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Episode: “Out of Eden”
The sin of Adam and Eve led not only to their expulsion from the Garden of Eden, but, more importantly, to the loss of personal fellowship with the Lord. To bridge this gap, God instituted the sacrificial system.
Series: “Return to Eden”
In honor of the modern nation of Israel’s 70th birthday, this series tells the story of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. The Lord bridged the relationship gap (caused by mankind’s sin in the Garden of Eden) by creating a special relationship with a people and a land that eventually led to the Messiah. David and Kirsten Hart present this series featuring teaching and analysis from Dr. Jeffrey Seif, interviews from experts, insights from Sarah Liberman, and music written by Zola Levitt.

Caption transcript for Return to Eden: “Out of Eden” (1/10)

  • 00:01 Jeffrey Seif: Fascinated
  • 00:04 by Israel, perhaps? Find out why today on "Zola Levitt Presents."
  • 00:10 ♪♪♪
  • 00:14 male announcer: "Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God
  • 00:17 for Israel is, that they might be saved.
  • 00:21 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek:
  • 00:24 for the same Lord over all is rich unto all
  • 00:27 that call upon him."
  • 00:29 "Zola Levitt Presents."
  • 00:32 ♪♪♪
  • 00:42 ♪♪♪
  • 00:49 David Hart: Thank you for joining us today
  • 00:51 on "Zola Levitt Presents."
  • 00:52 I'm David Hart.
  • 00:53 Kirsten Hart: I'm Kirsten Hart.
  • 00:54 Jeffrey: Jeffrey Seif.
  • 00:56 David: We are in our brand new series, "Return to Eden,"
  • 00:58 and I've gotta say that Kirsten and I are so excited
  • 01:00 to be with you at this desk.
  • 01:02 There's a whole lot to dig into with this series,
  • 01:05 and we're so excited about it.
  • 01:06 Jeffrey: Yes, Eden is so mysterious, and I'm very excited
  • 01:11 to connect the dots between Eden and the temple in Jerusalem.
  • 01:15 It might sound far-fetched. There's a very good story there.
  • 01:19 Kirsten: This is going to be one of the best series I think
  • 01:21 we've ever had here on "Zola Levitt Presents."
  • 01:24 And now let's go to Israel, to Jerusalem,
  • 01:27 to hear Jeff give an overview of the series.
  • 01:31 ♪♪♪
  • 01:35 Jeffrey: This isn't just a story.
  • 01:38 Uh-uh, this is the story.
  • 01:42 What am I talking about?
  • 01:43 I am talking about the story of the ages written on the Bible's
  • 01:49 pages, beginning in Genesis and extending all the way through
  • 01:55 to the book of Revelation.
  • 01:58 Now, that story begins in a place much like this.
  • 02:04 I really don't know what you think of
  • 02:06 when you think of gardens.
  • 02:07 Versailles comes to mind,
  • 02:09 this wonderfully-manicured landscape.
  • 02:12 Truth be known, when I think of Eden, I think of a land
  • 02:15 that's dense, it's rich with foliage.
  • 02:20 Adam and then Hawwah, Adam and Eve, had it made.
  • 02:24 It was just produced for them.
  • 02:26 In short order, they're gonna get kicked out of Eden and
  • 02:29 they're gonna have to go out there and put those furrows in
  • 02:31 the ground, and put the seeds, and they're gonna eke out
  • 02:34 an existence by the sweat of their brow.
  • 02:37 But here, these trees were machines.
  • 02:41 They just produced fruits.
  • 02:43 All they had to do was pluck and eat.
  • 02:45 It's real simple.
  • 02:46 These trees in so many ways were all trees of life,
  • 02:49 but there was one Tree of Life, and there was problems
  • 02:53 associated with the tree.
  • 02:55 We're gonna look at that story and more.
  • 02:58 It's tragic, sin made its entrance onto the stage
  • 03:01 of that drama, and they were kicked out of Eden
  • 03:04 and they made their way east.
  • 03:07 When we walk through the biblical text not long after,
  • 03:11 we run into an individual named Avram, who feels an urge,
  • 03:16 a beckoning to make his way back to his land, Eretz Kana'an,
  • 03:22 the Land of Canaan.
  • 03:24 Could it be that this land of promise, this land that's the
  • 03:29 holy land, this land where God would make his name to dwell,
  • 03:35 could this be that special place where God dwelt and walked
  • 03:39 among men in the beginning of the biblical drama?
  • 03:43 The answer is yes.
  • 03:47 We are going to search out Eden.
  • 03:50 This series is a one stop shop for individuals that wanna know
  • 03:53 about Eden and who wanna know about recovering the tranquility
  • 03:59 that you mankind lost at Eden.
  • 04:03 Eden was a peaceful place.
  • 04:05 Felicity was the order of the day, but sin made its entrance
  • 04:09 onto the stage of the drama, and humanity was defiled,
  • 04:13 and people experienced disequilibrium, disorientation,
  • 04:18 and individuals wanna find a way to get it back.
  • 04:22 Abraham wanted to go back to a special place
  • 04:25 and the biblical text is full of these
  • 04:28 going back to Israel story.
  • 04:30 And why is that?
  • 04:32 As you're going to see, Israel, in effect,
  • 04:35 is the lost land of Eden.
  • 04:39 And the temple complex itself that's set atop that hill,
  • 04:45 and I'm coming to you from Jerusalem, you're gonna see in
  • 04:48 this series how the temple was designed to represent
  • 04:52 the Garden of Eden.
  • 04:54 Oh, you're gonna learn about that and much more.
  • 04:56 In the process, by the way, of sorting this out,
  • 04:59 I went into the corridors of Harvard University,
  • 05:02 University of Chicago, Liberty University, tapped into
  • 05:06 the heads and hearts, the best of minds that are searching out
  • 05:10 biblical literature to try and understand it,
  • 05:13 and I'm in effect going to be a newspaper reporter
  • 05:16 giving this story to you.
  • 05:19 There are a number of things you're gonna get out of it,
  • 05:22 one of which is some self-understanding.
  • 05:27 And by that I mean someone that watches "Zola Levitt Presents"
  • 05:32 is someone who's interested at looking at the good news
  • 05:35 through the eyes of the Jews.
  • 05:36 You're interested in Israel.
  • 05:38 You have a passion for the place.
  • 05:40 Rhetorically, I wanna raise the question, where does that
  • 05:43 passion come from, that impulse deep within your breast
  • 05:49 that just is fascinated by this promised land?
  • 05:52 Let me tell you, that impulse that you have is the same
  • 05:56 impulse that drove Abraham to return to this land.
  • 06:02 It's that within you that wants to connect to this long lost
  • 06:07 paradise that was Eden.
  • 06:11 Truth be known, I'm bursting at the seams.
  • 06:13 There's so much I wanna share,
  • 06:15 and I'm gonna do it methodically, step by step.
  • 06:18 In advance, I wanna thank you for going down this stretch
  • 06:22 of highway with me.
  • 06:23 I believe you're gonna benefit from it.
  • 06:27 Having said that now, off we go on a journey back to Eden.
  • 06:33 ♪♪♪
  • 06:40 ♪♪♪
  • 06:43 Jeffrey: I'm coming to you from paradise.
  • 06:47 You say, "Really, now, Jeffrey?"
  • 06:48 Yeah, the word "paradise" is a Latin word
  • 06:52 meaning enclosed garden.
  • 06:54 This is an enclosed garden.
  • 06:56 But I don't wanna talk to you about a paradise,
  • 06:59 I wanna talk about the paradise referred to
  • 07:04 in biblical literature as Gan 'Eden.
  • 07:08 Eden is an interesting word in and of itself.
  • 07:11 In Hebrew, it harks to the word "pleasant."
  • 07:15 Aramaic, "Eden" is known as fruitful or well-watered.
  • 07:21 It all harks to a beautiful place in a world,
  • 07:24 in a wilderness.
  • 07:26 There's a place that was set apart
  • 07:28 and something special happened there.
  • 07:32 I'd like to begin our journey to and through biblical literature
  • 07:37 where the author began in chapter 2, verse 8.
  • 07:43 And we're in the book Bereishit, Genesis.
  • 07:45 He says, "Vaiyitta Adonai Elohim gan be'eden mikkedem,"
  • 07:51 and planted Lord God in Eden a garden, "mikkedem,"
  • 07:58 in the east.
  • 08:00 He goes on to say, "Vaiyasem sham ed ha'adam,"
  • 08:05 and put there the man, "asher yatzar," whom he had formed.
  • 08:12 And we're told as well as we read on,
  • 08:15 "Vaiyatzmach Adonai Elohim ha'adamah,"
  • 08:18 and made to come the Lord God
  • 08:21 from the ground, "kol etz," every tree.
  • 08:29 It's a beautiful story.
  • 08:32 As Bible readers know, however, it went south
  • 08:35 in reasonably short order.
  • 08:39 We're told elsewhere in the text, "Vaiyomer Elohim na'aseh
  • 08:43 Adam betzalmenu kidmutenu," who God said,
  • 08:46 "Let us make man in our image."
  • 08:50 Man was manufactured, fabricated, and placed in
  • 08:54 the Garden, and then in no time flat, the thing went awry.
  • 09:02 I'm interested in the Garden for a variety of reasons.
  • 09:05 In this garden here, there's a flora and fauna.
  • 09:10 There's a stream flowing behind me, reminding me of the river
  • 09:15 that flowed out of Eden, from which it broke
  • 09:19 into four distinct rivers.
  • 09:22 It's a fascinating place and people wonder where it was.
  • 09:29 It is hard to say at one level.
  • 09:31 I've looked at some old maps.
  • 09:34 Interestingly, the Egyptians, if you look at Egyptian hieroglyph,
  • 09:39 they place Egypt at the center of the world and they have
  • 09:42 an ocean surrounding it.
  • 09:45 I saw a Babylonian cuneiform tablet similarly with Babylon
  • 09:51 at the center, and then you similarly see
  • 09:54 the oceans around it.
  • 09:58 Cultures tend to put themselves at the center of the earth.
  • 10:04 The question where Eden was is interesting in and of itself.
  • 10:07 Certainly it's central to the biblical drama,
  • 10:11 and as we're gonna see as we go through this series,
  • 10:14 there really is a correlation between paradise lost
  • 10:19 and the promised land itself.
  • 10:23 Actually, in the biblical text, the word "promised land"
  • 10:26 isn't mentioned, though it is mentioned,
  • 10:29 we'll examine this later, how this land is promised.
  • 10:33 There's a story in Genesis about Adam and Hawwah, Adam and Eve
  • 10:38 getting kicked out of Eden, and then their game
  • 10:41 to make their way back.
  • 10:43 It's a fascinating story.
  • 10:45 When you look at Eden, one of the things that we're gonna
  • 10:48 explore is the correlation between Eden and the tabernacle
  • 10:53 to come, and the temple to come, and then the new Jerusalem
  • 10:57 to come later.
  • 10:58 It's a fascinating story.
  • 11:00 I mention that because in Eden we see trees.
  • 11:04 There's the tree of the knowledge of good and evil
  • 11:07 and the tree of life.
  • 11:08 In the tabernacle, we see the menorah, a candelabra
  • 11:12 with its branches.
  • 11:14 It's a manufactured tree.
  • 11:15 In Eden, when sin made its entrance onto the stage of
  • 11:19 the human drama, it was remedied by a sacrifice.
  • 11:23 Animal tunics were then put together to clothe Adam and Eve,
  • 11:27 and we see in the temple, in the tabernacle,
  • 11:30 there were sacrifices.
  • 11:32 We see as well in Eden that God dwelt among them there
  • 11:36 in the Garden.
  • 11:38 They were kicked out of the Garden.
  • 11:40 Sin made a separation.
  • 11:42 But we see in the tabernacle as well that God there dwells among
  • 11:46 his people in Kodesh HaKodashim, the Holy of Holies.
  • 11:50 It's a fascinating story.
  • 11:54 The Bible, I put it like this,
  • 11:56 it's the greatest story ever told.
  • 12:00 The Jewish connection to it in so many ways
  • 12:03 is the greatest story never told.
  • 12:06 And in this series, "Back to Eden,"
  • 12:09 we're gonna begin in Genesis.
  • 12:11 We're gonna finish in Revelation.
  • 12:14 We're gonna see how the tabernacle and the temple
  • 12:17 is central and how the cross is central too.
  • 12:22 ♪♪♪
  • 12:28 announcer: Are Gentile believers meant
  • 12:29 to adopt the Mosaic law?
  • 12:31 Is there a separate salvation covenant for Israel that we lose
  • 12:34 the necessity of faith in Yeshua?
  • 12:36 Eitan Shishkoff tackles these questions and more
  • 12:39 in today's resource, "What About Us?"
  • 12:42 In this book, Eitan uncovers concrete scriptural evidence
  • 12:46 of God's original plan for Jews and Gentiles to become one in
  • 12:50 Messiah and work together for salvation of national Israel.
  • 12:54 Learn the importance of how the Gentile church should relate
  • 12:57 to the remarkable Messianic movement
  • 12:59 of Jews accepting Jesus.
  • 13:01 An important read for believers of all walks of life.
  • 13:05 Please call us or go online and ask for the resource,
  • 13:07 "What About Us?"
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  • 13:41 ♪♪♪
  • 13:44 David: So many of you watching today support us weekly,
  • 13:47 and we just wanna say thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
  • 13:50 Right now, let's go back to Israel.
  • 13:56 Jeffrey: We're at the edge of the Judean wilderness.
  • 13:59 "Midbar," wilderness, the resources are very spartan.
  • 14:03 Jerusalem is on the other side of this wilderness.
  • 14:07 Jericho is not far afield.
  • 14:09 We're close to the Dead Sea as well.
  • 14:11 We're really, in effect, at the edge of the world.
  • 14:15 And as you can see, it's a dry world.
  • 14:17 And as you can imagine, it's the kind of world
  • 14:19 where it's a little tough to eke out an existence.
  • 14:22 I mention that because Adam and Hawwah, Adam and Eve,
  • 14:27 they were expunged.
  • 14:29 They were forced to leave paradise.
  • 14:33 And what I wanna do here is zero in on some
  • 14:38 of that particular story.
  • 14:40 I'm going to Bereishit, to Genesis, the 2nd chapter,
  • 14:43 and I'm interested in verse 9.
  • 14:46 And just before verse 9, we're told that the Lord breathed life
  • 14:50 and created Adam.
  • 14:53 And we're told as well, speaking of creation,
  • 14:55 and I'm looking at verse 9,
  • 14:57 "Vaiyatzmach Adonai Elohim ha'adamah,"
  • 15:00 and he made, that is God made,
  • 15:03 to grow from the ground, "kol etz," every tree,
  • 15:07 "nechmad lemareh vetovv, lema'achol,"
  • 15:10 trees that are pleasant to look at
  • 15:13 as well as pleasant or good for food.
  • 15:17 And we're told, "Ve'etz ha'chayyim beovch haggan,"
  • 15:21 and in the middle of the garden there was the tree of life,
  • 15:26 "ve'etz hadda'at tovv vara," as well as the knowledge
  • 15:31 of good and evil.
  • 15:35 There were a lot of trees in that garden.
  • 15:36 I mean, it was plush. It was dense.
  • 15:40 And I would imagine had the Lord not said--
  • 15:44 singled out these trees and said,
  • 15:45 "Don't touch 'em," that they would have never been touched.
  • 15:49 The word "lust" itself arguably comes from a Latin derivative
  • 15:53 meaning the desire for the forbidden.
  • 15:56 That is to say once something becomes forbidden, it elicits
  • 16:00 a kind of desire that might not have otherwise have been there.
  • 16:04 So I say, if they were just one of a number of trees,
  • 16:07 they would've walked by 'em.
  • 16:09 But there's something about being singled out and saying,
  • 16:12 "Don't do that," that elicits a kind of curiosity,
  • 16:16 that elicits energies that prompts someone to do it.
  • 16:20 And these--that dynamic is gonna make Adam and Hawwah, you know,
  • 16:25 easy prey for a persona that's going to talk them
  • 16:30 out of obedience and talk them out of paradise.
  • 16:34 I wanna look at that a little more.
  • 16:36 ♪♪♪
  • 16:40 Jeffrey: There's something I want you to know,
  • 16:43 and what I want you to know is about the word "know."
  • 16:45 In Genesis, we're told with this tree, you know,
  • 16:48 these trees just--things happen with them.
  • 16:51 There's one that's called "ve'etz hadda'at tovv vara,"
  • 16:55 the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
  • 16:57 Just the word "knowledge," I wanna zero in on that.
  • 17:00 In Hebrew, to know something, someone says, "Ani yodea,"
  • 17:02 which means, "I know."
  • 17:04 The word "yodea" or "to know" comes from the word "yod,"
  • 17:06 which is hand.
  • 17:08 It's rather interesting that there's--well,
  • 17:09 we talk about carnal knowledge today, that to know someone.
  • 17:13 It says Adam knew his wife.
  • 17:15 Knowledge is experiential.
  • 17:17 The point here and the problem here is that people
  • 17:19 touch the wrong stuff.
  • 17:21 There's something about "Do not touch"
  • 17:23 that makes you want to do it.
  • 17:24 It's the knowledge of sin.
  • 17:26 They paid dearly for it back here,
  • 17:28 and we pay dearly for it now.
  • 17:31 God paid dearly to turn it around, by the way.
  • 17:33 He sent his Son to redeem us from the slavery to sin,
  • 17:37 but that's getting down further in the story.
  • 17:40 Here in Genesis, sin makes its entrance onto the stage.
  • 17:44 They touch, they get kicked out,
  • 17:47 but on the out God starts to speak.
  • 17:52 And there's a fellow, Avram, who from the edge of the world,
  • 17:55 if you will, he starts to make his way back to Eden driven
  • 17:59 by certain impulses, a sense that God has destined him
  • 18:03 to come to a particular place.
  • 18:05 That impulse, by the way, resonates in many today,
  • 18:07 which is why you are even interested in
  • 18:10 a program like this.
  • 18:12 It's all about fixing what's broken in the human experience
  • 18:15 and we believe that God's Son does just that,
  • 18:18 and it's all about returning to Eden.
  • 18:24 David: I'm thinking right now about one of my favorite Sunday
  • 18:25 school teachers way back in third grade, and I remember
  • 18:29 like it was yesterday her teaching on the Garden of Eden.
  • 18:32 It seems like she was teaching more about the physical place
  • 18:37 maybe more than the spiritual.
  • 18:39 Does that make sense?
  • 18:40 Jeffrey: Yeah, but I wasn't there with your Sunday school
  • 18:43 class in third grade, you know?
  • 18:45 I'm probably a little bit older.
  • 18:47 But a lot of people have been fascinated by the Garden,
  • 18:50 which is one of the reasons why I wanted to get into it,
  • 18:53 because there's some news behind that news.
  • 18:56 Kirsten: We're fascinated with it.
  • 18:58 That's why we're thankful that you're teaching
  • 18:59 this whole series.
  • 19:01 Jeffrey: Yes, but even in me doing it, it's more of
  • 19:03 a we thing than a me thing.
  • 19:05 I'm part of a scholarly community, and you know,
  • 19:08 I just don't like to come forth with my own impulses,
  • 19:11 especially national TV.
  • 19:14 I mention that because we have a great scholar
  • 19:17 joining us on this one.
  • 19:19 Seth Postel fairs from Israel College of the Bible.
  • 19:24 He wrote a great book that dealt with this subject
  • 19:27 and I'm pleased to get him here to talk to you about it.
  • 19:31 You're gonna see it's in Genesis, but it's more
  • 19:34 than just that and there.
  • 19:36 ♪♪♪
  • 19:41 Seth Postel: It is interesting, for instance in
  • 19:43 the book of Ezekiel.
  • 19:46 Ezekiel describes the new Jerusalem very much using
  • 19:52 language from the story of the Garden of Eden.
  • 19:54 And so, the river coming out from the temple to water--
  • 20:00 you know, water comes out from this new temple
  • 20:03 and there's all sorts of eidetic imagery.
  • 20:06 You've got the tree of life and the fruit, the healing
  • 20:08 of the nations, which draws a direct correlation
  • 20:11 between Eden and Jerusalem,
  • 20:14 and beyond that the promised land.
  • 20:16 Of course, you have the book of Revelation that makes a very
  • 20:18 close connection between the Jerusalem coming down from
  • 20:22 heaven and the Garden of Eden.
  • 20:25 Of interest is if you look at the Garden of Eden, in Genesis
  • 20:29 chapter 2, verses 10 through 14, the boundaries of Eden
  • 20:35 are described on the basis of rivers, of rivers.
  • 20:39 And if you look at the rivers, you'll notice that these rivers
  • 20:43 are described from south to north.
  • 20:47 And what that does is it puts the land of Canaan right
  • 20:51 at the center of that matrix of rivers.
  • 20:55 Interestingly enough, how does God describe the boundaries of
  • 20:59 the promised land to Abraham in Genesis chapter 15, verse 18?
  • 21:03 He refers to a couple of those same rivers.
  • 21:07 And so, just as Adam was exiled from this land
  • 21:12 because of disobedience, God brings Abraham back
  • 21:16 into this land ultimately to restore blessing,
  • 21:20 blessing to Abraham, his descendants,
  • 21:22 and to all the families on the earth.
  • 21:30 female announcer: For many, a trip to the holy land
  • 21:33 is the dream of a lifetime.
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  • 21:39 biblical events happened, where the teaching is always from
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  • 22:01 Kirsten: Our series, "Return to Eden,"
  • 22:03 is about the spiritual Garden of Eden,
  • 22:06 but it's also about the one city,
  • 22:08 the eternal city, Jerusalem.
  • 22:11 You can go there for yourself to see
  • 22:13 this unbelievable holy place.
  • 22:16 Go to our website, levitt.com/tours, click on
  • 22:19 the tour page, read all about the two tours we take,
  • 22:22 spring and fall every year.
  • 22:24 Sarah Liberman is back with us for this series and she will be
  • 22:27 teaching about the seven species found in Deuteronomy 8.
  • 22:32 Let's go to Jerusalem to hear from Sarah now.
  • 22:41 Sarah Liberman: Shalom haverim.
  • 22:43 Welcome to this new series about the seven species,
  • 22:46 shivat haminim.
  • 22:48 These are the fruit that God gives to the people of Israel as
  • 22:51 a sign of his blessing and his provision when they enter
  • 22:54 into the land.
  • 22:56 Now, the word "minim" means "species,"
  • 22:59 and the word "shivat" comes from the word "sheva"
  • 23:02 in Hebrew, which means the number seven.
  • 23:04 And in the Bible, the number seven is a symbol of completion.
  • 23:08 Now, how do we know that?
  • 23:09 Because in Hebrew, the word "sheva" comes from the same root
  • 23:13 as the word "sabea," which means to be fully filled
  • 23:16 or completely satisfied.
  • 23:19 So, these seven species that God gives Israel are not only super
  • 23:23 foods each of them in and of themselves, but God gives them
  • 23:28 as a sign of his provision, as a sign that he will always
  • 23:31 replenish and always provide for his people
  • 23:34 so long as they follow him and obey.
  • 23:37 Now, these seven species, shivat haminim,
  • 23:40 were also featured in Solomon's temple.
  • 23:43 In different places throughout the building and in what the
  • 23:45 priests wore, those species were represented there as well.
  • 23:50 But for us, Yeshua speaks of this fruitfulness
  • 23:54 in John chapter 15, verse 16.
  • 23:57 He says, "You did not choose me but I chose you.
  • 24:02 And I've appointed you to go and bear fruit,
  • 24:06 fruit that will last, then the Father will give you
  • 24:10 whatever you ask in my name."
  • 24:13 Our prayer as we go forward and explore these incredible fruit
  • 24:17 and blessings is that you will go forward abiding in the Lord,
  • 24:21 bearing much fruit, and that anything you will ask,
  • 24:24 God will answer.
  • 24:27 ♪ He said, "Pray for the peace of my home." ♪
  • 24:36 ♪ And the whole world knows that the God of Israel ♪
  • 24:42 ♪ moved his mighty arm ♪
  • 24:45 ♪ and he brought us back from Egypt. ♪
  • 24:47 ♪ And the whole world knows that our God ♪
  • 24:49 ♪ has brought us home and we pray for peace. ♪
  • 24:53 ♪ Yes, we pray Sha'alu Shalom. ♪
  • 24:56 ♪♪♪
  • 25:03 ♪ Yes, the whole world knows that our God ♪
  • 25:06 ♪ has brought us home, ♪
  • 25:07 ♪ and we pray for peace. ♪
  • 25:09 ♪ Yes, we pray Sha'alu Shalom. ♪
  • 25:13 ♪ All the world will ascend to Jerusalem. ♪
  • 25:17 ♪ They will sing hallelujah, amen. ♪
  • 25:21 ♪ They'll give thanks for the peace of Jerusalem. ♪
  • 25:25 ♪ Peace on earth and good will to all men. ♪
  • 25:32 ♪ And the whole world knows that the God of Israel ♪
  • 25:38 ♪ moved his mighty arm ♪
  • 25:40 ♪ and he brought us back from everywhere. ♪
  • 25:42 ♪ The whole world knows that our God ♪
  • 25:45 ♪ has brought us home and we pray for peace. ♪
  • 25:48 ♪ Yes, we pray Sha'alu Shalom. ♪
  • 25:50 ♪♪♪
  • 25:57 ♪ Yes, the whole world knows that our God ♪
  • 25:59 ♪ has brought us home and we pray for peace. ♪
  • 26:03 ♪ Yes, we pray Sha'alu Shalom. ♪♪
  • 26:07 David: We are honored to continue bringing Zola songs
  • 26:09 to you every week.
  • 26:11 We love his music and we're so honored to bring that to you.
  • 26:14 We love his songs that really originate in Israel,
  • 26:19 and that draws us to Israel.
  • 26:23 We love going there.
  • 26:24 We've been going now for about eight years,
  • 26:27 and it's kind of our search for paradise.
  • 26:30 Jeffrey: Does it have kind of a magnetic pull in your hearts?
  • 26:33 What's that all about?
  • 26:35 Kirsten: It does.
  • 26:36 Personally, the first time I went, I just was curious to see
  • 26:40 what the land looked like, to see the proximity of the cities
  • 26:44 and how it related to my Bible.
  • 26:46 But then once-- there's something.
  • 26:48 You know, you know if you've been there,
  • 26:50 there's something about being in Jerusalem.
  • 26:53 That's the eternal city.
  • 26:55 And talk about magnet, I just wanna go back.
  • 26:57 David: And to sing "Holy Ground" right there,
  • 27:00 life-changing.
  • 27:02 Jeffrey: Yeah, you're literally standing
  • 27:03 on holy ground.
  • 27:05 Yes, and thank you for searching the Holy Book about the holy
  • 27:08 ground as we do this every week on "Zola Levitt Presents."
  • 27:13 And as you go now, sha'alu shalom Yerushalayim,
  • 27:17 pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
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Episodes in this series

  1. Out of Eden
  2. Back to Eden
  3. Recreating Paradise
  4. Eden and Old Testament History
  5. Eden and New Testament Prophecy
  6. Eden and Israel
  7. Jesus and the Return to Eden
  8. Paradise Restored
  9. Bonus Interviews, Part 1
  10. Bonus Interviews, Part 2

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