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Episode: “A Tale of Three Cities”
In biblical times, a business relationship existed between three Jordan Valley cities: Beit Shean, Rehovot (west of the Jordan River), and Pella (east of the Jordan River). We visit the excavations in each city.
Series: “The Stones Cry Out (2012)”
In recent decades, many marvelous, new archaeological discoveries have greatly illuminated and validated the biblical record. In order to film the archaeological sites and interview the experts, Zola Levitt, Thomas McCall, and the production crew of Zola Levitt Presents journeyed to Israel and Jordan. We found that, just as our Lord said about this remarkable Land, indeed The Stones Cry Out. (Luke 19:40) Myles and Katharine Weiss host this encore presentation, examining the archaeological discoveries that shed light on the Bible.

Caption transcript for The Stones Cry Out (2012): “A Tale of Three Cities” (9/12)

  • 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 AND WE WANT TO
  • 00:52 WELCOME YOU BACK TO THIS SERIES,
  • 00:54 "THE STONES CRY OUT."
  • 00:56 THIS SERIES WAS ORIGINALLY
  • 00:57 PRODUCED IN THE 1990s AND
  • 00:59 IT WAS SUCH AN AMAZING SERIES
  • 01:01 THAT WE WANTED TO BRING IT
  • 01:03 BACK TO YOU, OUR VIEWERS,
  • 01:04 TO DECLARE GOD'S SOVEREIGNTY
  • 01:07 IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL,
  • 01:08 THAT HE NOT ONLY IS LORD OF ALL,
  • 01:11 BUT HE IS SIGNING OFF,
  • 01:12 LITERALLY ON THE ROCKS,
  • 01:14 HE'S SAYING, "DAVID WAS HERE,
  • 01:16 PONTIUS PILATE WAS HERE."
  • 01:18 IT'S SO EXCITING
  • 01:19 TO BRING THIS BACK.
  • 01:20 Myles: IT'S REALLY WELL SAID.
  • 01:21 IT'S LIKE A REMIX, BUT
  • 01:22 REALLY BRINGING INTO IT MORE OF
  • 01:24 A PERSPECTIVE OF WHAT'S GONE ON
  • 01:26 SINCE THAT TIME AND ALSO SEEING
  • 01:28 THAT GOD IS NOT ONLY SPIRITUALLY
  • 01:30 CAUSING US TO CRY OUT,
  • 01:31 AS THE DISCIPLES DID
  • 01:32 WHEN JESUS CAME INTO JERUSALEM,
  • 01:35 BUT HE SAID THAT THE VERY STONES
  • 01:36 WOULD CRY OUT, AND ALL CREATION
  • 01:38 DECLARES THE GLORY OF GOD.
  • 01:40 WE'RE SEEING THAT AS ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 01:41 VERIFIES THE REALITY
  • 01:43 OF THE BIBLE AND
  • 01:44 THE JEWISH PRESENCE IN THE LAND.
  • 01:45 AND, BOY, THAT'S UNDER DISPUTE
  • 01:46 TODAY, ISN'T IT?
  • 01:47 Katharine: RIGHT...
  • 01:49 AS PEOPLE TODAY TRY TO ERASE
  • 01:51 EVEN THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD,
  • 01:52 GOD IS SAYING, "I AM THE SAME,
  • 01:55 YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FOREVER.
  • 01:56 AND WE THANK YOU
  • 01:58 FOR STANDING WITH ISRAEL.
  • 01:59 WE THANK YOU FOR STANDING
  • 02:00 WITH THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 02:01 WE THANK YOU FOR STANDING
  • 02:03 WITH THE VOICE OF THE LORD
  • 02:04 THAT'S CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS,
  • 02:05 "PREPARE YE THE WAY
  • 02:06 OF THE LORD."
  • 02:07 Myles: ABSOLUTELY.
  • 02:08 WE'RE LIVING IN THAT DAY
  • 02:09 WHEN WE'RE LOOKING TOWARDS
  • 02:10 THE COMING OF THE LORD.
  • 02:12 YOU KNOW, A GOOD REMINDER
  • 02:13 OF WHAT'S GOING ON IN ISRAEL
  • 02:15 IS TO RECEIVE
  • 02:16 OUR RESOURCE THIS WEEK, WHICH IS
  • 02:18 A JERUSALEM JOURNEYSTONE.
  • 02:20 IT'S A REALLY GOOD WAY
  • 02:21 OF REMINDING YOURSELF TO PRAY
  • 02:23 FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM,
  • 02:24 TO REMEMBER THE JEWISH PEOPLE,
  • 02:26 TO REMEMBER TO LOVE
  • 02:28 WHAT GOD LOVES.
  • 02:29 YOU CAN RECEIVE THIS BY ITSELF
  • 02:30 OR AS PART OF
  • 02:32 OUR "PRO-ISRAEL" PACKAGE,
  • 02:33 WHICH YOU'LL LEARN MORE ABOUT
  • 02:34 LATER IN THE SHOW.
  • 02:35 SO KNOW WE WANT TO GO TO
  • 02:37 JERUSALEM TO SEE DR. TOM McCALL
  • 02:40 INTERVIEWING PROFESSOR MAZAR
  • 02:42 AT BEIT SHEAN.
  • 02:43 LET'S GO TO ISRAEL.
  • 02:48 Tom: BEIT SHEAN IS LOCATED
  • 02:49 JUST WEST OF THE JORDAN RIVER,
  • 02:50 ABOUT 20 MILES
  • 02:51 SOUTH OF THE SEA OF GALILEE,
  • 02:53 KNOWN AS SCYTHOPOLIS
  • 02:55 DURING THE GRECO-ROMAN PERIOD,
  • 02:56 IT WAS A MEMBER
  • 02:58 OF THE DECAPOLIS: A LEAGUE
  • 02:59 OF 10 GREEK CITIES CREATED
  • 03:01 AFTER THE ROMAN GENERAL POMPEY
  • 03:03 CONQUERED PALESTINE IN 63 B.C.
  • 03:06 IN MATTHEW CHAPTER 4
  • 03:07 WE'RE TOLD:
  • 03:15 MARK CHAPTER 5 RELATES HOW
  • 03:16 A DEMON-POSSESSED MAN
  • 03:18 AFTER BEING HEALED BY CHRIST...
  • 03:27 THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL RUINS
  • 03:28 OF BEIT SHEAN
  • 03:29 ARE IN TWO DISTINCT LOCATIONS.
  • 03:30 THE LOWER CITY WAS ESTABLISHED
  • 03:32 DURING THE HELLENISTIC PERIOD
  • 03:33 AROUND THE 3rd CENTURY B.C.
  • 03:35 THE REMAINS
  • 03:36 OF THIS ONCE-MAGNIFICENT CITY
  • 03:38 INCLUDE EXTRAORDINARY
  • 03:40 COLONNADED STREETS,
  • 03:42 TEMPLES, ROMAN BATHS
  • 03:44 AND AN IMPOSING THEATRE.
  • 03:46 TEL BEIT SHEAN,
  • 03:47 THE ORIGINAL LOCATION
  • 03:48 OF THE INHABITANTS HERE,
  • 03:50 LIES ATOP THIS PROMINENT HILL.
  • 03:52 "TEL" IS A TERM
  • 03:53 USED TO DESCRIBE
  • 03:54 THE REMAINING ARTIFICIAL MOUND
  • 03:56 THAT HAS RESULTED
  • 03:58 FROM THOUSANDS OF YEARS
  • 03:59 OF DESTRUCTION AND REBUILDING
  • 04:00 ON TOP OF THE SAME AREA.
  • 04:03 IT IS HERE
  • 04:04 THAT PROFESSOR AMICHAI MAZAR,
  • 04:06 AN ISRAELI ARCHAEOLOGIST WITH
  • 04:07 OVER 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE,
  • 04:09 UNEARTHED THE STONES
  • 04:11 AND STRUCTURES WHICH HELPED TO
  • 04:12 VALIDATE THE BIBLICAL RECORD.
  • 04:15 DR. MAZAR, IT SEEMS AS THOUGH
  • 04:17 THERE ARE A LOT OF STRATA
  • 04:18 OF OCCUPATION THAT WE SEE
  • 04:20 IN FRONT OF US HERE.
  • 04:22 CAN YOU DESCRIBE THE VARIOUS
  • 04:23 BUILDINGS THAT WE HAVE AND WHAT
  • 04:24 TIME PERIOD THEY ARE LOCATED IN?
  • 04:26 Amichai: YES, WE ARE NOW SITTING
  • 04:27 ON THE TOP OF THE MOUNT
  • 04:28 OF BEIT SHEAN.
  • 04:29 AND HERE, JUST LAST SUMMER,
  • 04:30 WE EXCAVATED BUILDINGS
  • 04:32 FROM QUITE INTERESTING PERIODS
  • 04:34 IN THE HISTORY OF THIS PLACE.
  • 04:35 THESE REMAINS HERE,
  • 04:38 THIS PINK, MUD-BRICK BUILDING,
  • 04:40 CAN BE VERY WELL DATED
  • 04:42 TO THE TIME OF SOLOMON,
  • 04:44 AT 10th CENTURY B.C.
  • 04:45 ITS PART OF A LARGER BUILDING,
  • 04:48 MUCH LARGER PART OF IT WAS
  • 04:49 EXCAVATED BACK IN 1925-26 BY
  • 04:52 THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA.
  • 04:53 WE FOUND ANOTHER BUILDING ON
  • 04:54 THE OTHER SIDE OF OUR EXCAVATION
  • 04:56 AREA FROM THE SAME PERIOD.
  • 04:58 JUST BELOW IT, YOU SEE
  • 04:59 IN THE LOWER LEVEL, WE HAVE THIS
  • 05:00 PAVEMENT MADE OF BASALT STONES.
  • 05:02 THIS PAVEMENT AND THE ATTACHED
  • 05:04 WALL, THIS WALL HERE,
  • 05:06 ARE RELATED TO THE TIME OF SAUL,
  • 05:08 11th CENTURY B.C.
  • 05:10 NOW, WE KNOW FROM THE BIBLE,
  • 05:11 THAT AFTER THE BATTLE IN GILBOA
  • 05:13 THE BODY OF SAUL
  • 05:16 AND HIS THREE SONS
  • 05:17 WAS HANGED BY THE PHILISTINES
  • 05:18 ON THE WALL OF BEIT SHEAN.
  • 05:20 WE DIDN'T FIND
  • 05:21 THE FORTIFICATION WALLS,
  • 05:22 THEY WERE COMPLETELY ERODED AWAY
  • 05:23 BUT THIS BUILDING IS THE ONLY
  • 05:25 REMAINS, THAT WE HAVE UP TO NOW,
  • 05:27 THAT CAN BE CLEARLY DATED
  • 05:28 TO THE TIME OF KING SAUL,
  • 05:30 AND WE MAY SAY THAT
  • 05:32 HERE IS A PART OF THIS TOWN
  • 05:34 WHICH WAS OCCUPIED BY CANAANITES
  • 05:37 AND PERHAPS TAKEN OVER
  • 05:39 BY THE PHILISTINES FOR
  • 05:40 A SHORT WHILE DURING THIS TIME.
  • 05:43 Tom: NOW JUST TO ORIENT US,
  • 05:45 THE MOUNTAINS WE SEE
  • 05:46 IN THE BACKGROUND,
  • 05:48 CAN YOU INFORM US WHAT THEY ARE
  • 05:50 AND THE RELATIONSHIP TO
  • 05:51 THE STORY OF SAUL AND HIS SONS?
  • 05:54 Amichai: WELL, THE RIDGE,
  • 05:55 WHICH YOU SEE JUST BEHIND US...
  • 05:57 THIS IS THE MOUNT GILBOA.
  • 05:59 ACCORDING TO THE BOOK OF JUDGES,
  • 06:01 THE BATTLE BETWEEN
  • 06:02 THE PHILISTINES WHO ARRIVED
  • 06:03 FROM PHILISTIA,
  • 06:05 FROM SOUTH OF TEL AVIV AREA,
  • 06:06 YOU KNOW, THE SOUTHERN
  • 06:07 COASTAL PLAIN, THEY ARRIVED
  • 06:08 TO HERE AND THE BATTLE WAS,
  • 06:10 ACCORDING TO THIS STORY,
  • 06:11 SOMEWHERE ON THIS MOUNTAIN
  • 06:12 OR NEXT TO THIS MOUNTAIN.
  • 06:14 Zola: AS MENTIONED EARLIER,
  • 06:15 KING SAUL'S DEFEAT
  • 06:16 IS CHRONICLED IN I SAMUEL 31,
  • 06:40 PROFESSOR MAZAR
  • 06:41 CONTINUES THE STORY...
  • 06:42 Amichai: NOW, THE PHILISTINES,
  • 06:43 ACCORDING TO THE STORY,
  • 06:44 BROUGHT THE BODIES
  • 06:45 TO THIS TOWN, BEIT SHEAN,
  • 06:47 AND DURING THE NIGHT, THE
  • 06:49 ISRAELITES FROM TRANS JORDAN,
  • 06:50 FROM THE CITY OF RAMOTH GILEAD,
  • 06:53 THEY CROSSED THE JORDAN,
  • 06:54 THEY CAME TO HERE,
  • 06:55 THEY STOLE THE BODIES, THEY
  • 06:56 BROUGHT THEM TO RAMOTH GILEAD
  • 06:58 WHERE THEY BURNED THEM
  • 06:59 AND THEY BURIED THEM.
  • 07:01 SO THIS IS A NICE STORY,
  • 07:02 BECAUSE WE CAN SEE FROM HERE
  • 07:03 WHERE RAMOTH GILEAD WAS LOCATED.
  • 07:05 IT'S FURTHER TO THE EAST,
  • 07:07 JUST BEYOND THE JORDAN, THESE
  • 07:09 MOUNTAINS ON THE EASTERN SIDE.
  • 07:11 IN THE LOWER LEVEL,
  • 07:12 DOWN THERE BELOW,
  • 07:14 AND UP HERE BEHIND US,
  • 07:15 WE EXCAVATED BUILDINGS
  • 07:17 FROM THE 12th CENTURY B.C.,
  • 07:18 WHICH ARE RELATED TO THE TIME
  • 07:20 OF THE EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT HERE.
  • 07:22 FOR 300 YEARS,
  • 07:23 BEIT SHEAN WAS THE STRONGHOLD
  • 07:25 OF THE EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT
  • 07:27 IN CANAAN.
  • 07:28 THERE WAS AN EGYPTIAN
  • 07:29 PHARAONIC OFFICIALS, ARMY UNITS,
  • 07:33 WHICH THEY LIVED HERE
  • 07:34 AND FROM HERE THEY DOMINATED
  • 07:35 THE ENTIRE NORTHERN PART
  • 07:37 OF ISRAEL.
  • 07:38 AND THERE'S GOOD EVIDENCE
  • 07:39 FOR THIS.
  • 07:40 MONUMENTS WERE FOUND HERE,
  • 07:42 STELE, CULTURE,
  • 07:43 STATUES WHICH YOU CAN SEE
  • 07:44 IN THE ROCKEFELLER MUSEUM?
  • 07:46 AND WE ALSO FOUND SOME BUILDINGS
  • 07:47 HERE FROM THE SAME PERIOD.
  • 07:51 Tom: WE UNDERSTAND THAT SEVERAL
  • 07:52 LAYERS OF DESTRUCTION HAD BEEN
  • 07:56 FOUND AT BEIT SHEAN HERE,
  • 07:58 AND THAT THERE MAY BE EVIDENCE
  • 08:00 OF THE ASSYRIAN DESTRUCTION OF
  • 08:02 THE CITY THAT'S BEEN UNCOVERED.
  • 08:04 CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT?
  • 08:06 Amichai: YEAH, IN SUCH AS SITE,
  • 08:07 LIKE BEIT SHEAN, WHERE WE HAVE
  • 08:08 ABOUT 22 DIFFERENT STRUCTURES,
  • 08:09 DIFFERENT CITIES,
  • 08:11 BUILT ONE ON TOP OF THE OTHER
  • 08:12 DURING THE AGES.
  • 08:13 OF COURSE, IN SEVERAL CASES,
  • 08:14 WE HAVE VIOLENT DESTRUCTIONS.
  • 08:16 WE FOUND VIOLENT DESTRUCTIONS
  • 08:17 IN SEVERAL CASES HERE.
  • 08:19 ONE OF THE CASES IS DOWN HERE
  • 08:21 WHERE WE EXCAVATED THE END
  • 08:23 OF THE EGYPTIAN ADMINISTRATION
  • 08:27 TIME, 12th CENTURY B.C.,
  • 08:29 THE CITY WAS DESTROYED
  • 08:30 BY A VERY HEAVY FIRE.
  • 08:31 WE DON'T KNOW WHO CAUSED
  • 08:32 THIS DESTRUCTION.
  • 08:33 ANOTHER CASE IS THE END
  • 08:35 OF THE SOLOMONIC CITY,
  • 08:36 ALSO, A DESTRUCTION BY FIRE.
  • 08:38 HERE WE HAVE AN ADDRESSEE.
  • 08:39 WE KNOW THAT
  • 08:41 THE PHARAOH SHISHAK, A PHARAOH
  • 08:42 INVADED THIS COUNTRY FIVE YEARS
  • 08:46 AFTER THE DEATH OF SOLOMON.
  • 08:47 IT IS MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE.
  • 08:48 IT IS MENTIONED IN EGYPTIAN
  • 08:49 DOCUMENTS FOUND IN EGYPT.
  • 08:50 AND WE FOUND
  • 08:51 THE DESTRUCTION LEVEL HERE.
  • 08:52 SO HERE WE HAVE, AGAIN,
  • 08:54 A KIND OF FITTING TOGETHER
  • 08:55 OF THE BIBLE,
  • 08:56 THE EGYPTIAN DOCUMENTS,
  • 08:57 AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS.
  • 08:59 Zola: THE INVASION
  • 09:00 THAT DR. MAZAR ALLUDES TO
  • 09:01 IS FOUND IN II CHRONICLES 12,
  • 09:29 ALTHOUGH NOT SPECIFICALLY
  • 09:30 MENTIONED, IT IS DR. MAZAR'S
  • 09:31 CONTENTION THAT BEIT SHEAN ALSO
  • 09:33 WAS OVERTAKEN AT THIS TIME.
  • 09:35 A THIRD LAYER OF DESTRUCTION
  • 09:37 REPRESENTING THE ASSYRIAN
  • 09:38 INVASION OF ISRAEL
  • 09:39 WAS ALSO FOUND.
  • 09:41 PROFESSOR MAZAR
  • 09:42 EXPLAINS THE SITE.
  • 09:43 Amichai: EVENTUALLY, DOWN HERE,
  • 09:44 WE REACHED A BUILDING,
  • 09:46 A VERY INTERESTING BUILDING
  • 09:47 WHICH WAS DESTROYED BY
  • 09:49 VERY HEAVY FIRE, CONFLAGRATION.
  • 09:51 WE FOUND HERE BURNT BEAMS,
  • 09:53 A LOT OF ASH,
  • 09:55 A LOT OF BROKEN VESSELS,
  • 09:56 BROKEN POTTERY, METAL OBJECTS,
  • 09:59 LOOM WEIGHTS, ETC.
  • 10:01 THIS BUILDING WAS DESTROYED
  • 10:03 BY THE ASSYRIAN TROOPS
  • 10:05 IN THE YEAR 732 B.C.
  • 10:08 THIS MARKS THE END
  • 10:09 OF THE KINGDOM OF ISRAEL,
  • 10:11 NORTHERN KINGDOM OF ISRAEL,
  • 10:13 THE TEN TRIBES,
  • 10:14 THE TEN LOST TRIBES.
  • 10:16 Zola: THE ASSYRIAN INVASION
  • 10:18 IS RECOUNTED IN II KINGS 15,
  • 10:34 HERE WE HAVE ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF
  • 10:36 HOW WE CAN RELATE A PARTICULAR
  • 10:38 DESTRUCTION LAYER WITH AN EVENT
  • 10:40 KNOWN TO US FROM THE BIBLE.
  • 10:44 LEAVING TEL BEIT SHEAN,
  • 10:45 WE ARRIVE AT ANOTHER CITY
  • 10:46 WHICH PROFESSOR MAZAR PLANS
  • 10:48 TO SPEND THE NEXT SEVEN YEARS
  • 10:50 SYSTEMATICALLY RECOVERING.
  • 10:51 TEL RECHOV,
  • 10:53 NOW A MUTE GRASS-COVERED MOUND
  • 10:54 RISING FROM THE JORDAN RIVER
  • 10:56 VALLEY, WILL SOON BEGIN TO SPEW
  • 10:59 A FURY OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL DATA
  • 11:00 COVERING OVER 4,000 YEARS
  • 11:02 OF HISTORY.
  • 11:04 LOCATED SOUTH AND EAST
  • 11:06 OF BEIT SHEAN,
  • 11:07 TEL RECHOV EXCAVATIONS WILL
  • 11:08 BEGIN IN THE SUMMER OF 1997.
  • 11:11 AN EXCITED TEAM
  • 11:12 OF MAZAR'S STUDENTS DO
  • 11:14 A PRELIMINARY TOPSOIL SURVEY.
  • 11:16 THEIR GOAL IS TO COLLECT SAMPLE
  • 11:18 ARTIFACTS FROM ACROSS THE TEL
  • 11:20 WHICH, IN TURN, WILL HELP
  • 11:21 PINPOINT THE BEST PLACES
  • 11:22 FOR THEM TO DIG.
  • 11:24 MAZAR AND HIS TEAM
  • 11:25 ARE MOST INTERESTED
  • 11:26 IN THE CITY'S EARLIEST HISTORY
  • 11:28 AROUND THE TIME OF KING DAVID
  • 11:30 AND THE EVEN EARLIER TIMES
  • 11:31 OF THE JUDGES AND CANAANITES.
  • 11:34 BECAUSE IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO
  • 11:35 EXCAVATE THE ENTIRE 30-ACRE TEL
  • 11:38 PROFESSOR MAZAR EXPLAINS THE
  • 11:39 CRITICAL ROLE POTTERY PLAYS
  • 11:41 IN DECIDING WHERE TO DISCOVER.
  • 11:43 Amichai: WE HAVE...
  • 11:45 THE FIRST HARVEST OF POTTERY
  • 11:46 FROM THE FIRST 10 MINUTES OF
  • 11:48 COLLECTING POTTERY ON THE MOUND.
  • 11:50 AND THIS IS THE HIGHEST POINT
  • 11:51 SO WE GET THE LATEST PERIODS.
  • 11:53 AND THE LATEST PERIOD HERE,
  • 11:55 YOU SEE THIS GREEN POTTERY HERE?
  • 11:57 THIS IS MEDIEVAL.
  • 11:58 WE HAVE SOME MEDIEVAL OCCUPATION
  • 12:00 ON THE TOP OF THE MOUNT...
  • 12:01 POST CRUSADER, THAT'S
  • 12:02 MAYBE 13th, 14th CENTURY A.D.,
  • 12:04 THE MAMLUK PERIOD,
  • 12:06 BEFORE THE OTTOMANS
  • 12:07 CONQUERED THE COUNTRY.
  • 12:08 YOU SEE THESE GREEN,
  • 12:09 GLAZED POTTERY,
  • 12:10 THIS IS NOT WHAT WE WANT,
  • 12:12 REALLY, YOU SEE HERE?
  • 12:14 IT'S TOO LATE FOR US.
  • 12:15 WE WANT EARLIER PERIODS.
  • 12:16 BUT HERE WE CAN SEE POTTERY
  • 12:17 FROM THE THIRD MILLENNIUM B.C.,
  • 12:19 EARLY BRONZE AGE, THIS ONE.
  • 12:21 AND THIS ONE, PERHAPS,
  • 12:23 IS FROM THE TIME OF THE
  • 12:24 ISRAELITE MONARCHY, IRON AGE,
  • 12:26 I THINK SO, THIS LITTLE SHARD.
  • 12:28 Zola: STUDENTS CONTINUE TO PICK
  • 12:29 THE SURFACE OF THE MOUND
  • 12:30 FOR "TEL" TALE SIGNS
  • 12:32 THAT WILL UNLOCK THE HISTORY
  • 12:34 OF THE NUMEROUS CIVILIZATIONS
  • 12:35 THAT LAY BELOW.
  • 12:37 UNLIKE A BOOK, YOU CAN
  • 12:38 JUDGE A TEL BY ITS COVER.
  • 12:41 Amichai: SUCH POTTERY SHARDS
  • 12:42 CAN GIVE US A CLUE
  • 12:43 AS TO THE HISTORY OF OCCUPATION
  • 12:45 IN THIS PARTICULAR SPOT.
  • 12:46 SO WE CAN PLAN OUR EXCAVATION,
  • 12:47 IF WE HAVE THIS PERIOD HERE
  • 12:50 AND OTHER PERIODS THERE
  • 12:51 ON THE OTHER PART OF THE MOUND,
  • 12:52 WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO PLAN
  • 12:53 TO DESIGN OUR PROGRAM
  • 12:55 SO THAT IT WILL FIT OUR NEEDS
  • 12:56 AND OUR GOALS.
  • 12:58 POTTERY IS A KIND OF A TEXT,
  • 13:00 YOU KNOW?
  • 13:01 THE POTTERY TELLS YOU ABOUT
  • 13:03 CHRONOLOGY DATES, BECAUSE THE
  • 13:04 STYLE OF POTTERY CHANGED DURING
  • 13:06 THE PERIODS, DURING THE AGES.
  • 13:08 AND WE CAN USE POTTERY
  • 13:10 TO DATE BUILDINGS, STRATA
  • 13:12 OUR OCCUPATION LAYERS, ETC.
  • 13:14 SO, FOR EXAMPLE, IF I LOOK
  • 13:15 ON SUCH A SHARD I CAN SAY,
  • 13:17 MORE OR LESS, IF IT IS FROM
  • 13:19 THE 13th, 14th CENTURY A.D.
  • 13:22 THAT MEANS
  • 13:23 ABOUT 600-700 YEARS AGO, OKAY,
  • 13:26 MAMLUK PERIOD.
  • 13:28 THAT'S AFTER THE CRUSADERS.
  • 13:29 BUT WHEN I LOOK ON SUCH
  • 13:31 A SHARD--THIS ONE--EVEN THOUGH
  • 13:33 IT IS NOT A VERY DIAGNOSTIC
  • 13:35 SHARD, NOT A VERY GOOD ONE,
  • 13:36 BECAUSE IT'S JUST
  • 13:37 A BROKEN FRAGMENT OF A JAR.
  • 13:38 IT HAS NO SHAPE, NO LEAN,
  • 13:40 NO BASE, NOTHING.
  • 13:41 STILL THE MATERIAL, THE CLAY,
  • 13:44 THE WAY, THE WEAR,
  • 13:45 HOW THIS FABRIC WAS MADE,
  • 13:47 TELLS ME THAT THIS COULD BE
  • 13:49 THIRD MILLENNIUM B.C.,
  • 13:51 ABOUT 5,000 YEARS AGO.
  • 13:53 Zola: WITH THE HELP
  • 13:54 OF TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS
  • 13:55 AND AREA PHOTOGRAPHS,
  • 13:57 THREE SITES ON THE MOUND
  • 13:58 HAVE BEEN TENTATIVELY CHOSEN.
  • 14:00 A GRID SYSTEM WILL DIVIDE THE
  • 14:01 TEL INTO 5 x 5 METER SECTIONS.
  • 14:04 SOME 65 STUDENTS AND VOLUNTEERS
  • 14:06 WILL BE RECRUITED
  • 14:08 TO HELP METICULOUSLY UNEARTH
  • 14:09 AND RECORD THEIR FINDINGS.
  • 14:11 PROFESSOR MAZAR AND THEIR TEAM
  • 14:13 GET ONE CHANCE
  • 14:14 TO DO THIS RIGHT.
  • 14:15 LIKE A TWO-EDGED SWORD,
  • 14:16 ARCHAEOLOGY NOT ONLY
  • 14:18 CUTS THROUGH THE EARTH, HELPING
  • 14:19 TO PIECE TOGETHER HISTORY,
  • 14:21 BUT IT ALSO DESTROYS THE SITE.
  • 14:23 Amichai: ARCHAEOLOGY'S
  • 14:24 A DESTRUCTIVE PROFESSION.
  • 14:25 WE DESTROY
  • 14:26 WHEN WE DIG SOMETHING.
  • 14:27 NO ONE CAN DIG IT AGAIN.
  • 14:28 SO WE HAVE TO RECORD VERY WELL
  • 14:29 EVERYTHING THAT WE DO,
  • 14:30 ON PAPER AND PHOTOGRAPHY, ETC.,
  • 14:32 AND WE HOPE THAT BY CONDUCTING
  • 14:36 SIX OR SEVEN SEASONS,
  • 14:37 EACH ONE SIX WEEKS,
  • 14:39 WE SHOULD BE ABLE
  • 14:40 TO TELL SOMETHING ABOUT
  • 14:41 THE HISTORY OF THIS SITE
  • 14:42 AND REALLY KNOW MORE ABOUT
  • 14:44 ANCIENT CULTURES IN THIS REGION.
  • 14:47 Zola: WE ASKED PROFESSOR MAZAR,
  • 14:48 IF ONE PUTS HIS FAITH IN THE
  • 14:50 BIBLE, CAN BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 14:52 HELP INCREASE THAT FAITH?
  • 14:54 Amichai: ARCHAEOLOGISTS
  • 14:55 IN THIS COUNTRY TEND TO SAY,
  • 14:56 USUALLY, THAT THEY DON'T DIG
  • 14:58 IN ORDER TO PROVE THE BIBLE.
  • 14:59 THIS IS NOT THE GOAL OF
  • 15:00 ARCHAEOLOGY, TO PROVE THE BIBLE.
  • 15:03 IT'S A BY-PRODUCT
  • 15:04 OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH.
  • 15:05 THAT MEANS, IF WE CAN DIG AND
  • 15:07 ILLUSTRATE OR PROVE SOMETHING
  • 15:10 THAT IS MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE,
  • 15:11 WE ARE VERY HAPPY.
  • 15:13 BUT NOT ALWAYS IT OCCURS
  • 15:15 AND IT'S NOT MAJOR GOAL,
  • 15:16 BECAUSE, IN OUR COUNTRY, WE HAVE
  • 15:20 MANY PERIODS OF OCCUPATION,
  • 15:22 EVEN BEFORE THE BIBLICAL PERIOD
  • 15:24 AND AFTER THE OLD TESTAMENT
  • 15:25 PERIOD AND AFTER
  • 15:26 THE NEW TESTAMENT PERIOD
  • 15:27 AS WELL.
  • 15:28 WE STUDY ALL OF THEM.
  • 15:29 NOW, WHEN WE CAN REFER TO
  • 15:31 THE TEXT, TO THE BIBLICAL TEXT,
  • 15:33 AND ILLUSTRATE IT,
  • 15:36 IT'S WONDERFUL.
  • 15:38 Zola: WE WAIT
  • 15:39 IN GREAT ANTICIPATION FOR
  • 15:40 THOSE WONDROUS ILLUSTRATIONS,
  • 15:42 AS THE STONES,
  • 15:43 SILENCED BENEATH THE
  • 15:44 SMOTHERING LAYERS OF SEDIMENT,
  • 15:46 PREPARE TO CRY OUT.
  • 15:50 WHEN WE RETURN,
  • 15:51 WE'LL JOURNEY EAST TO JORDAN
  • 15:52 AND THE RUINS OF PELLA.
  • 15:54 THIS ANCIENT CITY
  • 15:55 WAS ONCE A REFUGEE CAMP
  • 15:56 FOR MESSIANIC BELIEVERS
  • 15:58 FLEEING PERSECUTION AND
  • 15:59 THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM.
  • 16:02 ♪ ♪
  • 16:08 ♪ ♪
  • 16:18 ♪ ♪
  • 16:43 Myles: THERE IS NOTHING
  • 16:44 LIKE COMING TO ISRAEL.
  • 16:45 IT IS THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME,
  • 16:47 IT WILL INCREASE YOUR FAITH,
  • 16:48 IT WILL JUST UNCOVER THE WORD
  • 16:51 FOR YOU, JUST AS THESE STONES
  • 16:53 ARE BEING UNCOVERED IN ISRAEL.
  • 16:54 THE WORD WILL COME ALIVE TO YOU.
  • 16:55 SO WE WOULD LOVE TO HOST YOU
  • 16:56 IN ISRAEL.
  • 16:57 IN FACT, I'VE SEEN PEOPLE
  • 16:58 TEAR UP, CRY, AS WE COME UP
  • 17:01 THE RISE INTO JERUSALEM
  • 17:03 AS THE SUN HITS
  • 17:04 THE JERUSALEM STONE,
  • 17:05 AND THE WHOLE CITY IS LIT UP
  • 17:07 AND THE SONG "JERUSALEM OF GOLD"
  • 17:09 IS PLAYING.
  • 17:10 IT'S UNLIKE ANYTHING
  • 17:11 YOU'LL EVER EXPERIENCE,
  • 17:12 SO COME WITH US TO ISRAEL.
  • 17:13 Katharine: YEAH, HAGGAI SAYS
  • 17:15 IT IS THE DESIRE OF ALL NATIONS,
  • 17:17 ISRAEL.
  • 17:18 WE HAVE A LITTLE TOKEN
  • 17:20 THAT WE WANT TO GIVE YOU.
  • 17:21 IT'S A JERUSALEM STONE.
  • 17:22 YOU KNOW, OFTEN WHEN PILGRIMS
  • 17:24 COME WITH US THEY WANT TO TAKE
  • 17:25 HOME STONES, AND SOMETIMES YOU
  • 17:27 CAN'T CARRY ALL THESE STONES,
  • 17:28 SO WE THOUGHT
  • 17:29 WE'D BRING THE STONES TO YOU.
  • 17:30 THIS IS A REAL JERUSALEM STONE.
  • 17:33 WE CAN VOUCH FOR THAT.
  • 17:34 IT'S GOT SOME LITTLE FLECKS
  • 17:36 RUNNING THROUGH IT, A PRAYER.
  • 17:38 IT'S A JERUSALEM JOURNEYSTONE.
  • 17:39 AND WE ALSO HAVE
  • 17:41 A WHOLE "PRO-ISRAEL" PACKAGE
  • 17:42 THAT YOU CAN LOOK AT, THAT WILL
  • 17:44 HELP TO US TO STAND WITH ISRAEL
  • 17:46 AND HELP YOU TO SUPPORT
  • 17:47 WHAT WE'RE DOING
  • 17:48 FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.
  • 17:50 SO TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.
  • 17:53 Announcer: SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL
  • 17:55 WITH THE "PRO-ISRAEL PACKAGE."
  • 17:57 FOR YOUR GIFT OF $48 OR MORE, YOU'LL RECEIVE:
  • 17:59 A 3' x 5' FLAG OF ISRAEL;
  • 18:02 FOUR PRO-ISRAEL BUTTONS;
  • 18:04 A "PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM" BUMPER STICKER;
  • 18:07 "ISRAEL'S RIGHT TO THE LAND" BOOKLET;
  • 18:09 A "JERUSALEM JOURNEYSTONE";
  • 18:11 "BROKEN BRANCHES" BY ZOLA LEVITT;
  • 18:13 AND A TWO-FLAG LAPEL PIN.
  • 18:15 CALL AND ASK FOR THE "PRO-ISRAEL PACKAGE"
  • 18:18 OR VISIT US AT LEVITT.COM.
  • 18:24 Myles: YOU KNOW, IT'S
  • 18:25 OUR BLESSING TO BRING YOU
  • 18:26 A "PRO-ISRAEL" PACKAGE
  • 18:27 ESPECIALLY IN THE DAYS
  • 18:28 IN WHICH WE'RE LIVING.
  • 18:29 THERE'S SUCH DISINFORMATION,
  • 18:30 DEMONIZATION OF ISRAEL,
  • 18:32 SUCH AN ATTACK ON THE BIBLE,
  • 18:33 ON THE WORD OF GOD,
  • 18:34 ALL OVER THE WORLD.
  • 18:35 AND THE BIBLE SAYS IN ZECHARIAH
  • 18:38 THAT JERUSALEM WILL BECOME
  • 18:39 A CUP OF TREMBLING
  • 18:41 FOR ALL THE NATIONS.
  • 18:42 AND WE'RE REALLY SEEING THE
  • 18:43 NATIONS LINE UP PROPHETICALLY.
  • 18:45 THE WORD IS OUT AMONG
  • 18:47 THE NATIONS AGAINST ISRAEL,
  • 18:48 BUT YOU HAVE A HEART FOR ISRAEL.
  • 18:51 YOU HAVE A HEART
  • 18:52 FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 18:53 AND YOU'RE STANDING WITH
  • 18:54 THE THINGS THAT MATTER TO GOD,
  • 18:55 SO WE WANT TO THANK YOU
  • 18:56 FOR THAT.
  • 18:57 Katharine: YEAH, WE ALSO WANT
  • 18:59 TO MAKE AVAILABLE THAT ALL OF
  • 19:00 OUR RESOURCES ARE ONLINE AND YOU
  • 19:02 CAN GO THERE AND CHOOSE WHICH
  • 19:04 ONES THAT WILL BEST SUIT YOUR
  • 19:05 DESIRE TO STAND WITH ISRAEL.
  • 19:07 YOU KNOW, THE BIBLE TALKS ABOUT
  • 19:09 NOT ONLY PRAYING FOR THE PEACE
  • 19:10 OF JERUSALEM BUT BEING WATCHMEN
  • 19:12 ON THE WALL.
  • 19:13 AND WATCHMEN ON THE WALL
  • 19:14 ARE PEOPLE THAT ARE AWAKE,
  • 19:16 THAT ARE LOOKING AND THAT
  • 19:17 ARE ANSWERING THE CALL TO STAND.
  • 19:20 AND SO THANK YOU
  • 19:21 FOR STANDING WITH ISRAEL.
  • 19:22 SO NOW WE'RE GOING TO GO
  • 19:24 ON LOCATION WITH TOM McCALL
  • 19:26 IN PELLA, JORDAN.
  • 19:29 Tom: MUCH OF THE ANCIENT RUINS
  • 19:30 OF PELLA REMAIN.
  • 19:32 ITS ONLY INHABITANTS ARE
  • 19:34 HERDS OF SHEEP THAT MOVE LAZILY
  • 19:36 THROUGH THE RUINS.
  • 19:38 WE BEGAN OUR TOUR
  • 19:39 AMONG THE REMAINS OF THE
  • 19:40 ONCE-MAGNIFICENT ROMAN BASILICA
  • 19:43 USED ORIGINALLY
  • 19:44 AS A COURT OF LAW
  • 19:45 AND PUBLIC MEETING PLACE.
  • 19:47 EARLY CHRISTIANS ADAPTED THEM
  • 19:49 FOR THEIR CHURCHES.
  • 19:51 Abbas Abed: WE ARE IN THE MAIN
  • 19:53 CHURCH OF THE CITY OF PELLA.
  • 19:54 AND THIS IS WHAT WE CALL THE
  • 19:56 "OLD ROMAN BASILICA" AND IT'S
  • 19:59 THE BASILICA OF THE BYZANTINE,
  • 20:04 BASILICA, LIKE IN THE ROMAN TIME
  • 20:06 AND IT BECAME THE CHURCH
  • 20:08 WHICH IS THE MAIN BASILICA
  • 20:10 OF THE CITY OF PELLA.
  • 20:13 Tom: THAT'S WHAT THESE PILLARS
  • 20:14 ARE...FROM THAT ERA?
  • 20:17 Abbas: THIS GOES BACK
  • 20:18 TO THE CHRISTIAN ERA.
  • 20:19 THE BIG PILLARS OVER THERE,
  • 20:21 THEY GO BACK TO THE ROMAN ERA.
  • 20:23 Tom: AND WHAT ABOUT
  • 20:24 THIS FALLEN STRUCTURE HERE THAT
  • 20:29 LOOKS LIKE AN ARCH OR SOMETHING?
  • 20:31 Abbas: WELL, ACTUALLY, THIS IS
  • 20:32 THE ARCH GATE OF THE ENTRANCE
  • 20:33 OF THE BASILICA, WHICH IS
  • 20:34 FROM THIS SIDE HERE, ACTUALLY.
  • 20:37 Tom: SO THAT WAS THE MAIN
  • 20:38 ENTRANCE INTO THE BASILICA.
  • 20:39 Abbas: THE MAIN ENTRANCE
  • 20:41 FACING THE WEST,
  • 20:43 COMING INSIDE THE CITY,
  • 20:45 INSIDE THE CHURCH--EXCUSE ME--
  • 20:46 ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE APSE
  • 20:48 OF CHURCH ON THE EASTERN SIDE
  • 20:52 OF THE CHURCH.
  • 20:54 Zola: THE APSE, SHOWN HERE,
  • 20:56 WAS THE SEMI-CIRCULAR END
  • 20:57 OF THE BUILDING AND WAS EASILY
  • 20:59 IDENTIFIED IN CHURCHES
  • 21:00 OF THE BYZANTINE ERA.
  • 21:02 ALSO DISCOVERED HERE
  • 21:03 WAS AN ANCIENT ROMAN THEATRE
  • 21:04 AND AQUEDUCT, AS WELL AS THE
  • 21:06 MOST ANCIENT PART OF THE CITY.
  • 21:08 THESE RUINS DATE FROM THE TIME
  • 21:10 OF THE KINGS OF ISRAEL,
  • 21:12 SOME 3,000 YEARS AGO.
  • 21:14 Abbas: THE AUSTRALIAN MISSION,
  • 21:15 WHICH IS EXCAVATING UP THERE,
  • 21:17 ACTUALLY, EXCAVATING IN
  • 21:18 THE IRON AND THE BRONZE AGES.
  • 21:21 Tom: THIS WAS LIKE DURING THE
  • 21:22 TIME OF THE KINGS OF ISRAEL
  • 21:27 AND THE JUDGES
  • 21:29 AND THAT TIME PERIOD.
  • 21:31 Abbas: THAT'S RIGHT,
  • 21:32 WHICH STARTS FROM THE
  • 21:33 12th CENTURY B.C., ALL THE WAY
  • 21:35 TO THE HELLENISTIC TIME,
  • 21:37 332 B.C.
  • 21:40 Zola: PELLA, LATER CONQUERED
  • 21:41 BY THE ROMANS, FIGURED GREATLY
  • 21:43 IN EARLY CHURCH HISTORY.
  • 21:45 MESSIANIC BELIEVERS SEEKING
  • 21:46 SHELTER FROM PERSECUTION
  • 21:47 FOUND THEIR WAY HERE.
  • 21:49 Abbas: WELL, THEY CAME MOSTLY
  • 21:50 FROM JERUSALEM, ACTUALLY.
  • 21:51 Tom: SO THEY CAME FROM
  • 21:52 JERUSALEM IN THE FIRST CENTURY,
  • 21:54 SOMETHING BEFORE THE DESTRUCTION
  • 21:55 OF THE TEMPLE THERE.
  • 21:56 Abbas: THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 21:57 Tom: AND THIS WAS ONE OF
  • 21:59 THE PLACES THEY CAME FOR REFUGE.
  • 22:01 WHAT WAS LIFE LIKE FOR THEM
  • 22:03 WHEN THEY CAME TO PELLA.
  • 22:04 Abbas: YOU TALK ABOUT
  • 22:05 A VERY LIVING CITY AT THE TIME.
  • 22:08 PEOPLE USED TO LIVE HERE.
  • 22:10 LIKE I TOLD YOU, THERE IS--WE
  • 22:12 ARE TALKING ABOUT THE IRON AGE,
  • 22:13 WE ARE TALKING ABOUT
  • 22:14 THE BRONZE AGE, WE ARE TALKING
  • 22:15 ABOUT ROMANS BEFORE THEM, OKAY?
  • 22:17 AND DURING THE TIME OF ROMANS,
  • 22:19 THEY HAD COME OVER HERE,
  • 22:20 SO THE CITY WAS SO FLOURISHED,
  • 22:21 ACTUALLY, AND ALL THESE RUINS
  • 22:23 WHICH WE SEE AROUND US,
  • 22:24 THEY WERE FLOURISHING,
  • 22:26 THEY WERE IN THEIR GOLDEN TIME.
  • 22:28 Tom: AND THROUGH THIS CITY,
  • 22:29 JESUS AND HIS DISCIPLES
  • 22:31 HAD EARLIER COME
  • 22:32 AND WALKED THROUGH HERE ON THEIR
  • 22:35 WAY TO JERICHO AND JERUSALEM.
  • 22:37 Abbas: AND THIS WAS ONE OF
  • 22:39 THE 10 CITIES OF THE DECAPOLIS,
  • 22:41 THE 10 MOST IMPORTANT
  • 22:42 ROMAN CITIES WHICH WERE BUILT,
  • 22:45 AND MOST OF THEM
  • 22:46 WERE IN JORDAN, ACTUALLY.
  • 22:47 Tom: SO IT WAS VERY NATURAL FOR
  • 22:48 THE CHRISTIANS FROM JERUSALEM
  • 22:51 TO FIND THEIR WAY HERE
  • 22:52 AND SETTLE HERE
  • 22:54 AND DEVELOP THEIR TRADITION.
  • 22:55 Abbas: THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 22:57 I BELIEVE THAT WE HAD MANY
  • 22:59 CHRISTIANS WHO USED TO LIVE HERE
  • 23:00 SECRETLY IN THIS CITY
  • 23:03 AND THOSE HAD JOINED THEM.
  • 23:05 Tom: AND LATER,
  • 23:06 WHEN CHRISTIANITY
  • 23:07 BECAME A LEGAL RELIGION,
  • 23:09 THEN THEY WERE ABLE TO DEVELOP
  • 23:11 THE CHURCH BUILDINGS.
  • 23:12 Abbas: THEY STARTED
  • 23:13 RIGHT AWAY BUILDING,
  • 23:14 RAISING UP THEIR CHURCHES
  • 23:16 ALL AROUND THE CITY.
  • 23:18 Zola: YOSSI ASHKENAZI,
  • 23:19 A MESSIANIC BELIEVER WHO'S BEEN
  • 23:20 FEATURED ON OUR PROGRAM BEFORE,
  • 23:22 HAS TAKEN A SPECIAL INTEREST
  • 23:24 IN PELLA AND THE PLIGHT
  • 23:25 OF THE EARLY BELIEVERS.
  • 23:27 Yossi Ashkenazi: PELLA,
  • 23:28 OR PEHEL,
  • 23:30 BECAME A VERY IMPORTANT CITY
  • 23:34 AFTER THE DESTRUCTION
  • 23:36 OF THE SECOND TEMPLE, THROUGH
  • 23:39 THE TIME OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 23:42 WHO BELIEVED IN JESUS,
  • 23:44 WHO RAN AWAY FROM THE PRESSURE
  • 23:47 OF THE ROMANS AND THE PHARISEES
  • 23:50 FROM JERUSALEM.
  • 23:52 THE JEWISH PEOPLE,
  • 23:53 ACTUALLY IN JERUSALEM,
  • 23:55 STARTED TO EXECUTE
  • 23:57 THESE JEWISH BELIEVERS
  • 23:59 WHO BELIEVED IN JESUS CHRIST,
  • 24:01 AND MANY, MANY OF THEM RAN AWAY
  • 24:03 FROM JERUSALEM.
  • 24:04 SOME OF THEM WENT TO QUMRAN,
  • 24:07 WHICH THEY FOUND A SHELTER
  • 24:09 IN THE DESERT,
  • 24:10 LIKE MANY OTHER REFUGEES.
  • 24:11 AND THERE IS ANOTHER CITY
  • 24:13 WHICH IS AT THE OTHER SIDE
  • 24:15 OF THE JORDAN RIVER,
  • 24:16 WHICH MEETS ON THE EAST COAST
  • 24:17 OF THE JORDAN RIVER, WHICH
  • 24:19 THEY FOUND A REFUGE PLACE,
  • 24:22 HUNDREDS OF HUNDREDS
  • 24:23 OF THOSE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 24:25 FOR ME, PARTICULARLY,
  • 24:26 AS A JEWISH BELIEVER,
  • 24:27 IT WAS VERY IMPORTANT
  • 24:29 TO UNDERSTAND
  • 24:30 WHAT HAPPENED TO THESE JEWS
  • 24:32 WHO BELIEVED IN JESUS CHRIST,
  • 24:33 WHO BELIEVED IN THE LORD
  • 24:35 AND TO RUN AWAY FROM THE
  • 24:37 PRESSURE OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 24:38 IN JERUSALEM.
  • 24:39 THE PROPHECY OF JESUS
  • 24:41 IN THAT TIME WAS SO IMPORTANT,
  • 24:42 SO HIGH, THAT THE JEWS BELIEVED
  • 24:44 VERY MUCH IN THE MESSIAH.
  • 24:46 AND THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS
  • 24:48 WHY THE JEWS LEFT JERUSALEM,
  • 24:50 BECAUSE THEY COULDN'T STAY,
  • 24:51 BECAUSE OF THE JEWISH AND
  • 24:54 THE ROMAN PRESSURE IN JERUSALEM.
  • 24:56 ♪ ♪
  • 25:22 Myles: FASCINATING
  • 25:23 TO LEARN ABOUT PELLA AND JORDAN.
  • 25:25 YOU DON'T NORMALLY
  • 25:26 SEE THESE THINGS.
  • 25:27 THIS IS A VERY UNIQUE PROGRAM
  • 25:29 AND APPARENTLY THAT WAS A REFUGE
  • 25:31 FOR THE EARLY MESSIANIC
  • 25:32 BELIEVERS, DEMONSTRATING AGAIN
  • 25:33 THAT THE EARLY CHURCH WAS JEWISH
  • 25:35 AND THAT JEWS HAVE BEEN
  • 25:36 IN THE MIDDLE EAST
  • 25:37 FOR A LONG, LONG TIME,
  • 25:38 ESPECIALLY ISRAEL AND JORDAN.
  • 25:40 SO, THERE'S STILL SO MUCH
  • 25:42 TO UNEARTH, THERE'S SO MANY
  • 25:43 DISCOVERIES YET TO BE FOUND,
  • 25:45 THAT WE REALLY NEED TO STAND
  • 25:46 WITH THE ARCHEOLOGISTS
  • 25:48 AS THEY CONTINUE TO DIG.
  • 25:49 Katharine: AND PART OF HOW
  • 25:51 WE'RE ABLE TO STAND
  • 25:52 IS BY YOUR GIFTS OF OFFERINGS
  • 25:55 TO THIS MINISTRY THAT WE'RE ABLE
  • 25:57 TO GO, WE'RE ABLE TO FILM,
  • 25:59 WE'RE ABLE TO GIVE TO
  • 26:00 THE ARCHAEOLOGISTS, SO THEY CAN
  • 26:02 CONTINUE THIS WORK OF TESTIFYING
  • 26:04 THAT JESUS IS A JEW
  • 26:07 AND THAT THIS LAND
  • 26:08 BELONGS TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 26:09 WE ALSO HAVE A RESOURCE THAT WE
  • 26:12 WANT TO MAKE AVAILABLE FOR YOU.
  • 26:13 IT'S THE JERUSALEM JOURNEYSTONE
  • 26:15 AND WE ALSO HAVE
  • 26:16 OUR "PRO-ISRAEL" PACKAGE THAT
  • 26:18 WE WANT YOU TO TAKE A LOOK AT.
  • 26:21 Announcer: SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL
  • 26:22 WITH THE "PRO-ISRAEL PACKAGE."
  • 26:24 FOR YOUR GIFT OF $48 OR MORE, YOU'LL RECEIVE:
  • 26:27 A 3' x 5' FLAG OF ISRAEL;
  • 26:29 FOUR PRO-ISRAEL BUTTONS;
  • 26:31 A "PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM" BUMPER STICKER;
  • 26:34 "ISRAEL'S RIGHT TO THE LAND" BOOKLET;
  • 26:37 A "JERUSALEM JOURNEYSTONE";
  • 26:38 "BROKEN BRANCHES" BY ZOLA LEVITT;
  • 26:41 AND A TWO-FLAG LAPEL PIN.
  • 26:43 CALL AND ASK FOR THE "PRO-ISRAEL PACKAGE"
  • 26:46 OR VISIT US AT LEVITT.COM.
  • 26:51 Myles: HERE'S WHAT'S COMING NEXT
  • 26:52 WEEK ON "THE STONES CRY OUT"
  • 26:56 Zola: HERE ON
  • 26:57 THE RUGGED MOUNTAINS OF SEIR,
  • 26:58 LIES THE CITY OF PETRA.
  • 26:59 LOCATED ADJACENT TO
  • 27:00 A MAJOR ANCIENT TRADE ROUTE,
  • 27:02 PETRA HOSTED CARAVANS
  • 27:04 FROM MESOPOTAMIA, PERSIA,
  • 27:05 INDIA AND CHINA.
  • 27:08 TODAY, VISITORS COME
  • 27:10 BY THE THOUSANDS TO VIEW
  • 27:11 THE IMPRESSIVE CARVED FACADES
  • 27:13 OF THE CITY,
  • 27:14 AND THE MAGNIFICENT GORGE
  • 27:15 THAT ACCENTS ITS ENTRANCE.
  • 27:17 MINERALS IN THE SANDSTONE
  • 27:19 GIVE THE PASS ITS RICH COLORS.
  • 27:21 IRON, ESPECIALLY ABUNDANT,
  • 27:22 IS RESPONSIBLE
  • 27:23 FOR THE RICH, RED HUES.
  • 27:32 Katharine: THAT'S A LITTLE
  • 27:33 PREVIEW OF WHAT'S COMING UP
  • 27:34 NEXT WEEK, SO STAY WITH US
  • 27:35 AS WE BRING YOU,
  • 27:36 "THE STONES CRY OUT."
  • 27:38 Myles: YES AND, YOU KNOW,
  • 27:39 WE ALWAYS WANT TO REMIND YOU
  • 27:41 AND HAVE BEEN DOING THIS
  • 27:42 FOR DECADES,
  • 27:43 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM.
  • 27:46 Katharine: PRAY FOR THE PEACE
  • 27:47 OF JERUSALEM.
  • 27:52 Male Singer: ♪ LORD GOD, CREATOR OF HEAVEN ♪
  • 28:00 ♪ LORD GOD, WE BRING FORTH YOUR PRAISES ♪
  • 28:07 ♪ THE EARTH STANDS A TRIBUTE TO GLORY ♪
  • 28:16 ♪ STONES TELL YOUR WONDERFUL STORY. ♪♪
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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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