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Series: “Zion Forever”
This long-awaited, nine-part series looks back at Israel’s history and forward into prophecy while remembering the present status of the Temple Mount, the most contested real estate on Earth. Throughout the series, we hear from Our Man in Haifa Eitan Shishkoff, and Zola Levitt’s music complements the narrative and scenes of Israel.
Episode: “Mount of Olives”
From the Mount of Olives, Myles and Katharine look to the future of the Temple Mount. Archaeological finds continue to surface on Mount Zion, confirming Jewish heritage as recorded in the Bible. Guests include historian Shahar Shilo, archaeologists Eli Shukron and Shimon Gibson, and tour guide Hannah Ben-Haim.

Caption transcript for Zion Forever: “Mount of Olives” (8/9)

  • 00:04 Abraham saw the glory of God over this mountain
  • 00:06 and came up here in obedience to the LORD
  • 00:09 to sacrifice Isaac.
  • 00:10 But God stopped him.
  • 00:12 Looking down through the corridors of time
  • 00:14 from before the foundation of the world
  • 00:16 he knew that there was a greater sacrifice to come
  • 00:19 it would be the sacrifice of His [God's] son, Yeshua,
  • 00:21 Yeshua HaMashiach
  • 00:50 For Zion's sake I will not hold my peace
  • 00:54 And for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest
  • 00:57 until her righteousness goes forth as brightness
  • 01:02 and her salvation as a lamp that burns.
  • 01:15 Wow, talk about
  • 01:17 location, location, location.
  • 01:19 we are at the
  • 01:20 epicenter of the earth.
  • 01:22 We are at ground zero
  • 01:23 of the purposes of God in the earth for all time.
  • 01:27 We are in Yerushalayim
  • 01:28 with the Dome of the Rock behind us
  • 01:30 and the future in front of us.
  • 01:32 Absolutely!
  • 01:33 You know Yerushalayim is plural in Hebrew.
  • 01:35 It means the Jerusalem above
  • 01:37 and the Jerusalem here on this temporal plain.
  • 01:41 To be able to understand Jerusalem
  • 01:44 you can't look at it in the temporal,
  • 01:46 you have to look to it through eternal eyes.
  • 01:49 And you have to see what God is seeing
  • 01:51 and that he is about to have his eternal throne come down out of heaven
  • 01:56 and establish his eternal rule and reign right here.
  • 02:00 Exactly so, we know now
  • 02:02 that this is HaMakom
  • 02:03 It is "the place".
  • 02:05 The Jewish people are praying for the rebuilding of the Temple.
  • 02:07 The Christians looking for Messiah Yeshua.
  • 02:10 And the Muslims believing that this is their 3rd most Holy Place in the earth.
  • 02:14 But we know the reality is that the ultimate Makom
  • 02:18 the ultimate "place", is in the heart of God,
  • 02:20 in the person of Yeshua HaMashiach.
  • 02:23 You know God is going to recover what David saw
  • 02:26 but what he was not allowed to build.
  • 02:28 Solomon built it,
  • 02:29 then Herod built it,
  • 02:31 then there will be a millennial Temple,
  • 02:33 and before that there will be a tribulation Temple.
  • 02:35 God is going to be exalted in this place
  • 02:39 as he said he would
  • 02:40 going all the way back to the time of Abraham
  • 02:42 and forward to Moses
  • 02:44 and then into David's life as well.
  • 02:46 You know I love it how the archaeologists say
  • 02:48 that there is no doubt that there was a Jewish presence.
  • 02:51 Well we know it because we believe the Bible.
  • 02:53 And it says that literally, over Solomon's Temple,
  • 02:57 there was the glory of God.
  • 03:00 And we who are believers get to be in on this.
  • 03:03 So we just encourage you to understand where you're going
  • 03:06 and to understand what the purpose
  • 03:08 of what HaMakom is all about, the "place".
  • 03:12 2nd Corinthians 4:18 tells us,
  • 03:20 we need to interpret things through the eternal,
  • 03:22 through what is not seen.
  • 03:24 You may see the Golden Dome now
  • 03:25 but think about it.
  • 03:27 Back in the time of the Crusaders you'd see a Christian Cross on that Golden Dome
  • 03:30 sitting on Roman pillars on Jewish Land.
  • 03:34 The Messiah's throne is going to be there once again.
  • 03:37 And when it is, living waters will come from the Temple
  • 03:41 and flow down to the Dead Sea making it alive.
  • 03:43 This is going to have a new look folks.
  • 03:46 It's looking like this for now
  • 03:48 but it will have a new look in the centuries to come.
  • 03:56 You know it's been said that Israel is 85 miles wide but 50 centuries deep.
  • 04:00 And we're certainly seeing that in this series.
  • 04:02 The evidence that comes up out of the ground.
  • 04:06 And it's only just begun.
  • 04:07 There's so much more that is going to come.
  • 04:09 The archaeologists, they say that there's
  • 04:11 decades and decades ahead of what we are going to find.
  • 04:14 Well it's a matter of funds, having enough funds to be able to do
  • 04:17 because they do it so precise.
  • 04:19 They don't want to disturb any of the ancient treasures that are there.
  • 04:23 And God really has saved treasures.
  • 04:25 And I believe that he said it was even just specifically for certain times that we're in
  • 04:29 just to counteract the lies of the world and replacement theology.
  • 04:35 Yes, there's an orthodoxy in Islam that has a different eschatology.
  • 04:39 That's a fancy way of saying
  • 04:41 there is a different view of the end times
  • 04:42 from Islam than there is from the Bible.
  • 04:44 The Bible's is correct.
  • 04:46 It is true.
  • 04:47 It is what is going to happen.
  • 04:48 But there is an eschatology that its banging against
  • 04:51 that comes out of the Koran
  • 04:52 that has to do with some very destructive and very difficult times.
  • 04:56 The reality is though, that we know from Scripture that God will win.
  • 05:00 Absolutely, absolutely.
  • 05:02 Well, there's a Biblical reality
  • 05:03 and then there's like you said, the Islam reality.
  • 05:06 And we know that God's reality will triumph.
  • 05:09 So, it's funny...
  • 05:11 It's not funny but it's very, very, very serious what will happen in Isaiah 60:14.
  • 05:16 It talks about the sons that have afflicted the Jewish people
  • 05:20 and that they will come and bow down.
  • 05:22 Why don't you read that for us Myles?
  • 05:24 I will,
  • 05:38 And there's something about the connection
  • 05:40 of this Jewish history, Jewish Jerusalem.
  • 05:44 Another interesting thing is that right now
  • 05:46 one of the levels of discovery in this 50 centuries of depth
  • 05:51 is the first century.
  • 05:53 And so there's all this corroboration of the Gospels,
  • 05:56 of the truth of Jesus coming out right now.
  • 05:59 I remember on one of our first tours
  • 06:00 we went to this new site
  • 06:02 where the wedding of Cana most likely took place.
  • 06:04 And so there's verification coming that Jesus was alive,
  • 06:09 and will be back.
  • 06:11 And so let's go to Eli Shukron,
  • 06:13 one the main archaeologists very involved with
  • 06:15 the unearthing of the most recent treasures in Israel.
  • 06:19 Let's go there now.
  • 06:26 Okay, we're on the road
  • 06:28 that led the pilgrims
  • 06:29 from the pool all the way to the Temple.
  • 06:32 This is a special road,
  • 06:33 the pilgrim road
  • 06:35 that was built here before 2,000 years ago.
  • 06:37 And the people were walking;
  • 06:39 after they purified themselves in the pool
  • 06:41 they started to walk to the Temple.
  • 06:44 We're talking about stairs they just found a couple years before.
  • 06:50 And this is a very, very special design that we know it
  • 06:54 close to the Hulda Gate, the main gate into the Temple.
  • 06:57 We know it also as a special kind of stairs;
  • 07:00 What we have here; small one, big one.
  • 07:02 On those stairs the people were walking here before, 2,000 years ago.
  • 07:08 In the excavation I found a lot of things.
  • 07:11 For example, what we found in the excavation,
  • 07:14 we found a "Bulla"
  • 07:15 It's a piece of clay with an inscription
  • 07:18 from the first Temple period
  • 07:20 that mentioned the name Bethlehem.
  • 07:21 The first time we know the name Bethlehem outside of the Bible.
  • 07:25 No one that did excavation in the Bethlehem site
  • 07:28 had ever found where it was the family of king David was living.
  • 07:33 No one found that.
  • 07:34 No one knew where it is.
  • 07:36 But now we have the proof about that place that connects it to the family of king David.
  • 07:41 We know that the name of Bethlehem is real.
  • 07:44 It's a real city in that time.
  • 07:47 Also, when I did the excavation in the tunnels
  • 07:51 I found a bell, a gold bell.
  • 07:53 Who was using a gold bell?
  • 07:55 The high priest was using the gold bell.
  • 07:56 On his coat were 72 gold bells.
  • 07:59 This is the first one and only one that was found in Jerusalem before 2,000 years ago,
  • 08:05 that may be connected to the High Priest that was in the Temple in that time.
  • 08:10 Also we are talking about the Temple,
  • 08:12 and talking about the Temple Mount,
  • 08:14 and talking about the Temple before 2,000 years ago.
  • 08:16 But to go into the Temple you must go to get permission.
  • 08:20 You're making a ritual bath.
  • 08:22 You have a rule, you must be pure.
  • 08:24 Who will check you?
  • 08:26 Who will know that you really did the real mikveh, purified yourself the real way?
  • 08:35 Who will check you?
  • 08:36 So to know what is going on in the Temple
  • 08:40 we know that to go into the Temple we have a gate
  • 08:44 and in that gate is a guard.
  • 08:46 And you can't go into the Temple just because you want to go into the Temple.
  • 08:49 So you must be in the rule.
  • 08:51 To be in the rule someone will need to check you.
  • 08:53 And after he checks you he will give you a ticket.
  • 08:56 So I found one of those tickets,
  • 08:58 the only one found in the excavation
  • 09:00 that tells us about how it works when you are coming to the Temple.
  • 09:04 You must be checked before you go into the Temple.
  • 09:08 And in that ticket is mentioned purity to God.
  • 09:13 If you are pure to God you are allowed to go into the Temple to worship.
  • 09:19 If you are not pure to God, stay out of the Temple.
  • 09:23 There's a guard that will check you.
  • 09:25 This is the how the people lived in Jerusalem,
  • 09:28 how the people were going to the Temple,
  • 09:30 how it was, walking in the Temple before 2,000 years ago
  • 09:34 in the time of Jesus.
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  • 10:54 from the heart of God,
  • 10:56 the very epicenter of the world, Jerusalem.
  • 10:59 That's great.
  • 11:00 You know we really couldn't do this without your partnership.
  • 11:03 We're going to be hearing from Shimon Gibson,
  • 11:05 the author of "The Final Days of Jesus, the Archaeological Evidence"
  • 11:09 We're also going to hear from Hannah Ben Haim,
  • 11:11 premier tour guide and a great spokeswoman for the Gospel of Yeshua.
  • 11:15 And also, Shahar Shiloh.
  • 11:17 Let's go to him first
  • 11:18 because he's going to take us
  • 11:20 back 10 centuries before the birth of Jesus.
  • 11:30 About 160 years of archaeology taking place right now
  • 11:32 and as we see around us there's a village.
  • 11:35 Jerusalem has enlarged and really, really in a very small, condensed territory
  • 11:39 we have excavated I assume something like
  • 11:42 in between 67 percent of what their is to find.
  • 11:45 So your grandsons and my future grand-grand sons will still have work to do
  • 11:48 and may come and shoot a film in about 100 years
  • 11:50 because things are just appearing;
  • 11:53 pop up from the ground at any given time.
  • 11:55 Tell us about the most exciting find you've been part of or you've seen.
  • 11:58 Well I should say these are the Biblical impressions
  • 12:04 which are bearing Biblical names
  • 12:06 that we know from the book of Jeremiah
  • 12:08 that comes out from the ground down here underneath our feet right now in the City of David
  • 12:11 bearing names of high rank officials from the kingdom of Zedekiah for instance.
  • 12:15 The second thing which was really astonishing for me
  • 12:18 was the thing we just started up 3 months ago.
  • 12:21 We just reopened a new site for the public,
  • 12:23 which is the Canaanite fortress
  • 12:26 mentioned in the book of Genesis chapter 14, verse 18
  • 12:29 as the place of Melchizedek when he hosts Abraham.
  • 12:32 WOW!
  • 12:33 This place today is actually opened to the public.
  • 12:35 We will be celebrating its renewal in about 2 days from now.
  • 12:38 It's amazing.
  • 12:39 And the history of David here.
  • 12:41 1,000 years before Christ,
  • 12:44 3,000 years ago
  • 12:45 he established this as the capital of Jerusalem.
  • 12:47 Yet today people are saying that he didn't exist
  • 12:50 or that he wasn't here.
  • 12:51 I think at Tel Dan there was a major find also regarding David.
  • 12:54 So there are huge amounts of findings related to the 10th century BCE.
  • 12:58 As a scholar, as a historian I should be very careful
  • 13:01 because we're walking on a thin ice here.
  • 13:03 10th century BCE has it's problems.
  • 13:06 We yet fail to show a lot of evidence from the 10th century BCE.
  • 13:11 We have huge amounts of them from the 9th century BCE and on.
  • 13:14 Now in order for the House of David to be established there should be a David.
  • 13:18 If you find a piece of clay bearing the name, "The House of David"
  • 13:22 that means David had to die in order to establish a dynasty after his name.
  • 13:27 Which again, this is what you mentioned from Tel Dan.
  • 13:29 There are other findings related to the Israeli kingdom, to the Jewish kingdom
  • 13:33 from the 10th or from the end of the 10th century BCE
  • 13:36 should I say in the beginning of the 9th.
  • 13:38 Yet from the 10th century BCE we didn't find the visiting card of King Solomon or King David.
  • 13:43 It doesn't mean we are not keeping on looking
  • 13:46 but there's huge amounts of Biblical stuff coming out of the ground.
  • 13:48 I think there's no doubt in the world of scholars today
  • 13:51 about the existence of the Biblical City of David here.
  • 13:53 Yet we are still waiting for the great stuff to come out from the 10th century BCE.
  • 13:59 One of the discoveries which was made here in the City of David
  • 14:03 is this Greek inscription
  • 14:05 carved into a block of stone.
  • 14:07 It was found by Weill at the beginning of the 20th century.
  • 14:11 Now this inscription is very important
  • 14:13 because it tells us something about Jerusalem;
  • 14:16 the approach the people took to the Temple
  • 14:19 and to the institution known as the Synagogue.
  • 14:22 Now the focus of Jewish religion was of course the House of God,
  • 14:27 the Temple which is on top of the Mount of Moriah.
  • 14:30 And all Jewish pilgrims would come for the festivities,
  • 14:33 primarily Passover,
  • 14:36 and to sacrifice in the Temple.
  • 14:39 The institution known as the synagogue, the Jewish synagogue,
  • 14:44 is believed by scholars to be something that was in use
  • 14:48 after the destruction of Jerusalem,
  • 14:51 in the year 70, by the Romans.
  • 14:53 But this inscription dates from before the destruction of Jerusalem.
  • 14:58 So it tells us that the synagogue existed beforehand.
  • 15:02 The idea was that the Synagogue which is in Greek " Synagogus ",
  • 15:06 in Hebrew " Beth ha-Knesset ",
  • 15:08 which means "the place where people could gather"
  • 15:12 was really a kind of municipal building
  • 15:14 or a kind of place where people could gather
  • 15:19 and discuss weddings, their sewerage system problems.
  • 15:23 There could be some sort of teaching of children within that institution
  • 15:26 Maybe even a little bit of the study of the Torah, their Holy Books.
  • 15:31 But still, the place where you went to worship and sacrifice
  • 15:36 was in the Jewish Temple.
  • 15:38 So this is a very important inscription
  • 15:41 It tells us about the synagogue.
  • 15:43 And it tells us also; there's a detailed description here
  • 15:47 that this was a place where people who came from a great distance could stay here.
  • 15:52 So it was almost like an inn.
  • 15:54 And this meant that Jewish pilgrims who came to Jerusalem
  • 15:57 would be able to stay in this building
  • 15:58 which was located in this vicinity.
  • 16:00 And that then connects us to the Jesus story
  • 16:03 because Jesus of course found it very difficult
  • 16:05 to place himself and his disciples within the city.
  • 16:09 They went to the Upper Room
  • 16:11 in order to have the Last Supper together.
  • 16:14 But then afterwards they had to exit from the city
  • 16:17 just from the gate behind us this place.
  • 16:21 And then along the valley to Gethsemane
  • 16:24 which saw them at the place where Jesus was up to the point
  • 16:29 where he was then taken by Pontius Pilot's soldiers to the House of Caiaphas.
  • 16:37 " Zion " is an ancient word.
  • 16:40 And what does it originally mean?
  • 16:42 It means a place like a little shoot growing out of nowhere.
  • 16:45 A dry place.
  • 16:47 And when we look at even Isaiah 53,
  • 16:51 the picture of the Messiah himself,
  • 16:53 it's something that you would have walked by;
  • 16:55 something despised, like,
  • 16:57 "what is that little shoot doing there?
  • 16:59 That is actually the essence of the word " Zion ".
  • 17:02 Later on it becomes even a Hebrew word.
  • 17:05 It's not just the name of the place
  • 17:07 but inside the word "excellence" for instance in Hebrew we have the word " Zion "
  • 17:13 And in the verb... it means to make a sign,
  • 17:17 to put a signpost up,
  • 17:21 to help you find the place you're going to.
  • 17:25 So Zion is something you would have walked by
  • 17:28 if you didn't understand the heart of David himself
  • 17:30 and the heart of God.
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  • 18:50 It is a life changing experience.
  • 18:53 You know we hear over and over again from people
  • 18:55 that they had no idea about the connection with the Land
  • 18:59 and how the Word comes alive.
  • 19:00 And I know people like to hear from us.
  • 19:02 We understand that.
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  • 19:08 They're messianic many of them.
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  • 19:18 Well as a believer I believe that its a pilgrimage
  • 19:21 that is our privilege if we have the ability to come
  • 19:25 to take part in what God is doing.
  • 19:27 He's fulfilling his word.
  • 19:28 We're seeing it come alive.
  • 19:30 It's not just a vacation.
  • 19:32 It's an impartation.
  • 19:33 And it's something that you'll never forget.
  • 19:36 And I never heard one person regret going to the Holy Land,
  • 19:39 God's Land, the City of God.
  • 19:42 We're going to go now from the City of David.
  • 19:45 Let's go north to hear from
  • 19:47 "Our man in Haifa, Etian Shiskoff.
  • 19:51 Shalom.
  • 19:52 Just up the coast from where we're sitting right now,
  • 19:54 in fact, at the top end of the Haifa Bay
  • 19:57 is a city called "Akko".
  • 19:59 Sometimes you will read about it with its French name "Acre".
  • 20:03 And Akko actually in the Bible times
  • 20:06 and ancient times before the first century,
  • 20:10 was really "the" target on this Haifa Bay.
  • 20:14 In fact, then it was called the "Akko Bay' not the "Haifa Bay".
  • 20:17 "Haifa Bay" didn't exist.
  • 20:19 At most, there were a few people fishing there.
  • 20:21 But Akko was a place where empire after empire
  • 20:26 landed major ships with soldiers and with equipment
  • 20:31 in order to establish a beachhead here in the Middle East.
  • 20:36 The Romans built quite an impressive harbor there.
  • 20:39 And until today you can see the pilings that are down underneath the water
  • 20:43 which constituted the foundation of that harbor.
  • 20:47 Now Akko also has a place in the Scriptures.
  • 20:51 And it's given a little bit different name
  • 20:54 but I'd like to read this verse to you.
  • 20:56 It's in Acts chapter 21, and verse 7,
  • 21:04 Ptolemais then meant "Akko"
  • 21:19 It's interesting that there was a house group apparently that met in Akko
  • 21:24 during the time of Paul in the book of Acts.
  • 21:27 And from one house group in this century, 20 centuries later,
  • 21:32 we now were able to establish a full on Messianic Jewish Congregation in Akko
  • 21:38 that's going until today.
  • 21:40 In fact, I just attended the Bar Mitzvah of the leader's son there
  • 21:44 where he read from the Torah and proclaimed his faith in Yeshua as the Messiah.
  • 21:49 So as ancient as Akko is,
  • 21:51 God has not lost interest in that city.
  • 21:54 It's a mixed city.
  • 21:56 One of the most mixed of Arab and Jewish Israelis in all of Israel today.
  • 22:00 And I want to really enlist your prayers for greater activity of the Spirit of God to take place
  • 22:08 in Akko,
  • 22:09 in Kiryat Yam along this coast,
  • 22:11 and Haifa,
  • 22:13 and into the Galilee
  • 22:14 where I believe the great move of God's Spirit will begin
  • 22:17 that will eventually bring the Messiah back to Israel.
  • 22:21 " Todah raba " - "Thank you so much".
  • 22:29 We've heard the love story.
  • 22:31 We've seen that this goes all the way back to creation.
  • 22:33 Right behind me on the Temple Mount is,
  • 22:37 " Eben ha-Shetiyah " - "The Foundation Stone"
  • 22:40 The Rabbis say man was created there and then placed in the Garden to the East.
  • 22:45 Abraham saw the Glory of God over this mountain
  • 22:48 and came up here in obedience to the LORD to sacrifice Isaac
  • 22:52 but God stopped him.
  • 22:54 Looking down through the corridors of time
  • 22:55 from before the foundation of the world
  • 22:57 he knew that there was a greater sacrifice to come.
  • 23:00 It would be the sacrifice of His [God's] Son, Yeshua,
  • 23:03 Yeshua Ha'Mashiach .
  • 23:05 We know now that the Tabernacle in the wilderness, the Mishkan
  • 23:08 would not suffice.
  • 23:10 Beit HaMikdash , "The Temple",
  • 23:11 even the Temple would not suffice
  • 23:14 because Solomon told us in II Chronicles 6:18,
  • 23:23 He's greater than His creation.
  • 23:25 He's always been greater than His creation
  • 23:27 and always will be.
  • 23:29 Solomon built here,
  • 23:30 Herod built here.
  • 23:32 There will be a Tribulation Temple here
  • 23:34 and a Millennial Temple here.
  • 23:36 But God said that he would establish the throne of David
  • 23:39 and David's seed would always rule from this place.
  • 23:43 And we know that seed is the root of Jesse from the tribe of Judah,
  • 23:48 Yeshua HaMashiach ,
  • 23:50 the LION of the Tribe of Judah.
  • 23:52 He came first as a Lamb.
  • 23:53 But he is returning as
  • 23:54 the LION of the Tribe of Judah.
  • 23:56 Born a Jew, died a Jew,
  • 23:58 coming back as
  • 23:59 the LION of the Tribe of Judah.
  • 24:01 We understand that Islam is on the rise.
  • 24:03 There's contention for this place...
  • 24:05 Location, location, location.
  • 24:07 Epicenter - "Ground Zero"
  • 24:09 The center of the earth right behind me.
  • 24:12 But there's going to come a change to this area.
  • 24:14 There will be a day when there will not be
  • 24:17 that gold dome.
  • 24:19 But rather, it will become again
  • 24:20 the place where the God of creation is worshipped.
  • 24:23 And the Gentiles, the nations,
  • 24:25 will come up to worship
  • 24:27 at the time of Sukkot, at the time of "Tabernacles".
  • 24:29 Fresh water will flow from these mountains
  • 24:32 down to the Dead Sea and make them alive.
  • 24:34 It's a story of hope.
  • 24:35 And we want to leave you with a word of hope.
  • 24:38 This prayer goes back to the time of Moses and Aaron.
  • 24:41 God told Moses to have Aaron stand before the people
  • 24:44 and bless them in this way.
  • 24:46 And whenever this prayer is prayed
  • 24:48 He would put his Name on everyone who heard.
  • 24:51 So we send you out with peace.
  • 24:54Yevarchecha Adonai V'yishmerecha.
  • 24:59Ya'er Adonai panayv eylecha v'chuneka.
  • 25:03Yissa Adonai panayv eylecha
  • 25:07ve' yaseym lecha Shalom ♪♪
  • 25:16 "The LORD bless you and keep you"
  • 25:18 "The LORD be gracious unto you"
  • 25:19 "The LORD cause his face to shine upon you"
  • 25:22 "And grant you his Shalom [Peace]"
  • 25:23 And remember,
  • 25:24 Sha'alu' Shalom Yerushalayim Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem
  • 25:32Sha'a'lu shalom Yerushalayim
  • 25:35 ♪ Sha'a'lu sha'a'lu shalom ♪
  • 25:39 ♪ For the holy city of Jerusalem ♪
  • 25:44 ♪ We will pray for peace, Sha'a'lu' shalom
  • 25:50 ♪ In the holy mountain in Jerusalem ♪
  • 25:53 ♪ Take thy son, they son, thine only son ♪
  • 25:57 ♪ Slay him there and show me in Jerusalem ♪
  • 26:01 ♪ Of thy faith, thy faith that God is One. ♪
  • 26:05 ♪ O my God, mine only Son ♪
  • 26:09 ♪ But ask of me and it is done ♪
  • 26:13 ♪ For in Thy mercy, for in Thy name ♪
  • 26:17 ♪ I know for me You'll do the same ♪
  • 26:23 ♪ In that holy mountain in Jerusalem ♪
  • 26:27 ♪ Take His Son, His Son, His only Son. ♪
  • 26:31 ♪ Slay Him there and tell the world, Jerusalem ♪
  • 26:35 ♪ Of thy faith, thy faith, that "It is done" ♪
  • 26:39 ♪ For it is done, we have the Son ♪
  • 26:42 ♪ The blessed One, His only Son ♪
  • 26:46 ♪ Believe on Him and it is done ♪
  • 26:50 ♪ And always pray " Sha'a'lu shalom " ♪
  • 26:58Sha'a'lu shalom Yerushalayim
  • 27:02Sha'a'lu sha'a'lu shalom
  • 27:06 ♪ In the holy city of Jerusalem ♪
  • 27:13 ♪ We will pray for peace, Sha'a'lu' shalom ♪♪
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Episodes in this series

  1. The Place
  2. Western Wall
  3. Southern Steps
  4. Kidron Valley
  5. Valley of Elah
  6. Ein Gedi
  7. Temple Mount
  8. Mount of Olives
  9. In the Meantime
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