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Episode: “Eden and Old Testament History”
The Lord wants to return to fellowship with His creation. Even though He allows for times of correction, He is in the process of rebuilding us and making us a testimony to His faithfulness.
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: “Eden and Old Testament History” (4/10)

  • 00:01 David Hart: Sin, redemption, reconciliation. There's a pattern on today's program. Join us on
  • 00:08 "Zola Levitt Presents." ♪♪♪
  • 00:13 male: "Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God
  • 00:16 for Israel is that they might be saved.
  • 00:20 For there is no difference between the Jew, and the Greek:
  • 00:23 for the same Lord over all is rich unto all
  • 00:26 that call upon him."
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  • 00:48 David: Shalom, friends.
  • 00:50 Welcome to "Zola Levitt Presents."
  • 00:51 I'm David Hart.
  • 00:52 Kirsten Hart: I'm Kirsten Hart. Jeffrey Seif: Jeffrey Seif.
  • 00:54 Kirsten: In our series, "Return to Eden," we've been
  • 00:56 looking at how God responded to sin in the Garden and my
  • 01:00 question for you, a quick one: Is there a way to break back
  • 01:04 into that spiritual Garden of Eden?
  • 01:06 Jeffrey: Wait, did you see break in?
  • 01:08 Kirsten: Break back in.
  • 01:10 Jeffrey: That makes my little police heart flutter.
  • 01:12 There's a way, and I wouldn't call it breaking in, however.
  • 01:15 David: How about this?
  • 01:16 Right now, let's go on location
  • 01:18 to Dr. Seif's teaching in Israel.
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  • 01:42 Jeffrey: "To Cast a Giant Shadow."
  • 01:45 It's an old Kirk Douglas movie about the reach of the modern
  • 01:49 nation state of Israel.
  • 01:53 Well, here I'm in the modern nation state of Israel,
  • 01:57 harking back to what it was in antiquity.
  • 02:00 Actually, we're in a grove right now.
  • 02:03 A grove could be a little understated, because this
  • 02:07 is more than just a small collection.
  • 02:09 It's not just a little wood here.
  • 02:11 It's an oasis.
  • 02:14 An oasis is an old Egyptian word that comes to us
  • 02:17 by way of the Latin.
  • 02:19 It speaks of some posh area in an otherwise dry world,
  • 02:24 a desert land.
  • 02:26 And I think it looks all the more magnificent with these big
  • 02:28 branches, particularly because we really
  • 02:31 are at the ragged edge of nowhere, if you will.
  • 02:34 The topography is Israel as such that here we are at some of the
  • 02:37 lowest places in the world, not just in Israel, at the ragged
  • 02:41 edge of the Judaean wilderness somewhere between that,
  • 02:44 and the oasis of Ein Gedi.
  • 02:46 Well, we're getting a little oasis now.
  • 02:48 Speaking of oasis, if you look in Genesis chapter 3 there's a
  • 02:55 story of someone that was in an oasis but unfortunately, things
  • 02:58 didn't work out very well because he just didn't abide
  • 03:02 by the rules of the warden.
  • 03:04 In verse 10,
  • 03:06 [speaking foreign language] "Then he said,
  • 03:10 [speaking foreign language] your sound--
  • 03:13 I heard it in the garden
  • 03:15 [speaking foreign language], and I was afraid.
  • 03:21 Because I was naked,
  • 03:24 [speaking foreign language], and I hid myself."
  • 03:28 Now, that's a bad garden story.
  • 03:30 This is what happens when the royal couple in Genesis, they
  • 03:34 get their hand caught in the cookie jar in chapter 3 and
  • 03:38 they're going to wind up getting kicked out of the garden.
  • 03:43 Though they were kicked out of the garden, God said, "Out.
  • 03:47 It's time to make an exit," he still provided a way where
  • 03:50 people can make an entrance back in.
  • 03:53 It comes on the heels of sacrifice in a way, and I
  • 03:57 mention that because by the time we look at Solomon who's going
  • 04:00 to build a grove like this out of gold, you're saying,
  • 04:05 "You're kidding me, Jeffrey."
  • 04:07 No, it's not Jeffrey.
  • 04:08 You're going to see it if you'll turn with me please to Melachim,
  • 04:10 to Kings, 1 Kings.
  • 04:12 Chapter 6 we're told they began to build the Lord's house in
  • 04:17 order that, in verse 13, that God would dwell among them.
  • 04:20 I'm really interested in the particulars.
  • 04:24 We'll see that palm trees are ubiquitous.
  • 04:28 They're carved into the walls throughout,
  • 04:30 all overlaid with fine gold.
  • 04:34 And that's not accidental either.
  • 04:36 In chapter 6 we're told in verse 20 that he overlaid this house
  • 04:41 with, to use the language, "pure gold."
  • 04:44 So in verse 21, "Solomon overlaid the interior House with
  • 04:48 pure gold; and drew chains of gold across the front
  • 04:52 of the inner Sanctuary."
  • 04:54 In verse 22, specifically, "the entire House he overlaid
  • 04:58 with gold until the entire House was finished."
  • 05:02 This was a Fort Knox and then some.
  • 05:04 Now, the reason why that's interesting is if you look in
  • 05:08 Genesis chapter 2, verses 11 and 12, and by all means look there.
  • 05:12 Why trust me?
  • 05:13 You can't always trust what you hear on TV, you know?
  • 05:15 I mean, you look in chapter 2.
  • 05:17 We're told that Eden itself was loaded with gold, and it
  • 05:24 mentions it a few times, just as over and over again here:
  • 05:27 "When God rebuilds this house, there's gold."
  • 05:30 He says in 29: "He carved the walls with carvings of cheruvim,
  • 05:35 with palm trees and open flowers, and he covered the
  • 05:39 floor with gold," et cetera.
  • 05:41 He notes here and elsewhere the house was overlaid with gold,
  • 05:46 and it was decorated with palm.
  • 05:49 It's fascinating, if you look at the house that God built,
  • 05:52 it is a fabrication of Eden that was lost.
  • 05:56 God dwelt in Eden, they got kicked out,
  • 05:58 but God wanted 'em back.
  • 06:00 He made a way. He built a place.
  • 06:02 And he wants you back too.
  • 06:06 Maybe there's some loved ones that have gone astray.
  • 06:08 Maybe you yourself are dealing with your wayward heart.
  • 06:11 I want you to know there's a way back.
  • 06:13 You know how you make your way into the house?
  • 06:15 The same way they did it in olden times: with a sacrifice.
  • 06:18 The difference is, however, that in olden days,
  • 06:21 in the days of the temple, people brought a sacrifice,
  • 06:24 and the priest offered it.
  • 06:26 In the new economy, the priest brings the sacrifice,
  • 06:30 and all we have to do is receive it.
  • 06:32 That's good news, friend. The Bible's full of good news.
  • 06:35 And there's a way for you to get out of the wilderness and find
  • 06:38 the oasis that God has for you.
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  • 07:04 Jeffrey: This place is a virtual vault
  • 07:08 of biblical treasures.
  • 07:10 You're saying, "Jeffrey, it looks like a bunch
  • 07:11 of rocks to me."
  • 07:13 Yeah, but let me tell you where we are.
  • 07:17 This was covered in dirt not long ago
  • 07:19 and for centuries, in fact.
  • 07:21 We are at the southern edge of the temple complex,
  • 07:24 walking amidst the ruins, ready for this?
  • 07:28 Of what was once Solomon's Temple.
  • 07:32 That's a great story.
  • 07:34 There's a fascinating story on this find.
  • 07:37 In fact, very recently, an article came out in
  • 07:40 "Biblical Archeology Review," speaking to these ruins.
  • 07:45 And I'm so thrilled to speak to you from these ruins.
  • 07:48 That is a "Zola Levitt Presents" trademark, taking you to the
  • 07:52 biblical land, helping you to peek into spaces and places
  • 07:57 that you wouldn't otherwise frequent.
  • 07:59 And the reason why this is a good place to do it is because
  • 08:03 here the stones are telling a story, and it just so happens
  • 08:07 that the story that they're telling
  • 08:09 corroborates the biblical story.
  • 08:12 When you look at the biblical text, we see history, and we're
  • 08:16 going to consider some of that history.
  • 08:19 We also see some pre-history.
  • 08:22 A quick text and, then I'm going to move you on.
  • 08:24 In early Genesis, speaking upon the pre-history,
  • 08:28 Adam and Hhavah were placed in this land.
  • 08:32 Sin made its entrance onto the drama.
  • 08:35 They fell and judgments were meted out
  • 08:37 and they were expelled.
  • 08:40 The reason why we're amidst ruins here is because Solomon's
  • 08:43 Temple was felled, and the people were expelled.
  • 08:47 In the 3rd chapter of Genesis, judgments are meted out.
  • 08:50 I'm looking here at just one example.
  • 08:53 [speaking foreign language]
  • 08:55 "And the Lord God said to the serpent,"
  • 09:00 he said a few things, one of which is right
  • 09:02 at the end of verse 14.
  • 09:05 He says, "[speaking foreign language]
  • 09:09 On your belly you will go,
  • 09:11 [speaking foreign language]
  • 09:13 and you're going to eat the dust."
  • 09:15 People talk about biting the dust, by the way, of ruin,
  • 09:18 and we're amidst the ruins where a civilization
  • 09:21 once upon a time, bit the dust.
  • 09:23 And then he goes, "[speaking foreign language]
  • 09:26 You'll eat dust,
  • 09:27 [speaking foreign language]
  • 09:29 all the days of your life."
  • 09:31 I want to speak about some biblical days and ways,
  • 09:33 and go with me on a journey here.
  • 09:35 We're going to look some more at the Bible.
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  • 09:42 Jeffrey: It's so cool to be here among two testimonies,
  • 09:45 that is the testimony of the biblical literature,
  • 09:47 and the testimony of the rocks.
  • 09:49 They are saying the same thing and congruity is good.
  • 09:53 Well, congruity's good; the story isn't good here.
  • 09:56 When we look at the protohistory, the early history
  • 09:59 in Genesis, God gave humankind land.
  • 10:03 They weren't faithful in the land.
  • 10:05 Judgment was meted out and they were expelled from it.
  • 10:08 Same thing became of their ancestors.
  • 10:11 Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, 12 tribes of Israel,
  • 10:15 culminating in a kingdom and a palace, and I'm coming to you
  • 10:19 from amongst those ruins.
  • 10:21 But they ruined it.
  • 10:23 After Solomon, there was a civil war.
  • 10:25 We see in the book called Melachim, Kings, 2 Kings,
  • 10:29 chapter 17, verse 18, we're looking at
  • 10:32 the northern kingdom of Israel.
  • 10:34 We'll get to Solomon, and the rocks in a second.
  • 10:36 We're told that "Adonai became very angry with Israel,
  • 10:40 and banished them from his presence."
  • 10:42 It's the same language with Adam: Out.
  • 10:46 It's tough talk in the biblical economy.
  • 10:49 We see the same thing noted in the 25th chapter
  • 10:52 of this very same book.
  • 10:54 We're told that judgment was meted out, Solomon's Temple
  • 10:59 was destroyed, and we're told in verse 21:
  • 11:05 "Thus Judah was exiled from its land."
  • 11:11 Now, I'm happy to be here.
  • 11:13 I'm not happy to tell the story.
  • 11:15 But it's a story that is so much the fabric
  • 11:17 of biblical literature.
  • 11:18 God wants to bring us into a good place.
  • 11:20 He wants us to walk with him in that place.
  • 11:23 If we don't, he withdraws his favor, and we're on our own,
  • 11:27 and the walls come a-tumbling down.
  • 11:30 That happens so much in life.
  • 11:33 I hope you'll permit a little exhortation here.
  • 11:35 Learn from the biblical drama.
  • 11:39 Coming from these ruins, I want to speak to you about ruins
  • 11:42 rebuilt, and I want you to know Jesus was a carpenter,
  • 11:46 and God is in the reconstruction business.
  • 11:50 And we see this as we walk along the pages, through the ages,
  • 11:54 and consider the story of the return to Eden.
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  • 13:18 Now, let's go back to Jeff's teaching in Israel.
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  • 13:33 Jeffrey: I want to begin this segment with a help wanted
  • 13:36 advertisement for a new television producer.
  • 13:40 I say that because when Ken told me to stand here,
  • 13:43 I said, "What?"
  • 13:45 I am right at the edge of the Southern Temple Mount.
  • 13:49 Tourists don't come here.
  • 13:51 It's not set up for tourists. It's precarious.
  • 13:54 If this stuff's removed, I'm going to get buried by rock.
  • 13:58 It's amazing. I love it.
  • 14:01 You know, I'm saying that in jest.
  • 14:03 I think my producer, our producer, walks on water.
  • 14:06 I say it in jest.
  • 14:08 It is so exciting here to take you to the cutting edge, and
  • 14:13 here we are, a walking among the ruins of a bygone era.
  • 14:19 It is a fascinating story. It's a tough story.
  • 14:25 One level, it's a bad story because when I walk among this,
  • 14:31 I'm reminded of the fact that God judges sin.
  • 14:36 The wrong kind of living, the wrong kind of action.
  • 14:42 What comes in response to that are circumstances that are
  • 14:47 indeed less than desirable.
  • 14:50 I mention that because we're walking amongst the ruins
  • 14:54 of a bygone civilization that's just now returning here,
  • 14:59 after 2,000 years.
  • 15:01 Once you fall in a pit, when it falls apart, it takes a while
  • 15:05 to put it back together again.
  • 15:07 And here we are, among the rocks.
  • 15:10 I was looking at this.
  • 15:12 When I first set my eyes on what we're looking at here,
  • 15:14 I said, "Is this a mikveh, a ritual bath,
  • 15:16 because there's water there."
  • 15:18 And there's ritual baths further up the hill.
  • 15:21 This ain't just any old hill.
  • 15:23 We are right where the Temple was and by the steps to the
  • 15:28 Southern entrance there's ritual baths there but no, not here.
  • 15:32 This is a cistern arguably.
  • 15:35 Here, as I'm shooting this segment, I'm wanting to beat the
  • 15:37 rain because, for me, the rain is something of a problem.
  • 15:41 Well, when the people lived here, rain wasn't a problem.
  • 15:45 Rain was the solution because water is needed because the
  • 15:50 farmers need the rain; they need the waters, excuse me.
  • 15:53 And speaking about rain, I want to look at some living water
  • 15:57 here as we open up the biblical text.
  • 16:02 Yeah, speaking of water, we'll look at some living water.
  • 16:05 Just as the farmers needed the rain,
  • 16:08 literally to grow their crop, we need the rain
  • 16:12 from the Word to grow that new creation within us.
  • 16:15 Well, it's exciting to say it, the story here isn't pleasant.
  • 16:18 At the very edge of Eden as we follow that ancient story,
  • 16:22 it really finishes up in the 24th verse.
  • 16:26 In Hebrew: "[speaking foreign language]
  • 16:31 And he expelled the man," out, gone.
  • 16:37 And off he wandered, eastward.
  • 16:42 You've heard me to say in this series, we pick up some chapters
  • 16:47 later with one man who has gone off to the East,
  • 16:52 having within him energies that are pressing him
  • 16:57 to return back to some ancient land.
  • 17:00 There is this biblical impulse that's later described as faith.
  • 17:08 We get the word "oman," from the word "Amen,"
  • 17:12 or "Amen, brother.
  • 17:14 I have faith."
  • 17:16 Faith wasn't just some kind of affirmation in a church service.
  • 17:19 "Amen, brother," and I really am not trying to minimize that.
  • 17:23 Faith is that which propels to come back and rebuild.
  • 17:28 And coming from this place, I want you to know that we are all
  • 17:33 in the process of being rebuilt.
  • 17:36 I want you, if you look at your own life and see some ruins,
  • 17:40 I don't want you to be okay with that because we want
  • 17:43 to take honest assessments.
  • 17:44 There's things we need to fix and rebuild,
  • 17:46 but I want you to know it's okay.
  • 17:49 We want to look to the one who is perfect to raise up within us
  • 17:53 that which is imperfect.
  • 17:55 I want you to know that God's Word is true.
  • 17:58 It's amply attested in the literature.
  • 18:01 It's amply attested by the rocks.
  • 18:05 These testimonies speak, and I want your life to be
  • 18:08 a speaking testimony as well.
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  • 18:19 David: In today's program, we've heard the Word
  • 18:21 "reconciliation " over and over, I think, and it's a great word.
  • 18:25 Jeffrey: Yes, reconciliation, reconciliated people,
  • 18:28 it's a wonderful aroma in God's nostrils.
  • 18:31 Speaking of which, Guy Erlich is all about making
  • 18:36 those special aromas.
  • 18:38 Incense was employed in the temple,
  • 18:40 and it will be again one day.
  • 18:43 Guy is getting a jump on it.
  • 18:44 Let's go walk into his world right now.
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  • 18:57 Guy Erlich: I started with my plants with a desire to make
  • 19:01 a medication out of them.
  • 19:03 And this is still my main goal.
  • 19:05 But along the years I understood that my plants have
  • 19:07 some other purposes.
  • 19:10 And if they will be able to serve the Third Temple, I'd be
  • 19:15 more than happy to be the one that would bring it.
  • 19:19 I promised Rabbi Ariel that I'd do my best to have as many
  • 19:24 ingredients of the Holy Temple as I can.
  • 19:27 And there are eight known ingredients and another
  • 19:32 three unknown ingredients.
  • 19:36 To find out what are the unknown ingredients and to try to have
  • 19:40 the best quality of ingredients so when there will be a temple
  • 19:44 we will have the resin.
  • 19:45 We will not have to wait for this.
  • 19:48 And about two months ago, as far as I understand it,
  • 19:54 I become officially--I officially became the incense
  • 20:00 provider for the Third Temple.
  • 20:04 Jeffrey: This is Guy's personal Garden of Eden where he
  • 20:06 comes daily to care for his treasury of biblical plants.
  • 20:11 He says frankincense, myrrh, and the balm of Gilead are some
  • 20:14 of the chief ingredients that'll be used for the Temple's incense
  • 20:18 and anointing oil.
  • 20:20 He shows how some of these ingredients will one day
  • 20:23 be used on the holy altar.
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  • 20:35 Guy: Over here I've got a mixture of frankincense, myrrh,
  • 20:38 and some dried balm of Gilead branches.
  • 20:40 I'm making a resin.
  • 20:42 I'm crushing it to very, very small pieces.
  • 20:45 In Hebrew, it's called mugmar.
  • 20:49 There is a very nice sentence in Hebrew,
  • 20:52 says to bless the mugmar.
  • 20:54 So I'm going to take some mugmar in my hand, and I want to bless
  • 20:58 the good people with health and happiness and prosperity
  • 21:03 and fulfillness.
  • 21:09 This is how to burn the incense in the Temple.
  • 21:14 Not on direct fire; on coal.
  • 21:16 Sometimes they put some salt, you know,
  • 21:18 there to make the coal a bit cooler.
  • 21:22 But this is how to burn the incense,
  • 21:25 chopped resin put on coal.
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  • 22:17 Right now, let's go to Jerusalem for more teaching
  • 22:20 from Sarah Liberman on the seven species.
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  • 22:32 Sarah Liberman: Shalom Haverim.
  • 22:34 Welcome back to our series on the seven species,
  • 22:36 [speaking foreign language]
  • 22:38 the special fruit of blessing that God gives
  • 22:40 to the people of Israel as they enter into the Promised Land.
  • 22:44 Now today, we're talking about olives.
  • 22:47 The word for olive in Hebrew is "zayit."
  • 22:50 Now we get a special oil, olive oil, from this fruit.
  • 22:55 In Hebrew we say, "shemen zayit."
  • 22:58 The word for oil is shemen.
  • 23:01 Now, this special oil was used to light the menorah
  • 23:04 in the Temple.
  • 23:05 24/7, this precious oil from crushed olives was used to light
  • 23:10 the menorah to symbolize the presence of the Holy Spirit.
  • 23:15 Now, today in Israel, you will find a lot of products, both
  • 23:18 health and beauty products, that use the virtues of the olive
  • 23:23 and of the olive oil, just like in the parable of the good
  • 23:26 Samaritan when Yeshua gives that incredible detail that the
  • 23:30 Samaritan poured oil on the man's wounds he found
  • 23:33 in the road.
  • 23:35 So this week, as you contemplate the beautiful blessing that God
  • 23:38 gives us in the olive, may you be filled with his Holy Spirit.
  • 23:44 May you be filled with the oil of his holiness,
  • 23:48 with shemen*
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  • 24:06 Kirsten: That was music by our founder, Zola Levitt.
  • 24:09 Hope you enjoyed that music.
  • 24:11 There's a pattern, Jeff, Dr. Jeff Seif,
  • 24:15 that I'm seeing in "Return to Eden"
  • 24:18 that man sins, man's kicked out of the garden,
  • 24:22 they sin again, they're in captivity.
  • 24:24 Is there an end to this pattern?
  • 24:27 David: It's fascinating to us. Kirsten: It is but does it end?
  • 24:31 Jeffrey: Yes. David: How?
  • 24:33 Kirsten: That's the end. That's it.
  • 24:35 Jeffrey: First, you're astute to observe it's cyclical, that
  • 24:38 the Genesis story is a template of that which follows.
  • 24:42 There is a command, there's a breach, there's an expulsion.
  • 24:47 Then with Abraham, there's a return.
  • 24:49 There's a resettlement.
  • 24:51 The commands are given, there's a breach,
  • 24:53 there's an eventual expulsion.
  • 24:56 And this cycles through from Genesis to Revelation.
  • 24:59 David: Right, that's the fascinating thing.
  • 25:01 Kirsten: Right, but how does it end?
  • 25:03 Jeffrey: Well, it ends good in--
  • 25:04 Kirsten: Do we get to stay? Do we get to stay there?
  • 25:06 Jeffrey: It ends like it began, and I don't want to get
  • 25:09 too far ahead of ourselves in the series, but if you look at
  • 25:12 the Bible, it's book-ended by Genesis motifs.
  • 25:15 In early Genesis, they're there in a garden.
  • 25:21 There's a stream, river of life, trees of life for healing.
  • 25:24 And we find that at Revelation.
  • 25:26 Let's not run there right now but let's note that it's there,
  • 25:30 that the end is facilitated by the gospel, which was even noted
  • 25:35 at the very beginning, that when sin made its entrance onto the
  • 25:38 stage of the drama, God said, "Listen," that he's going to
  • 25:41 bring a redeemer through a woman, by the way,
  • 25:45 who's going to crush that Satan.
  • 25:48 David: I remember my freshman year in college, Bible college.
  • 25:52 My Bible class at 7:45 in the morning.
  • 25:55 I remember hearing a little bit about that, but it hasn't come
  • 25:58 to life how you've been teaching it, this series.
  • 26:02 Jeffrey: Well, thank you for that.
  • 26:03 You know, we like to look at the good news through the eyes
  • 26:05 of the Jews, and we think and our supporters think--
  • 26:08 and thank you for thinking so-- we think that it gives
  • 26:10 a dimension that would otherwise be lost.
  • 26:14 But to look at the gospel in Genesis.
  • 26:17 That's what this is all about.
  • 26:19 And there really is a happy ending.
  • 26:21 Kirsten: And to me, the happy ending is the King of kings,
  • 26:25 Lord of lords, sitting in that temple in Jerusalem one day,
  • 26:30 which tags into the interview that we saw that the incense
  • 26:34 is being prepared right now for that.
  • 26:37 So they, the Jewish people don't think it's that far off.
  • 26:40 Jeffrey: No, there's so much stuff in play and that's why
  • 26:43 we like to bring you there and you're exactly correct.
  • 26:47 The refabrication of the incense correlates.
  • 26:50 So much of the accoutrements that are used in the temple
  • 26:54 worship have already been reconstructed in Jerusalem.
  • 26:56 I've seen 'em.
  • 26:58 I've been as close to all that as I am to you two right now.
  • 27:00 Kirsten: Wow, he's coming soon.
  • 27:02 Jeffrey: Yes.
  • 27:03 Kirsten: And that's the good news that we have here
  • 27:05 on this program that we bring to you every week
  • 27:07 on "Zola Levitt Presents."
  • 27:08 David: And so much more next week.
  • 27:10 Thank you for joining us.
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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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