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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.
Episode: “The Rose Red City”
The ancient Nabataeans were famous for their skill in rock carving. Petra, their capital southeast of the Dead Sea is the “rose red” city, known for its magnificent buildings carved into the native rock.

Caption transcript for The Stones Cry Out (2012): “The Rose Red City” (10/12)

  • 00:01 (♪ "The Stones Cry Out" ♪)
  • 00:24 Male Singer: ♪ IF NO ONE STANDS TO SPEAK, ♪
  • 00:30 ♪ IF NO ONE PRAYS, ♪
  • 00:34 ♪ 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 CONTINUING
  • 00:53 WITH OUR SERIES
  • 00:54 "THE STONES CRY OUT."
  • 00:56 BOY, ARCHAEOLOGY REALLY
  • 00:57 VERIFIES THE BIBLE.
  • 00:58 WE'VE SEEN HOW THE HISTORICAL
  • 00:59 REALITIES COME TRUE AND HOW
  • 01:02 THE BIBLE IS JUST MADE ALIVE
  • 01:04 BY THE SCIENTISTS
  • 01:05 THAT ARE FINDING THE STONES
  • 01:07 SPEAKING TODAY FROM HISTORY.
  • 01:10 WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT
  • 01:12 PETRA THIS WEEK AND PETRA
  • 01:13 IS AN ANCIENT BIBLICAL CITY.
  • 01:15 IT GOES BACK TO THE ERA
  • 01:16 AND THE TIME OF EDOM.
  • 01:18 IN GENESIS 36:8,
  • 01:19 THE SCRIPTURES SAYS,
  • 01:25 NOW IT'S CALLED
  • 01:26 THE "ROSE RED CITY," WHY?
  • 01:27 ESAU MEANS "RED,"
  • 01:28 EDOM MEANS "RED,"
  • 01:29 ADAM MEANS "RED;" IT'S ALL ABOUT
  • 01:31 THE COLORING AND WE'RE GOING
  • 01:33 TO SEE HOW IT'S--
  • 01:34 YOU'RE GOING TO SEE
  • 01:35 THIS INCREDIBLE CITY THAT WE
  • 01:36 STILL GO TO ON OUR TOURS TODAY.
  • 01:38 Katharine: YEAH, IT'S
  • 01:39 THE "ROSE CITY," RIGHT, YEAH.
  • 01:41 WELL, MYLES,
  • 01:42 WE HAVE AN OFFER TODAY.
  • 01:43 IT'S THE INSTITUTE
  • 01:44 OF JEWISH CHRISTIAN STUDIES
  • 01:45 AND IT'LL HELP YOU
  • 01:47 TO GET MORE IN-DEPTH STUDY
  • 01:49 THAN WE CAN BRING YOU IN
  • 01:50 THESE LITTLE SEGMENTS ABOUT
  • 01:52 YOUR ROOTS IN THE JEWISH FAITH.
  • 01:55 YOU KNOW, CHRISTIANITY
  • 01:56 HAD A BEGINNING,
  • 01:58 AND IT STARTED WITH
  • 02:00 THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 02:01 ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB.
  • 02:03 Myles: YEAH, AND THIS IS
  • 02:04 A BIBLE COLLEGE LEVEL COURSE.
  • 02:06 SO IT'S AVAILABLE TO YOU.
  • 02:07 YOU'LL HEAR MORE ABOUT IT
  • 02:08 LATER IN THE PROGRAM.
  • 02:09 SO LET'S GO TO DR. TOM McCALL
  • 02:11 ON LOCATION IN JORDAN.
  • 02:16 Zola: HERE IN
  • 02:17 THE RUGGED MOUNTAINS OF SEIR
  • 02:18 LIES THE CITY OF PETRA.
  • 02:19 LOCATED ADJACENT
  • 02:20 TO A MAJOR ANCIENT TRADE ROUTE,
  • 02:23 PETRA HOSTED CARAVANS FROM
  • 02:25 MESOPOTAMIA, PERSIA, INDIA
  • 02:26 AND CHINA.
  • 02:29 THE NABATAEANS, EXTRACTING
  • 02:31 TAXES FROM THE MERCHANTS
  • 02:32 DELIVERING SPICES,
  • 02:33 PRECIOUS STONES
  • 02:34 AND RICH FABRICS,
  • 02:35 DEVELOPED PETRA
  • 02:37 INTO A WEALTHY METROPOLIS.
  • 02:40 A WINDING GORGE IS THE ONLY
  • 02:41 ENTRANCE INTO THE CITY
  • 02:42 BECAUSE OF
  • 02:43 THE MOUNTAINOUS SURROUNDINGS.
  • 02:46 THIS ROAD BETWEEN THE RISING
  • 02:48 BROWN SANDSTONE HILLS
  • 02:49 LEADS TO THE ENTRANCE
  • 02:50 OF THE RAVINE.
  • 02:52 A MAGNIFICENT BURIAL CHAMBER
  • 02:55 CALLED THE "OBELISK TOMB"
  • 02:56 IS LOCATED ALONG THE WAY.
  • 02:59 BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN CREATED
  • 03:00 IN THE FIRST CENTURY B.C.,
  • 03:02 THE LOWER PART
  • 03:03 IS A BURIAL TOMB.
  • 03:04 THE FOUR LARGE OBELISKS ABOVE
  • 03:07 ARE THOUGHT TO REPRESENT
  • 03:08 NABATAEAN GODS.
  • 03:10 Tom: YOU CAN REALLY SEE
  • 03:11 THE COLORS HERE NOW.
  • 03:13 Zola: OUR GUIDE, ABED,
  • 03:14 JOINED DR. McCALL INSIDE
  • 03:15 THE NARROW CANYON THAT LEADS
  • 03:17 TO THE CITY OF PETRA.
  • 03:20 Tom: WE'VE BEEN IN THIS
  • 03:21 MAGNIFICENT GORGE HERE WALKING
  • 03:22 DOWN FOR SEVERAL MINUTES.
  • 03:25 ABED, HOW MUCH FURTHER IS IT
  • 03:26 THAT WE HAVE TO GO?
  • 03:27 Abed: OH WELL, WE STILL HAVE
  • 03:29 ACTUALLY ABOUT 20 MINUTES TO GO
  • 03:31 BECAUSE WE HAVE JUST STARTED,
  • 03:32 LIKE YOU SEE,
  • 03:33 AND WE HAVE LIKE 3,600 FEET,
  • 03:36 THE LENGTH OF THIS GORGE HERE.
  • 03:40 SO WE STILL HAVE
  • 03:41 AT LEAST 20 MINUTES.
  • 03:43 Tom: HOW HIGH IS THIS GORGE?
  • 03:45 Abed: WELL, ACTUALLY THIS IS--
  • 03:48 IT'S DIFFERENT FROM ONE POINT
  • 03:49 TO ANOTHER BUT IT'S IN BETWEEN
  • 03:51 100-200 FEET TO 300 FEET,
  • 03:53 ACTUALLY.
  • 03:55 Tom: WHAT DO THEY CALL
  • 03:56 THIS MAGNIFICENT GORGE
  • 03:57 THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT?
  • 03:58 Abed: WE CALL IT IN ARABIC TODAY
  • 03:59 WE CALL IT "SIQ" BUT ORIGINALLY
  • 04:01 "SIQ" IS NOT AN ARABIC WORD,
  • 04:03 IT'S AN OLD LANGUAGE.
  • 04:05 WE STILL USE IT TODAY TO CALL
  • 04:07 THE SIQ OF PETRA OR THE ENTRANCE
  • 04:08 OF PETRA WHICH IS THE ONLY
  • 04:10 MAIN WAY, THE ONLY PASSAGEWAY
  • 04:13 TO GO IN AND OUT OF PETRA.
  • 04:14 WE CALL IT THE "SIQ."
  • 04:16 AND IF YOU NOTICE HERE, WE HAVE
  • 04:17 THIS CHANNEL OF WATER, OKAY,
  • 04:20 AND THIS WAS CARVED, TOO,
  • 04:21 BY THE NABATAEANS.
  • 04:22 Tom: THAT'S THE CUT
  • 04:23 INTO THE ROCK.
  • 04:24 Abed: CUT INTO THE ROCK...RIGHT.
  • 04:25 THIS IS TO COLLECT THE RAINWATER
  • 04:27 FROM THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAINS
  • 04:28 AND SEND IT ALL THE WAY DOWN
  • 04:29 TO THE CITY OF PETRA.
  • 04:31 Zola: RUNNING ALONG
  • 04:32 THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE "SIQ"
  • 04:34 WE SEE THE BROKEN REMAINS
  • 04:35 OF ANOTHER ANCIENT
  • 04:36 WATER SYSTEM.
  • 04:37 THIS REDDISH CLAY WATER PIPE
  • 04:39 WAS USED BY THE NABATAEANS TO
  • 04:41 TRANSPORT DRINKING WATER FROM
  • 04:42 A NEARBY SPRING TO THE CITY.
  • 04:45 THE NABATAEANS COLLECTED
  • 04:46 THE WATER IN A LARGE CISTERN
  • 04:48 INSIDE THE CITY
  • 04:49 AND DISTRIBUTED IT
  • 04:50 THROUGHOUT PETRA.
  • 04:52 IN ADDITION TO
  • 04:53 THE WATER COURSES
  • 04:54 RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS WERE CARVED
  • 04:56 INTO THE CAVERN WALLS AS WELL.
  • 04:58 Tom: I SEE THE NICHE OVER HERE
  • 05:00 AND THESE STONES BUILT UP
  • 05:02 IN KIND OF A LEVEL THING.
  • 05:04 WHAT DO THESE MEAN, ABED?
  • 05:06 Abed: WELL, ACTUALLY, IF YOU
  • 05:08 NOTICE NOW GOING DOWN,
  • 05:11 EACH TIME YOU SEE SOMETHING
  • 05:12 LIKE THIS, YOU SEE A NICHE
  • 05:13 IN THE FRONT OF IT.
  • 05:15 AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE NICHE
  • 05:16 OVER THERE, YOU SEE
  • 05:18 A PIECE OF STONE,
  • 05:19 AND LIKE I TOLD YOU,
  • 05:21 THE NABATAEANS DID NOT, AT
  • 05:23 THE BEGINNING, DID NOT REPRESENT
  • 05:24 THE SHAPE OF THEIR GOD.
  • 05:26 THEY USE TO REPRESENT IT
  • 05:27 WITH A FIGURE--
  • 05:28 WITH A STONE OR WITH AN OBELISK
  • 05:30 ACTUALLY.
  • 05:31 AND THIS IS AN IDOL INSIDE
  • 05:33 ONE OF THE NICHES
  • 05:35 BECAUSE THIS SIQ
  • 05:37 WAS NOT JUST THE ENTRANCE
  • 05:39 AND EXIT TO THE CITY,
  • 05:40 IT WAS EVEN FOR WORSHIPPING.
  • 05:43 AND THIS ACTUALLY WAS AN ALTAR
  • 05:47 INSIDE THE SIQ.
  • 05:48 WORSHIPPING, THEY USED TO STOP,
  • 05:50 THEY USED TO MAKE MANY STOPS,
  • 05:52 OKAY, INSIDE.
  • 05:53 AND LIKE THIS,
  • 05:54 YOU'LL SEE TWO OR THREE
  • 05:55 OF THEM INSIDE THE SIQ.
  • 05:57 Tom: SO THE SIQ ITSELF WAS
  • 05:58 SOMETHING OF A TEMPLE WHERE
  • 06:00 THEY WOULD MAKE OFFERINGS
  • 06:03 OR WORSHIP FROM TIME TO TIME
  • 06:05 AT THESE DIFFERENT NICHES.
  • 06:06 Abed: THAT'S RIGHT...
  • 06:07 THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 06:09 Zola: NUMEROUS NICHES LINE
  • 06:10 THE WALLS OF THE SIQ.
  • 06:13 ONE OF THE MOST PROMINENT IS
  • 06:14 THIS ONE CARVED INTO
  • 06:15 A NATURAL OUTCROP.
  • 06:17 TWO GODS ARE REPRESENTED IN
  • 06:19 THE FORM OF RECTANGULAR BLOCKS.
  • 06:21 THE LARGE ONE ON THE LEFT IS
  • 06:23 THE GOD OF THE CITY OF PETRA.
  • 06:24 THE SMALLER BLOCK
  • 06:26 IS THE CITY'S GODDESS.
  • 06:27 CHISELED INTO THE ROCK
  • 06:29 ABOVE THE AREA
  • 06:30 WAS THE HIGH PRIEST'S QUARTERS.
  • 06:32 THIS WAS A TEMPORARY RESIDENCE
  • 06:34 USED BY THE PRIEST WHILE
  • 06:35 OVERSEEING SACRIFICIAL RITUALS.
  • 06:38 THE ACTUAL OFFERINGS WERE MADE
  • 06:40 ON THIS FLAT STONE ALTAR
  • 06:41 AT THE BASE OF THE STATUES.
  • 06:44 MUCH LIKE THESE GODS,
  • 06:45 THE CITY OF PETRA HAS OFTEN
  • 06:47 LAIN SILENT IN HISTORY.
  • 06:49 IN FACT, FOLLOWING
  • 06:50 THE EXPULSION OF THE CRUSADERS
  • 06:51 FROM THE REGION
  • 06:53 IN THE 12th CENTURY
  • 06:55 PETRA'S LOCATION WAS A MYSTERY
  • 06:56 TO THE WESTERN WORLD.
  • 06:59 IN THE 1800s SWISS EXPLORER
  • 07:01 JOHANN BURCKHARDT REDISCOVERED
  • 07:03 THE CITY.
  • 07:06 KNOWING THE ARABS WERE
  • 07:07 SUSPICIOUS OF STRANGERS
  • 07:09 AND INFIDELS,
  • 07:10 BURCKHARDT DISGUISED HIMSELF
  • 07:11 AS A MUSLIM SCHOLAR.
  • 07:14 WORD OF HIS FIND SPREAD
  • 07:15 AND PETRA WAS ONCE AGAIN
  • 07:16 ON THE MAP.
  • 07:18 TODAY VISITORS COME
  • 07:19 BY THE THOUSANDS TO VIEW
  • 07:20 THE IMPRESSIVE CARVED FACADES
  • 07:22 OF THE CITY AND THE MAGNIFICENT
  • 07:23 GORGE THAT ACCESS ITS ENTRANCE.
  • 07:26 MINERALS IN THE SANDSTONE GIVE
  • 07:28 THE PASSAGE ITS RICH COLORS.
  • 07:30 IRON, ESPECIALLY ABUNDANT
  • 07:31 IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RICH,
  • 07:32 RED HUES.
  • 07:36 LIKE THEIR PREDECESSORS
  • 07:37 ARAB ENTREPRENEURS USE HORSES
  • 07:39 AND HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGES
  • 07:40 TO ESCORT PEOPLE
  • 07:41 TO AND FROM THE CITY.
  • 07:53 TAKING A BREAK FROM HIS DUTIES,
  • 07:54 THIS YOUNG BOY ENJOYS
  • 07:55 A BACKWARD JOYRIDE
  • 07:57 THROUGH THE CANYON.
  • 08:01 REGARDLESS OF THE VIEWPOINT
  • 08:02 THE SITES ARE EXTRAORDINARY.
  • 08:07 AFTER WALKING
  • 08:08 FOR ALMOST A MILE,
  • 08:09 TOM AND ABED SPY THEIR
  • 08:12 DESTINATION THROUGH A SLIT
  • 08:13 IN THE NARROW CANYON.
  • 08:14 Tom: I BELIEVE WE ARE COMING
  • 08:15 TO THE PART IN THE SITE
  • 08:17 THAT HAS THRILLED THE WORLD.
  • 08:20 WE'VE SEEN PICTURES OF THIS.
  • 08:21 Abed: OH YEAH, AND LOOK...
  • 08:23 HAVE A LOOK FROM THE SIDE.
  • 08:24 Tom: YES.
  • 08:25 Abed: OKAY, WE ARE ACTUALLY
  • 08:26 ARRIVING.
  • 08:28 THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF
  • 08:29 THE CITY OF PETRA AND WE HAVE
  • 08:30 JUST FINISHED THE ENTRANCE.
  • 08:36 Zola: IT IS THE MOST STRIKING
  • 08:37 OF ALL THE MONUMENTS OF PETRA.
  • 08:40 ITS MASSIVE CORINTHIAN STYLE
  • 08:42 COLUMNS CUT FROM
  • 08:43 THE SEDIMENTARY ROCK
  • 08:44 REVEAL A GREEK
  • 08:46 OR HELLENISTIC INFLUENCE.
  • 08:49 ALTHOUGH REFERRED TO
  • 08:50 AS "THE TREASURY,"
  • 08:51 IT MOST CERTAINLY WAS NOT.
  • 08:53 THE CONFUSION COMES FROM
  • 08:54 AN ANCIENT MYTH THAT TREASURES
  • 08:56 FROM THE PHARAOH OF EGYPT
  • 08:57 HAD BEEN DEPOSITED HERE
  • 08:59 DURING THE TIME OF THE EXODUS.
  • 09:02 SOME SCHOLARS THEORIZE
  • 09:03 IT WAS A ROYAL TOMB.
  • 09:05 A SMALL CUBICLE INSIDE
  • 09:06 IS THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN
  • 09:07 THE KING'S BURIAL CHAMBER.
  • 09:09 OTHERS SCHOLARS CONCLUDE
  • 09:11 ITS FAADE IS MORE IN KEEPING
  • 09:12 WITH A TEMPLE,
  • 09:13 PRESUMING THE REAR CHAMBER
  • 09:14 WAS A SANCTUARY.
  • 09:16 BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF WRITTEN
  • 09:17 RECORDS, DATING THE STRUCTURE
  • 09:19 IS EQUALLY DIFFICULT.
  • 09:20 MOST LIKELY IT WAS CREATED
  • 09:22 IN THE FIRST CENTURY A.D.
  • 09:24 WHETHER TEMPLE OR TOMB, IT IS
  • 09:26 CERTAINLY AN AWE-INSPIRING
  • 09:27 SIGHT FOR ALL OF THOSE
  • 09:29 ENTERING PETRA.
  • 09:32 WHEN WE RETURN, WE'LL REVEAL
  • 09:33 MORE OF THE WONDERS
  • 09:34 OF THE "ROSE RED CITY"
  • 09:36 AND WHAT PART IT MAY PLAY
  • 09:37 IN END TIMES EVENTS.
  • 09:47 Announcer: FOR INSIGHTFUL PERSPECTIVES ON ISRAEL AND BIBLE PROPHECY,
  • 09:51 ASK FOR OUR FREE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER,
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  • 10:06 COME WITH US ON A TOUR OF ISRAEL OR PETRA
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  • 10:18 ♪ ♪
  • 10:27 ♪ ♪
  • 10:52 Katharine: ISRAEL--
  • 10:53 YOU CAN JOIN US IN PETRA
  • 10:55 ON THE TOUR.
  • 10:56 IF YOU COME WITH US
  • 10:57 WE'D LOVE TO TAKE YOU THERE.
  • 10:58 Myles: IT'S LIFE CHANGING
  • 10:59 TO GO TO ISRAEL.
  • 11:00 YOU KNOW THIS RESOURCE THIS WEEK
  • 11:01 IS OUR INSTITUTE
  • 11:02 OF JEWISH-CHRISTIAN STUDIES.
  • 11:04 THIS IS A BIBLE COLLEGE-LEVEL
  • 11:06 COURSE TAUGHT BY DR. SEIF
  • 11:07 AND ZOLA LEVITT.
  • 11:08 IT REALLY IS GOING TO UPGRADE
  • 11:10 YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE
  • 11:11 JEWISH ROOTS OF YOUR FAITH.
  • 11:13 SO YOU'LL HEAR MORE ABOUT IT
  • 11:14 LATER, BUT ALSO, RIGHT NOW,
  • 11:15 LISTEN TO THIS TESTIMONY
  • 11:16 OF A STUDENT
  • 11:17 THAT'S TAKEN THE COURSE.
  • 11:20 >> I WAS IN AMERICAN CHURCH
  • 11:22 AND WE WERE LOOKING
  • 11:24 IN THE NEW TESTAMENT,
  • 11:25 B'RIT HADASHAH, AND I WAS NOT
  • 11:28 GETTING THE FULL PICTURE,
  • 11:29 YOU KNOW.
  • 11:30 AND THEN, OF COURSE, THEY WOULD
  • 11:31 GO IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
  • 11:32 AND THEY WOULD READ,
  • 11:33 AND AS FAR AS I WAS CONCERNED,
  • 11:34 SLAUGHTER IT, BECAUSE IT WAS
  • 11:36 WRITTEN TO JEWS; PRIMARILY,
  • 11:38 TO JEWS, FOR JEWS, ABOUT JEWS,
  • 11:39 FOR JEWS.
  • 11:41 AND YOU WOULD--THEY WERE TRYING
  • 11:42 TO APPLY THIS TO GENTILES
  • 11:43 AND IT DOESN'T REALLY WORK.
  • 11:45 THERE'S TWO BOOKS
  • 11:46 IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
  • 11:47 THAT TALK TO THE GENTILES--
  • 11:48 YOU KNOW, JONAH...
  • 11:49 AND YOU DIDN'T GET
  • 11:52 YOUR FULL UNDERSTANDING
  • 11:53 AND THAT WAS WHERE I SAID,
  • 11:54 "I NEED TO GO TO THE SOURCE."
  • 11:56 AND I BELIEVE--I PRAYED, YOU
  • 11:57 KNOW, AND I ASKED THE LORD
  • 11:59 AND HE SAID, "GO TO THE JEWS."
  • 12:01 AND FORTUNATELY FOR ME
  • 12:02 I'VE BEEN WATCHING ZOLA ON TV
  • 12:03 FOR YEARS AND YEARS
  • 12:05 AND HE'S KIND OF KEPT ME
  • 12:06 ALONG AND PULLED ME ALONG
  • 12:08 THROUGH ALL THIS PROCESS.
  • 12:11 Myles: SO OUR RESOURCE THIS WEEK
  • 12:12 IS THE INSTITUTE
  • 12:13 OF JEWISH-CHRISTIAN STUDIES.
  • 12:14 THIS IS A BIBLE COLLEGE-LEVEL
  • 12:16 COURSE.
  • 12:17 YOU CAN ORDER ONE COURSE
  • 12:18 OR TAKE ALL 12 OF THEM.
  • 12:20 THIS IS A SELF-PACED
  • 12:22 BIBLE COLLEGE-LEVEL TEACHING
  • 12:23 SO THAT YOU CAN LISTEN
  • 12:24 TO THE CDs OVER AND OVER AGAIN,
  • 12:26 REALLY LEARN THE MATERIAL,
  • 12:28 UNDERSTAND THE ROOTS
  • 12:29 OF THE FAITH AND THEN TAKE
  • 12:31 A TEST, WRITTEN EXAMS
  • 12:33 JUST LIKE IN SCHOOL.
  • 12:35 IT'S VERY HIGH QUALITY WORK
  • 12:36 AND WE'D LIKE TO MAKE IT
  • 12:37 AVAILABLE TO YOU
  • 12:38 IF YOU REALLY WANT TO GET
  • 12:39 DEEPER INTO THE STUDY OF
  • 12:41 THE CONNECTION BETWEEN
  • 12:42 THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW.
  • 12:44 AND YOU CAN ORDER IT ONLINE
  • 12:46 AT LEVITT.COM OR CALL US AT
  • 12:48 1-800-WONDERS AND WE'LL TALK
  • 12:50 TO YOU ABOUT ENROLLING
  • 12:51 IN THIS COURSE.
  • 12:52 Katharine: IT'S REALLY GOOD.
  • 12:53 I AM ENJOYING IT.
  • 12:55 WE'RE GOING TO GO BACK NOW
  • 12:57 TO PETRA.
  • 13:03 Tom: THIS IS SUCH A SPECTACULAR
  • 13:05 CIVILIZATION WE SEE ALL
  • 13:06 AROUND US, ABED.
  • 13:08 Abed: ACTUALLY WE'RE DEALING
  • 13:11 WITH THE NABATAEANS HERE
  • 13:12 THAT HAD COME ORIGINALLY
  • 13:13 FROM YEMEN AROUND
  • 13:15 THE SIXTH CENTURY B.C.
  • 13:16 Tom: THAT'S ON THE OTHER SIDE
  • 13:17 OF SAUDI ARABIA.
  • 13:18 Abed: THAT'S RIGHT, THEY HAVE
  • 13:19 TO ALSO CROSS SAUDI ARABIA
  • 13:21 AND COME AND SETTLE HERE.
  • 13:23 I DON'T MEAN PETRA, I MEAN
  • 13:24 THE SOUTHERN AREA OF JORDAN.
  • 13:26 AND THAT WAS IN
  • 13:27 THE SIXTH CENTURY B.C.
  • 13:28 AND THEY WERE STILL BEDOUINS
  • 13:30 AT THE TIME.
  • 13:31 Tom: WHEN DID THEY BEGIN TO
  • 13:34 ACTUALLY LIVE HERE IN PETRA?
  • 13:36 Abed: SETTLING HERE BY CHANCE,
  • 13:38 THEY REALIZED THAT THIS AREA WAS
  • 13:40 VERY IMPORTANT IN THE FIELD
  • 13:43 OF COMMERCE.
  • 13:44 ALL THE CARAVANS USED
  • 13:46 TO PASS THROUGH HERE,
  • 13:47 SO THEY STARTED TO, YOU KNOW,
  • 13:48 LET PEOPLE PAY TAXES.
  • 13:50 Tom: THIS WAS
  • 13:51 A COMMERCIAL CENTER THEN.
  • 13:52 Abed: THAT'S IT.
  • 13:53 Tom: WAS THERE A CARAVAN ROUTE
  • 13:54 OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT?
  • 13:55 Abed: IT IS ON THE CARAVAN ROUTE
  • 13:57 WHICH CONNECTS ASIA WITH AFRICA
  • 13:59 DOWN SOUTH, AND FROM NORTH,
  • 14:01 YOU COULD COME EITHER FROM
  • 14:03 EUROPE PASSING THROUGH HERE
  • 14:04 FROM THE EAST TO THE WEST.
  • 14:06 BUT WHEN THE NABATAEANS SETTLED
  • 14:07 HERE THEY THOUGHT ABOUT MAKING
  • 14:09 THE CITY BIG AND WEALTHY, MAKING
  • 14:11 MONEY, THEY THOUGHT ABOUT MAKING
  • 14:13 A STATION HERE, MAKING A CITY,
  • 14:15 A VERY WELL-PROTECTED CITY.
  • 14:17 Tom: AN INTERNATIONAL TRADE
  • 14:18 CENTER FOR THE CARAVAN ROUTE.
  • 14:20 Abed: THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 14:21 AND THEY STARTED TO EXPAND ALL
  • 14:22 OVER AROUND THIS AREA AND THIS
  • 14:24 BECAME THE MOST IMPORTANT CITY
  • 14:26 IN THE KINGDOM.
  • 14:28 Tom: IT SEEMS SO WELL-PROTECTED
  • 14:30 HERE COMING IN THROUGH
  • 14:31 THE GORGE, THE SIQ, AND THEN
  • 14:34 SURROUNDED BY THE MOUNTAINS.
  • 14:36 WERE THE PEOPLE EVER ATTACKED
  • 14:38 HERE AND CONQUERED BY
  • 14:40 OUTSIDE PEOPLE?
  • 14:41 Abed: MANY PEOPLE HAD TRIED
  • 14:43 TO ATTACK THEM, LIKE THE GREEKS
  • 14:45 AROUND 300 B.C.,
  • 14:47 BUT THEY FAILED
  • 14:48 IN ATTACKING THEM.
  • 14:49 THEY DID NOT SUCCEED BECAUSE
  • 14:50 THE ENTRANCE, IT'S VERY EASY
  • 14:52 TO BE PROTECTED.
  • 14:53 THE ROMANS, THEY HAD TRIED MANY
  • 14:55 TIMES UNTIL THEY GOT TIRED AND
  • 14:56 THEN THEY HAD DECIDED TO MAKE
  • 14:58 SANCTIONS AGAINST THE NABATAEANS
  • 15:00 AND THAT'S HOW THEY TOOK OVER
  • 15:02 THE CITY PEACEFULLY
  • 15:03 WITH NO FIGHTING.
  • 15:04 Tom: THEY USED SANCTIONS
  • 15:05 EVEN BACK THEN.
  • 15:06 Abed: WE HAD SANCTIONS
  • 15:07 EVEN BACK THEN.
  • 15:09 Tom: AND SO THERE WAS SOME KIND
  • 15:10 OF AN AGREEMENT MADE BETWEEN
  • 15:12 THE NABATAEANS AND THE ROMANS
  • 15:13 FOR TRADE.
  • 15:15 Abed: YES, YES, SURE.
  • 15:17 THE MOST IMPORTANT REASON WHY
  • 15:19 THE ROMANS WANTED TO TAKE OVER
  • 15:20 HERE BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T WANT
  • 15:22 TO PAY THAT MUCH TAXES
  • 15:23 PASSING THROUGH HERE.
  • 15:25 SO THAT'S WHY THEY MADE
  • 15:26 THE SANCTIONS AND THAT'S
  • 15:27 WHY THEY HAVE BUILT
  • 15:28 THE 10 CITIES OF THE DECAPOLIS
  • 15:30 AND THE CARAVANS USED TO PASS
  • 15:31 THROUGH THOSE CITIES AND DO NOT
  • 15:34 PASS THROUGH THE CITY OF PETRA.
  • 15:37 THE CITY OF PETRA STARTED
  • 15:38 TO DECLINE ECONOMICALLY
  • 15:40 AND THAT'S HOW THEY MADE
  • 15:41 SUCH AN AGREEMENT AND THEY TOLD
  • 15:43 THE ROMANS TO COME IN PEACEFULLY
  • 15:44 WITH NO FIGHTING AND THE CITY
  • 15:46 STARTED TO BECOME ROMAN
  • 15:49 NABATAEAN CITY AND THIS WAS
  • 15:51 NOT THE END OF THE NABATAEANS.
  • 15:53 ACTUALLY, IT WAS A NEW START
  • 15:55 OF THE NABATAEANS AND 324 A.D.
  • 15:58 IT WAS IN THE FIELD OF RELIGION,
  • 16:01 IT WAS STARTING TO BECOME
  • 16:02 A VERY IMPORTANT CHRISTIAN CITY.
  • 16:03 Tom: THE BEGINNING
  • 16:04 OF THE BYZANTINE PERIOD.
  • 16:05 Abed: THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 16:07 Tom: EVENTUALLY THOUGH IT SORT
  • 16:08 OF DISAPPEARED FROM HISTORY.
  • 16:12 PEOPLE FORGOT ABOUT PETRA.
  • 16:14 HOW DID IT GET LOST TO HISTORY
  • 16:16 AND THEN REDISCOVERED?
  • 16:17 Abed: LOSING ITS IMPORTANCE,
  • 16:18 ITS ECONOMICAL IMPORTANCE,
  • 16:20 PEOPLE STARTED TO LEAVE
  • 16:21 THIS CITY TO GO LOOK FOR JOBS
  • 16:23 SOMEWHERE ELSE.
  • 16:24 AND THEN WITH THE TIME
  • 16:25 WITH THE ARRIVAL
  • 16:27 OF MUSLIMS IN 634 A.D.,
  • 16:29 IN THIS AREA, IT HAD LOST
  • 16:31 COMPLETELY ITS IMPORTANCE
  • 16:32 AND PEOPLE STARTED TO LEAVE.
  • 16:34 AND IT KEPT LOSING
  • 16:36 ITS IMPORTANCE WITH THE TIME
  • 16:37 TILL THEN END
  • 16:39 OF THE 18th CENTURY.
  • 16:40 IN 1812, WHEN THE SWISS GUIDE
  • 16:43 BURCKHARDT HAD DECIDED TO COME
  • 16:46 AND SEE, BECAUSE HE HAD READ
  • 16:48 ABOUT IT IN THE OLD WRITINGS OF
  • 16:51 STRABO, THE SICILIAN GUIDE,
  • 16:53 AND JOSEPHUS FLAVIUS,
  • 16:54 WHO HAD WRITTEN
  • 16:55 ABOUT THE JEWISH MONUMENT.
  • 16:56 THOSE HAD WRITTEN ABOUT PETRA
  • 16:58 THEY HAD MENTIONED PETRA
  • 16:59 IN THEIR WRITINGS
  • 17:00 AND THAT'S WHY HE WAS INSISTING
  • 17:01 TO COME AND SEE INSIDE PETRA.
  • 17:03 AND IN 1812,
  • 17:04 HE WAS THE FIRST ONE
  • 17:06 TO REDISCOVER THE CITY OF PETRA,
  • 17:08 FOR THE WEST, ACTUALLY,
  • 17:10 NOT FOR US HERE,
  • 17:11 BECAUSE, HERE, WE KNEW ABOUT
  • 17:12 THE EXISTENCE OF PETRA
  • 17:14 AND WE HAD THOSE LOCAL PEOPLE
  • 17:16 WHO LIVE HERE NOW,
  • 17:17 WHO LIVE AROUND HERE NOW.
  • 17:18 THOSE USED TO LIVE
  • 17:20 INSIDE PETRA TILL 1983.
  • 17:24 Tom: SO THE WEST LEARNED
  • 17:26 ABOUT IT AND STARTED
  • 17:28 COMING TO VISIT PETRA
  • 17:30 AND NOW YOU HAVE
  • 17:31 AN AVERAGE OF 2,000 TOURISTS
  • 17:33 A DAY COMING THROUGH.
  • 17:35 Abed: THIS IS RIGHT,
  • 17:36 THIS IS RIGHT.
  • 17:37 WE STARTED HAVING TOURISTS
  • 17:38 SINCE ALREADY THE '50s
  • 17:40 AND THE '40s AND EVEN
  • 17:42 IN THE 19th CENTURY
  • 17:43 WE HAD SOME INDIVIDUALS
  • 17:44 WHO USED TO COME.
  • 17:45 AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS CENTURY
  • 17:47 ALREADY GROUPS USED TO COME
  • 17:49 TO PETRA.
  • 17:50 AND NOW WE HAVE AN AVERAGE
  • 17:51 OF 2,000 PEOPLE A DAY
  • 17:52 COME TO PETRA.
  • 17:53 Tom: WELL WE'RE IN SORT OF
  • 17:55 A BOWL-LIKE AREA HERE
  • 17:57 WHERE IT OPENS UP
  • 17:59 AND I SEE OVER HERE
  • 18:02 THE WALL, THE CLIFF THERE,
  • 18:04 AND THERE'S HOLES IN IT.
  • 18:05 IT LOOKS LIKE CAVES THERE.
  • 18:07 WHAT DO THOSE SIGNIFY?
  • 18:09 Abed: THOSE CLIFFS
  • 18:10 ARE POPULAR CLIFFS.
  • 18:11 Tom: FOR THE PEOPLE...
  • 18:12 NOT ROYAL TOMBS.
  • 18:14 Abed: NO, NO JUST
  • 18:15 POPULAR TOMBS FOR THE PEOPLE,
  • 18:16 FOR THE NORMAL PEOPLE.
  • 18:18 Zola: TOMBS OF NUMEROUS SHAPES
  • 18:20 AND SIZES OVERWHELM THE CLIFFS
  • 18:21 OF PETRA.
  • 18:23 THESE FOUR MASSIVE TOMBS DEFINE
  • 18:24 MUCH OF WHAT IS CONSIDERED
  • 18:26 NABATAEAN DESIGN.
  • 18:31 PAIRS OF PILASTERS CARVED
  • 18:33 ALONG THE SIDES OF THE TOMBS
  • 18:34 ARE CROWNED WITH
  • 18:36 THE SIMPLE HORNED CAPITAL
  • 18:37 WHICH WAS DISTINCTLY NABATAEAN.
  • 18:42 CARVED INTO THE SITE
  • 18:43 OF YET ANOTHER MOUNTAIN
  • 18:44 ARE THE ROYAL TOMBS.
  • 18:47 THE FIRST AND MOST IMPOSING
  • 18:49 IS THIS ONE.
  • 18:50 KNOWN AS THE "URN TOMB,"
  • 18:51 IT GETS ITS NAME
  • 18:52 FROM A SMALL URN
  • 18:53 ON THE PEAK OF THE MEMORIAL.
  • 18:57 THE VAULTS BELOW WERE
  • 18:58 CONSTRUCTED TO SUPPORT
  • 18:59 THE TERRACE IN FRONT
  • 19:00 OF THE GRAVE.
  • 19:03 GREEK WRITING FOUND
  • 19:04 INSIDE THE MONUMENT
  • 19:05 REVEALS THAT CHRISTIANS
  • 19:06 USED THIS SITE AS A CHURCH
  • 19:08 IN THE MID-FIFTH CENTURY.
  • 19:10 THE INSCRIPTION READS,
  • 19:18 AFTER HUNDREDS OF YEARS OF
  • 19:19 WORSHIPPING STONE IDOLS,
  • 19:21 MANY HERE TURNED
  • 19:22 TO THE ONE TRUE GOD.
  • 19:25 WITH SO MUCH SPACE DEVOTED
  • 19:26 TO TOMBS AND TEMPLES,
  • 19:28 WE WONDERED WHERE
  • 19:29 THE PEOPLE LIVED.
  • 19:30 Abed: SO ACTUALLY THE PEOPLE DID
  • 19:31 NOT LIVE IN CAVES LIKE THIS.
  • 19:34 SOME OF THEM THEY DID LIVE
  • 19:36 IN THE CAVE HOUSES--
  • 19:37 VERY FEW OF THEM.
  • 19:38 BUT MOST OF THEM
  • 19:40 THEY LIVED IN BUILT HOUSES.
  • 19:41 Tom: AND THEY BUILT IT OF
  • 19:42 WHAT KIND OF MATERIAL?
  • 19:43 Abed: STONE.
  • 19:44 Tom: MOSTLY STONE,
  • 19:45 AND THEY BUILT ALL AROUND
  • 19:46 IN THIS VALLEY AREA.
  • 19:47 Abed: YEAH, THEY HAD STONE
  • 19:48 EVERYWHERE IN THIS AREA AND THEY
  • 19:49 USED THE STONE IN BUILDING UP.
  • 19:51 AND MOST OF THOSE HOUSES HAVE
  • 19:52 NOW BEEN DESTROYED.
  • 19:54 Tom: BACK BEHIND YOU THERE
  • 19:55 IT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING LIKE
  • 19:56 A THEATRE.
  • 19:58 Abed: YEAH, ACTUALLY IN
  • 19:59 THE NABATAEAN CULTURE,
  • 20:00 WE DO NOT HAVE A THEATRE;
  • 20:01 WE HAVE IT IN THE ROMAN
  • 20:02 AND THE GREEK CULTURE.
  • 20:04 AND THIS WAS SOME KIND
  • 20:06 OF A SACRIFICE PLACE.
  • 20:09 Tom: A PAGAN ALTAR
  • 20:11 THAT THEY WOULD USE
  • 20:12 TO SACRIFICE TO THEIR DEITIES.
  • 20:14 Abed: THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 20:16 AFTER THE ROMANS HAD ARRIVED
  • 20:17 AND THEY HAD COME TO THE CITY
  • 20:19 IT HAD THE SHAPE--
  • 20:21 THIS SACRIFICE PLACE
  • 20:22 HAD THE SHAPE OF THEATRE.
  • 20:24 THEY HAD CONTINUED
  • 20:25 AND THEN THEY BUILT A THEATRE
  • 20:27 AND THE NABATAEANS HAD MADE
  • 20:28 THE SACRIFICE PLACE ON THE TOP
  • 20:30 OF THIS MOUNTAIN.
  • 20:32 YOU CLIMB UP USING THESE STEPS.
  • 20:34 THOSE ARE 600 STEPS
  • 20:36 TO GO ALL THE WAY UP TO THE TOP
  • 20:37 OF THAT MOUNTAIN WHERE
  • 20:38 THE SACRIFICE ALTAR WE HAVE.
  • 20:40 Tom: YOU CAN ACTUALLY CLIMB UP
  • 20:41 TO THE TOP.
  • 20:42 Abed: OH YES, OH YES...
  • 20:43 TO THE TOP OF THIS MOUNTAIN,
  • 20:44 TO THE TOP OF THIS MOUNTAIN
  • 20:46 AND TO THE TOP OF ALL
  • 20:47 THESE MOUNTAINS AROUND HERE.
  • 20:48 AND BY THE WAY, PETRA,
  • 20:50 IT'S NOT JUST THE LOW PART
  • 20:52 WHICH WE ARE VISITING RIGHT NOW.
  • 20:53 PETRA EXPANDS ABOUT
  • 20:55 40 SQUARE KILOMETERS.
  • 20:57 TO VISIT PETRA, ALL OF IT,
  • 21:00 YOU NEED MORE THAN TWO WEEKS
  • 21:01 TO CLIMB ALL THESE MOUNTAINS
  • 21:02 AND BEHIND THE MOUNTAINS.
  • 21:04 Tom: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, ABED,
  • 21:05 FOR EXPLAINING PETRA TO US.
  • 21:07 Abed: YOU'RE WELCOME, SIR,
  • 21:08 THANK YOU.
  • 21:10 (♪ Soft Flute & Harp ♪)
  • 21:44 Katharine: PETRA IS
  • 21:45 AN AMAZING PLACE.
  • 21:46 IT'S A PROPHETIC PLACE.
  • 21:47 YOU KNOW ARCHAEOLOGISTS ALLOW US
  • 21:49 TO SEE PHYSICALLY AND TOUCH
  • 21:51 THE PAST, BUT WE'RE ALSO SEEING
  • 21:54 INTO THE FUTURE.
  • 21:55 WE'RE ALSO SEEING PROPHETICALLY
  • 21:56 WHAT'S GOING TO BE HAPPENING
  • 21:57 IN PETRA.
  • 21:58 Myles: IT'S REALLY TRUE,
  • 21:59 ESPECIALLY WITH A PLACE
  • 22:00 LIKE PETRA.
  • 22:01 THERE'S SUCH BIBLICAL HISTORY
  • 22:03 WITH THIS PART OF THE WORLD,
  • 22:04 EDOM, AND THE HISTORY WITH ESAU
  • 22:06 AND THE REDNESS OF THE LAND.
  • 22:08 WE SEE IT
  • 22:09 AS THE "ROSE RED CITY."
  • 22:10 LISTEN TO ISAIAH 63:1.
  • 22:21 THAT SOUNDS LIKE THE MESSIAH
  • 22:22 TO ME, AND IT'S REALLY
  • 22:24 A PROPHETIC LOOK AT THE PLACE
  • 22:26 THAT PETRA HAS
  • 22:28 BOTH AS A REFUGE--
  • 22:29 POTENTIALLY AS A REFUGE
  • 22:31 FOR BELIEVERS AND ALSO AS
  • 22:33 A HISTORICAL PLACE FOR THE WORDS
  • 22:35 THAT WE'RE SEEING HERE.
  • 22:37 MARK 13:14, JESUS SAID TO BE
  • 22:39 AWARE THAT THERE WOULD BE COMING
  • 22:41 A TIME WHEN THERE WOULD BE
  • 22:42 A FLIGHT NECESSARY
  • 22:43 BECAUSE OF THE ABOMINATION
  • 22:44 OF DESOLATION.
  • 22:46 REVELATION 12:6 TELLS US
  • 22:48 THAT THE WOMAN WILL BE HIDDEN
  • 22:50 IN THE WILDERNESS BY GOD
  • 22:51 IN THE MIDST OF THE TRIBULATION.
  • 22:53 THERE'S ALL THIS REFERENCE
  • 22:54 AROUND THIS AREA, PETRA.
  • 22:56 IT'S NOT PERFECTLY CLEAR, BUT
  • 22:57 THERE SEEMS TO BE A FOCUS ON
  • 23:00 THE EVENTS THAT WE SEE BEGINNING
  • 23:01 TO UNFOLD IN OUR WORLD
  • 23:03 AND THE WAY THAT'S GOING
  • 23:05 TO CONTINUE INTO THE FUTURE.
  • 23:06 I BELIEVE RIGHT NOW WE'RE REALLY
  • 23:08 LOOKING AT THE ARRANGING OF
  • 23:09 THE NATIONS SURROUNDING ISRAEL
  • 23:12 FOR A PSALM 83-TYPE WAR.
  • 23:14 IN FACT, IN 2006,
  • 23:16 WHEN THE JEWISH PEOPLE HAD
  • 23:19 TO GO INTO LEBANON TO TRY
  • 23:20 TO STOP HEZBOLLAH;
  • 23:21 AT THE SAME TIME THAT HAPPENED,
  • 23:23 THERE WAS AN OPEN BIBLE
  • 23:25 FOUND FROM CENTURIES AGO,
  • 23:26 FOUND IN THE BOGS OF SCOTLAND.
  • 23:28 IT WAS OPEN TO PSALM 83
  • 23:31 ALMOST AS A GIFT SAYING
  • 23:32 THIS IS WHERE WE ARE IN TIME.
  • 23:33 Katharine: RIGHT
  • 23:34 Myles: AND NOW WE'RE SEEING
  • 23:35 THE STONES BEGINNING TO SPEAK IN
  • 23:37 ISRAEL ABOUT THE TIME WE'RE IN,
  • 23:40 WHERE WE'VE COME FROM
  • 23:41 AND WHERE WE'RE GOING.
  • 23:42 Katharine: WELL, PSALM 83
  • 23:44 IS ABOUT ALL THE NATIONS
  • 23:45 PRESSING ON ISRAEL AND THAT
  • 23:46 IS THE TIME THAT WE'RE IN.
  • 23:48 AND SO EVEN MORE, AS BELIEVERS
  • 23:50 AND AS PEOPLE OF FAITH, WE CAN
  • 23:53 STAND AND LEND OUR FAITH WITH
  • 23:55 THE PEOPLE THAT ARE IN THE LAND.
  • 23:56 Myles: YEAH, WE NEED
  • 23:57 TO SUPPORT THEM
  • 23:58 SPIRIT, SOUL AND BODY.
  • 23:59 WE NEED TO GIVE TO THEM,
  • 24:00 WE NEED TO STAND WITH THEM.
  • 24:02 AND WE NEED TO BE IN
  • 24:04 THE LINEAGE OF THOSE WHO,
  • 24:05 LIKE W.E. BLACKSTONE,
  • 24:07 AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY,
  • 24:08 BACK IN THE TURN
  • 24:09 OF THE 20th CENTURY,
  • 24:10 HE HID BIBLES IN PETRA,
  • 24:11 HOPING THAT AT SOME POINT
  • 24:13 THERE WOULD BE A RESOURCE THERE
  • 24:16 FOR THOSE THAT WERE FLEEING
  • 24:17 DURING THE TIMES OF TROUBLE
  • 24:19 THAT ARE UPCOMING.
  • 24:20 WE HAVE RESOURCES HERE AS WELL.
  • 24:22 WE HAVE THE INSTITUTE
  • 24:23 OF JEWISH-CHRISTIAN STUDIES.
  • 24:24 THIS IS A WAY TO REALLY DEEPEN
  • 24:26 YOUR FAITH, TO REALLY COME
  • 24:27 TO UNDERSTAND THE JEWISHNESS
  • 24:29 OF THE GOSPEL, TO UNDERSTAND
  • 24:30 THE OLD TESTAMENT
  • 24:31 AND NEW TESTAMENT
  • 24:32 AND HOW THERE'S A SEAMLESS
  • 24:34 CONNECTION BETWEEN THE TWO.
  • 24:35 IN FACT, LET'S GO TO
  • 24:36 OUR THEOLOGIAN TODD BAKER
  • 24:38 TO HEAR WHAT HE HAS TO SAY
  • 24:39 ABOUT THE INSTITUTE.
  • 24:42 Todd: THE MINISTRY HEARTILY
  • 24:44 RECOMMENDS TAKING THE INSTITUTE
  • 24:48 BECAUSE, AFTER ALL,
  • 24:49 THE GOD OF ISRAEL GAVE US
  • 24:51 OUR FAITH IN JESUS THE MESSIAH
  • 24:52 THROUGH THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 24:55 SO, THEREFORE, YOU NEED
  • 24:56 TO TAKE IT TO LEARN ABOUT THAT
  • 24:59 AND I WOULD ALSO ADD
  • 25:01 JEWISH EVANGELISM.
  • 25:02 THE INSTITUTE IS
  • 25:03 AN EXCELLENT TOOL FOR THAT.
  • 25:04 WE NEED TO SHARE THE FAITH OF
  • 25:07 MESSIAH TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 25:10 WHO FIRST PROCLAIMED THIS FAITH
  • 25:12 TO THE WORLD.
  • 25:13 >> IT'S TAUGHT FROM TWO
  • 25:14 OF THE MOST INTELLIGENT JEWS
  • 25:16 THAT I THINK I HAVE EVER MET.
  • 25:19 ZOLA LEVITT WITH ALL HIS WISDOM
  • 25:20 BEING JEWISH HIMSELF, AND EVEN
  • 25:22 DR. SEIF, HE'S SO INTELLIGENT
  • 25:25 AND HE JUST--THEY'RE BOTH JEWS
  • 25:27 SO YOU'RE LEARNING FROM JEWS
  • 25:28 ABOUT THE JEWISH MESSIAH.
  • 25:30 IT REALLY TAUGHT ME A LOT
  • 25:31 ABOUT THE OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 25:33 SO I CAN GO BACK TO
  • 25:34 THE OLD TESTAMENT AND KIND OF--
  • 25:36 I CAN SEE YESHUA
  • 25:37 THROUGH EVERYTHING.
  • 25:38 >> I THINK EVERYBODY SHOULD
  • 25:41 STUDY WHAT THE WEBSITE HAS TO
  • 25:42 SAY ABOUT TAKING THIS COURSE
  • 25:46 BECAUSE IT SORT OF
  • 25:47 BREAKS THINGS DOWN
  • 25:48 IN A WAY THAT MAKES SENSE TO ME,
  • 25:51 AND I BELIEVE IT WILL
  • 25:52 TO OTHER PEOPLE TOO.
  • 25:55 Katharine: THE INSTITUTE
  • 25:56 OF JEWISH-CHRISTIAN STUDIES WILL
  • 25:58 INFUSE YOUR LIFE WITH FAITH.
  • 26:00 THOSE ARE THE TESTIMONIES
  • 26:01 THAT YOU'VE BEEN HEARING
  • 26:02 AND WE KNOW IT'S TRUE.
  • 26:04 I LOVE HOW IT'S EVEN IMPACTING
  • 26:06 THE NEXT GENERATION.
  • 26:07 Myles: YEAH AND IT'S
  • 26:08 SO IMPORTANT YOU KNOW.
  • 26:09 I THINK ABOUT OUR KIDS BEING
  • 26:10 IN COLLEGE AND HOW THEY CALL US
  • 26:12 AND SAY, "DAD NO ONE'S TEACHING
  • 26:13 WHAT YOU TEACH."
  • 26:14 IT'S SO HARD TO HEAR ABOUT
  • 26:16 THE IMPORTANCE OF ISRAEL,
  • 26:17 A POSITIVE VIEW OF ISRAEL,
  • 26:19 ABOUT THE WAY THAT JEWS
  • 26:20 AND CHRISTIANS ARE SUPPOSED
  • 26:21 TO WORK TOGETHER AND EVERYTHING
  • 26:23 THEY'VE BEEN RAISED WITH.
  • 26:24 THEY'RE ENCOUNTERING
  • 26:25 WHAT'S REALLY BEING TAUGHT
  • 26:26 ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES.
  • 26:27 A COURSE LIKE THIS IS REALLY
  • 26:29 THE ANTIDOTE FOR THAT KIND
  • 26:30 OF TEACHING.
  • 26:31 THIS WILL HELP YOU TO REALLY
  • 26:32 UNDERSTAND THE ROOTS
  • 26:35 OF YOUR FAITH AND HAVE A VIEW
  • 26:36 OF THE OLD TESTAMENT,
  • 26:37 NEW TESTAMENT,
  • 26:38 THE WAY THEY WORK TOGETHER.
  • 26:39 THIS WHOLE STORY ABOUT PETRA
  • 26:41 IS REALLY ABOUT THE STORY
  • 26:43 OF THE MESSIAH.
  • 26:44 IT'S REALLY ABOUT THIS CALL
  • 26:45 OF ABRAHAM COMING ALL THE WAY
  • 26:47 FORWARD THROUGH JESUS
  • 26:49 AND LOOKING TOWARDS HIS RETURN
  • 26:51 AND REALLY LOOKING FOR THE WAY
  • 26:52 THAT GOD IS GOING TO HAVE
  • 26:54 A REMNANT IN EVERY GENERATION.
  • 26:56 HE'S GOING TO PRESERVE ISRAEL
  • 26:57 IN SPITE OF WHAT THEY'RE FACING.
  • 26:59 AND THERE'S GOING TO BE
  • 27:01 A WORSHIPPING REMNANT READY
  • 27:02 FOR HIS RETURN.
  • 27:03 Katharine: YEAH,
  • 27:04 AND TO BE READY,
  • 27:05 WE HAVE TO BE IN THE WORD,
  • 27:06 READING THE WORD,
  • 27:07 BECAUSE THE WORD OF GOD IS
  • 27:08 WHAT GIVES US FAITH.
  • 27:10 NOT OUR CIRCUMSTANCES,
  • 27:11 NOT WHAT WE'RE FACING
  • 27:12 BUT AS WE PUT OUR FAITH
  • 27:13 IN THE WORD, THAT'S WHAT CAUSES
  • 27:15 US TO SEE HIM AND SEE HIS PLAN
  • 27:18 AND ALIGN WITH IT.
  • 27:19 SO THANK YOU FOR CONTINUING TO
  • 27:21 HELP US TO BUY AIRTIME TO BRING
  • 27:24 THESE PROGRAMS TO REMIND YOU
  • 27:25 OF THINGS THAT ARE COMING
  • 27:27 AND ALSO TO TELL YOU OF THINGS
  • 27:28 THAT HAVE ALREADY HAPPENED
  • 27:29 LIKE THESE DISCOVERIES,
  • 27:31 LIKE THESE UNEARTHINGS
  • 27:32 OF THESE TREASURES IN THE LAND
  • 27:34 THAT'S ESTABLISHING
  • 27:35 THAT THE WORD OF GOD IS ALIVE.
  • 27:37 I LOVE IT, MYLES.
  • 27:39 Myles: WE'RE GLAD
  • 27:40 TO BE DOING IT.
  • 27:41 SO UNTIL WE SEE YOU AGAIN,
  • 27:42 AS ALWAYS, WE WANT
  • 27:43 TO REMIND YOU,
  • 27:44 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM.
  • 27:46 Katharine: PRAY FOR THE PEACE
  • 27:47 OF JERUSALEM.
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Episodes in this series

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

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