  • 13:46 WHEN YOU GO TO ISRAEL.
  • 13:47 SO COME WITH US
  • 13:48 ON OUR NEXT TOUR.
  • 13:49 WE'D LOVE TO HOST YOU AND WE'D
  • 13:50 LOVE TO JUST SHARE MORE ABOUT
  • 13:52 THE HEBREWNESS OF THE GOSPEL.
  • 13:53 Myles: EXACTLY,
  • 13:54 THERE'S SUCH AN EXPERIENCE OF
  • 13:55 THE JEWISH ROOTS OF THE FAITH.
  • 13:57 ANOTHER WAY THAT YOU CAN LEARN
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  • 14:21 WELL, REGARDING THAT,
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  • 14:23 ZOLA'S INTRODUCTION TO HEBREW.
  • 14:25 IF YOU LIKE
  • 14:26 THE SHORT HEBREW LESSON
  • 14:27 THAT'S IN THE LEVITT LETTER,
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  • 14:34 TEACH YOU THE LANGUAGE.
  • 14:35 AND THE LANGUAGE
  • 14:36 MAKES THE BIBLE COME ALIVE
  • 14:37 IN A WAY THAT NOTHING ELSE CAN.
  • 14:39 SO YOU'LL HEAR MORE ABOUT THIS
  • 14:40 LATER ON OUR PROGRAM.
  • 14:42 AND NOW LET'S GO BACK TO ISRAEL.
  • 14:43 ♪ ♪
  • 14:48 Myles: ALONG THE MEDITERRANEAN
  • 14:49 COAST IN CAESAREA,
  • 14:50 TOM INTERVIEWS AVNER RABAN,
  • 14:52 THE DIRECTOR
  • 14:53 OF CAESAREA EXCAVATIONS.
  • 14:55 ♪ ♪
  • 14:58 Avner Raban: BEHIND US,
  • 14:59 TO THE WEST, THERE WAS A PORT
  • 15:03 THAT, ACCORDING TO JOSEPHUS,
  • 15:05 WAS LARGER THAN THE PIRAEUS
  • 15:08 WHICH THE PORT OF ATHENS
  • 15:09 WAS CONSIDERED TO BE
  • 15:11 THE BIGGEST PORT OF THE TIME.
  • 15:13 BUT UNLIKE THE PORT OF PIRAEUS,
  • 15:15 WHICH IS A NATURAL BAY,
  • 15:17 THIS WAS A FREE-STANDING,
  • 15:18 TOTALLY ARTIFICIAL HARBOR.
  • 15:20 IT WAS ATTEMPTED OR DARED INTO
  • 15:22 THE OPEN OCEAN AND IT WAS
  • 15:25 UNPRECEDENTED BY ITS DARING
  • 15:28 SCALE AND ENGINEERING AND THE
  • 15:31 COMPLEXITY AND SOPHISTICATION.
  • 15:35 Tom: THEY HAD TO BUILD A
  • 15:36 COMPLETELY ARTIFICIAL PORT HERE.
  • 15:37 Avner: YEAH, THEY WENT OUT
  • 15:39 HALF A MILE INTO THE OPEN SEA
  • 15:40 WITH FREE-STANDING MOLES WIDE
  • 15:43 WITH STORAGE FACILITIES
  • 15:47 ON THE MOLES, PROMENADES,
  • 15:51 BOATING FACILITIES
  • 15:52 FOR THE SAILORS, WHAT HAVE YOU.
  • 15:54 AND THE OTHER PART
  • 15:55 JUST BELOW US HERE IT'S
  • 15:58 THE INNER HARBOR BASIN WHICH
  • 16:01 AFTER THE MAIN ONE SUBSIDED,
  • 16:03 WAS EVENTUALLY A SAND FIELD
  • 16:07 AND FULLY LAND-LOCKED AND
  • 16:10 WHAT THE PEOPLE ARE NOW DOING,
  • 16:12 THEY'RE TAKING--
  • 16:13 WE ARE EXCAVATING AND
  • 16:15 TAKING OFF LATER STRUCTURE...
  • 16:17 ARAB, BYZANTINE STRUCTURES
  • 16:19 THAT WERE BUILT AND WHAT WAS
  • 16:21 ALREADY SILTED UP HARBOR BASIN.
  • 16:23 BUT YOU CAN SEE QUITE NICELY
  • 16:26 WHAT ARE EXPOSING SLOWING IS
  • 16:28 THE LINE OF THE EASTERN MOST
  • 16:32 QUAY OF THE INNER BASIN.
  • 16:35 Tom: OVER ON THAT HILL
  • 16:37 WE SEE SOME REMAINS OF SOME
  • 16:40 WHAT APPEARS TO BE HOUSES.
  • 16:42 CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHAT THAT IS?
  • 16:45 Avner: THE AREA TO THE NORTH,
  • 16:47 ALONG THE SHORE TO THE NORTH
  • 16:49 OF THE HARBOR AND EVENTUALLY
  • 16:51 WHAT BECAME THE NORTHWESTERN
  • 16:53 SECTOR OF CAESAREA,
  • 16:55 WAS THE JEWISH SUBURB WHERE
  • 16:57 THE JEWISH PEOPLE LIVED HERE,
  • 16:59 ACTUALLY LIVED HERE,
  • 17:00 BEFORE HEROD FOUNDED CAESAREA.
  • 17:03 THERE WAS A SMALL TOWN
  • 17:05 HERE THAT WAS CALLED
  • 17:06 "STRATON'S TOWER"
  • 17:08 WHERE THE JEWS LIVED,
  • 17:10 AND VERY PROBABLY WHERE
  • 17:12 PETER AND PAUL CAME TO CAESAREA;
  • 17:15 PAUL, ON HIS WAY TO ROME,
  • 17:17 AND THEN PETER, IN A WAY
  • 17:19 TO ADVOCATE CHRISTIANITY TO...
  • 17:21 THEY SETTLE ALONG THEIR PEOPLE,
  • 17:24 NAMELY THE JEWS,
  • 17:25 BECAUSE AT THAT EARLY STAGE
  • 17:27 OF SPREADING THE GOSPEL,
  • 17:29 CHRISTIANITY WAS PREACHED ONLY
  • 17:31 FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 17:33 AND HERE IT WAS ACTUALLY VERY...
  • 17:36 ON THIS VERY SITE,
  • 17:37 AND PROBABLY AT THAT VERY AREA,
  • 17:39 WAS THE FIRST EXCEPTION WHEN
  • 17:43 THE FIRST NON-JEW...THE FIRST
  • 17:46 GENTILE WAS BEING BAPTIZED,
  • 17:47 THE CENTURION CORNELIUS.
  • 17:51 Zola: ACTS 10 TELLS THE STORY
  • 17:52 OF CORNELIUS.
  • 17:53 VERSE 1 SAYS:
  • 18:02 ♪ ♪
  • 18:05 AFTER AN ENCOUNTER WITH AN
  • 18:06 ANGEL IN VERSES 30-32, HE SENDS
  • 18:09 FOR PETER WHO WAS RESIDING
  • 18:10 IN JOPPA SOUTH OF CAESAREA.
  • 18:14 PETER JOURNEYS TO CAESAREA
  • 18:16 TO HEAR CORNELIUS TELL
  • 18:17 OF HIS MIRACULOUS ENCOUNTER
  • 18:18 WITH THE HEAVENLY BEING.
  • 18:34 IT WAS HERE IN CAESAREA
  • 18:36 THAT CORNELIUS BECAME
  • 18:38 THE FIRST GENTILE BELIEVER
  • 18:40 IN JESUS OF THE CHURCH AGE.
  • 18:43 JUST SOUTH OF THE HARBOR
  • 18:44 ARCHAEOLOGISTS HAVE RECENTLY
  • 18:46 UNEARTHED THIS LARGE ARENA
  • 18:47 OR HIPPODROME.
  • 18:49 IT MEASURES 300 YARDS IN LENGTH
  • 18:51 BY 80 YARDS IN WIDTH AND WAS
  • 18:53 ONE OF THE LARGEST GATHERING
  • 18:55 PLACES FOR PUBLIC EVENTS,
  • 18:56 SUCH AS CHARIOT RACES
  • 18:58 AND ATHLETIC COMPETITIONS.
  • 19:00 A "BEMA" OR "JUDGMENT SEAT" WAS
  • 19:02 FOUND AT ONE END OF THE ARENA.
  • 19:04 IN ACTS 25,
  • 19:05 THE ROMAN GOVERNOR FELIX...
  • 19:14 Avner: THERE, A PUBLIC HEARING
  • 19:15 WOULD TAKE PLACE, WHEN THE JEWS
  • 19:18 COMPLAINED AGAINST THE GENTILES.
  • 19:20 PROBABLY, IF PETER WAS--
  • 19:24 A TRIAL, AND IT WAS
  • 19:26 A PUBLIC HEARING, IT WOULD BE
  • 19:28 IN FRONT OF THIS BEMA.
  • 19:29 Tom: WELL, WE KNOW THAT
  • 19:30 THE APOSTLE PAUL WAS TRIED
  • 19:32 BEFORE THE ROMAN GOVERNOR.
  • 19:34 IS IT POSSIBLE THAT IT MIGHT
  • 19:35 HAVE BEEN AT THE BEMA?
  • 19:37 Avner: YES, PAUL MIGHT'VE
  • 19:38 BEEN TRIED EITHER THERE
  • 19:40 OR IN THE COURTHOUSE.
  • 19:42 AND AS FOR THE COURTHOUSE,
  • 19:44 IF IT WASN'T IN THE GOVERNOR'S
  • 19:45 PALACE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN CLOSER
  • 19:48 BY NOT FAR FROM THE HIPPODROME.
  • 19:51 WE FOUND, WE EXPOSED
  • 19:52 A MUNICIPALITY CENTER IN THE--
  • 19:54 Tom: A MUNICIPAL BUILDING--
  • 19:55 Avner: IT'S
  • 19:56 A JURISDICTIONAL BUILDING,
  • 19:57 MORE THAN A MUNICIPAL ONE, WHERE
  • 19:59 AT LEAST THE CIVIL COURT SAT.
  • 20:01 I DON'T KNOW IF
  • 20:03 THE CRIMINAL COURT WAS THERE.
  • 20:04 AND THERE WE FOUND
  • 20:06 THE VARIOUS INSCRIPTIONS
  • 20:09 AND WRITTEN DOCUMENTS ATTESTING
  • 20:12 THAT THIS WAS THE LEGAL ARCHIVE
  • 20:16 OF THE CITY...WAS PROBABLY
  • 20:18 OF THE OLD PROVINCE.
  • 20:19 Tom: SO TARIFFS
  • 20:20 MIGHT HAVE BEEN PAID THERE,
  • 20:21 SHIPS COMING AND GOING.
  • 20:23 Avner: TARIFFS, DUES, YES.
  • 20:24 Tom: PEOPLE COMING
  • 20:25 AND LIVING IN THE CITY.
  • 20:26 Avner: FINES WOULD BE PAID THERE
  • 20:28 AND PROBABLY PEOPLE WERE TRIED
  • 20:29 FOR FINES THERE AND BECAUSE
  • 20:31 WE FOUND BELOW THIS COURTHOUSE,
  • 20:36 SOME UNDERGROUND ROADS,
  • 20:37 PROBABLY SOME PRISONER WORK
  • 20:38 BEING KEPT THERE
  • 20:40 BEFORE BEING TRIED
  • 20:41 OR AFTER BEING TRIED.
  • 20:42 IF PAUL HAD BEEN TRIED THERE,
  • 20:44 AND WE KNOW FROM THE SCRIPTURE
  • 20:46 THAT HE WAS KEPT IN PRISON;
  • 20:47 IT MIGHT BE
  • 20:49 THIS IS ONE OF THE CANDIDATES
  • 20:51 THAT CANNOT BE RULED OUT.
  • 20:53 Tom: YOU MENTIONED, AVNER,
  • 20:54 ABOUT THE ROMAN TEMPLE
  • 20:55 THAT WAS BUILT HERE IN CAESAREA
  • 20:57 NOT FAR FROM HERE.
  • 20:58 WOULD YOU TAKE ME OVER THERE
  • 21:00 AND SHOW US WHERE IT'S LOCATED?
  • 21:01 Avner: YES, IT'S OVER HERE.
  • 21:02 LET'S--COME, I'LL SHOW YOU.
  • 21:04 ♪ ♪
  • 21:06 Zola: IT MAY COME AS A SURPRISE
  • 21:07 TO LEARN THAT HEROD THE GREAT
  • 21:08 WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR BUILDING
  • 21:09 ANOTHER TEMPLE BESIDES THE
  • 21:11 MAGNIFICENT ONE IN JERUSALEM.
  • 21:13 THE ONE IN CAESAREA,
  • 21:14 AS WE'LL SEE,
  • 21:15 WAS BUILT FOR CAESAR AUGUSTUS.
  • 21:17 ♪ ♪
  • 21:25 Avner: WHAT WE SEE HERE
  • 21:27 IS THE NORTHWESTERN CORNER
  • 21:31 OF A VERY MASSIVE PEDIMENT
  • 21:33 ON WHICH THE TEMPLE
  • 21:36 HEROD BUILT FOR AUGUSTUS IN ROME
  • 21:39 WAS LOCATED,
  • 21:41 AND IT GOES 30-ODD METERS
  • 21:44 THAT DIRECTION TOWARD THE SOUTH
  • 21:47 AND ABOUT...
  • 21:48 THIS SIDE WAS OVER 54 METERS
  • 21:51 WHICH ARE 50 BY 100 CUBITS,
  • 21:56 ROYAL CUBITS WHICH ARE THE EXACT
  • 21:59 SAME MEASURES AS THE TEMPLE
  • 22:01 HEROD BUILT FOR THE LORD
  • 22:04 IN JERUSALEM.
  • 22:05 Tom: SO HEROD NOT ONLY BUILT
  • 22:07 THE TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM,
  • 22:09 WHICH WE'RE VERY FAMILIAR WITH,
  • 22:10 BUT HE ALSO BUILT A ROMAN TEMPLE
  • 22:12 HERE IN CAESAREA.
  • 22:14 Avner: YEAH, BECAUSE HEROD
  • 22:17 PLAYED KIND OF THE BIGGEST GAME,
  • 22:19 BEING A PIOUS JEWISH KING
  • 22:22 FOR HIS PEOPLE,
  • 22:23 AND A VERY OBEDIENT ROMAN CLIENT
  • 22:30 FOR HIS MASTERS,
  • 22:32 THE IMPERIAL MASTERS IN ROME.
  • 22:34 Tom: AND WHO WAS THIS TEMPLE
  • 22:36 DEDICATED TO?
  • 22:37 Avner: TO TWO DEITIES...
  • 22:40 THE GODDESS ROME OR ROMA
  • 22:42 AND THE DEIFIED AUGUSTUS WHICH,
  • 22:45 AT THAT TIME, WAS SUGGESTED
  • 22:49 TO BE EVENTUALLY A GOD,
  • 22:52 WOULD BE WORSHIPED AS GOD.
  • 22:55 Tom: NOW, ABOUT THE DIMENSIONS
  • 22:56 OF THIS TEMPLE;
  • 22:58 SOME HAVE SUGGESTED IT'S SIMILAR
  • 23:00 TO THE TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM.
  • 23:03 IS THAT CORRECT?
  • 23:04 Avner: YES, YES.
  • 23:05 I JUST MENTIONED
  • 23:06 THE DIMENSIONS ARE THE SAME.
  • 23:08 PROBABLY THE ARCHITECTURAL ORDER
  • 23:10 WAS DIFFERENT.
  • 23:11 IN JERUSALEM, IT WAS
  • 23:12 SEMITIC ARCHITECTURAL ORDER
  • 23:14 OR ORIENTAL ARCHITECTURAL ORDER.
  • 23:15 HERE, IT WAS HELLENISTIC
  • 23:17 OR ROMAN HELLENISTIC ORDER,
  • 23:19 CLASSICAL ORDER OF,
  • 23:23 I MEAN, ARCHITECTURAL SHAPE,
  • 23:25 WITH ARCHITRAVE,
  • 23:26 YOU KNOW, CORINTHIAN CAPITALS,
  • 23:28 AND WHAT HAVE YOU.
  • 23:29 Tom: DID IT LOOK SOMETHING LIKE
  • 23:30 THE PARTHENON IN ATHENS?
  • 23:33 Avner: A BIT SMALLER IN SIZE
  • 23:36 BUT NOT UNLIKE IT.
  • 23:39 THE GENERAL SHAPE.
  • 23:41 THE INTERESTING THING IS
  • 23:42 THAT WE, ACTUALLY,
  • 23:44 WHERE WE ARE SITTING NOW
  • 23:45 WE CAN CALL IT THE TEMPLE MOUNT,
  • 23:47 EXACTLY AS THE NAME
  • 23:48 OF THE MOUNT MORIAH IN JERUSALEM
  • 23:52 BECAUSE ON TOP
  • 23:53 OF THIS STRUCTURE,
  • 23:55 PROBABLY THE FIRST OR NOT
  • 23:57 THE FIRST RELIGIOUS SHRINE,
  • 24:01 CENTRAL SHRINE OF CAESAREA,
  • 24:02 THE CHRISTIANS BUILT
  • 24:04 AN OCTAGONAL--YOU CAN SEE
  • 24:05 THE DIAGONAL WALL HERE
  • 24:07 WHICH PART OF OCTAGON,
  • 24:09 OCTAGONAL BUILDING
  • 24:10 THAT HAS THE VERY SAME SHAPE
  • 24:13 AND SIZE OF THE OCTAGON
  • 24:15 OF THE DOME OF THE ROCK ON TOP
  • 24:17 OF THE TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM
  • 24:19 AT THE TEMPLE MOUNT.
  • 24:20 ON TOP OF THAT,
  • 24:22 THE MUSLIMS BUILT--YOU'LL SEE
  • 24:24 THIS PAVED COURTYARD HERE--
  • 24:25 THIS WAS THE GREAT MOSQUE
  • 24:27 OF THE MUSLIMS.
  • 24:28 AT THE VERY END OF IT
  • 24:30 THERE IS A...
  • 24:32 HARDLY CAN DEPICT THE APSE
  • 24:34 OF THE FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
  • 24:37 WHEN THE CRUSADERS
  • 24:38 TOOK THE CITY.
  • 24:40 THEY PURIFIED AND RETURNED
  • 24:42 THE MOSQUE INTO A CHURCH AND
  • 24:43 EVENTUALLY THE LAST STRUCTURE
  • 24:45 IS THIS... YOU'LL SEE THE
  • 24:48 THREE APSES OF HUGE CATHEDRAL.
  • 24:52 THIS WAS THE 13th CENTURY
  • 24:54 CHRISTIAN CATHEDRAL
  • 24:56 OF THE CRUSADERS--
  • 24:57 NAMED AFTER ST. PAUL,
  • 24:58 BY THE WAY--AND THIS WAS
  • 25:00 THE LAST RELIGIOUS SHRINE
  • 25:02 ON THE VERY SAME SPOT.
  • 25:04 Tom: SO THERE WERE
  • 25:05 SUCCESSIVE SHRINES
  • 25:06 WITH EACH OCCUPATION HERE.
  • 25:08 THE ROMAN, THE BYZANTINE,
  • 25:10 THE MUSLIM AND THE CRUSADERS,
  • 25:13 ALL USING THIS SITE
  • 25:15 AS A PLACE OF THE SHRINE.
  • 25:17 Avner: USUALLY IT'S
  • 25:18 A TRADITION OF THE SACREDNESS
  • 25:20 OF THE SPECIAL, SINGLE SPOT
  • 25:21 RETAINED EVEN IF THERE IS
  • 25:23 A CHANGE OF POPULATION
  • 25:25 AND TURN OF RELIGION.
  • 25:26 ♪ ♪
  • 25:45 ♪ ♪
  • 26:02 Myles: IT'S SO ENCOURAGING
  • 26:03 TO OUR FAITH, TO YOUR FAITH,
  • 26:05 TO SEE THAT THE BIBLE
  • 26:06 IS BEING VERIFIED
  • 26:07 BY SCIENCE DEFINING
  • 26:09 THE HOUSE OF DAVID STONE
  • 26:10 IN TEL DAN JUST REFUTES ALL THE
  • 26:12 MISHEGOSS , THE CRAZINESS, THAT
  • 26:15 THERE WAS NEVER A KING DAVID.
  • 26:17 AND THEN THE PONTIUS PILOT
  • 26:18 STONE, THE PLAQUE
  • 26:19 THAT SAYS HE WAS THERE.
  • 26:20 HE WAS THE PROCURATOR OF ROME
  • 26:22 IN CAESAREA.
  • 26:23 IT'S PHENOMENAL; THERE WAS
  • 26:25 ACTUALLY A BEMA SEAT THERE.
  • 26:26 THERE WAS A PRISON
  • 26:27 WHERE PAUL WAS KEPT;
  • 26:28 ALL REAL PLACES
  • 26:29 SPOKEN OF IN THE BIBLE,
  • 26:31 VERIFIED BY ARCHEOLOGY.
  • 26:34 Katharine: YEAH,
  • 26:35 BROUGHT TO YOU LIVE
  • 26:37 IN YOUR OWN LIVING ROOM
  • 26:39 BECAUSE OF YOUR GIFT OF FUNDS
  • 26:41 WE GET TO BRING YOU
  • 26:42 THESE MESSAGES.
  • 26:43 WE GET TO SHOW YOU THE PLACES
  • 26:45 THAT JESUS WALKED,
  • 26:46 HIS DISCIPLES WALKED AND SO
  • 26:47 WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
  • 26:49 WE THANK YOU FOR GIVING US THE
  • 26:50 OPPORTUNITY OF TELLING THE WORLD
  • 26:53 THAT THE GOSPEL IS ALIVE.
  • 26:56 THE WORD OF GOD IS REAL AND IT'S
  • 26:58 A SOURCE THAT WE CAN RELY UPON.
  • 27:01 Myles: THAT'S RIGHT, YOU KNOW,
  • 27:02 EVEN THE VERY WORD ITSELF,
  • 27:04 THE LANGUAGE HAS BEEN RESTORED
  • 27:05 IN THE LAST HUNDRED YEARS.
  • 27:07 THE HEBREW LANGUAGE,
  • 27:08 THE MODERN VERSION HAS BEEN
  • 27:09 RESTORED AND WE HAVE A RESOURCE
  • 27:12 FOR YOU TODAY THAT REALLY WILL
  • 27:13 HELP YOU TO READ THE BIBLE,
  • 27:15 KNOWING SOMETHING
  • 27:16 OF THE HEBREW LANGUAGE.
  • 27:17 THIS IS
  • 27:18 ZOLA'S INTRODUCTION TO HEBREW
  • 27:19 AND JOHN PARSONS,
  • 27:21 OUR HEBREW TEACHER, AND ZOLA
  • 27:22 DID A GREAT WORK PUTTING
  • 27:23 THIS TOGETHER SO THAT WE COULD
  • 27:25 REALLY UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE
  • 27:27 AS WE READ IT AND YOU CAN LEARN
  • 27:28 THE WAY THE LANGUAGE WORKS.
  • 27:29 IT'S SO POETIC;
  • 27:30 IT'S SO FULL OF MEANING.
  • 27:32 I'VE BEEN STUDYING IT
  • 27:33 MY WHOLE LIFE AND I'M STILL
  • 27:34 LEARNING THE LANGUAGE;
  • 27:35 IT NEVER GETS OLD,
  • 27:37 IT NEVER ENDS.
  • 27:38 THERE JUST ALWAYS MORE TO LEARN.
  • 27:39 Katharine: IT'S
  • 27:40 A VERY DEEP WELL.
  • 27:41 Myles: IT IS A DEEP WELL,
  • 27:42 THAT'S TRUE.
  • 27:44 WELL, UNTIL WE SEE YOU AGAIN,
  • 27:46 WE WANT TO AGAIN
  • 27:47 ENCOURAGE YOU, PLEASE...
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  • 27:51 Katharine: PRAY FOR THE PEACE
  • 27:52 OF JERUSALEM.
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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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