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Episode: “Archaeology and the Scriptures”
See with your own eyes the history that has occurred at the Citadel, which is also called “David's Tower.” Then we discuss archaeology’s place in illuminating Scripture and also hear from a spokesman with the Israel Antiquities Authority.
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): “Archaeology and the Scriptures” (6/12)

  • 00:02 (♪ "The Stones Cry Out" ♪)
  • 00:24 Male Singer: ♪ IF NO ONE STANDS TO SPEAK, ♪
  • 00:29 ♪ IF NO ONE PRAYS, ♪
  • 00:34 ♪ THESE VERY STONES CRY OUT, ♪
  • 00:41 ♪ "I AM." ♪♪
  • 00:46 Myles: SHALOM AND WELCOME
  • 00:47 TO ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 00:49 I'M MYLES WEISS.
  • 00:50 Katharine: I'M KATHARINE WEISS.
  • 00:51 Myles: WE ARE CONTINUING OUR
  • 00:52 SERIES "THE STONES CRY OUT."
  • 00:55 THIS IS AN AMAZING TIME.
  • 00:56 WE GET TO LOOK INTO
  • 00:57 THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS
  • 00:58 THAT ARE VERIFYING
  • 00:59 THE TRUTH OF THE BIBLE
  • 01:01 AND THE JEWISH PRESENCE
  • 01:02 IN THE LAND.
  • 01:03 Katharine: IT'S NICE TO SEE ZOLA
  • 01:04 IN THE LAND AND TOM INTERVIEWING
  • 01:06 THE ARCHAEOLOGISTS ABOUT
  • 01:08 THE FINDS THAT THEY'VE FOUND.
  • 01:09 AND IT'S SO ENCOURAGING
  • 01:11 TO HAVE THESE STORIES
  • 01:12 TO BRING TO YOU, SO THANK YOU
  • 01:14 FOR YOUR GIFTS OF FUNDS.
  • 01:15 THANK YOU
  • 01:16 FOR YOUR CONTINUAL SUPPORT OF
  • 01:17 WHAT THIS MINISTRY STANDS FOR.
  • 01:19 Myles: YES.
  • 01:20 NOW LET'S GO TO TOM McCALL
  • 01:21 ON LOCATION
  • 01:22 AT THE ROCKEFELLER MUSEUM
  • 01:23 IN ISRAEL.
  • 01:26 ♪ ♪
  • 01:32 Tom: VASSILIOS, TELL ME ABOUT
  • 01:33 WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW.
  • 01:35 Vassilios: WELL, WE'RE IN
  • 01:36 THE CENTRAL COURT
  • 01:37 OF ROCKEFELLER MUSEUM;
  • 01:38 A MUSEUM WHICH WAS BUILT IN 1935
  • 01:43 BY THE BRITISH MANDATE,
  • 01:45 IN ORDER TO EXHIBIT
  • 01:46 THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS
  • 01:48 FROM DIFFERENT SITES
  • 01:49 WHICH HAVE BEEN EXCAVATED
  • 01:50 SINCE THEN, AND ALSO TO BE IN
  • 01:53 THE CENTER OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL
  • 01:56 ACTIVITIES,
  • 01:57 THE DEPARTMENT OF ANTIQUITIES.
  • 01:59 AND, ACTUALLY, IT WAS THE MUSEUM
  • 02:03 IN WHICH ALL THE FINDS FROM
  • 02:06 ALL THE IMPORTANT EXCAVATIONS
  • 02:07 DONE UP TO 1935
  • 02:12 HAVE BEEN EXHIBITED HERE.
  • 02:14 Zola: A 20-YEAR
  • 02:15 FIELD ARCHAEOLOGIST AND EXPERT
  • 02:18 IN EARLY CHRISTIAN CHURCHES,
  • 02:20 PROFESSOR TZAFERIAS
  • 02:21 HAS ALSO STUDIED THE BIBLICAL,
  • 02:23 HELLENISTIC, ROMAN, BYZANTINE
  • 02:25 AND MIDDLE AGES.
  • 02:27 WITH ALL THE PLACES TO DIG
  • 02:28 IN THE WORLD, WE ASKED HIM
  • 02:30 WHY SO MANY NATIONS CAME
  • 02:31 TO THE TINY LAND OF ISRAEL.
  • 02:34 Vassilios: CHRISTIANITY
  • 02:35 AND JUDAISM WERE FOUNDED HERE
  • 02:38 AND ALL THE EVENTS
  • 02:41 WHICH ARE CONNECTED
  • 02:42 WITH THE OLD TESTAMENT
  • 02:43 AND THE NEW TESTAMENT
  • 02:44 TOOK PLACE IN THIS SURROUNDING.
  • 02:47 SO, EVERYONE IS COMING HERE
  • 02:49 TO SEE, UNDERSTAND
  • 02:51 AND SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING;
  • 02:54 NOT ONLY ARCHAEOLOGISTS,
  • 02:55 BUT ALSO HISTORIANS
  • 02:56 AND EVEN THEOLOGIANS.
  • 02:58 Tom: WHAT ARE SOME OF
  • 02:59 THE INSTITUTES, THE MAJOR ONES
  • 03:00 THAT ARE INVOLVED?
  • 03:01 Vassilios: WELL, FIRST OF ALL,
  • 03:02 A LOT OF VISITORS
  • 03:04 FROM THE UNITED STATES
  • 03:05 AND THAT'S...I MEAN,
  • 03:06 THEY WERE THE FIRST
  • 03:07 TO COME HERE;
  • 03:08 BRITISH INSTITUTES...
  • 03:10 ALTHOUGH, LATELY,
  • 03:12 THE BRITISH INSTITUTE,
  • 03:13 PARTLY OUT OF
  • 03:14 FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES,
  • 03:16 THEY HAVE NOT INCREASED--
  • 03:19 DECREASED THEIR INTEREST
  • 03:21 IN THIS COUNTRY.
  • 03:22 BUT THE FRENCH AND THE ITALIANS
  • 03:24 AND THE SPAIN,
  • 03:25 EVEN FROM JAPAN...
  • 03:26 INSTITUTES ARE COMING EVERY
  • 03:28 SUMMER WITH THEIR STUDENTS
  • 03:30 AND EXCAVATE.
  • 03:31 AND ABOVE ALL, OF COURSE,
  • 03:33 THE INSTITUTES,
  • 03:34 THE ACADEMIES FROM ISRAEL...
  • 03:36 FIVE UNIVERSITIES...
  • 03:37 THEY DO HAVE
  • 03:38 ARCHAEOLOGICAL DEPARTMENTS
  • 03:39 AND EVERY DEPARTMENT IS INVOLVED
  • 03:41 IN SOME EXCAVATION.
  • 03:43 AND, OF COURSE,
  • 03:44 THE ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY.
  • 03:46 WE'RE DOING MOST OF THE WORK
  • 03:48 IN THE FIELD OF WHAT WE CALL
  • 03:52 "THE SALVAGE EXCAVATION."
  • 03:53 BECAUSE OF THE DEVELOPMENT
  • 03:55 IN THIS COUNTRY,
  • 03:56 WHICH IS VERY RAPID,
  • 03:57 AND MANY SITES
  • 03:58 HAVE BEEN DESTROYED IN
  • 04:00 THIS PROCEDURE OF DEVELOPMENT,
  • 04:02 WE'RE COMING TO SAVE THIS
  • 04:05 AND TO EXCAVATE AND TO SAVE THE
  • 04:07 INFORMATION FROM THESE SITES.
  • 04:09 WE'RE NOT SAVING THE SITES,
  • 04:11 BECAUSE EVENTUALLY THEY'LL BE
  • 04:12 DESTROYED BY THE BULLDOZERS
  • 04:14 BUT WE SAVE THE INFORMATION
  • 04:17 AND THE EVIDENCE
  • 04:18 THEY ARE GIVING TO US.
  • 04:19 SO WE'RE DOING A LOT OF WORK.
  • 04:22 Tom: ARCHAEOLOGY HERE IN ISRAEL
  • 04:23 HAS HAD A VERY FASCINATING PAST
  • 04:26 FOR SOMETHING OVER 100 YEARS,
  • 04:28 I GUESS,
  • 04:31 AND MANY IMPORTANT DISCOVERIES
  • 04:32 HAVE BEEN MADE.
  • 04:33 DO YOU THINK THERE IS MUCH OF
  • 04:35 A FUTURE FOR ARCHAEOLOGY HERE?
  • 04:37 Vassilios: WELL, FIRST OF ALL,
  • 04:39 WE EXCAVATE FOR 100 YEARS NOW
  • 04:42 AND I CAN SAY THAT WE'VE
  • 04:44 EXCAVATED ONLY NO MORE THAN
  • 04:48 15% OF OUR PAST.
  • 04:51 IF YOU LOOK ON THE SITES
  • 04:53 WHICH HAVE BEEN EXCAVATED
  • 04:54 50-60 YEARS AGO, ONLY
  • 04:56 SMALL PORTIONS OF THE SITES
  • 04:58 HAVE BEEN EXCAVATED
  • 04:59 AND THE REST IS LEFT
  • 05:00 FOR THE POSTERITY.
  • 05:01 SECONDLY, MANY OF THE SITES
  • 05:03 WHICH HAS BEEN EXCAVATED
  • 05:04 JUST YEARS AND YEARS AGO,
  • 05:07 NOW WE HAVE TO COME BACK AGAIN
  • 05:09 AND CHECK IF THE ASSUMPTIONS
  • 05:11 FROM THOSE ARCHAEOLOGISTS
  • 05:12 WHO WORKED 30, 50,
  • 05:15 OR EVEN 100 YEARS AGO...
  • 05:17 IF THEIR ASSUMPTIONS WERE RIGHT.
  • 05:18 SO, WE HAVE TO CHECK
  • 05:19 AND UPDATE OUR KNOWLEDGE.
  • 05:21 SO, DON'T WORRY...
  • 05:23 THERE IS WORK FOR THE
  • 05:24 ARCHAEOLOGISTS OF THE FUTURE.
  • 05:26 ♪ ♪
  • 05:31 Zola: A SPLENDID TESTAMENT
  • 05:33 TO THE WORK OF THE ISRAELIS
  • 05:34 IS THE TOWER OF DAVID,
  • 05:36 OR DAVID'S CITADEL.
  • 05:37 NOW A MUSEUM,
  • 05:38 ITS MASSIVE WALLS,
  • 05:40 MAJESTIC RAMPARTS
  • 05:41 AND IMPOSING TOWERS REMAIN
  • 05:43 AS AN ORACLE
  • 05:44 OF JERUSALEM'S HISTORY.
  • 05:46 I STOPPED OUTSIDE
  • 05:47 TO GIVE AN ABBREVIATED STORY
  • 05:48 OF THIS ONE-TIME FORTRESS.
  • 05:51 WELL, I'M STANDING
  • 05:52 IN A TURKISH ARCHWAY
  • 05:54 ON A KIND OF A PORTICO
  • 05:56 IN FRONT OF AN ANCIENT BUILDING,
  • 05:58 A BUILDING REBUILT MANY TIMES,
  • 06:00 THE KIND OF BUILDING
  • 06:01 THAT MAKES JERUSALEM WHAT IT IS
  • 06:02 AND THE KIND OF BUILDING
  • 06:03 YOU DON'T HAVE IN YOUR CITY
  • 06:04 PROBABLY.
  • 06:05 WELL, ( Chuckles )
  • 06:06 VERY FEW CITIES IN THE WORLD
  • 06:07 CAN BOAST OF SUCH A PLACE
  • 06:10 THAT HAS SO MANY PERIODS
  • 06:11 AND SO MANY DIFFERENT PEOPLES
  • 06:12 ASSOCIATED WITH IT.
  • 06:14 TO BEGIN WITH,
  • 06:15 IT WAS KING HEROD'S PALACE
  • 06:16 AND HE BUILT TOWERS
  • 06:18 TO FAMILY MEMBERS, AND SO ON.
  • 06:20 THESE TOWERS ARE STILL HERE.
  • 06:23 WHEN TITUS AND THE ROMANS
  • 06:25 DESTROYED THE CITY,
  • 06:26 AND, OF COURSE,
  • 06:27 KING HEROD EXISTED IN
  • 06:28 THE PERIOD OF THE 1st CENTURY;
  • 06:29 IN THE PERIOD OF JESUS,
  • 06:30 AND SO ON, THEN THAT
  • 06:32 WAS CONQUERED IN 70 A.D.
  • 06:34 THE CITY WAS CONQUERED
  • 06:35 AND TITUS, THE ROMAN GENERAL,
  • 06:37 ORDERED THE PLACE RAZED.
  • 06:40 I MEAN, IT WAS DESTROYED.
  • 06:42 THIS BUILDING
  • 06:43 WAS LARGELY DESTROYED,
  • 06:44 BUT HE LEFT THE TOWER STANDING
  • 06:46 AND THE HERODIAN STONES;
  • 06:48 THOSE NEAT STONES
  • 06:49 WITH THE BORDERS ON EACH ONE
  • 06:51 THAT FIT TOGETHER
  • 06:52 WITHOUT MORTAR.
  • 06:53 A BEAUTIFUL BUILDING HEROD DID.
  • 06:54 THOSE STONES WERE LEFT IN PLACE
  • 06:57 AND NEVER TORN DOWN.
  • 06:59 THE ROMANS GAVE THEM OVER
  • 07:01 TO THE BYZANTINE CHRISTIANS
  • 07:03 WHO ARE ALSO ASSOCIATED
  • 07:05 WITH THIS BUILDING.
  • 07:06 THIS BUILDING IS JUST INSIDE
  • 07:08 THE JAFFA GATE
  • 07:09 IN THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM.
  • 07:11 SO IT IS A CENTRAL AND
  • 07:12 IMPORTANT SITE TO JERUSALEM.
  • 07:15 THE BYZANTINES GAVE WAY
  • 07:16 TO THE MUSLIMS
  • 07:17 AND IN THEIR PERIOD
  • 07:18 THEY OCCUPIED THE BUILDING.
  • 07:20 THE TURKS CAME IN THEIR TIME;
  • 07:22 1517 TO 1917.
  • 07:26 AND IN 1917,
  • 07:28 CLOSE TO WHERE I'M STANDING,
  • 07:29 GENERAL ALLENBY,
  • 07:31 THE BRITISH COMMANDER
  • 07:32 WHO TOOK THE CITY AT THAT TIME
  • 07:36 ANNOUNCED
  • 07:37 THAT THE BRITISH TROOPS
  • 07:39 HAD TAKEN JERUSALEM.
  • 07:41 THEY HAD TAKEN THE PLACE
  • 07:42 WITHOUT FIRING A SHOT.
  • 07:44 THIS WAS MORE OF A NEGOTIATED
  • 07:47 SETTLEMENT AND JERUSALEM WAS
  • 07:49 GIVEN OVER TO A BRITISH MANDATE
  • 07:51 AT THAT TIME.
  • 07:53 WHAT HAS BECOME OF THE BUILDING
  • 07:55 SINCE THEN?
  • 07:56 WELL, THE BRITISH MANDATE
  • 07:57 GAVE WAY TO THE JEWISH ENTRY
  • 08:01 INTO JERUSALEM IN 1948
  • 08:03 WHEN THE U.N. PARTITIONED
  • 08:04 THE LAND
  • 08:05 AND A PORTION OF JERUSALEM
  • 08:08 GIVEN TO THE JEWS.
  • 08:09 THEN, THERE WAS
  • 08:11 THE WAR OF INDEPENDENCE
  • 08:12 AND THE 1956 WAR WITH THE ARABS.
  • 08:15 THE 1967 WAR IS VERY IMPORTANT
  • 08:17 TO JERUSALEM
  • 08:18 AND TO THIS BUILDING,
  • 08:19 BECAUSE AT THAT TIME
  • 08:20 THE JEWS CAME THROUGH HERE,
  • 08:22 CONQUERED EAST JERUSALEM
  • 08:23 AND OCCUPIED
  • 08:24 THIS PART OF THE CITY.
  • 08:25 AND, IN DOING SO,
  • 08:26 THEY ACQUIRED WHAT WAS LEFT
  • 08:29 OF THIS BUILDING...
  • 08:30 A HOLLOWED-OUT STRUCTURE
  • 08:31 WITH HIGH WALLS AND THE TOWER
  • 08:33 STILL IN PLACE
  • 08:34 BUILT BY KING HEROD
  • 08:35 AND HEROD'S STONES
  • 08:37 ALL THE WAY AROUND
  • 08:38 STILL STANDING,
  • 08:39 STILL RELIABLY HOLDING UP
  • 08:40 THE WALLS.
  • 08:41 AND THE JEWS BUILT HERE
  • 08:42 A VERY SPLENDID MUSEUM
  • 08:44 AND THEY CALLED THE PLACE
  • 08:45 "DAVID'S TOWER,"
  • 08:46 BUT IT DOESN'T REALLY GO BACK
  • 08:48 TO KING DAVID,
  • 08:49 BUT THE TOWERS THERE,
  • 08:50 THEIR ENORMITY AND SPLENDOR,
  • 08:52 REMINDED THE JEWS
  • 08:54 OF THE PERIOD OF KING DAVID.
  • 08:55 AND IT'S ALWAYS BEEN CALLED
  • 08:57 "DAVID'S TOWER"
  • 08:58 OR "DAVID'S CITADEL."
  • 08:59 THIS OLD BUILDING,
  • 09:00 WHICH HAS SEEN
  • 09:01 SO MANY COMINGS AND GOINGS,
  • 09:02 SO MANY PERIODS,
  • 09:03 FROM THE PAGAN ROMANS
  • 09:05 TO THE CHRISTIANS,
  • 09:06 THE BYZANTINES TO THE MUSLIMS
  • 09:08 AND FINALLY THE BRITISH
  • 09:10 AND THE JEWISH...
  • 09:11 IS STILL UP FOR NEGOTIATIONS
  • 09:14 AND HOPEFULLY THERE WILL NOT BE
  • 09:17 TOO MUCH USE OF THIS SORT AGAIN
  • 09:19 IN WHATEVER BEFALLS THIS PLACE
  • 09:22 IN THE FUTURE.
  • 09:23 HOWEVER THE NEGOTIATIONS GO,
  • 09:25 THIS BUILDING WILL BE HERE.
  • 09:26 WE'LL SEE IT AGAIN.
  • 09:27 WE'LL RECORD IT
  • 09:29 AND IF THE LORD TARRIES
  • 09:30 1,000 YEARS, I'M SURE
  • 09:31 WE'LL STILL BE STANDING HERE
  • 09:32 TO RECORD THE EVENTS
  • 09:34 OF WHATEVER HAPPENS
  • 09:35 IN THE INTERIM PERIOD.
  • 09:37 ♪ ♪
  • 09:38 WHEN WE RETURN,
  • 09:39 WE'LL GO INSIDE THE CITADEL
  • 09:41 AND SPEAK WITH BOB MULLINS,
  • 09:42 AN AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGIST
  • 09:44 LIVING AND WORKING IN ISRAEL.
  • 09:45 WE'LL LEARN HOW HIS YEARS
  • 09:47 OF SIFTING THE SANDS
  • 09:48 HAVE AFFECTED HIS FAITH.
  • 09:50 Bob: IT'S REALLY BEING ABLE
  • 09:52 TO PUT MYSELF IN THE PLACE
  • 09:53 OF AN ANCIENT ISRAELITE,
  • 09:56 TO STAND IN THE HOUSE
  • 09:57 THAT THEY STOOD IN, TO SEE LIFE
  • 09:59 FROM THEIR PERSPECTIVE.
  • 10:01 AND THIS, REALLY, I THINK,
  • 10:03 BRINGS ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 10:04 TO MUCH MORE OF A HUMAN LEVEL.
  • 10:06 ♪ ♪
  • 10:15 Announcer: FOR INSIGHTFUL PERSPECTIVES ON ISRAEL AND BIBLE PROPHECY,
  • 10:19 ASK FOR OUR FREE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER,
  • 10:21 "THE LEVITT LETTER."
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  • 10:26 WATCH THE TV PROGRAM, OR VISIT OUR ONLINE STORE.
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  • 10:34 COME WITH US ON A TOUR OF ISRAEL OR PETRA
  • 10:37 OR A CRUISE TO GREECE AND EPHESUS.
  • 10:40 PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.
  • 10:44 ♪ ♪
  • 11:20 Katharine: ISRAEL...
  • 11:21 WHEN YOU COME WITH US,
  • 11:23 YOU WILL COME
  • 11:24 TO SOME OF THESE DIGS
  • 11:25 AND SEE FOR YOURSELF
  • 11:26 THE TREASURES
  • 11:27 THAT ARE IN THE EARTH
  • 11:28 AND THAT HAVE BEEN DISCOVERED
  • 11:29 FOR THIS TIME
  • 11:30 TO ESTABLISH ISRAEL
  • 11:32 AND ITS RIGHT TO THE LAND.
  • 11:34 AND THIS LITTLE BOOKLET
  • 11:35 IS WONDERFUL, TOO, MYLES.
  • 11:36 Myles: RIGHT...THIS IS
  • 11:37 "ISRAEL'S RIGHT TO THE LAND."
  • 11:38 IT IS WRITTEN BY DAVID HOCKING
  • 11:39 AND IT'S OUR OFFER
  • 11:40 FOR THIS WEEK.
  • 11:41 IT WILL REALLY HELP YOU.
  • 11:42 IT WILL EQUIP YOU
  • 11:43 TO SPEAK TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY
  • 11:44 ABOUT GOD'S PLAN
  • 11:46 FOR THE LAND ITSELF
  • 11:47 AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 11:48 IN FACT, THIS IS PART
  • 11:50 OF OUR "PRO-ISRAEL PACKAGE."
  • 11:51 IT HAS A NUMBER
  • 11:52 OF INTERESTING ITEMS IN IT.
  • 11:53 LET'S GO TO VIDEO
  • 11:54 THAT WILL TELL YOU A LITTLE BIT
  • 11:55 ABOUT THAT PACKAGE NOW.
  • 11:57 ♪ ♪
  • 11:59 Announcer: SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL
  • 12:00 WITH THE "PRO-ISRAEL PACKAGE."
  • 12:03 FOR YOUR GIFT OF $48 OR MORE, YOU'LL RECEIVE:
  • 12:05 A 3' x 5' FLAG OF ISRAEL;
  • 12:08 FOUR PRO-ISRAEL BUTTONS;
  • 12:10 A "PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM" BUMPER STICKER;
  • 12:13 "ISRAEL'S RIGHT TO THE LAND" BOOKLET;
  • 12:15 A "JERUSALEM JOURNEY STONE;"
  • 12:17 "BROKEN BRANCHES" BY ZOLA LEVITT;
  • 12:19 AND A TWO-FLAG LAPEL PIN.
  • 12:21 CALL AND ASK FOR THE "PRO-ISRAEL PACKAGE"
  • 12:24 OR VISIT US AT LEVITT.COM.
  • 12:30 Myles: I'M GLAD THAT WE CAN
  • 12:31 PRESENT TO YOU SOMETHING LIKE
  • 12:32 THE "PRO-ISRAEL PACKAGE,"
  • 12:33 ESPECIALLY IN THE DAY
  • 12:34 IN WHICH WE'RE LIVING.
  • 12:35 YOU KNOW, THESE PROGRAMS WERE
  • 12:36 ORIGINALLY PRODUCED IN 1996.
  • 12:38 SINCE THAT TIME THERE HAVE BEEN
  • 12:40 MORE AND MORE DISCOVERIES
  • 12:41 IN THE LAND.
  • 12:42 WE WERE THERE
  • 12:43 WHEN THE POOL OF SILOAM
  • 12:44 WAS DISCOVERED,
  • 12:45 AND THEY KEEP FINDING
  • 12:46 MORE EVIDENCE OF THE TRUTH
  • 12:47 OF THE BIBLE.
  • 12:49 Katharine: THE FAITH THAT COMES
  • 12:50 FROM SEEING THAT THE BIBLE IS
  • 12:51 GOD'S ACCURATE DIALOGUE TO US.
  • 12:55 NOT ONLY IS HE TALKING TO US
  • 12:57 FROM THE SCRIPTURE, BUT THEN
  • 12:58 HE TELLS US WHERE TO DO AND DIG.
  • 12:59 Myles: YES...EXACTLY.
  • 13:01 SOME PEOPLE MAY NOT KNOW
  • 13:02 WHO ZOLA IS.
  • 13:03 HE'S THE FOUNDER
  • 13:04 OF THIS MINISTRY.
  • 13:05 HE BEGAN THIS BACK IN THE 1970s.
  • 13:07 IT'S BEEN ONE OF THE PREMIER
  • 13:08 FORERUNNING MINISTRIES
  • 13:09 TO BRING THE MESSAGE OF ISRAEL
  • 13:12 AND THE TRUTH OF THE CONNECTION
  • 13:13 BETWEEN THE CHURCH AND ISRAEL
  • 13:15 TO THE AIRWAVES AND TO ANYONE--
  • 13:17 TO WHOSOEVER IS INTERESTED.
  • 13:19 IT'S OUR PRIVILEGE
  • 13:20 TO KEEP BRINGING THAT TO YOU,
  • 13:21 AND WE APPRECIATE
  • 13:22 YOUR GIFTS OF FUNDS
  • 13:23 THAT ALLOW US TO BRING
  • 13:24 THESE QUALITY PROGRAMS TO YOU
  • 13:26 IN OUR DAY.
  • 13:27 LET'S GO NOW TO BOB MULLINS
  • 13:29 WITH ZOLA ON LOCATION
  • 13:31 AS BOB MULLINS SPEAKS
  • 13:32 ABOUT THE CONNECTION
  • 13:33 BETWEEN ARCHAEOLOGY AND FAITH.
  • 13:36 ♪ ♪
  • 13:38 Bob: WELL, THE FIRST EXCAVATION
  • 13:40 THAT COMES TO MIND
  • 13:41 IS THE FIRST DIG
  • 13:42 I EVER WORKED ON MYSELF IN 1972.
  • 13:45 A LITTLE PHILISTINE OUTPOST
  • 13:46 JUST NORTH OF TEL AVIV,
  • 13:48 THE NORTHERN OUTSKIRTS
  • 13:49 OF TEL AVIV CALLED TEL QASILE.
  • 13:51 Zola: ALONG THE MEDITERRANEAN--
  • 13:52 Bob: ALONG THE MEDITERRANEAN
  • 13:53 COAST...EXACTLY.
  • 13:54 THIS SITE WAS BEING EXCAVATED
  • 13:56 BY AMICHAI MAZAR,
  • 13:58 WHO WAS WRITING HIS DOCTORATE
  • 13:59 DISSERTATION ON THIS
  • 14:00 PARTICULAR PHILISTINE SITE.
  • 14:03 AND IN THE SUMMER
  • 14:04 I HAD JOINED THE EXCAVATION;
  • 14:05 WE STARTED EXCAVATING AT
  • 14:07 THE HIGHEST POINT OF THE MOUND
  • 14:09 AND EVENTUALLY CAME ACROSS
  • 14:10 EVIDENCE
  • 14:11 FOR A PHILISTINE TEMPLE.
  • 14:12 Zola: OHH...
  • 14:13 Bob: WHICH IS THE ONLY, REALLY,
  • 14:16 ONE OF THE FEW EXAMPLES
  • 14:17 WE CAN POINT TO OF
  • 14:18 A PHILISTINE PLACE OF WORSHIP.
  • 14:21 NOW WHAT WAS MOST INTERESTING
  • 14:23 ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR SHRINE
  • 14:25 WAS THAT THE FLOOR PLAN,
  • 14:26 THE DESIGN OF THE SHRINE,
  • 14:29 WAS SIMILAR TO THE TEMPLE
  • 14:30 DESCRIBED IN THE BOOK OF JUDGES
  • 14:32 WHERE SAMSON WAS PLACED
  • 14:33 BETWEEN TWO PILLARS
  • 14:34 AND PUSHED AWAY THE PILLARS
  • 14:37 AND THE ROOF FELL IN ON THEM.
  • 14:38 Zola: THE WHOLE THING FELL DOWN.
  • 14:39 SO, IT WAS SUPPORTED,
  • 14:40 THE ROOF WAS SUPPORTED
  • 14:41 BY TWO PILLARS IN THE--
  • 14:42 Bob: THE ROOF WAS SUPPORTED BY
  • 14:43 TWO PILLARS ACCORDING TO JUDGES
  • 14:46 WITH THIS TEMPLE IN GAZA.
  • 14:48 AS WELL AS WHAT WE FOUND IN
  • 14:50 OUR EXCAVATIONS AT TEL QASILE.
  • 14:52 ALTHOUGH THERE THE TEMPLE
  • 14:53 IS MUCH SMALLER IN SIZE...
  • 14:54 BUT STILL THE SAME FLOOR PLAN,
  • 14:56 THE SAME DESIGN.
  • 14:57 Zola: SO, EVIDENTLY
  • 14:58 THE ARCHITECT FOLLOWED
  • 14:59 A SIMILAR PLAN TO THE TEMPLE
  • 15:01 THAT SAMSON WAS IN.
  • 15:02 Bob: EXACTLY.
  • 15:03 Zola: YEAH.
  • 15:04 Zola: THE BIBLE PASSAGE
  • 15:05 REFERRED TO IS JUDGES 16:29:
  • 15:30 THIS SKETCH,
  • 15:31 BASED ON ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS,
  • 15:33 SHOWING THE TWO PILLARS
  • 15:34 OF THE DESIGN
  • 15:35 OF THE PHILISTINE TEMPLE
  • 15:37 GIVES PROOF OF THE VALIDITY
  • 15:38 OF THIS SCRIPTURE.
  • 15:40 WERE THERE OTHER SITES THEN
  • 15:41 THAT ILLUMINATED THE SCRIPTURE
  • 15:44 FOR YOU?
  • 15:45 Bob: THERE ARE SEVERAL.
  • 15:46 PROBABLY ANOTHER ONE
  • 15:47 THAT COMES TO MIND
  • 15:48 IS RIGHT HERE IN JERUSALEM.
  • 15:50 IN 1977 I WORKED IN A SMALL AREA
  • 15:53 OF THE JEWISH QUARTER.
  • 15:55 NOW UP TO THAT TIME
  • 15:56 THERE WAS DEBATE AMONG SCHOLARS
  • 15:58 AS TO WHETHER THE JERUSALEM OF,
  • 16:01 LET'S SAY,
  • 16:02 ISAIAH AND HEZEKIAH'S TIME
  • 16:04 WAS LIMITED TO WHAT IS KNOWN
  • 16:06 AS THE EASTERN HILL,
  • 16:07 AN AREA OF THE CITY
  • 16:08 WHICH WAS JERUSALEM
  • 16:10 IN THE TIME OF SOLOMON,
  • 16:11 OR WHETHER IT HAD GROWN
  • 16:13 TO A MUCH GREATER EXTENT,
  • 16:14 EVEN REACHING
  • 16:15 AS FAR AS JAFFA GATE
  • 16:16 AND THE CITADEL MUSEUM
  • 16:18 WHERE WE ARE LOCATED RIGHT NOW.
  • 16:19 Zola: YES, UH-HUH.
  • 16:20 Bob: WHAT BECAME VERY CLEAR
  • 16:21 IN THESE EXCAVATIONS
  • 16:23 IS THAT INDEED THERE WAS,
  • 16:24 IN HEZEKIAH AND ISAIAH'S TIME,
  • 16:27 AN EXPANDED JERUSALEM
  • 16:28 ALL THE WAY OUT TO JAFFA GATE.
  • 16:30 WHICH MEANS
  • 16:31 THAT DURING THAT TIME
  • 16:33 AS WELL AS AT THE TIME
  • 16:34 THAT JERUSALEM WAS DESTROYED
  • 16:35 BY THE BABYLONIANS IN 586,
  • 16:37 JERUSALEM WAS A 150-ACRE CITY
  • 16:40 RATHER THAN A CITY OF,
  • 16:42 LET'S SAY, OF 40 ACRES,
  • 16:43 WHICH WAS THE SIZE
  • 16:44 OF SOLOMON'S CITY.
  • 16:46 SOME SCHOLARS, UP UNTIL THEN,
  • 16:48 WERE STILL BELIEVING
  • 16:49 THAT JERUSALEM NEVER GREW
  • 16:50 BEYOND SOLOMON'S BOUNDARIES.
  • 16:53 Zola: SO ARCHAEOLOGY,
  • 16:54 IN THAT CASE, REALLY DID ENRICH
  • 16:57 YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF SCRIPTURE
  • 16:58 AND IT ALSO VERIFIED IT.
  • 17:00 Bob: EXACTLY...EXACTLY.
  • 17:01 I THINK FOR MANY ARCHAEOLOGISTS
  • 17:03 IT...THESE ARE BOTH SIDES
  • 17:05 OF INTEREST.
  • 17:06 ON THE ONE HAND,
  • 17:07 MANY ARCHAEOLOGISTS WANT TO SEE
  • 17:09 CORRELATIONS
  • 17:10 BETWEEN THE BIBLE AND HISTORY
  • 17:13 AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL REMAINS.
  • 17:15 ON THE OTHER HAND,
  • 17:16 THEY'RE INTERESTED
  • 17:17 IN THE WHOLE PICTURE;
  • 17:18 NOT JUST ANSWERING
  • 17:19 HISTORICAL QUESTIONS
  • 17:20 AND PROBLEMS,
  • 17:21 BUT UNDERSTANDING LIFE
  • 17:22 ON ALL OF ITS LEVELS;
  • 17:24 INCLUDING:
  • 17:25 HOW DID THE PEOPLE LOOK?
  • 17:26 WHAT DID THEIR HOUSES
  • 17:27 LOOK LIKE?
  • 17:28 WHAT KIND OF FOODS
  • 17:29 DID THEY EAT?
  • 17:30 HOW DID THEY PREPARE
  • 17:31 THEIR FOODS?
  • 17:33 WHY DID THEY BUILD
  • 17:34 THEIR TEMPLES
  • 17:35 IN THE WAY THEY DID?
  • 17:36 TO WHAT DEGREE
  • 17:37 DID CLIMATE AFFECT
  • 17:38 THE WAY THAT PEOPLE LIVED?
  • 17:39 THESE ARE ALL LARGER QUESTIONS
  • 17:40 THAT ARCHAEOLOGISTS
  • 17:41 ARE INTERESTED IN.
  • 17:42 AND IN THE PROCESS,
  • 17:43 YOU ARE ALWAYS FINDING
  • 17:45 HISTORICAL DETAILS
  • 17:47 IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS
  • 17:48 THAT WILL HAVE DIRECT BEARING
  • 17:50 ON THE BIBLE.
  • 17:51 AND WHEN WE MAKE
  • 17:52 THOSE CONNECTIONS,
  • 17:53 IT CAN BE VERY NICE.
  • 17:54 Zola: OH, I'M SURE.
  • 17:55 BUT, HOW DO YOU DETERMINE
  • 17:56 WHAT PEOPLE ATE, FOR EXAMPLE?
  • 17:59 Bob: WELL, ONE THING WE CAN DO
  • 18:01 IS WE CAN GO TO OTHER ANCIENT
  • 18:03 TEXTS OUTSIDE OF THE BIBLE.
  • 18:05 WE HAVE, FOR EXAMPLE,
  • 18:06 RECIPES FROM BOTH EGYPT
  • 18:08 AND MESOPOTAMIA.
  • 18:10 WE KNOW FROM THE BIBLE
  • 18:12 THE KINDS OF FOODS
  • 18:13 THAT PEOPLE ATE;
  • 18:15 THE WHEAT AND THE BARLEY AND,
  • 18:16 OF COURSE, THESE SEVEN VARIETIES
  • 18:18 OF THE LAND THAT ARE MENTIONED
  • 18:19 IN DEUTERONOMY, CHAPTER 8.
  • 18:21 WE CAN ALSO USE
  • 18:22 SCIENTIFIC TESTS
  • 18:24 THAT WILL TEST RESIDUE
  • 18:26 INSIDE CONTAINERS,
  • 18:27 SUCH AS COOKING POTS
  • 18:28 OR STORAGE JARS,
  • 18:29 AND THROUGH THIS WE CAN SAY
  • 18:31 THAT A CERTAIN VESSEL CONTAINED
  • 18:32 OLIVE OIL, OR WINE, OR CHEESE,
  • 18:36 OR SOME OTHER SUBSTANCE.
  • 18:38 Zola: HOW DO YOU VIEW THE DIETS
  • 18:39 OF ANCIENT PEOPLE?
  • 18:40 IS IT PRETTY GOOD?
  • 18:41 IS IT--LIKE OURS...OR--?
  • 18:44 Bob: THEY TENDED, OVERALL,
  • 18:45 TO EAT MUCH LESS MEAT.
  • 18:47 MEAT WAS MORE FOR
  • 18:48 SPECIAL OCCASIONS.
  • 18:49 MORE VEGETARIAN IN THEIR DIET
  • 18:52 AND, I THINK, IN MANY WAYS,
  • 18:54 PROBABLY MORE HEALTHY.
  • 18:55 BUT, ON THE OTHER HAND,
  • 18:57 WE CAN STUDY, FOR EXAMPLE,
  • 19:00 IN THE CITY OF DAVID
  • 19:02 WHERE THEY FOUND
  • 19:03 AN ANCIENT TOILET; THEY FOUND
  • 19:04 HUMAN FECES PETRIFIED
  • 19:08 AND SURVIVING 3,000 YEARS.
  • 19:10 AND WE KNOW THAT ALONG WITH
  • 19:11 THE FOODS THAT THEY ATE
  • 19:12 THEY ALSO INGESTED PARASITES
  • 19:13 AND HAD ALL KINDS
  • 19:14 OF INTESTINAL PROBLEMS.
  • 19:16 WE CAN DETERMINE THESE.
  • 19:18 WE ALSO KNOW, FOR EXAMPLE,
  • 19:20 FROM CAVES NEARBY THE DEAD SEA
  • 19:22 WHERE THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS
  • 19:23 WERE FOUND
  • 19:24 THAT COMBS SHOWED EVIDENCE
  • 19:27 OF HEAD LICE.
  • 19:28 SO, PEOPLE WOULD DEAL WITH
  • 19:29 THESE KINDS OF PROBLEMS.
  • 19:31 Zola: BOB, YOU MENTIONED
  • 19:32 THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS.
  • 19:33 WE'VE MADE A SERIES
  • 19:34 ABOUT THOSE.
  • 19:35 OF COURSE, THEY ARE WRITINGS
  • 19:37 OF 200 YEARS BEFORE CHRIST
  • 19:40 TO ABOUT 50 A.D.
  • 19:44 Bob: MM-HMM.
  • 19:45 Zola: CERTAINLY JEWISH WRITINGS
  • 19:46 ABOUT JEWISH BOOKS,
  • 19:47 BIBLE BOOKS, ETC.,
  • 19:48 IN HEBREW AND ARAMAIC
  • 19:49 AND SO ON.
  • 19:50 BUT THESE WERE FOUND
  • 19:51 DEEP IN THE WEST BANK.
  • 19:52 Bob: MM-HM.
  • 19:53 Zola: THE POLITICAL ISSUE
  • 19:54 SEEMS TO BE
  • 19:55 THAT THE ARAB PEOPLES
  • 19:58 WHO ARE HERE
  • 19:59 SAY THAT'S IN THEIR LAND,
  • 20:00 SO IT BELONGS TO THEM.
  • 20:02 Bob: THERE'S NO QUESTION
  • 20:03 THAT THE PEOPLE THAT
  • 20:04 WERE IN THE AREA OF QUMRAN,
  • 20:07 IN THE AREA OF THE DEAD SEA,
  • 20:08 WERE A JEWISH SECT;
  • 20:09 MOST PROBABLY THE ESSENES.
  • 20:11 BUT, AS YOU REFERRED TO,
  • 20:13 WITH PALESTINIANS,
  • 20:14 THERE IS THE FEELING
  • 20:15 THAT THEY HAVE CLAIM,
  • 20:18 LEGITIMATE CLAIM TO THE LAND,
  • 20:19 AND SO THEY'RE LOOKING
  • 20:20 FOR WHATEVER THEY CAN
  • 20:21 IN THE WAY OF HISTORICAL DATA
  • 20:23 THAT WILL GIVE THEM LEGITIMACY.
  • 20:25 AND THIS IS A REAL PROBLEM
  • 20:27 THEY'RE FACED WITH BECAUSE,
  • 20:29 IN TERMS OF SIGNIFICANT
  • 20:31 ARAB PRESENCE IN THIS COUNTRY,
  • 20:32 WE CAN'T SPEAK OF MUCH
  • 20:34 BEFORE THE COUNTRY IS CONQUERED
  • 20:36 BY THE MUSLIMS IN 639 A.D.
  • 20:39 NOW, WE DO HAVE
  • 20:40 IN THE HEBREW BIBLE,
  • 20:41 REFERENCES TO THE ISHMAELITES,
  • 20:43 WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN
  • 20:44 PEOPLE OF ARABIAN DECENT
  • 20:46 AND MOST CERTAINLY,
  • 20:47 PEOPLE OF ARABIAN STOCK
  • 20:49 WERE PRESENT IN VARIOUS POINTS
  • 20:52 IN THIS COUNTRY.
  • 20:54 BUT EN MASSE, AS A LARGE PEOPLE,
  • 20:57 WE CAN'T REALLY SAY ANY EARLIER
  • 20:58 THAN THE 7th CENTURY A.D.
  • 21:00 Zola: SO, THAT WHEN PEOPLE SAY
  • 21:02 THAT THE PALESTINIANS ARE
  • 21:03 AN ANCIENT PEOPLE
  • 21:04 WHO HAVE ALWAYS VIED
  • 21:05 WITH THE JEWS FOR THE LAND...
  • 21:06 THIS IS JUST A FABLE REALLY.
  • 21:08 Bob: YES, IN A CERTAIN SENSE.
  • 21:10 THE ONLY THING
  • 21:11 THAT ONE COULD SAY IS
  • 21:12 THAT WHENEVER YOU HAVE,
  • 21:13 LET'S SAY, A PEOPLE
  • 21:14 LIKE THE ARABS COMING IN
  • 21:16 AND TAKING CONTROL
  • 21:17 OF THE HOLY LAND,
  • 21:18 THERE IS GOING TO BE
  • 21:19 INTER-MARRIAGE
  • 21:20 WITH THE LOCAL POPULATION.
  • 21:21 I WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED
  • 21:23 IF SOME PEOPLE
  • 21:24 THAT ARE CHRISTIAN-ARABS TODAY
  • 21:27 DID NOT MARRY JEWISH-CHRISTIANS,
  • 21:29 YOU KNOW, AND INTER-MARRY.
  • 21:31 AND PROBABLY, EVEN IF
  • 21:33 ONE WERE TO GO FURTHER BACK
  • 21:34 YOU WOULD FIND A CERTAIN AMOUNT
  • 21:35 OF INTER-MARRIAGE
  • 21:36 AND MIXTURE OF BLOOD
  • 21:37 WITH OTHER INDIGENOUS PEOPLE
  • 21:39 OR PEOPLE THAT WOULD
  • 21:40 COME THROUGH THIS COUNTRY
  • 21:41 BECAUSE DON'T FORGET
  • 21:42 THAT ISRAEL IS A LAND BRIDGE
  • 21:44 BETWEEN THREE CONTINENTS.
  • 21:46 Zola: YES.
  • 21:47 Bob: AND SO ANYONE PASSING
  • 21:48 BETWEEN ASIA, EUROPE AND AFRICA
  • 21:50 IS GOING TO COME
  • 21:51 THROUGH THIS COUNTRY.
  • 21:52 SO, THERE'S ALWAYS BEEN
  • 21:53 A LOT OF PEOPLE
  • 21:54 FROM DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS,
  • 21:55 A LOT OF INTER-MARRIAGE
  • 21:56 AND MIXING OF BLOOD.
  • 21:57 Zola: BUT THE IDEA
  • 21:59 THAT "PALESTINIAN" TODAY,
  • 22:01 THAT TERM IS NOW USED
  • 22:02 TO REFER TO ARABS IN THE LAND,
  • 22:05 GOES BACK TO THE PHILISTINES.
  • 22:07 Bob: EXACTLY, YEAH.
  • 22:08 THAT'S WHAT'S BEEN CLAIMED.
  • 22:09 AND THIS IS A PROBLEM
  • 22:10 HISTORICALLY,
  • 22:11 BECAUSE WHAT WE KNOW
  • 22:12 IS THAT NEBUCHADNEZZAR,
  • 22:15 WHO WAS THE KING OF BABYLON,
  • 22:16 CONQUERED PHILISTIA IN 605.
  • 22:19 AND FOLLOWING THAT
  • 22:21 WE REALLY DON'T HEAR ANYTHING
  • 22:22 ABOUT THE PHILISTINES.
  • 22:23 Zola: THEY WERE ELIMINATED.
  • 22:24 Bob: THEY WERE ELIMINATED
  • 22:27 IN THE SENSE THAT PROBABLY
  • 22:28 THOSE WHO WERE NOT KILLED
  • 22:30 OR DEPORTED WERE ABSORBED INTO
  • 22:32 THE LARGER JEWISH POPULATION.
  • 22:35 OF COURSE, BY 586 WE HAVE MORE
  • 22:38 DEPORTATIONS BY NEBUCHADNEZZAR
  • 22:40 AND SO, HERE, TOO,
  • 22:43 WE'RE DEALING WITH A PEOPLE
  • 22:44 THAT HAVE DISAPPEARED
  • 22:46 FROM THE STAGE OF HISTORY
  • 22:47 AFTER A CENTURY OR TWO
  • 22:49 AND WE CAN'T REALLY POINT
  • 22:51 TO AN ETHNIC ENTITY
  • 22:54 THAT WE CAN CALL PHILISTINES
  • 22:55 ANYMORE.
  • 22:56 NOW, WHERE WE START GETTING SOME
  • 22:58 OF THE PROBLEMS IS THAT HADRIAN,
  • 23:01 WHO WAS A ROMAN EMPEROR
  • 23:02 AT THE 2nd CENTURY A.D.,
  • 23:04 AFTER HE CRUSHED
  • 23:05 THE 2nd JEWISH REVOLT
  • 23:06 AGAINST ROME IN 135,
  • 23:08 HE CALLED THIS COUNTRY
  • 23:11 "PALESTINA;"
  • 23:12 "PALESTINE" BASICALLY,
  • 23:14 AS A WAY OF INSULTING
  • 23:17 THE JEWISH POPULATION,
  • 23:18 BY CALLING THE COUNTRY NOW
  • 23:20 AFTER THEIR TRADITIONAL ENEMY
  • 23:22 RATHER THAN THE NAME
  • 23:23 IT HAD BEEN KNOWN UP TO THEN,
  • 23:24 WHICH WAS JUDEA.
  • 23:27 Zola: SO, HE PICKED THAT NAME
  • 23:28 JUST, ALMOST, WELL,
  • 23:30 POLITICAL REASONS.
  • 23:31 Bob: EXACTLY...EXACTLY.
  • 23:32 Zola: I'M GOING TO CALL THIS
  • 23:33 PLACE "PALESTINE" TO REMIND YOU
  • 23:34 OF YOUR OLD NEMESIS
  • 23:35 THE PHILISTINES.
  • 23:36 BUT THIS HAD NOTHING TO DO
  • 23:37 WITH ARAB PEOPLE IN ANY WAY.
  • 23:38 Bob: NO.
  • 23:39 IN TERMS OF ETHNICITY, NO.
  • 23:40 AND ESPECIALLY
  • 23:41 SINCE THE PHILISTINES,
  • 23:43 FROM WHAT WE KNOW
  • 23:44 FROM SCRIPTURE,
  • 23:45 AS WELL AS FROM ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 23:46 AND HISTORICAL SOURCES,
  • 23:47 WERE PEOPLE
  • 23:48 OF THE AEGEAN ORIGIN.
  • 23:49 THEY'RE NOT OF ARABIAN STOCK
  • 23:51 AT ALL.
  • 23:52 THEY WERE AN INDO-EUROPEAN
  • 23:53 PEOPLE.
  • 23:54 Zola: SO, THERE'S
  • 23:55 JUST NO CONNECTION
  • 23:56 WITH TODAY'S PALESTINIAN
  • 23:57 BACK TO THE PHILISTINES.
  • 23:58 Bob: IT'S PURELY
  • 23:59 A POLITICAL CONNECTION.
  • 24:01 Zola: IT WOULDN'T MAKE
  • 24:02 A VERY GOOD CLAIM TO THE LAND.
  • 24:03 Bob: NO, IT WOULDN'T.
  • 24:04 Zola: OKAY...
  • 24:05 I WANT TO TALK TO YOU
  • 24:06 NOT JUST ABOUT POLITICS,
  • 24:07 NOT EVEN JUST ABOUT ARCHAEOLOGY,
  • 24:09 BUT ABOUT FAITH.
  • 24:10 Bob: YES.
  • 24:11 Zola: BECAUSE YOU'RE A CHRISTIAN
  • 24:12 AND YOU DIG INTO THIS SOIL,
  • 24:13 WHICH IS A GREAT PRIVILEGE,
  • 24:14 I'M SURE.
  • 24:15 Bob: IT IS.
  • 24:16 Zola: A MINISTRY.
  • 24:17 YOU GET KNOWLEDGE
  • 24:18 AND IT BUILDS YOUR FAITH
  • 24:19 DOESN'T IT?
  • 24:20 Bob: YES; WHAT I ENJOY MOST
  • 24:22 ABOUT ARCHAEOLOGY,
  • 24:23 EVEN MORE THAN TRYING TO ANSWER
  • 24:25 SPECIFIC HISTORICAL QUESTIONS
  • 24:27 SUCH AS WAS THERE AN EXODUS,
  • 24:29 OR A CONQUEST
  • 24:30 AND THESE KINDS OF THINGS THAT
  • 24:31 ARE VERY MUCH AT THE FOREFRONT
  • 24:32 OF CONTROVERSY TODAY.
  • 24:34 IT'S THAT BROAD PICTURE.
  • 24:36 IT'S REALLY BEING ABLE
  • 24:37 TO PUT MYSELF IN A PLACE
  • 24:39 OF AN ANCIENT ISRAELITE,
  • 24:41 TO STAND IN THE HOUSE
  • 24:43 THAT THEY STOOD IN, TO SEE LIFE
  • 24:45 FROM THEIR PERSPECTIVE.
  • 24:47 AND THIS, REALLY, I THINK,
  • 24:48 BRINGS ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 24:49 TO MUCH MORE OF A HUMAN LEVEL
  • 24:51 IS THAT I REALIZE THAT,
  • 24:53 YOU KNOW THEY STRUGGLED
  • 24:54 WITH THE SAME ISSUES
  • 24:55 I STRUGGLE WITH
  • 24:56 AND IN MANY WAYS
  • 24:57 THEY HAD IT TOUGHER THAN ME,
  • 24:58 BECAUSE WE LIVE
  • 24:59 IN VERY COMFORTABLE,
  • 25:00 HEATED HOMES
  • 25:02 WITH WALL-TO-WALL CARPETING.
  • 25:05 THESE PEOPLE LIVED
  • 25:06 IN MUD-BRICK HOUSES THAT
  • 25:07 WERE ABOUT A FOURTH OF THE SIZE
  • 25:08 OF MANY OF OUR HOMES.
  • 25:10 THEY WERE COLD, LEAKY,
  • 25:12 THIS TIME OF THE YEAR
  • 25:13 WHERE WE GET RAINFALL
  • 25:14 AND COLD WINDS.
  • 25:15 I'M SURE MANY PEOPLE SUFFERED
  • 25:17 FROM THE COLD AND THE RAIN
  • 25:18 AND DIED OF DISEASES.
  • 25:21 SO, THERE WAS FOR THEM, TOO,
  • 25:23 A REAL STRUGGLE OF FAITH.
  • 25:26 WHAT DOES IT MEAN
  • 25:27 TO REALLY TRUST IN GOD?
  • 25:28 THAT GOD IS HERE TO MEET
  • 25:29 MY NEEDS WHEN IT SEEMS
  • 25:32 THAT SOMETIMES THE ODDS OF LIFE
  • 25:34 ARE SO MUCH AGAINST ME.
  • 25:35 AND SO, I CAN SEE LIFE
  • 25:37 FROM THEIR PERSPECTIVE
  • 25:38 AND THAT IN ITSELF WILL ENRICH
  • 25:40 MY FAITH.
  • 25:41 ♪ ♪
  • 25:48 Myles: IT'S ALWAYS GREAT
  • 25:49 TO SEE ZOLA.
  • 25:50 HE'S GREATLY MISSED.
  • 25:51 HE FOUNDED THIS MINISTRY
  • 25:52 IN THE '70s,
  • 25:53 GRADUATED TO HEAVEN
  • 25:54 A FEW YEARS AGO
  • 25:55 AND WE'RE GRATEFUL
  • 25:56 TO BE CARRYING ON
  • 25:57 THE LEGACY OF HIS WORK HERE
  • 25:58 AT ZOLA LEVITT MINISTRIES.
  • 25:59 Katharine: HE HAD A LOVE
  • 26:00 FOR ISRAEL, MYLES.
  • 26:02 AND WE KNOW THAT OUR VIEWERS
  • 26:03 HAVE A LOVE FOR ISRAEL TOO.
  • 26:05 Myles: EXACTLY.
  • 26:06 THAT'S WHY OUR RESOURCE
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  • 26:47 Myles: YOU KNOW, A REALLY GOOD
  • 26:48 WAY TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH US
  • 26:49 HERE AT THE MINISTRY
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  • 26:51 WE ARE PRIVILEGED TO WRITE
  • 26:52 FOR THIS.
  • 26:53 IT'S GOT UP-TO-THE-MINUTE NEWS
  • 26:54 FROM ISRAEL.
  • 26:55 IT REALLY OVERCOMES
  • 26:56 THE DIS-INFORMATION
  • 26:57 THAT YOU'RE HEARING
  • 26:58 ON MAINSTREAM MEDIA.
  • 26:59 THERE'S A HEBREW LESSON.
  • 27:01 THERE'S LESSONS ON STEWARDSHIP.
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  • 27:10 Katharine: IT'S OUR GIFT TO YOU
  • 27:11 BECAUSE WE WANT YOU
  • 27:12 TO STAY INFORMED
  • 27:13 WITH WHAT'S HAPPENING TODAY.
  • 27:14 WE NEED TO KNOW
  • 27:15 WHAT GOD IS SAYING
  • 27:17 AND WHAT THE WORLD IS SAYING
  • 27:19 AND THEN DECIPHERING IT
  • 27:20 BETWEEN THE TWO.
  • 27:21 SO WE THANK YOU
  • 27:22 FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF US
  • 27:25 AND OF THIS MINISTRY
  • 27:26 AS WE GO FORWARD
  • 27:27 IN THIS TIME IN FAITH
  • 27:30 KNOWING THAT GOD IS THE KEEPER
  • 27:31 OF ISRAEL.
  • 27:32 HE NEITHER SLUMBERS NOR SLEEPS,
  • 27:34 AND IT'S OUR JOB TO BE WATCHMEN
  • 27:36 ON THE WALL
  • 27:37 AND TO BE THE VOICE FOR HIM
  • 27:39 IN THIS HOUR.
  • 27:40 Myles: AMEN.
  • 27:41 THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 27:42 AND SO AS WE LEAVE YOU TODAY
  • 27:43 WE WANT TO REMIND YOU PLEASE...
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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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