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Episode: Jehovah’s Treasure, Part 2
Archaeologist Ian Stern reveals ancient Philistine artifacts. Rabbi Uri Einhorn explains the “second circumcision” and the connection with Jericho. David Dolan provides a historical perspective on the Ark of the Covenant.
Series: “Jehovah’s Treasure”
The Quest for the Ark of the Covenant and Temple Treasures
Five years in the making, Jehovah’s Treasure uniquely documents the unearthing of two extraordinary tunnels in the Judean Desert. Is history finally about to unleash its most profound desert secrets?

Caption transcript for Jehovah’s Treasure: Part 2 (2/3)

  • 00:03 IN A REMOTE TUNNEL DEEP WITHIN THE JUDEAN DESERT
  • 00:07 AN UNSOLVED MYSTERY OF A PRICELESS TREASURE.
  • 00:15 IT STARTED WITH ABRAHAM
  • 00:17 WAS ASSEMBLED BY MOSES
  • 00:20 ENSHRINED BY KING SOLOMON
  • 00:23 ITS FAME WOULD SUMMON KINGS AND BECKON PHARAOHS
  • 00:27 ITS GLORY RAVAGE FOREIGN GODS
  • 00:34 WHAT WAS THE SOURCE OF THIS MIGHT?
  • 00:38 IS HISTORY ABOUT TO UNLEASH ITS DESERT SECRETS?
  • 00:49 THE QUEST FOR THE TEMPLE TREASURES
  • 00:51 AND THE ARK OF THE COVENANT...
  • 00:53 JEHOVAH'S TREASURE
  • 01:00 HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU
  • 01:01 JEFFREY SEIF HERE
  • 01:03 PLEASED TO WELCOME YOU TO ANOTHER EDITION OF ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 01:07 WE'RE PRESENTING HERE THE SECOND OF A THREE PART TREATMENT
  • 01:10 OF A SERIES CALLED "JEHOVAH'S TREASURE".
  • 01:13 THEREIN WE FOLLOW ARCHEOLOGISTS, JOURNALISTS AND OTHERS
  • 01:17 THAT TAKE US TO THE BIBLICAL WORLD AND SEARCH FOR LOST TREASURES
  • 01:22 THE GREATEST OF WHICH OF COURSE...
  • 01:24 THE GREATEST TREASURE OF ALL IS GOD'S COVENANT PEOPLE.
  • 01:27 LAST WEEK WE WENT UP TO THE JORDAN,
  • 01:30 NOW WE CROSS IT WITH JOSHUA
  • 01:32 AS WE CONTINUE THE STORY IN THE BIBLICAL WORD.
  • 01:42 (Narrator) AND AS THEY THAT BEAR THE ARK WERE COME ONTO JORDAN,
  • 01:47 THE WATERS WERE CUT OFF
  • 01:52 AND ALL THE ISRAELITES PASSED OVER ON DRY GROUND UNTO JERICHO.
  • 01:55 AND THE PEOPLE ENCAMPED IN GILGAL ON THE EAST BORDER OF JERICHO.
  • 02:03 AT THAT TIME THE LORD SAID UNTO JOSHUA,
  • 02:05 "MAKE THEE SHARP KNIVES AND CIRCUMCISE AGAIN THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL THE 2ND TIME.
  • 02:13 RABBI URI EINEHORN.
  • 02:16 WELL, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT
  • 02:17 THE 2ND CIRCUMCISION IN THE JEWISH HISTORY,
  • 02:19 THE 1ST ONE WAS BEFORE THEY LEFT EGYPT,
  • 02:21 THEY WANDERED 40 YEARS IN THE DESERT
  • 02:23 AND AT THAT TIME THEY COULDN'T CIRCUMCISE THEMSELVES.
  • 02:25 IT WAS A VERY HARSH ATMOSPHERE,
  • 02:27 SO WHEN THEY CAME BACK INTO THE LAND OF ISRAEL
  • 02:30 THEY HAD TO CIRCUMCISE THEMSELVES AGAIN.
  • 02:33 THIS WAS A COVENANT WITH GOD AND SO THERE WAS A MASSIVE CIRCUMCISION.
  • 02:37 IT SAYS THAT THEY CIRCUMCISED THEMSELVES MEANS,
  • 02:39 EACH ONE CREATED A KNIFE AND CIRCUMCISED THE OTHER PERSON.
  • 02:43 THAT'S WHAT WE TALK ABOUT THE 2ND CIRCUMCISION, 2ND MASSIVE CIRCUMCISION.
  • 02:49 FOR THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL THE CONQUEST OF JERICHO WAS KEY TO THE PENETRATION OF CANAAN.
  • 02:53 SO FORMIDABLE WERE JERICHO'S WALLS
  • 02:56 THAT 40 THOUSAND ISRAELITE SOLDIERS WOULD NOT EVEN ATTEMPT TO PENETRATE THE MIGHTY CITY.
  • 03:00 GOD HAD OTHER PLANS.
  • 03:02 "AND YE SHALL COMPASS THE CITY 6 DAYS."
  • 03:05 "AND THE 7TH DAY YE SHALL COMPASS THE CITY 7 TIMES"
  • 03:10 "AND THE PRIESTS SHALL BLOW THE TRUMPETS AND SHOUT WITH A GREAT SHOUT"
  • 03:16 "AND THE WALL OF THE CITY SHALL FALL FLAT."
  • 03:23 TODAY ARCHAEOLOGISTS ARE DIVIDED ON WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED HERE AT JERICHO.
  • 03:28 YET THE BIBLICAL ACCOUNT IS SUPPORTED WORD FOR WORD
  • 03:32 BY THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS FOUND IN THE NEARBY CAVES OF QUMRAN.
  • 03:37 MEANWHILE, A SHORT DISTANCE AWAY...A LINGERING OF MYSTERY.
  • 03:41 MEMBERS OF GUTFELD'S CREW GATHER BY THE NEW TUNNEL TO STUDY A SURVEY OF THE AREA.
  • 03:48 CAVE NUMBER 66 IS MENTIONED IN THE BOOK BY JUST ONE SENTENCE.
  • 03:50 IT DOESN'T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT WHAT'S IN THE CAVE.
  • 03:53 THAT'S WHEN THEY DUG AND FOUND IT EMPTY AT 130 METERS DEEP.
  • 03:57 AND WHERE WE ARE NOW IS WHERE THIS BLUE LINE THAT WAS NEVER MENTIONED.
  • 04:01 IT'S A NEW ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG.
  • 04:03 IT NEVER MENTIONED ANY OF THE SURVEYS.
  • 04:05 AND WHAT MADE OREN DIG HERE?
  • 04:09 AND NOW?
  • 04:11 AND WHY?
  • 04:15 (David Dolan) THE ARK OF THE COVENANT HAS FINALLY MADE IT
  • 04:17 ACROSS THE JORDAN RIVER INTO THE PROMISED LAND,
  • 04:20 BUT IT WON'T FIND ITS HOME HERE IN JERUSALEM FOR MANY YEARS TO COME.
  • 04:23 THIS MYSTERIOUS GOLDEN ARK IS BEGINNING TO GET A REPUTATION,
  • 04:28 EVEN AMONG SOME OF ISRAEL'S ENEMIES.
  • 04:30 THEY'VE HEARD ABOUT THIS GOD OF THE ISRAELITES.
  • 04:33 HE'S MADE SOME KIND OF A PACT WITH HIS PEOPLE...
  • 04:36 APPARENTLY CHOSEN TO SEE THEM THROUGH DESPITE THEY'RE HARDENED HEARTS.
  • 04:41 SHILOH IS LOCATED IN THE HEARTLAND OF THE COUNTRY BARELY 20 MILES FROM JERUSALEM.
  • 04:45 IT WOULD BECOME THE CENTER OF WORSHIP FOR SOME 400 YEARS.
  • 04:49 THE TABERNACLE WILL BE ERECTED HERE IN THIS QUIET UNINHABITED VALLEY.
  • 04:55 ALL OF THE ARTIFACTS USED IN WORSHIP REMAIN INTACT.
  • 04:59 THE 7 BRANCHED GOLDEN MENORAH,
  • 05:02 ALTER OF INCENSE,
  • 05:04 THE TABLE OF SHEWBREAD,
  • 05:07 EACH WITH A SPECIFIC PURPOSE OVERSEEN BY SPECIFIC PRIESTS FROM THE TRIBE OF LEVI.
  • 05:16 ONCE A YEAR ON THE DAY OF ATONEMENT THE HIGH PRIEST HAD THE VENERABLE TASK
  • 05:21 OF PARTING AN IMMENSE LINEN CURTAIN TO ENTER THE HOLY OF HOLIES.
  • 05:27 TO BE IN THIS ROOM WAS TO BE IN THE PRESENCE OF ALMIGHTY YAHWEH, JEHOVAH.
  • 05:37 EVERY MOVE IS PLANNED, EVERY STEP CALCULATED.
  • 05:41 THEN HE SHALL KILL THE GOAT OF THE SIN OFFERING THAT IS FOR THE PEOPLE
  • 05:46 AND BRING HIS BLOOD WITHIN THE VEIL
  • 05:49 AND SPRINKLE THE BLOOD WITH HIS FINGER 7 TIMES UPON THE MERCY SEAT,
  • 05:54 FOR IT IS THE BLOOD THAT MAKETH AN ATONEMENT FOR THE SOUL.
  • 06:10 YOU PROBABLY HEARD IT SAID THAT A CHURCH REALLY ISN'T ABOUT STICKS AND BRICKS,
  • 06:14 IT'S NOT ABOUT THE STEEPLE...
  • 06:16 IT'S ABOUT THE PEOPLE,
  • 06:17 IT'S ABOUT US THE PEOPLE OF GOD.
  • 06:19 WHAT'S TRUE CONCEPTUALLY IN THE NEW TESTAMENT IS ALSO TRUE IN THE OLD.
  • 06:24 OH YES A MASSIVE TEMPLE WAS BUILT AND THERE WERE LOTS OF TREASURES
  • 06:28 BUT THE GREATEST TREASURE OF ALL FROM GOD'S PERSPECTIVE
  • 06:31 IS ISRAEL, THE APPLE OF GOD'S EYE.
  • 06:35 IN THE NEW TESTAMENT THE PEOPLE OF THE GOD WERE PURCHASED AT A VERY GREAT COST.
  • 06:40 GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE SENT HIS SON INTO THE WORLD TO SHED HIS BLOOD.
  • 06:44 AND EVEN THE IDEA OF BLOODSHED IS NOT NEW TO THE NEW TESTAMENT.
  • 06:48 IN FACT IN THE OLD TESTAMENT AS WELL GOD MADE A COVENANT WITH THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL
  • 06:53 THROUGH THE SHEDDING OF BLOOD.
  • 06:56 IN FACT THE WORD "COVENANT" IN HEBREW "BERIT".
  • 06:59 IT SAYS "KARAT BERIT" IN THE HEBREW...HE CUT A COVENANT.
  • 07:04 AND IT HARKS TO THE IDEA OF THE SACRIFICE THAT GOD WOULD HAVE MADE FOR HIS COVENANT PEOPLE.
  • 07:09 AND WE'LL SPEND MORE TIME ON THAT STORY NOW AS WE JOURNEY ON.
  • 07:15 (David Dolan) THE BIBLICAL PERIOD THAT FOLLOWS JOSHUA'S DEATH IS KNOWN AS "THE TIME OF THE JUDGES".
  • 07:19 THE FORMATIVE NATION SEEKS TO ESTABLISH ITSELF,
  • 07:22 MOVING EVER WESTWARD THROUGH THE LUSH HILL COUNTRY.
  • 07:25 HERE THEY'LL ONCE AGAIN ENCOUNTER A CONSORTIUM OF ENEMIES
  • 07:29 AND HERE THEY'LL FALL
  • 07:31 PREY TO THE BECKONING OF FOREIGN GODS.
  • 07:34 IN PRESENT DAY ASHKELON,
  • 07:36 EVIDENCE HAS BEEN FOUND OF ISRAEL'S ARCH ENEMIES,
  • 07:39 THE PHILISTINES.
  • 07:40 ARCHAEOLOGIST, IAN STERN.
  • 07:44 (Ian Stern) THE PHILISTINES WERE PART OF A MASS MOVEMENT OF PEOPLES IN THE 13TH CENTURY B.C.E.
  • 07:48 MAKING THEIR WAY FROM GREECE TO THE AREA OF SOUTHERN CANAAN,
  • 07:52 SETTING UP 5 CITIES KNOWN AS THE "PHILISTINE PENTAPOLIS".
  • 07:55 THEY BROUGHT WITH THEM A WELL TRAINED ARMY.
  • 07:57 AN ARMY CONSISTING OF ARCHERS,
  • 07:59 CONSISTING OF CALVARY,
  • 08:00 AND CHARIOTEERS.
  • 08:02 THEY ALSO BROUGHT WITH THEM DISTINCTIVE POTTERY FROM GREECE.
  • 08:05 IT WAS INEVITABLE THAT THESE PEOPLE WOULD EVENTUALLY CLASH
  • 08:08 WITH THE ISRAELITES IN THE MOUNTAINS.
  • 08:10 THE ISRAELITES INCHED THEIR WAY DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAINOUS AREA, TOWARDS THE COASTAL PLAIN,
  • 08:15 MEETING WITH THESE PHILISTINES IN A NORTHERN CITY,
  • 08:18 IN A PLACE THAT WAS CALLED "APHEK."
  • 08:21 (Narrator) NOW ISRAEL WENT OUT AGAINST THE PHILISTINES TO BATTLE.
  • 08:24 AND PITCHED BESIDE EBENEZER AND THE PHILISTINES PITCHED IN APHEK.
  • 08:29 AND THE PHILISTINES PUT THEMSELVES IN ARRAY AGAINST THE ISRAEL.
  • 08:33 AND WHEN THEY JOINED BATTLE ISRAEL WAS SMITTEN BEFORE THE PHILISTINES.
  • 08:38 AT APHEK ISRAEL WOULD LOSE TWO BATTLES, 34 THOUSAND LIVES
  • 08:45 AND MOST TRAGICALLY THE ARK OF THE COVENANT.
  • 08:56 (David Dolan) IT WAS BAD ENOUGH THAT THE ISRAELITES SHOULD LOSE THEIR BATTLE AT APHEK.
  • 09:00 TO LOSE THE ARK OF THE COVENANT TO THE PHILISTINES?...
  • 09:03 IT WAS UNHEARD OF.
  • 09:05 NOTHING COULD BE MORE DISHEARTENING OR SO IT WOULD SEEM.
  • 09:09 BUT THE BIBLE RECORDS THAT DURING THIS PERIOD OF THE JUDGES,
  • 09:12 THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL HAD REVERTED TO IDLE WORSHIP.
  • 09:16 THEY WERE NO LONGER LISTENING TO THEIR COVENANT GOD.
  • 09:19 IN THE ABSENCE OF LEADERS LIKE MOSES AND JOSHUA, EVEN THE PRIESTHOOD HAD BECOME CORRUPT.
  • 09:33 (Narrator) THE CAPTURED ARK OF THE COVENANT WOULD BE TAKEN INTO THE PHILISTINE TEMPLE IN ASHDOD.
  • 09:38 BEING A PEOPLE OF THE SEA
  • 09:40 THE PHILISTINES BASED THEIR CHIEF DEITY ON A CREATURE FROM THE SEA.
  • 09:44 AND SO IT WAS, ON THIS EXTRAORDINARY EVENING
  • 09:48 THAT THE HOLY ARK SHARED A ROOM WITH A FOREIGN GOD...
  • 09:54 NAMED "DAGON" THE FISH GOD.
  • 09:58 THIS WAS A NIGHT FOR FATEFUL CONFRONTATION.
  • 10:28 WHEN THE PHILISTINES AROSE EARLY IN THE MORROW MORNING,
  • 10:31 BEHOLD DAGON WAS FALLEN UPON HIS FACE TO THE EARTH BEFORE THE ARK OF THE LORD
  • 10:37 AND HIS HEAD AND BOTH PALMS WERE CUT OFF.
  • 10:41 AND THE MEN OF ASHDOD SAID,
  • 10:43 "THE ARK OF THE GOD OF ISRAEL SHALL NOT ABIDE WITH US FOR HIS HAND IS SORE UPON US".
  • 10:49 AND GOD SMOTE THE CITY OF ASHDOD AND THEY SENT THE ARK OF GOD TO EKRON.
  • 10:59 (David Dolan) FOR SEVEN MONTHS THE ARK WOULD TRAVEL FROM ONE PHILISTINE CITY TO ANOTHER.
  • 11:03 AT EACH SITE THE RESULTS WERE THE SAME,
  • 11:06 PLAGUE AND DEATH SUCH AS THE PHILISTINES HAD NEVER KNOWN BEFORE.
  • 11:09 IT HAD BECOME QUITE CLEAR THAT THEY COULD NOT HARNESS THE MIGHT OF THIS ISRAELITE GOD,
  • 11:15 WHO THEY PERCEIVED MUST BE LIVING IN THIS TROUBLESOME GOLDEN BOX.
  • 11:19 CLEARLY THE ARK HAD TO BE RETURNED TO ITS RIGHTFUL OWNERS.
  • 11:24 OF COURSE THE QUESTION WAS, WERE THE ISRAELITES REALLY READY FOR THE ARK'S RETURN?
  • 11:29 HAD THEY LEARNED ANYTHING IN ITS ABSENCE ABOUT THE GOD WHO DELIVERED THEIR FOREFATHERS OUT OF EGYPT?
  • 11:36 THEY WOULD SOON FIND OUT.
  • 11:38 IN A WIERD TWIST OF FATE THE PHILISTINES DECIDED TO RETURN THE ARK.
  • 11:42 WELL, SORT OF.
  • 11:45 THEY FIGURED IF AN UNMANNED CART COULD MAKE IT ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL,
  • 11:49 IT WOULD BE A SIGN THAT THE ARK RIGHTFULLY BELONGED TO THE ISRAELITES.
  • 11:53 MIRACULOUSLY THE UNMANNED CART FINDS ITS WAY TO BETH SHEMESH, A CITY OWNED BY THE LEVITES.
  • 12:02 (Narrator) AS THEY WERE REAPING THEIR WHEAT HARVEST
  • 12:04 THEY LIFTED UP THEIR EYES
  • 12:06 AND SAW THE ARK
  • 12:07 AND REJOICED TO SEE IT.
  • 12:08 AND THEY TOOK THE WOOD OF THE CART AND THE COWS THEREOF
  • 12:11 AND OFFERED A BURNT OFFERING UNTO THE LORD.
  • 12:19 (David Dolan) UNFORTUNATELY THERE WERE STILL SOME MORE LESSONS TO BE LEARNED.
  • 12:23 MOSES HAD BEEN GIVEN SPECIFIC GUIDELINES REGARDING THE HANDLING OF THE HOLY ARK.
  • 12:28 RESPECT WAS PARAMOUNT.
  • 12:33 (Narrator) AND HE SMOTE THE MEN OF BETH SHEMESH, BECAUSE THEY HAD LOOKED INTO THE ARK OF THE LORD.
  • 12:36 EVEN HE SMOTE OF THE PEOPLE 50 THOUSAND AND 3 SCORE AND 10 MEN.
  • 12:50 (David Dolan) DESPITE GOD'S CONTINUED EFFORTS TO COMMUNE WITH HIS COVENANT PEOPLE,
  • 12:55 THEY JUST DIDN'T SEEM TO GET IT.
  • 12:57 THEIR EXUBERANCE WAS SO MUCH LIP SERVICE.
  • 13:00 THEIR ACTIONS PROVED THAT THEY WERE QUITE CONTENT LIVING IN PRIDE.
  • 13:04 IN THE ABSENCE OF ANY SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY,
  • 13:06 THE ARK WOULD BE PLACED IN A PRIVATE RESIDENCE AT A PLACE CALLED KIRIATH-JEARIM.
  • 13:13 "Boker tov" >>"Boker tov"
  • 13:17 (Narrator) AND THE MEN OF KIRIATH-JEARIM CAME AND FETCHED UP THE ARK OF THE LORD
  • 13:22 AND BROUGHT IT INTO THE HOUSE OF ABINADAB IN THE HILL
  • 13:26 AND SANCTIFIED ELEAZAR, HIS SON, TO KEEP THE ARK OF THE LORD.
  • 13:30 AND IT CAME TO PASS WHILE THE ARK ABODE IN KIRIATH-JEARIM
  • 13:34 THAT THE TIME WAS LONG, FOR IT WAS 20 YEARS.
  • 13:44 (Ian Stern) WE'RE STANDING ON A HILLTOP NOT FAR FROM JERUSALEM
  • 13:47 THAT WAS IDENTIFIED IN 1838 BY EDWARD ROBINSON AS THE PLACE OF ANCIENT KIRIATH-JEARIM,
  • 13:52 THE TOWN OF THE WOODS,
  • 13:54 THE SITE WHERE THE ARK OFTHE COVENANT RESIDED FOR 20 YEARS.
  • 13:57 HE BASED HIS DECISION OR HIS IDENTIFICATION ON THE FACT THAT
  • 14:00 WE'RE STANDING BETWEEN THE TRIBAL AREA OF JUDAH AND THE TRIBAL AREA OF BENJAMIN.
  • 14:05 THIS WAS REINFORCED BY THE FACT THAT RIGHT HERE IN FRONT OF US
  • 14:08 WE HAVE A MOSAIC FLOOR DATING FROM THE 5TH CENTURY; PART OF WHAT WAS A BYZANTINE CHURCH.
  • 14:13 WHAT WE KNOW OF THE BYZANTINE PERIOD IS THAT MANY CHURCHES WERE BUILT
  • 14:16 AND THOSE CHURCHES WERE BUILT TO MARK A BIBLICAL EVENT
  • 14:20 VERY POSSIBLY HERE THE PLACE WHERE ABINADAB AND ELEAZAR,
  • 14:24 THE GUARDIANS OF THAT ARK FOR 20 YEARS, HAD THEIR HOME.
  • 14:27 ALSO IN THIS SPOT IS A CHURCH BUILT IN 1924, THE CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF THE ARK OF THE COVENANT,
  • 14:33 ALSO MARKED IN THAT SAME SPOT.
  • 14:36 BUT WHAT WE DO KNOW IS IT WAS IN THIS AREA THAT THE MOST VALUABLE TREASURE IN THE WORLD,
  • 14:40 THE ARK OF THE COVENANT,
  • 14:42 RESIDED FOR 20 YEARS BEFORE DAVID BROUGHT IT WITH HIM TO JERUSALEM.
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  • 17:23 AND WE DO IT SHOVEL BY SHOVEL.
  • 17:25 COME AND LET'S LOOK AT SOME TUNNELS AND JOIN ARCHAEOLOGISTS TODAY.
  • 17:35 (Oren Gutfeld) I BELIEVE THAT NOT THE PEOPLE WHO HAD HIDDEN THE TREASURES MADE THE TUNNEL
  • 17:40 BECAUSE THE ESSENES OR SOMEONE ELSE WHO HID THE TREASURES COULDN'T DO SUCH A HUGE PROJECT.
  • 17:50 THIS PROJECT CONNECTS TO SOMEONE VERY, VERY RICH, VERY HEALTHY, VERY IMPORTANT.
  • 17:56 MAYBE EVEN A KING, ONE OF THE HASMONEAN KINGS OR SOMEONE WHO RELATES TO HEROD THE GREAT.
  • 18:03 AND THEN NOW I BELIEVE THAT IT'S SOMEHOW CONNECTED TO A TOMB
  • 18:08 AND PERHAPS USED IN SECONDARY USE TO HIDE THE TREASURES THAT ARE MENTIONED IN THE COPPER SCROLL.
  • 18:16 (Narrator) AN INTRIGUING PARALLEL HAS EMERGED.
  • 18:18 GUTFELD'S TUNNELS SEEM TO CLOSELY RESEMBLE THOSE FOUND IN THE EGYPTIAN PYRAMIDS.
  • 18:24 (Oren Gutfeld) IN A SECTION IT LOOKS LIKE A PYRAMID
  • 18:27 ALTHOUGH THE FORTRESS OF HYRCANIA OR THE MOUNTAIN OF HYRCANIA IS NATURAL OF COURSE.
  • 18:32 BUT IF YOU LOOK IN THE SECTION
  • 18:35 YOU CAN SEE THAT THE TUNNEL GOES DOWN 35 DEGREES
  • 18:39 LIKE IN THE PYRAMIDS EXACTLY UNDER THE TOP OF THE HILL LIKE A PYRAMID ACTUALLY.
  • 18:47 (Narrator) AND THERE'S PERHAPS YET ANOTHER CONNECTION WITH EGYPT'S GREAT PYRAMID.
  • 18:50 AT HIGH NOON ON THE SUMMER SOLSTICE
  • 18:52 AN ANGLE CAST BY THE LIGHT REFLECTED OFF THE PYRAMID
  • 18:55 INTERSECTS THE LIKELY SIDE OF THE RED SEA CROSSING, THE JORDAN RIVER CROSSING, AND BETHLEHEM.
  • 19:02 IS IT A COINCIDENCE THAT THIS SAME LINE PASSES THROUGH HYRCANIA,
  • 19:07 THE SIDE OF GUTFELD'S MYSTERIOUS TUNNELS?
  • 19:10 A SHORT DISTANCE FROM HYRCANIA IN THE CAVES OF QUMRAN IS AN OASIS CALLED EIN-GEDI.
  • 19:18 STILL TODAY, AS IF OUT OF NOWHERE,
  • 19:20 THIS REMARKABLE REFUGE SURPRISES VISITORS WITH LAVISH WATERFALLS AND HIDDEN CAVES OF ITS OWN.
  • 19:27 IT'S HERE THAT ONE OF ISRAEL'S GREATEST LEADERS
  • 19:31 WOULD READY HIS HEART FOR THE DIRECTION HIS PEOPLE SO DESPERATELY NEEDED.
  • 19:38 DAVID...
  • 19:39 SHEPHERD, MUSICIAN, WARRIOR...
  • 19:43 NOW KING OF ALL ISRAEL.
  • 19:47 "I HAVE FOUND DAVID MY SERVANT."
  • 19:50 "MY MERCY WILL KEEP FOR HIM FOREVER MORE."
  • 19:53 "AND MY COVENANT SHALL STAND FAST WITH HIM."
  • 19:56 "HIS SEED SHALL ENDURE FOREVER AND HIS THRONE AS THE SUN BEFORE ME."
  • 20:03 (David Dolan) WITH ISRAEL'S LEADERSHIP AGAIN IN CAPABLE HANDS
  • 20:06 YOU'D THINK THAT THINGS WOULD RUN SMOOTHLY FOR A CHANGE.
  • 20:10 UNFORTUNATELY, IN HIS ENTHUSIASM TO HAVE THE ARK BROUGHT HERE TO JERUSALEM,
  • 20:15 KING DAVID APPARENTLY FORGETS SOME VERY IMPORTANT DETAILS.
  • 20:19 FIRST OF ALL THE JOB OF TRANSPORTING ANY HOLY TREASURE
  • 20:23 SHOULD BE LEFT SOLELY IN THE HANDS OF THE PRIESTS.
  • 20:26 SECONDLY, IT SHOULD NEVER BE TOUCHED EXCEPT BY THE PRIESTS.
  • 20:30 TO ABIDE BY THIS LAW MEANT LIFE.
  • 20:33 TO BREAK THIS LAW MEANT DEATH.
  • 20:38 (Narrator) AND THEY BROUGHT THE ARK OUT OF THE HOUSE OF ABINADAB AND SAT IT UPON A CART.
  • 20:41 AND UZZAH AND AHIO, THE SONS OF ABINADAB DROVE THE CART.
  • 20:45 AND WHEN THEY CAME TO THE THRESHING FLOOR
  • 20:48 UZZAH PUT FORTH HIS HAND TO THE ARK OF GOD AND TOOK HOLD OF IT.
  • 20:52 AND THE ANGER OF THE LORD WAS KINDLED AGAINST UZZAH AND GOD SMOTE HIM THERE FOR HIS ERROR.
  • 20:58 AND THERE HE DIED BY THE ARK OF GOD.
  • 21:06 (Ian Stern) WE'RE STANDING HERE IN AREA 'G' OF THE CITY OF DAVID EXCAVATIONS,
  • 21:10 A SITE WHERE 3,000 YEARS AGO, DAVID AND HIS MEN WERE GOING TO CONQUER THE CITY,
  • 21:15 WHICH WAS AT THAT TIME THE CAPITAL OF THE JEBUSITES.
  • 21:18 THE JEBUSITES HAD PLACED THEIR LAME AND THEIR BLIND
  • 21:21 ON THE WALLS AND GATES OF THE CITY MOCKING DAVID'S ARMY.
  • 21:24 DAVID INGENIOUSLY, WITH THE HELP OF HIS COMMANDER AND CHIEF JOAB,
  • 21:29 GO THROUGH WHAT IS CALLED IN THE BIBLE, THE "TSINNOR", THE WATER TUNNEL.
  • 21:33 THEY CLIMB THROUGH THE WATER TUNNEL, ENTER INTO THE CITY,
  • 21:36 AND THEN RUN TO THE WATERGATE
  • 21:38 OPENING THE CITY UP ALLOWING DAVID'S ARMY TO COME THROUGH
  • 21:41 MAKING THIS AT POINT THE CITY OF DAVID.
  • 21:44 BEHIND US OVER HERE IS A STEP STONE STRUCTURE
  • 21:46 AND ABOVE THAT STRUCTURE A PALACE, PROBABLY THE PALACE OF DAVID HIMSELF.
  • 21:51 IT WAS IN THIS CITY THAT DAVID LATER ON WOULD BRING THE ARK OF THE COVENANT
  • 21:56 WHERE IT WILL EVENTUALLY HAVE ITS FINAL RESTING PLACE.
  • 22:03 (Narrator) DESPITE HIS PALATIAL SURROUNDINGS,
  • 22:05 DAVID HAD COME TO REVERE HIS SOURCE.
  • 22:07 "HE HATH GIVEN FOOD UNTO THEM THAT FEAR HIM."
  • 22:10 "HE WILL BE EVER MINDFUL OF HIS COVENANT."
  • 22:12 "HOLY AND REVEREND IS HIS NAME."
  • 22:16 THIS TIME DAVID WOULD DO IT RIGHT.
  • 22:18 HE WOULD BRING THE ARK TO THE CENTER OF THE CITY
  • 22:21 BEING CAREFUL TO DO SO IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COMMANDMENTS GIVEN TO MOSES.
  • 22:25 THUS BEGAN THE PROCESS THAT TRANSFORMED THE JEBUSITE STRONGHOLD INTO JERUSALEM,
  • 22:32 THE HOLY CITY.
  • 22:34 THEN ON THAT DAY DAVID DELIVERED FIRST, THIS PSALM...
  • 22:38 "BE YE MINDFUL ALWAYS OF HIS COVENANT,"
  • 22:41 "THE WORD WHICH HE COMMANDED TO A THOUSAND GENERATIONS,"
  • 22:44 "EVEN OF THE COVENANT WHICH HE MADE WITH ABRAHAM AND OF HIS OATH UNTO ISSAC"
  • 22:50 "AND HATH CONFIRMED OF THE SAME TO JACOB FOR A LAW,"
  • 22:53 "AND TO ISRAEL FOR AN EVERLASTING COVENANT."
  • 23:05 IN THIS WEDDING CELEBRATION JUST OUTSIDE OF JERUSALEM
  • 23:08 THE SPIRIT OF DAVID ENDURES.
  • 23:30 (Rabbi Yaakov Kleiman) THE COVENANT IS AN AGREEMENT THAT IS TOTALLY IN EFFECT.
  • 23:33 IT'S LIKE THE WEDDING RING BETWEEN THE GROOM AND THE BRIDE,
  • 23:37 SO THE RELATIONSHIP
  • 23:38 IS BETWEEN GOD AND MANKIND
  • 23:40 AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 23:42 PARTICULARLY AT SINAI.
  • 23:43 THE ARK OF THE COVENANT OR ACTUALLY THE "LUCHOT",
  • 23:46 THEY CALLED THE TABLETS OR THE TEN COMMANDMENTS,
  • 23:48 IS THE SYMBOLIC RING.
  • 23:50 SO WHEN THERE'S A MARRIAGE,
  • 23:51 EVEN IF THE RING GET'S LOST OR TEMPORARILY MISPLACED,
  • 23:55 THE MARRIAGE IS STILL VERY VITAL.
  • 23:59 (Narrator) MEANWHILE, DEEP WITHIN OREN GUTFELD'S TUNNEL,
  • 24:03 SOMETHING HAS BEEN FOUND...
  • 24:05 PERHAPS A PIECE OF THE PUZZLE?
  • 24:31 (Oren Gutfeld - laughing) NOW I NEED MONEY FOR A C-14 TEST.
  • 24:38 (Narrator) TO GUTFELD EVEN ANIMAL BONES CAN BE CLUES,
  • 24:41 FURTHER EVIDENCE THAT HIS TUNNELS DATE TO THE PERIOD OF TEMPLE TREASURE.
  • 24:45 THE CLUES FROM THE COPPER SCROLL REMAIN PARAMOUNT, HOWEVER.
  • 24:49 HIS TUNNELS ARE LOCATED IN THE SEKAKA VALLEY OR SHADOW VALLEY MENTIONED 5 TIMES IN THE SCROLL.
  • 24:55 FURTHER SOME OF THE TREASURE IS SPECIFICALLY INDICATED
  • 24:59 AS BEING LOCATED UNDER THE STEPS OF A TUNNEL.
  • 25:06 IN THE JOURNEY FROM THE SINAI TO JERUSALEM
  • 25:09 THE ARK OF THE COVENANT HAS BEEN THE SOURCE OF LIFE AND DEATH NOW FOR NEARLY 450 YEARS.
  • 25:17 THROUGH DESERTS AND RIVERS...
  • 25:19 OVER MOUNTAINS AND CANYONS...
  • 25:23 INTO THE VERY TEMPLE OF A FOREIGN GOD.
  • 25:30 AS A LITTLE BOY GROWING UP IN A JEWISH HOME I DIDN'T CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS, WE DID HANUKKAH.
  • 25:36 AND I REMEMBER AS A YOUNGSTER OPENING UP PRESENTS, TREASURES
  • 25:41 AND AS A LITTLE BOY, BEING SO ENTHRALLED, SO EXCITED.
  • 25:45 SOMETHING ABOUT IT TOLD ME THIS IS A GREAT HOLIDAY BECAUSE OF THE JOY FROM THE TOYS.
  • 25:52 WELL IT'S NOT ABOUT TOYS.
  • 25:55 HERE WE ARE DIGGING INTO THE BIBLICAL WORD AND WE'RE IN SEARCH OF LOST TREASURES.
  • 26:02 NEXT WEEK WE'RE GOING TO HEAR FROM INDIVIDUALS
  • 26:06 WHO CLAIM THEY HAVE SEEN THE ARK OF THE COVENANT.
  • 26:10 AND TALK ABOUT JOY...
  • 26:12 TALK ABOUT A GLEAM IN THE EYE,
  • 26:15 WE ARE DOING BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY.
  • 26:18 WE BELIEVE THIS IS TV WORTH WATCHING
  • 26:21 AS WE LOOK FOR BIBLICAL TREASURES AND CONSIDER BIBLICAL PLEASURES.
  • 26:27 BEFORE WE GO I WANT YOU TO KNOW
  • 26:30 THAT GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD HE SENT HIS SON INTO IT.
  • 26:33 AND THE GREATEST TREASURE OF ALL
  • 26:35 WOULD BE THE TREASURE THAT'SHIDDEN IN YOUR HEART IN THIS EARTHEN VESSEL.
  • 26:39 IF YOU WILL BUT INVITE THE LORD INTO YOUR HEART,
  • 26:41 REPENT OF YOUR SINS,
  • 26:43 THERE'S A GLORIOUS FUTURE FOR YOU.
  • 26:46 WE LOOK AT THE FUTURE,
  • 26:47 WE LOOK AT THE PAST...
  • 26:48 THANKS FOR GOING WITH US ON THE JOURNEY
  • 26:51 AND AS YOU GO NOW, SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM
  • 26:55 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM
  • 27:08 JOIN US IN THE HOLY LAND FOR A TRIP OF LIFETIME.
  • 27:12 YOU'LL LOVE IT...I PROMISE.
  • 27:14 FOR TOUR INFORMATION CALL 1-800-WONDERS
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