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Episode: “The Jerusalem That Was”
At the Bible Lands Museum, we find a model of Jerusalem as it would have looked in 586 BC. In the historic City of David, we examine the architecture of a four-room house, typical living quarters of the ancient Israelites.
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): “The Jerusalem That Was” (4/12)

  • 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 THRILLED TODAY
  • 00:53 TO CONTINUE OUR SERIES,
  • 00:54 "THE STONES CRY OUT."
  • 00:55 THAT VERY SCRIPTURE
  • 00:56 IS TAKEN FROM JESUS SPEAKING
  • 00:58 IN LUKE 19:40 WHEN THE DISCIPLES
  • 01:00 WERE WELCOMING HIM INTO
  • 01:02 JERUSALEM ACCORDING TO PROPHECY
  • 01:04 AND THOSE AROUND SAID,
  • 01:05 "OH, STOP THEM;
  • 01:06 MAKE THEM BE QUIET."
  • 01:07 AND HE SAID,
  • 01:08 "IF THEY DID NOT PRAISE ME,
  • 01:09 THE VERY STONES WOULD CRY OUT."
  • 01:10 AND WE HAVE THE PRIVILEGE
  • 01:12 OF CRYING OUT TO THE LORD
  • 01:13 IN WORSHIP TODAY, AS DO YOU,
  • 01:16 BECAUSE HE IS KING.
  • 01:17 WELL, THE STONES LITERALLY ARE
  • 01:19 CRYING OUT IN ISRAEL BECAUSE
  • 01:20 ARCHAEOLOGY IS VERIFYING
  • 01:22 THE TRUTH OF THE BIBLE.
  • 01:24 IN FACT, THESE PROGRAMS
  • 01:25 WERE ORIGINALLY MADE IN 1996
  • 01:28 AND THEY REALLY DO SPEAK TO
  • 01:31 THE REVISIONIST HISTORIANS,
  • 01:32 AND THE REPLACEMENT THEOLOGIANS
  • 01:34 WHO ARE TRYING TO SAY THAT
  • 01:35 THE JEWS HAVE NEVER BEEN
  • 01:36 IN THE LAND; IT'S ALL MADE UP.
  • 01:37 Katharine: OR THEY'RE NEWCOMERS
  • 01:38 TO THE LAND...
  • 01:39 Myles: EXACTLY, AND THE VERY
  • 01:40 STONES ARE SPEAKING
  • 01:41 TO THE DIFFERENCE.
  • 01:42 Katharine: RIGHT, IT'S ACTUALLY
  • 01:43 SUCH A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY
  • 01:46 TO SEE THESE PLACES AND TO SEE
  • 01:48 THAT THE STONES REALLY ARE
  • 01:50 VALIDATING THE SCRIPTURE
  • 01:52 AND BRINGING IT HOME TO US
  • 01:54 THAT DAVID WAS A REAL PERSON.
  • 01:56 AND SO WE CAN DO THIS ONLY BY
  • 01:57 CONTINUING WITH YOUR SUPPORT AND
  • 02:00 WE'LL CONTINUE ON TO BRING YOU
  • 02:02 THESE WONDERFUL MESSAGES
  • 02:04 ABOUT WHAT GOD IS DOING
  • 02:05 IN THE LAND TODAY.
  • 02:06 HE'S UNEARTHING THINGS
  • 02:07 EVEN AS WE SPEAK.
  • 02:08 EVERY TIME WE GO,
  • 02:09 THERE'S NEW FINDS.
  • 02:11 Myles: RIGHT, WE WERE THERE WHEN
  • 02:12 THE POOL OF SILOAM WAS FOUND.
  • 02:13 IN FACT, SINCE THESE PROGRAMS
  • 02:14 WERE DONE, FINDS CONTINUE TO BE
  • 02:16 DONE THAT ARE JUST CONTINUING
  • 02:18 TO SAY THE BIBLE IS REAL,
  • 02:20 GOD MEANS WHAT HE SAYS
  • 02:22 AND HE IS THE RETURNING KING.
  • 02:23 Katharine: HE EVEN STIRS UP
  • 02:24 THE FAITH OF THE ARCHEOLOGISTS.
  • 02:26 Myles: RIGHT, THEY ARE
  • 02:27 ENCOURAGED BY THE VERY THINGS
  • 02:28 THAT THEY FIND.
  • 02:29 SO NOW LET'S GO TO TOM McCALL
  • 02:31 WITH PROFESSOR RANDY COOK.
  • 02:35 ♪ ♪
  • 02:39 Tom McCall: RIGHT NOW WE'RE IN
  • 02:41 A MARVELOUS ARCHAEOLOGICAL SPOT,
  • 02:45 THE CITY OF DAVID.
  • 02:46 CAN YOU DESCRIBE WHAT WE SEE
  • 02:49 AROUND US HERE?
  • 02:50 Randy Cook: THIS IS THE ORIGINAL
  • 02:52 CORE OF THE ANCIENT CITY
  • 02:53 OF JERUSALEM, JUST BELOW
  • 02:54 THE WALLS WHICH ARE ONLY
  • 02:56 ABOUT 450 YEARS OLD NOW.
  • 02:58 BUT THIS IS WHERE
  • 02:59 IT ALL STARTED.
  • 03:00 RIGHT BELOW US IS
  • 03:01 THE GIHON SPRING
  • 03:02 AND THE EARLIEST REMAINS
  • 03:04 IN THE AREA ARE RIGHT THERE.
  • 03:05 SO WHEN DAVID CAME AND FOUND
  • 03:07 THE CITY OF THE JEBUSITES,
  • 03:09 THIS WAS THE AREA
  • 03:10 THAT HE ATTACKED.
  • 03:11 SOMEWHERE IN THIS VICINITY
  • 03:13 GENERAL JOAB CAME IN THROUGH
  • 03:14 THE WATER SYSTEM AND GOT INSIDE
  • 03:15 THE CITY AND DAVID THEN
  • 03:16 MADE IT HIS CITY.
  • 03:19 Zola: THE CITY OF DAVID LIES
  • 03:20 JUST SOUTH OF THE PRESENT-DAY
  • 03:22 OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM.
  • 03:24 IT WAS HERE THAT DAVID
  • 03:25 ATTACKED THE JEBUSITES
  • 03:27 3,000 YEARS AGO.
  • 03:29 II SAMUEL 5:8 ATTESTS:
  • 03:45 Tom: SO THIS AREA IS PART
  • 03:47 OF THE OLD CITY THAT DAVID
  • 03:50 CAPTURED AND MADE HIS CAPITAL.
  • 03:52 AND ALL THIS AROUND HERE,
  • 03:55 UP AND DOWN THIS HILL,
  • 03:56 IS PART OF THAT PERIOD.
  • 03:59 Randy: THE WALL ITSELF
  • 04:00 PROBABLY RUNS SOMEWHERE
  • 04:01 JUST ABOUT UNDER OUR FEET.
  • 04:03 YOU CAN SEE THIS LONG STRUCTURE
  • 04:04 THAT GOES ALL THE WAY
  • 04:05 TO THE TOP.
  • 04:06 ARCHAEOLOGISTS BELIEVE THAT
  • 04:07 THAT HELD A KIND OF
  • 04:08 A RETAINING WALL FOR A PLATFORM
  • 04:10 AND POSSIBLY THE PALACE ITSELF
  • 04:13 WAS RIGHT ABOVE THAT.
  • 04:15 Zola: AN ARTIST'S RENDERING
  • 04:16 PORTRAYS THE AREA
  • 04:17 SOME 3,000 YEARS AGO.
  • 04:19 NOTE THE RETAINING WALL,
  • 04:20 STILL PRESENT TODAY,
  • 04:21 WHICH MOST LIKELY
  • 04:22 SUPPORTED THE PLATFORM ON WHICH
  • 04:24 KING DAVID'S PALACE STOOD.
  • 04:26 ONE CAN IMAGINE KING DAVID
  • 04:28 KEEPING WATCH OVER HIS CITY
  • 04:29 FROM A LOCATION
  • 04:30 WHICH WOULD ALLOW EASY
  • 04:32 VIEWING OF THE HOMES BELOW,
  • 04:34 DWELLINGS WHOSE UNIQUE DESIGN
  • 04:36 LEAVE THE DISTINCT MARK
  • 04:37 OF ISRAELITE LIFE IN THE LAND.
  • 04:40 Randy: NOW, THE FOUR-ROOM HOUSE
  • 04:41 IS SOMETHING THAT
  • 04:42 IS VERY TYPICALLY ISRAELITE.
  • 04:44 IT COMES IN SHORTLY AFTER
  • 04:45 THE ISRAELITES COME TO THE LAND
  • 04:47 AND IT LASTS RIGHT UP UNTIL
  • 04:48 THE TIME THAT NEBUCHADNEZZAR
  • 04:50 DESTROYS JERUSALEM.
  • 04:51 WE ALSO HAVE A COUPLE OF THEM
  • 04:53 DURING THE PERIOD FOLLOWING
  • 04:55 THE BABYLONIAN CAPTIVITY.
  • 04:56 SO, IT'S A VERY TYPICAL
  • 04:58 ISRAELITE STRUCTURE.
  • 04:59 THEREFORE, ANYTIME YOU FIND IT,
  • 05:01 YOU'RE PROBABLY IN SOME KIND
  • 05:02 OF AN ISRAELITE CONTEXT.
  • 05:04 Tom: AND IT WAS SPECIFICALLY
  • 05:06 DURING WHAT IS SOMETIMES CALLED
  • 05:07 THE FIRST TEMPLE PERIOD,
  • 05:09 ROUGHLY FROM THE TIME OF SOLOMON
  • 05:12 UNTIL THE BABYLONIAN
  • 05:13 DESTRUCTION, IS THAT CORRECT?
  • 05:15 Randy: RIGHT, THE EARLIEST
  • 05:16 HOUSES ACTUALLY PREDATE THAT
  • 05:17 A LITTLE BIT AND GO BACK
  • 05:18 TO THE TIME OF THE JUDGES.
  • 05:20 Tom: WHENEVER YOU FIND
  • 05:21 ONE OF THESE THINGS, IT MEANS
  • 05:22 THAT THE EARLY ISRAELITES
  • 05:24 DWELT THERE,
  • 05:25 NOT SO MUCH THE CAANANITES
  • 05:26 OR THE PHILISTINES
  • 05:27 OR ANY OF THOSE OTHER GROUPS,
  • 05:29 BUT THIS WAS AN ISRAELITE HOUSE.
  • 05:30 Randy: YEAH, IT'S NOT TO SAY
  • 05:32 THAT NOBODY ELSE COULD HAVE
  • 05:33 LIVED IN THEM, BUT IT'S
  • 05:34 SOMETHING THAT APPARENTLY
  • 05:35 THE ISRAELITES DEVELOPED
  • 05:36 AND WAS VERY DISTINCTIVE
  • 05:38 OF THEIR LIVING AREAS.
  • 05:40 THAT'S THE KIND OF HOUSE
  • 05:41 THEY LIVED IN.
  • 05:42 Zola: THE CESSATION
  • 05:43 IN FOUR-ROOM CONSTRUCTION
  • 05:46 COINCIDES WITH THE DESTRUCTION
  • 05:47 OF JERUSALEM BY
  • 05:48 KING NEBUCHADNEZZAR
  • 05:50 IN THE YEAR 586 BC.
  • 05:52 II KINGS 24 PROVIDES
  • 05:54 THE PROOF TEXT:
  • 06:05 LIKEWISE, THE REAPPEARANCE
  • 06:06 OF THE FOUR-ROOM HOUSE
  • 06:08 SUPPORTS EZRA 1:
  • 06:26 DR. McCALL AND RANDY COOK
  • 06:28 CONTINUE THEIR INVESTIGATION
  • 06:29 OF THE FOUR-ROOM HOUSE.
  • 06:31 Tom: RANDY, I THINK
  • 06:32 THERE'S AN EXAMPLE OF ONE
  • 06:33 OF THESE FOUR-ROOM HOUSES.
  • 06:35 CAN YOU SHOW ME SOME
  • 06:37 OF THE DETAILS
  • 06:38 ABOUT THAT STRUCTURE?
  • 06:39 Randy: SURE.
  • 06:40 FIRST OF ALL, KEEP IN MIND
  • 06:41 THAT NOT ALL FOUR-ROOM HOUSES
  • 06:42 HAVE FOUR ROOMS.
  • 06:43 JUST LIKE TODAY, IF YOU GET
  • 06:44 ANOTHER KID, YOU'VE GOT
  • 06:45 TO ADD ANOTHER ROOM.
  • 06:46 SO SOMETIMES THERE'LL BE FIVE
  • 06:47 ROOMS, SOMETIMES THREE ROOMS.
  • 06:48 BUT, THE BASIC PATTERN
  • 06:50 REPEATS ITSELF OVER AND OVER.
  • 06:51 THERE ARE THREE LONG ROOMS
  • 06:54 AND ONE BROAD ROOM.
  • 06:55 SO, AS YOU COME IN,
  • 06:56 YOU COME INTO A LONG ROOM.
  • 06:58 Tom: LET'S GO TAKE A LOOK AT
  • 06:59 ONE OF THESE FOUR-ROOM HOUSES.
  • 07:05 Tom: I UNDERSTAND, RANDY,
  • 07:06 THAT THE PEOPLE THEN
  • 07:07 DID A LOT OF LIVING
  • 07:08 ON THE ROOFTOPS BACK THEN.
  • 07:10 Randy: YEAH, WE'RE ACTUALLY
  • 07:11 COMING DOWN THE STAIRCASE
  • 07:13 FROM THE UPPER STORY
  • 07:14 AND DOWN TO THE FRONT DOOR
  • 07:16 OF THE FOUR-ROOM HOUSE.
  • 07:17 OUTSIDE HERE IS A SMALL MORTAR.
  • 07:21 THIS WOULD BE THAT PLACE WHERE
  • 07:22 THEY WOULD WORK TO GRIND CORN
  • 07:24 OR GRAINS AND THEN, OF COURSE,
  • 07:27 COOK IT INSIDE.
  • 07:29 WHY DON'T WE COME ON IN
  • 07:30 THE FRONT ROOM?
  • 07:31 THIS IS THE FRONT DOOR
  • 07:33 AND WE'RE INTO THE MAIN PART
  • 07:35 OF THE BUILDING WHERE THERE ARE
  • 07:37 THREE LONG ROOMS AND THEN
  • 07:39 ANOTHER ROOM AROUND THE BACK
  • 07:41 OVER HERE, WHICH IS CALLED
  • 07:42 A BROAD ROOM.
  • 07:43 Tom: SO THERE'S THIS ROOM HERE,
  • 07:46 THE MIDDLE ROOM, BEDROOM OVER
  • 07:49 THERE AND THEN THE BACK ROOM.
  • 07:50 Randy: AND THAT'S WHERE YOU GET
  • 07:52 THE IDEA OF FOUR ROOMS.
  • 07:53 BUT, AGAIN, REMEMBER,
  • 07:54 SOMETIMES FIVE, SOMETIMES THREE.
  • 07:55 A LOT OF THE LIVING IS ACTUALLY
  • 07:57 UP HERE ON THE UPPER FLOOR.
  • 07:59 Tom: AND THERE'S ANOTHER ROOM
  • 08:01 ATTACHED ON THE BACK.
  • 08:03 Randy: YEAH, ARCHAEOLOGISTS
  • 08:04 FOUND EVIDENCE OF AN OUTHOUSE
  • 08:06 BACK AROUND THE CORNER.
  • 08:07 Tom: WHAT WAS THE SITUATION
  • 08:09 WITH THE CEILING AND THE ROOF?
  • 08:11 HOW WAS IT STRUCTURED?
  • 08:12 OF COURSE, IT'S COLLAPSED
  • 08:13 AND WE CAN'T SEE IT HERE.
  • 08:15 Randy: THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN
  • 08:16 ANOTHER WALL TO THIS SIDE OF US
  • 08:17 WHICH HAS BROKEN AWAY
  • 08:18 IN THE DESTRUCTION AND YOU CAN
  • 08:19 SEE A BACK WALL AND, OF COURSE,
  • 08:21 FOR THE BACK ROOM, EXTRA WALLS.
  • 08:24 THESE PILLARS WOULD HAVE HELD UP
  • 08:25 SOME KIND OF WOODEN STRUCTURE
  • 08:27 WITH PROBABLY A THATCHED ROOF
  • 08:28 OR PERHAPS MORE OF A PERMANENT
  • 08:30 WALKWAY OVER THERE TO GET INTO
  • 08:32 AN UPPER STORY BUILDING
  • 08:34 OR A ROOM BEHIND.
  • 08:36 THE OPEN AREA THROUGH THE MIDDLE
  • 08:37 WAS, OF COURSE, LEFT OPEN
  • 08:39 SO THAT THE SMOKE AND EVERYTHING
  • 08:40 COULD ESCAPE FROM HERE.
  • 08:41 Tom: SO, HOW MUCH OF
  • 08:42 THE ROOF AREA COULD ACTUALLY
  • 08:43 BE USED BY PEOPLE UP ON TOP?
  • 08:46 Randy: NOT A LOT.
  • 08:47 THEY PROBABLY HAD SOME KIND OF
  • 08:48 A WOODEN STRUCTURE THAT WOULD
  • 08:49 BEAR THE WEIGHT OF A PERSON
  • 08:51 TO BE ABLE TO GET BACK AND THEN
  • 08:52 THE BACK SIDE OF THE BUILDING
  • 08:53 MOST LIKELY DID HAVE
  • 08:54 A MORE PERMANENT STRUCTURE.
  • 08:56 Tom: I UNDERSTAND
  • 08:57 THIS HOUSE HAS A NAME.
  • 08:59 Randy: THIS IS THE HOUSE
  • 09:00 OF ACHIEL.
  • 09:01 IT'S NOT VERY OFTEN WE FIND
  • 09:02 THE NAME ON THE MAILBOX,
  • 09:03 BUT IN THIS CASE, THEY DID FIND
  • 09:04 A PIECE OF BROKEN POTTERY
  • 09:06 WITH HIS NAME ON THE POTTERY.
  • 09:08 Tom: AND WHAT WAS THE DATE
  • 09:10 THAT THEY GIVE THIS?
  • 09:11 Randy: THIS IS SOMETIME LATER
  • 09:12 THAN THE TIME OF DAVID, BECAUSE,
  • 09:13 YOU SEE, IT'S CUT BACK
  • 09:14 INTO THIS SLOPE, BUT IT IS STILL
  • 09:16 DURING THE ISRAELITE PERIOD,
  • 09:17 PROBABLY SOMEWHERE
  • 09:18 AROUND THE 800s.
  • 09:20 Zola: TO HELP CLARIFY,
  • 09:22 THIS SKETCH SHOWS THE LAYOUT
  • 09:23 OF THE HOUSE OF ACHIEL:
  • 09:26 THREE LONG ROOMS RUNNING
  • 09:27 PARALLEL TO EACH OTHER
  • 09:29 AND HERE THE BACK ROOM
  • 09:30 KNOWN AS THE "BROAD ROOM."
  • 09:32 FOR OUR EXAMPLE, TOM AND RANDY
  • 09:34 ARE STANDING IN THE FIRST
  • 09:35 OF THE THREE PARALLEL ROOMS,
  • 09:36 APPROXIMATELY HERE.
  • 09:39 THIS RE-CREATION OF
  • 09:40 A FOUR-ROOM HOUSE
  • 09:41 AT TEL AVIV'S ERETZ MUSEUM
  • 09:43 ALLOWS ONE TO STEP BACK TO
  • 09:45 THE TIME OF DAVID AND SOLOMON.
  • 09:48 THIS HOME REPRESENTS
  • 09:49 A COLLECTION OF DESIGN ASPECTS
  • 09:50 GLEAMED FROM THE EXCAVATION
  • 09:52 OF NUMEROUS FOUR-ROOM HOUSES.
  • 09:55 TYPICAL FURNISHINGS OF THE TIME
  • 09:56 ARE DISPLAYED, AS WELL AS
  • 09:58 THIS SPECIALLY DESIGNED BOWL
  • 10:00 FOR THE WASHING OF FEET.
  • 10:02 Tom: WHAT DID THE PEOPLE DO
  • 10:04 IN THESE ROOMS?
  • 10:05 Randy: FREQUENTLY,
  • 10:06 ONE OR THE OTHER OF THESE SIDES
  • 10:07 WOULD HAVE A THATCHED ROOF
  • 10:08 AND THEN THERE WOULD BE ANIMALS
  • 10:09 THAT WOULD BE BROUGHT IN
  • 10:10 FOR PROTECTION AND SAFETY
  • 10:11 AT NIGHT AND ALSO PROVIDE
  • 10:13 SOME INDOOR HEATING.
  • 10:14 THE MAIN CENTER ROOM,
  • 10:16 RIGHT THROUGH HERE,
  • 10:17 WAS WHERE THEY ACTUALLY DID
  • 10:18 COOKING AND PREPARING OF FOOD.
  • 10:21 THERE WOULD BE A WINE PRESS,
  • 10:22 OR OLIVE PRESSES,
  • 10:23 SMALL FAMILY ONES
  • 10:24 INSIDE THIS AREA.
  • 10:25 Tom: WERE THERE DISTINCT
  • 10:26 FUNCTIONS FOR THE SIDE ROOMS?
  • 10:28 Randy: SOMETIMES THESE WERE
  • 10:29 ACTUALLY WALLED OFF INTO ROOMS,
  • 10:31 SOMETIMES IT WAS ANIMALS'
  • 10:32 QUARTERS OR MAYBE JUST STORAGE
  • 10:33 FOR TOOLS.
  • 10:34 THE BACK ROOM WAS A LITTLE BIT
  • 10:36 MORE OF A PERMANENT SHELTER.
  • 10:37 AND IT HAD SOME KIND
  • 10:39 OF A DOORWAY THAT COULD PROBABLY
  • 10:40 BE CLOSED AND SECURED.
  • 10:41 Tom: WAS THAT MORE LIKE
  • 10:42 THE BEDROOM, SO TO SPEAK,
  • 10:44 WHERE THE PEOPLE WOULD SLEEP?
  • 10:45 Randy: RIGHT, I THINK
  • 10:46 PROBABLY DURING THE WINTERTIME,
  • 10:48 FOR SURE, THEY WOULD BE IN THERE
  • 10:49 FOR PROTECTION
  • 10:50 FROM THE ELEMENTS.
  • 10:51 BUT DURING THE SUMMERTIME,
  • 10:52 WHEN IT'S HOT, THEY PROBABLY
  • 10:53 SLEPT UP ON THE ROOF A LOT MORE.
  • 10:55 Tom: THEY REALLY DID SPEND
  • 10:56 A LOT OF TIME UP ON THE ROOF.
  • 10:57 Randy: TOM, THERE'S PROBABLY
  • 10:58 A VERY INTERESTING OLD TESTAMENT
  • 10:59 CORRELATION HERE.
  • 11:00 SINCE WE'RE RIGHT UNDERNEATH
  • 11:01 DAVID'S PALACE AREA,
  • 11:03 WE'RE IN AN ISRAELITE HOUSE.
  • 11:05 IT'S FROM A DIFFERENT
  • 11:06 TIME PERIOD, BUT IT DOES
  • 11:07 PROBABLY NICELY ILLUSTRATE
  • 11:09 THE CASE WITH BATHSHEBA WHO WAS
  • 11:10 UP ON THE ROOF, BATHING IN
  • 11:11 CLEAR VIEW OF THE PALACE AREA.
  • 11:14 Zola: ARCHAEOLOGY ONCE AGAIN
  • 11:16 BEARS OUT SCRIPTURE,
  • 11:17 ILLUSTRATING HOW DAVID COULD
  • 11:19 HAVE EASILY SPIED BATHSHEBA
  • 11:20 ON HER ROOFTOP.
  • 11:21 THE SETTING IS DESCRIBED
  • 11:23 IN II SAMUEL 11:2.
  • 11:35 WE COULDN'T HELP BUT WONDER
  • 11:36 ABOUT OTHER FAMOUS BIBLICAL
  • 11:38 CHARACTERS AND IF THEY, TOO,
  • 11:39 WOULD HAVE LIVED
  • 11:40 IN SIMILAR HOMES.
  • 11:41 Tom: IS IT POSSIBLE THAT SOME
  • 11:42 OF THE GREAT PROPHETS
  • 11:44 OF THE FIRST TEMPLE PERIOD
  • 11:47 MIGHT HAVE LIVED IN A HOUSE LIKE
  • 11:48 THIS: LIKE JEREMIAH, ELIJAH,
  • 11:51 SOME OF THOSE GREAT PROPHETS?
  • 11:53 Randy: I DON'T THINK
  • 11:54 IT'S JUST POSSIBLE,
  • 11:55 I THINK IT'S HIGHLY PROBABLE.
  • 11:56 THIS WAS THE KIND OF HOUSE
  • 11:57 THAT ISRAELITES LIVED IN
  • 11:58 DURING THAT TIME.
  • 11:59 THERE IS ONE REFERENCE IN ISAIAH
  • 12:01 TO THE TIME OF HEZEKIAH WHEN
  • 12:03 HEZEKIAH WAS PREPARING FOR
  • 12:04 THE DESTRUCTION THAT HE KNEW
  • 12:06 WAS COMING HIS WAY, TOO,
  • 12:07 FROM THE ASSYRIANS
  • 12:08 AND SENNACHERIB DID, IN FACT,
  • 12:09 COME TO JERUSALEM.
  • 12:11 IT SAYS THAT HEZEKIAH TORE DOWN
  • 12:12 THE HOUSES, NUMBERED THE PEOPLE,
  • 12:15 THAT WOULD BE FOR TAX PURPOSES,
  • 12:16 AND THEN HE USED THAT MATERIAL
  • 12:17 AND THAT MONEY TO BE ABLE BUILD
  • 12:19 A SPECIAL WALL FOR PROTECTION
  • 12:21 AGAINST SENNACHERIB.
  • 12:22 AND IT WOULD HAVE BEEN ONE OF
  • 12:23 THESE KINDS OF HOUSES THAT
  • 12:24 ISAIAH WAS REFERRING TO.
  • 12:25 Tom: ALSO, I UNDERSTAND,
  • 12:26 SOLOMON UTILIZED PEOPLE'S HOUSES
  • 12:30 THAT WERE UP AGAINST THE WALL
  • 12:32 TO INCREASE THE STRENGTH.
  • 12:33 WHAT WAS THAT ALL ABOUT?
  • 12:35 Randy: WELL, ONE OF THE OTHER
  • 12:36 VERY INTERESTING TIE-INS WITH
  • 12:37 THE ISRAELITE FOUR-ROOM HOUSE
  • 12:38 HAS TO DO WITH HOW
  • 12:39 THE CASEMATE WALL DEVELOPED.
  • 12:41 THE CASEMATE WALL
  • 12:42 IS A PARALLEL WALL.
  • 12:43 Tom: WE SAW THOSE IN HATZOR,
  • 12:45 THE CASEMATE WALL.
  • 12:46 Randy: OKAY, WELL,
  • 12:47 JUST INSIDE THE WALL AT HATZOR,
  • 12:48 YOU COULD HAVE SEEN ALSO
  • 12:49 THE REST OF THE FOUR-ROOM HOUSES
  • 12:51 WITH THAT BACK BROAD ROOM
  • 12:52 BEING THE FORMATION
  • 12:54 OF THE PARALLEL WALLS,
  • 12:55 AND THEN THE CASEMATE WALL
  • 12:56 BUILT UP ABOVE THAT.
  • 12:58 Zola: THE REFERENCE TO
  • 12:59 THE CASEMENT WALL IS FOUND
  • 13:00 IN ISAIAH 22:10:
  • 13:09 ONCE AGAIN, WE SEE
  • 13:10 ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES
  • 13:12 MIRROR WHAT IS WRITTEN
  • 13:14 IN SCRIPTURE.
  • 13:16 COMING UP, LIFE AND AFTER LIFE,
  • 13:18 AN INTRIGUING SIMILARITY
  • 13:19 BETWEEN THE FOUR-ROOM HOUSE
  • 13:21 AND AN ISRAELI BURIAL CHAMBER.
  • 13:26 AND LATER, OF ALL
  • 13:27 THE GREAT MIDDLE EAST CITIES
  • 13:28 FROM THE ANCIENT WORLD,
  • 13:29 ONLY JERUSALEM STILL THRIVES.
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  • 14:58 OUR TRAVEL MANAGER.
  • 14:59 SHE'S GOING TO TELL YOU
  • 15:00 WHAT'S NEW WITH OUR TOURS.
  • 15:02 TRACIE WHAT'S GOING ON?
  • 15:03 Tracie: IT'S GREAT TO SEE YOU,
  • 15:04 MYLES.
  • 15:05 I HAVE JUST RECORDED
  • 15:06 A NEW VIDEO.
  • 15:07 I WOULD INVITE YOU TO GO
  • 15:08 TO OUR WEBSITE AT LEVITT.COM,
  • 15:10 CLICK ON TOURS.
  • 15:12 WHAT I TALK ABOUT, MYLES,
  • 15:13 IS WHAT REALLY SETS
  • 15:14 OUR TOURS APART.
  • 15:15 VERY EXCITING, WE'RE CELEBRATING
  • 15:16 OUR 30th ANNIVERSARY
  • 15:17 COMING UP NEXT YEAR.
  • 15:19 AND THE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD,
  • 15:21 AND I THINK SO MUCH OF THAT
  • 15:22 IS DUE TO THE FACT THAT
  • 15:24 WE DO OUR TOURS DIFFERENTLY.
  • 15:25 FIRST THING YOU'LL NOTICE
  • 15:26 IS SUCH A SMALL GROUP.
  • 15:28 WE GO THREE TIMES A YEAR
  • 15:30 AND SO THAT'S REALLY WHY
  • 15:31 AND REALLY ABOUT 80%
  • 15:33 OF OUR TOURS ARE ONE BUS.
  • 15:34 RECENTLY I WAS THINKING ABOUT
  • 15:35 A SUMMER TOUR WHERE TRAVELER
  • 15:37 CHRISTIAN DE JESUS FOUND A COIN
  • 15:41 FROM THE MACCABEAN PERIOD,
  • 15:42 WHICH I LEARNED ON THAT TOUR
  • 15:44 THAT THERE'S ACTUALLY MATERIAL,
  • 15:46 MYLES, THAT HAS NEVER BEEN
  • 15:47 SIFTED THROUGH
  • 15:48 FROM THE SECOND TEMPLE
  • 15:49 AND THEY HAVE YEARS OF THAT.
  • 15:51 SO YOU CAN COME ON OUR
  • 15:52 SUMMER TOUR WE WILL BE DOING
  • 15:53 OUR ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG.
  • 15:55 NEXT THING IS OUR STAFF.
  • 15:56 WE HAVE SIX STAFF PEOPLE,
  • 15:58 SIX FULL-TIME STAFF PEOPLE ON
  • 15:59 OUR TOUR, JUST FOR ONE BUS TOUR
  • 16:01 AND THAT'S WHERE YOU
  • 16:02 AND KATHARINE COME IN.
  • 16:03 IT'S THAT SPIRITUAL COMPONENT.
  • 16:04 YOU BRING THE MESSIANIC
  • 16:05 JEWISH PERSPECTIVE, YOU BRING
  • 16:07 THAT PERSONAL ATTENTION
  • 16:08 WHERE YOU CAN PRAY WITH PEOPLE,
  • 16:10 LEAD DEVOTIONS AND I THINK
  • 16:12 THAT'S REALLY WHAT IS EXCITING
  • 16:13 ABOUT OUR TRIPS.
  • 16:14 Myles: WELL, IT'S BEEN OUR JOY,
  • 16:15 KATHARINE AND MINE,
  • 16:16 TO BE ON THESE TOURS
  • 16:17 AND TO HAVE THAT
  • 16:18 PERSONAL TOUCH WITH PEOPLE
  • 16:19 AS YOU SAY.
  • 16:20 ONE THING THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
  • 16:21 ABOUT IS THIS MACCABEAN COIN
  • 16:23 THAT WAS FOUND.
  • 16:24 IT WAS JUST THE FIRST OF MANY
  • 16:26 THINGS WE'RE EXPECTING TO FIND.
  • 16:27 IN FACT, IT'S SO EXCITING TO BE
  • 16:29 CONNECTED TO THE ARCHEOLOGICAL
  • 16:30 FINDS IN ISRAEL THAT WE'VE
  • 16:32 STARTED A FUND CALLED
  • 16:33 "THE TEMPLE MOUNT FUND."
  • 16:35 IF YOU SEND US A DONATION FOR
  • 16:36 "THE TEMPLE MOUNT FUND,"
  • 16:38 NOT ONLY WILL WE BE ABLE TO HELP
  • 16:39 THE ARCHAEOLOGISTS
  • 16:40 WITH THEIR WORK, WE'LL SEND YOU
  • 16:42 THIS CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION
  • 16:44 THAT SAYS THAT YOU HAVE BEEN
  • 16:45 PART OF THE UNEARTHING
  • 16:47 OF THE VERACITY OF THE BIBLE
  • 16:48 AND THE JEWISH PRESENCE
  • 16:50 IN THE LAND.
  • 16:52 IT'S JUST A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME
  • 16:53 OPPORTUNITY, SO WE REALLY WANT
  • 16:54 TO THANK YOU, TRACIE,
  • 16:55 FOR BEING HERE.
  • 16:56 AND THANK YOU FOR COMING
  • 16:57 TO ISRAEL WITH US.
  • 16:58 IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE,
  • 16:59 I GUARANTEE IT.
  • 17:00 NOW LET'S GO BACK TO ISRAEL
  • 17:02 AND CONTINUE WITH OUR PROGRAM.
  • 17:03 ♪ ♪
  • 17:10 Randy: ISRAELITE TOMB STRUCTURE
  • 17:12 IS VERY, VERY DISTINCTIVE.
  • 17:14 IT'S SOMETHING THAT OCCURS IN
  • 17:15 ABOUT 800 SOME TOMBS HERE
  • 17:16 IN THE JERUSALEM AREA AND IT
  • 17:18 FOLLOWS THE SAME BASIC PATTERN
  • 17:19 DURING THE FIRST TEMPLE PERIOD.
  • 17:21 YOU HAVE A MAIN ENTRY,
  • 17:23 WHICH IS KIND OF THE WORK AREA;
  • 17:25 YOU HAVE A COUPLE OF
  • 17:26 SIDE CHAMBERS AND THEN
  • 17:27 A CHAMBER TOWARD THE BACK.
  • 17:28 SO, YOU HAVE THE ONE, TWO,
  • 17:30 THREE LONG ROOMS
  • 17:31 AND ONE BROAD ROOM.
  • 17:32 THE PATRIARCH IS THE FIRST ONE
  • 17:33 TO BE BURIED AT THE BACK.
  • 17:35 THE CHILDREN AND THE WIFE,
  • 17:37 OR OTHERS, WOULD BE LAID
  • 17:38 ON EACH SIDE.
  • 17:39 THE PERSON COMING IN
  • 17:40 TO DO THE BURYING
  • 17:41 WOULD STAND IN THE MIDDLE THERE
  • 17:42 TO PREPARE THE BODY.
  • 17:44 Tom: WHAT ELSE HAS BEEN FOUND
  • 17:45 HERE THAT HELPS ARCHAEOLOGISTS
  • 17:46 UNDERSTAND THE LIVES OF THE
  • 17:48 PEOPLE AND DATE THE PERIODS?
  • 17:50 Randy: WELL, ONE OF THE THINGS
  • 17:51 THAT YOU FIND
  • 17:52 IN EVERY ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG,
  • 17:53 ARE PIECES OF BROKEN POTTERY.
  • 17:55 IT'S INDESTRUCTIBLE AND ONE
  • 17:57 OF THE NICE THINGS ABOUT IT,
  • 17:58 IN TERMS OF DATING, IS THAT YOU
  • 18:00 CAN GENERALLY FOLLOW
  • 18:01 A PRETTY CLEAR CHRONOLOGY.
  • 18:03 IT MAY BE A RELATIVE CHRONOLOGY,
  • 18:05 BUT YOU CAN DEFINITELY SEE
  • 18:06 A PROGRESSION IN DATES AND TIME.
  • 18:08 Tom: WOOD DOESN'T LAST,
  • 18:09 PAPER DOESN'T LAST,
  • 18:10 NONE OF THOSE THINGS LAST,
  • 18:11 BUT POTTERY DOES.
  • 18:13 Randy: ONE OF THE PROBLEMS
  • 18:14 WITH OLD TESTAMENT DATING
  • 18:15 IS YOU DON'T HAVE COINS UNTIL
  • 18:16 ABOUT THE 5th CENTURY B.C.
  • 18:18 SO, FOR MOST OF
  • 18:19 THE OLD TESTAMENT PERIOD,
  • 18:21 WE DON'T HAVE THAT TO HELP US
  • 18:22 WITH SOME MORE ABSOLUTE DATING.
  • 18:24 THEREFORE, ARCHAEOLOGISTS
  • 18:25 HAVE TO RELY HEAVILY ON POTTERY.
  • 18:27 Tom: WHAT KIND OF POTTERY HAS
  • 18:28 BEEN LOCATED IN THIS DIG HERE?
  • 18:31 Randy: PERHAPS ONE OF
  • 18:32 THE EASIEST THINGS FOR US
  • 18:33 TO UNDERSTAND IS THE DEVELOPMENT
  • 18:34 OF THE CLAY LAMP.
  • 18:37 THE LAMPS THAT WERE FOUND HERE
  • 18:38 WERE VERY TYPICAL
  • 18:39 OF THE ISRAELITE PERIOD.
  • 18:41 SOME OF THESE HOUSES, OF COURSE,
  • 18:42 HAVE THEM GOING ALL THE WAY BACK
  • 18:44 TO ABOUT 1100 B.C., 1000 B.C.
  • 18:46 WHICH WOULD BE THE TIME
  • 18:47 OF DAVID.
  • 18:48 THIS PARTICULAR CASE,
  • 18:49 MOST OF THE POTTERY WAS
  • 18:50 FROM THE 8th TO 9th CENTURY B.C.
  • 18:53 Tom: DOES BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 18:55 HELP A CHRISTIAN TO DEVELOP
  • 18:57 HIS FAITH?
  • 18:58 Randy: IT CERTAINLY DOES, TOM.
  • 19:00 I THINK THAT IF NOTHING ELSE,
  • 19:03 IT CERTAINLY HELPS US
  • 19:04 TO BE ABLE TO PUT THE BIBLE
  • 19:05 BACK INTO ITS CONTEXT.
  • 19:07 LIVING IN AMERICA 2,000 YEARS
  • 19:08 AFTER THE TIME OF CHRIST,
  • 19:10 WE KNOW LITTLE OR NOTHING
  • 19:11 ABOUT OLD TESTAMENT LIVING.
  • 19:13 AND TO BE ABLE TO COME AND SEE
  • 19:14 THAT AND SEE HOW THE PEOPLE
  • 19:16 LIVED, AND THEN AS YOU READ
  • 19:17 THE SCRIPTURES, IT JUST
  • 19:18 MAKES IT COME ALIVE.
  • 19:19 IT MAKES SO MUCH MORE SENSE
  • 19:20 AND THAT'S GOT TO STRENGTHEN
  • 19:21 YOUR FAITH.
  • 19:23 Zola: JUST AS THE PRESENCE
  • 19:24 OF THE FOUR-ROOM HOUSE
  • 19:25 HELPS TO AFFIRM THE CREDIBILITY
  • 19:27 OF THE BIBLE, SO DOES
  • 19:28 THE CITY OF JERUSALEM ITSELF.
  • 19:30 AS A GREAT CITY
  • 19:31 OF THE MIDDLE EAST
  • 19:32 FROM ANTIQUITY, STILL LIVED IN,
  • 19:35 IT ATTESTS TO THE CERTAINTY
  • 19:36 OF BIBLICAL PROPHESY.
  • 19:38 FOR EXAMPLE,
  • 19:39 JOEL 3:20 DECLARES:
  • 19:47 ISRAEL ARCHAEOLOGIST
  • 19:48 DANNY BAHAT,
  • 19:49 AND A TEAM OF SCHOLARS,
  • 19:50 AS A PART OF THE CELEBRATION
  • 19:52 OF JERUSALEM'S
  • 19:53 3,000th BIRTHDAY,
  • 19:54 CONSTRUCTED THIS MODEL
  • 19:55 REPRESENTING THE CITY OF DAVID
  • 19:57 JUST PRIOR TO ITS DESTRUCTION
  • 19:59 IN THE YEAR 586 B.C.
  • 20:01 WE NOW STEP BACK 2,600 YEARS
  • 20:03 AS DANNY BAHAT DESCRIBES THIS
  • 20:05 MOST MAGNIFICENT OF CITIES.
  • 20:08 Danny: THE FOUNDATIONS
  • 20:09 OF JERUSALEM START NEXT TO
  • 20:11 THE ONLY PERENNIAL SPRING
  • 20:12 AROUND JERUSALEM,
  • 20:13 WHICH IS DOWN HERE.
  • 20:14 THAT'S THE SPRING OF GIHON
  • 20:16 AND IT WAS HERE THAT JERUSALEM
  • 20:17 WAS FOUNDED, SOMEWHERE
  • 20:19 IN THE 10th CENTURY B.C.,
  • 20:21 IN ITS PRESENT SHAPE,
  • 20:22 SURROUNDED BY CITY WALLS.
  • 20:24 WE KNOW THAT IT WAS FOUNDED
  • 20:25 EARLIER ALREADY
  • 20:27 IN THE 4th MILLENNIUM B.C.,
  • 20:28 WHICH MEANS JERUSALEM, IS TODAY
  • 20:30 6,000 YEARS OLD.
  • 20:32 WHEN DAVID CONQUERED JERUSALEM,
  • 20:34 IT REACHED ONLY AS FAR AS HERE.
  • 20:36 AND HERE ON THE FOUNDATIONS
  • 20:37 OF AN OLDER PALACE, HE BUILT
  • 20:39 HIS OWN PALACE WHICH IS HERE.
  • 20:41 THAT PALACE WAS NAMED IN
  • 20:43 THE BIBLE "THE CITADEL OF ZION,"
  • 20:46 AND THIS IS WHERE IT EXISTED
  • 20:47 FOR QUITE A WHILE.
  • 20:50 Zola: TURNING TO THE ARTIST'S
  • 20:51 PORTRAYAL OF THE CITY
  • 20:52 RULED BY DAVID AND SOLOMON,
  • 20:55 DAVID'S PALACE IS SHOWN HERE.
  • 20:57 FURTHER TO THE NORTH,
  • 20:58 DAVID'S SON CONTINUED
  • 20:59 HIS FATHER'S LEGACY.
  • 21:01 Danny: KING SOLOMON DECIDES
  • 21:02 TO BUILD THE TEMPLE.
  • 21:04 AND AS HE BUILDS THE TEMPLE
  • 21:05 ON TOP OF MT. MORIAH,
  • 21:06 WHICH IS A KIND OF
  • 21:08 A DOME-SHAPED MOUNTAIN
  • 21:10 IN THIS AREA JUST AWAY
  • 21:12 OF THE CITY, THE PLACE
  • 21:13 WHERE THE THRESHING FLOOR
  • 21:15 OF THE LAST CANAANITE
  • 21:17 AND JEBUSITE KINGS WAS LOCATED.
  • 21:19 IN ORDER TO BUILD A TEMPLE
  • 21:21 IN THIS PLACE, HE ACTUALLY
  • 21:22 HAD TO SURROUND THE ENTIRE MOUNT
  • 21:25 BY A CITY WALL,
  • 21:27 WHICH YOU CAN SEE HERE.
  • 21:28 AND IN THIS ENORMOUS AREA
  • 21:30 HE ALSO INCLUDED HIS PALACE.
  • 21:33 ACCORDING TO
  • 21:34 THE BIBLICAL DESCRIPTION,
  • 21:35 HIS PALACE WAS COMPRISED OF MANY
  • 21:38 INNER COURTYARDS, LIKE THIS ONE,
  • 21:40 EACH OF THEM
  • 21:41 SURROUNDED PROBABLY
  • 21:42 BY ALL KIND OF COLONNADES.
  • 21:44 THE MOST IMPORTANT OF WHICH,
  • 21:46 WHICH EXPLICITLY IS DESCRIBED,
  • 21:47 IS THE STRUCTURE
  • 21:48 WHICH WE SEE HERE,
  • 21:49 WHICH IS THE HOUSE
  • 21:50 OF THE FOREST OF LEBANON,
  • 21:52 AS MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE,
  • 21:53 PROBABLY BECAUSE
  • 21:54 THE MANY COLUMNS WHICH
  • 21:56 SUPPORTED ITS ROOF WERE MADE OF
  • 21:57 THE CEDAR OF LEBANON.
  • 21:59 Zola: I KINGS 7
  • 22:01 HELPED DANNY AND HIS TEAM
  • 22:02 CONSTRUCT THIS AREA.
  • 22:04 IT GIVES AN EXACTING
  • 22:05 DESCRIPTION OF SOLOMON'S HOUSE
  • 22:07 OF THE FOREST OF LEBANON.
  • 22:18 A CUBIT BEING APPROXIMATELY
  • 22:20 18 INCHES,
  • 22:21 THIS MAGNIFICENT BUILDING
  • 22:23 WAS 150 FEET IN LENGTH
  • 22:25 AND OVER 4 STORIES TALL.
  • 22:27 HAVING THE PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
  • 22:29 OF BUILDINGS IS ONE THING.
  • 22:30 KNOWING WHERE TO PLACE THEM
  • 22:31 IN RELATIONSHIP TO EACH OTHER
  • 22:33 AND THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE
  • 22:34 IS ANOTHER.
  • 22:35 HOW DID THE TEAM OF SCHOLARS
  • 22:36 OVERCOME THIS OBSTACLE?
  • 22:38 Danny: OF COURSE, FIRST OF ALL,
  • 22:39 WE'VE GOT THE BIBLE,
  • 22:40 WHICH IS THE ONLY SOURCE WHICH
  • 22:42 DESCRIBES MANY OF THE ITEMS
  • 22:45 MENTIONED OR SHOWN ON THE MAP
  • 22:47 WHICH WE HAVE HERE.
  • 22:48 THE OTHER THING IS ARCHAEOLOGY.
  • 22:50 AND I'D LIKE YOU TO SEE,
  • 22:51 FOR EXAMPLE, THIS LITTLE CORNER
  • 22:53 WHICH WE HAVE HERE, WHERE
  • 22:54 BECAUSE OF THE EXCAVATIONS
  • 22:56 CARRIED OUT IN THE '70s,
  • 22:58 WE KNOW THAT THIS WAS AN AREA
  • 23:01 WHERE THERE WAS KIND OF
  • 23:02 ROYAL STORAGE.
  • 23:03 SO WE KNOW THAT IT BELONGED,
  • 23:05 OR FORMED A PART OF THE COMPLEX
  • 23:07 OF THE PALACE AND SO ON.
  • 23:09 NEXT TO IT, A LITTLE POSTERN
  • 23:11 LED THE PEOPLE WHO WERE
  • 23:12 CONNECTED TO THOSE STORES
  • 23:15 DOWN ALONG THE TRAIL
  • 23:17 ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE VALLEY.
  • 23:19 THE OTHER THING IS, OF COURSE,
  • 23:21 ARCHAEOLOGY REFERRING TO
  • 23:22 THE WATER SOURCES.
  • 23:23 WE HAVE MENTIONED BEFORE
  • 23:24 THE ONLY PERENNIAL SPRING,
  • 23:26 THE GIHON SPRING,
  • 23:27 AND THEN FROM HERE STANDS
  • 23:29 THE FAMOUS SILOAM TUNNEL
  • 23:31 OR HEZEKIAH'S TUNNEL
  • 23:32 GOING ALL THE WAY DOWN
  • 23:34 INTO THE POOL OF SILOAM,
  • 23:35 WHICH IS FOUND DOWN HERE RIGHT
  • 23:37 AT THE BOTTOM OF THE VALLEY.
  • 23:39 Zola: THE BIBLE SPEAKS
  • 23:40 OF A TUNNEL, OR CONDUIT,
  • 23:42 USED TO SUPPLY WATER
  • 23:43 TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE CITY.
  • 23:45 THE BOOK OF II KINGS 20
  • 23:47 AFFIRMS:
  • 23:56 ADDITIONALLY,
  • 23:57 FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT,
  • 23:58 JOHN 9:7 RECORDS THE MIRACLE
  • 24:00 OF JESUS HEALING A BLIND MAN
  • 24:02 AT THE POOL OF SILOAM.
  • 24:12 NOT ONLY DO THE STONES CRY OUT,
  • 24:14 BUT HERE,
  • 24:15 UNDER THE CITY OF DAVID,
  • 24:16 A DARK TUNNEL AND
  • 24:17 A SEEMINGLY QUIET POOL OF WATER
  • 24:19 DECLARE THE TRUTH.
  • 24:21 Danny: WE KNOW THAT DURING
  • 24:22 THE TIME OF KING HEZEKIAH,
  • 24:24 THE CITY EXPANDED BEYOND
  • 24:26 ITS ORIGINAL WALLS.
  • 24:28 AND, INDEED, WE HAVE FOUND
  • 24:30 IN THE EXCAVATIONS IN THE '70s,
  • 24:33 WE HAVE DISCOVERED NOT ONLY
  • 24:35 AN ENORMOUS CITY WALL,
  • 24:36 THE ONE WHICH IS NAMED
  • 24:37 "THE BROAD WALL"
  • 24:38 IN THE BOOK OF NEHEMIAH,
  • 24:40 BUT MANY REMAINS OF HOUSES
  • 24:42 SPREAD ALL OVER, WHICH ARE
  • 24:44 AN INDICATION TO THE FACT
  • 24:45 THAT JERUSALEM COULD NOT
  • 24:47 ANYMORE BE INCLUDED
  • 24:49 IN ITS FORMER CITY WALLS,
  • 24:50 AND IT SIMPLY BURST
  • 24:51 OUTSIDE OF IT IN ORDER
  • 24:54 TO EXPAND IT ALL THE WAY TO WHAT
  • 24:57 WE CALL "THE WESTERN HILL,"
  • 24:59 THE HILL WHICH SURROUNDS TODAY
  • 25:01 THE ARMENIAN QUARTER,
  • 25:02 WHICH IS FOUND IN
  • 25:03 THE NORTHWESTERN CORNER,
  • 25:04 TODAY'S MT. ZION,
  • 25:06 WHICH IS THE AREA AROUND HERE,
  • 25:09 AND THE JEWISH QUARTER
  • 25:10 WHICH IS HERE.
  • 25:12 ALL OF WHAT WE KNOW,
  • 25:13 OR MOST OF WHAT WE KNOW
  • 25:14 WILL COME FROM TODAY'S
  • 25:16 JEWISH QUARTER, WHERE,
  • 25:18 IN THIS MODEL WE HAVE PUT ALSO
  • 25:21 SOME PALACES LIKE THIS ONE.
  • 25:23 BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT
  • 25:24 IN THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH
  • 25:25 WE ARE TOLD
  • 25:26 THAT THE LAST KINGS OF JUDAH
  • 25:29 BUILT THEMSELVES LAVISH
  • 25:30 AND SUMPTUOUS PALACES.
  • 25:32 THE ONLY LOGICAL PLACE FOR
  • 25:34 SUCH PALACES AFTER THE EXPANSION
  • 25:36 OF THE CITY'S WEST WALLS WAS
  • 25:38 ON THIS HILL, WHICH WE SEE HERE.
  • 25:40 Zola: AT THIS POINT,
  • 25:41 THE EVIDENCE IS OVERWHELMING
  • 25:43 AS THE CRIES OF THIS
  • 25:44 ANCIENT CITY'S STONES BUILD
  • 25:46 TO A DIN OF SUPPORT FOR
  • 25:47 THE VERACITY OF THE SCRIPTURES.
  • 25:50 FOR THOSE WILLING TO LISTEN,
  • 25:52 THIS CITY ON A HILL IS TRULY
  • 25:53 A LIGHT UNTO THE NATIONS.
  • 25:57 (♪ Flute & Harp ♪)
  • 26:27 Katharine: THROUGH THESE
  • 26:28 PROGRAMS YOU'RE SEEING HOW LONG
  • 26:30 THE JEWISH PRESENCE HAS BEEN
  • 26:32 IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL.
  • 26:33 THE FOUR-ROOM HOUSE,
  • 26:35 THE PROPHETS, THE PATRIARCHS...
  • 26:38 WE'RE SEEING THE VALIDITY OF
  • 26:39 THE JEWISH PRESENCE IN ISRAEL.
  • 26:42 FOR CENTURIES THEY'VE BEEN
  • 26:43 THERE, MYLES, AND ISLAM
  • 26:44 IS FAIRLY NEW ON THE SCENE.
  • 26:46 Myles: IT REALLY IS AND IT'S
  • 26:47 AMAZING THAT PEOPLE ARE TRYING
  • 26:48 TO REVERSE THAT AND SAY
  • 26:49 THAT WE WERE NEVER THERE.
  • 26:50 Katharine: EXACTLY.
  • 26:51 Myles: AND IT'S JUST NOT
  • 26:52 THE TRUTH; THIS IS THE TRUTH,
  • 26:53 AND ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 26:54 IS VERIFYING THAT.
  • 26:56 ONE WAY THAT YOU CAN HELP US
  • 26:58 TO CONTINUE TO FIND THESE
  • 27:00 ARCHEOLOGICAL TREASURES
  • 27:02 IS BY SUPPORTING OUR
  • 27:03 "TEMPLE MOUNT FUND."
  • 27:04 WE ACTUALLY HAVE A FUND THAT'S
  • 27:05 DESIGNATED TO INCREASE THE WORK
  • 27:08 OF THE ARCHAEOLOGISTS
  • 27:09 IN THE LAND.
  • 27:10 IN FACT, LAST TIME
  • 27:11 WE WERE IN ISRAEL,
  • 27:12 ONE OF OUR MEMBERS FOUND A COIN
  • 27:14 FROM THE MACCABEAN TIMES.
  • 27:15 IT'S SO INCREDIBLE TO BE PART
  • 27:17 OF THAT, SIFTING THROUGH
  • 27:18 THE RUBBLE FROM THE TEMPLE MOUNT
  • 27:20 AND FINDING THESE AMAZING
  • 27:21 TREASURES THAT VERIFY THE BIBLE.
  • 27:23 THERE'S NOTHING LIKE IT.
  • 27:24 Katharine: WE HAVE A BEAUTIFUL
  • 27:25 CERTIFICATE THAT THEY CAN GET
  • 27:26 WHEN THEY SUPPORT US
  • 27:27 FOR THEIR HELP.
  • 27:28 Myles: YES, IF YOU HELP US
  • 27:29 WITH THE "TEMPLE MOUNT FUND,"
  • 27:30 WE'LL SEND YOU A CERTIFICATE
  • 27:31 THAT SAYS THAT YOU'VE BEEN
  • 27:33 PART OF THE VERIFICATION
  • 27:35 OF THE WORD THROUGH ARCHAEOLOGY.
  • 27:37 IT'S REALLY WONDERFUL TO BE PART
  • 27:39 OF THAT ESPECIALLY AS WE SEE
  • 27:40 THE DAY APPROACHING.
  • 27:42 UNTIL WE SEE YOU AGAIN,
  • 27:43 REMEMBER,
  • 27:44 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM.
  • 27:47 Katharine: PRAY FOR THE PEACE
  • 27:48 OF JERUSALEM.
  • 27:52 Male Singer: ♪ LORD GOD, CREATOR OF HEAVEN ♪
  • 27:59 ♪ LORD GOD, WE BRING FORTH YOUR PRAISES ♪
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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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