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The Watchman with Erick Stakelbeck

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  • - ERICK STAKELBECK: THIS WEEK ON THE WATCHMAN,
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  • WELCOME TO THE KIDRON VALLEY.
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  • THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT SITES
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  • IN ALL OF JERUSALEM AND IN YOUR BIBLE.
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  • AND THIS WEEK OUR GOOD FRIEND RENOWNED
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  • ISRAELI TOUR GUIDE JAMIE ELGROD TAKES US
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  • THROUGHOUT THE KIDRON VALLEY FROM MOUNT SCOPUS
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  • TO THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE TO THE MOUNT OF OLIVES
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  • RIGHT HERE TO THE ANCIENT TOMBS OF THE KIDRON VALLEY
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  • WHERE WE UNLOCK THE MYSTERIES OF ANCIENT JERUSALEM.
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  • YOU'RE ABOUT TO SEE BIBLE PROPHECY COME
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  • TO LIFE BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES
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  • THIS WEEK IN JERUSALEM'S KIDRON VALLEY.
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  • ONLY WITH CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR ISRAEL,
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  • ONLY ON TBN, IT'S THE WATCHMAN.
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  • (DRAMATIC MUSIC)
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  • (DRAMATIC MUSIC)
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  • (DRAMATIC MUSIC)
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  • (TRADITIONAL MUSIC)
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  • (TRADITIONAL MUSIC)
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  • - WELL JAMIE, IT IS GREAT TO HAVE YOU BACK
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  • WITH US, MY FRIEND, AT A VERY IMPORTANT
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  • AND SIGNIFICANT PLACE IN THE BIBLE.
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  • WHERE ARE WE RIGHT NOW?
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  • - GREAT TO BE WITH YOU AGAIN, ERICK.
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  • WELCOME TO MOUNT SCOPUS OVERLOOOKING THE KIDRON VALLEY
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  • FROM THE NORTH SIDE OF THE CITY THESE DAYS,
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  • ALL THE WAY DOWN TO KIDRON VALLEY.
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  • THE KIDRON VALLEY STRETCHING RIGHT OVER HERE
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  • FROM MOUNT SCOPUS ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE SOUTH
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  • AND THEN TURNS EAST 21 MILES AND SPILLS AT THE DEAD SEA.
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  • - WOW, IT'S A VAST PLACE, JAMIE.
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  • AND SUCH BIBLICAL SIGNIFICANCE.
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  • THE KIDRON VALLEY IS MENTIONED MANY TIMES IN THE BIBLE.
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  • WE'LL GET INTO THAT TODAY.
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  • BUT OKAY, TELL US A LITTLE BIT NOW
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  • OF THIS GREAT OVERLOOK WE'RE AT RIGHT NOW.
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  • TELL US WHAT WE CAN SEE RIGHT NOW
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  • FROM MOUNT SCOPUS HERE IN THE KIDRON VALLEY.
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  • - FROM WHERE WE'RE STANDING OVERLOOKING THE OLD CITY
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  • OF JERUSALEM FROM THE NORTH, THE FIRST THING
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  • THAT MAGNETIZES OUR EYES IS THE GOLDEN DOME.
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  • THE GOLDEN DOME OF THE ROCK WHERE ACCORDING
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  • TO OUR TRADITION THAT IS WHERE THE BINDING
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  • OF ISAAC TOOK PLACE WHEN ABRAHAM TAKES HIS SON,
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  • HIS ONLY SON ISAAC AS MENTIONED IN THE BOOK OF GENESIS,
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  • AND IS ABOUT TO SACRIFICE HIS SON ON THE ALTAR ON THE ROCK.
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  • THESE DAYS WE HAVE THIS GOLDEN SHRINE BUILT ABOVE IT.
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  • WE CAN SEE THE EASTERN--
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  • - THE TEMPLES WERE THERE AS WELL, OBVIOUSLY,
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  • SOLOMON'S TEMPLE, HEROD'S TEMPLE, RIGHT
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  • - FIRST TEMPLE BUILT BY KING SOLOMON
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  • AROUND ABOUT 960 BC WHICH WAS DESTROYED
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  • BY THE BABYLONIANS 586 BC, 400 YEARS LATER.
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  • AND THE SECOND TEMPLE BUILT BY THE PEOPLE COMING BACK
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  • FROM BABYLONIA AFTER EXILE,
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  • BUILT IN THE SAME SPOT, DESTROYED 70 AD.
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  • WHAT WE'RE ACTUALLY LOOKING AT NOW
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  • FROM THIS POINT IS THE EASTERN
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  • AND NORTHERN CORNER OF TEMPLE MOUNT,
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  • THE SAME TEMPLE MOUNT BUILT, RENOVATED
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  • BY KING HEROD 2000 YEARS AGO, THE SAME KING HEROD
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  • WHO PERSECUTED THE INNOCENTS IN BETHLEHEM.
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  • - THAT'S RIGHT, THAT'S RIGHT.
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  • NOW THIS IS THE KIDRON VALLEY, JAMIE.
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  • IT'S KIND OF THE BORDER OF JERUSALEM, RIGHT?
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  • TRADITIONALLY, IT'S BEEN LOOKED AT AS A BORDER
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  • AND BEYOND THE KIDRON IS A PLACE,
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  • HISTORICALLY AT LEAST, YOU DIDN'T WANT TO GO.
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  • THAT WAS KIND OF THE WILDERNESS, RIGHT?
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  • - YES, THIS WAS THE GEOGRAPHIC BORDER
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  • AND THE MUNICIPAL BORDER OF ANCIENT JERUSALEM.
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  • IN FACT, UP UNTIL 150 YEARS AGO,
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  • THE KIDRON VALLEY WAS STILL OUTSIDE THE OLD CITY.
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  • WHEN WE GO BACK TO THE ACCOUNT, TO THE HEBREW BIBLE,
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  • JERUSALEM, MEANING THE CITY OF DAVID,
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  • ALL THE JEBUSITES THAT KING DAVID CAPTURES,
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  • YOU BET THE KIDRON VALLEY WAS THE EASTERN BORDER
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  • OF THE CITY OF DAVID THROUGHOUT HISTORY.
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  • WE HAVE TO REMEMBER ACCORDING TO HEBREW LAW
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  • UP UNTIL TODAY, JEWISH LAW, JEWS ARE NOT ALLOWED
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  • TO BURY THEIR DEAD IN THE CITY, ONLY OUTSIDE.
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  • THEREFORE, MOUNT OF OLIVES AND THE FEET OF MOUNT OF OLIVES
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  • WHICH ARE CONNECTED TO THE KIDRON VALLEY
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  • WERE ACTUALLY THE NECROPOLIS, THE CITY OF THE DEAD.
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  • AND YOU COULD HAVE LOOKED UPON THE CITY OF THE DEAD
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  • FROM YOU LIVED IN ANCIENT JERUSALEM.
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  • OBVIOUSLY, MANY TRADITIONS AND MANY PROPHECIES
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  • TOOK PLACE REGARDING THIS AREA, MOUNT OF OLIVES.
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  • WE'LL TALK ABOUT THOSE PROPHECIES THAT HAD
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  • AND STILL HAVE A PROFOUND IMPACT ON HUMANITY,
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  • THE WAY WE UNDERSTAND THINGS THAT WILL TAKE PLACE
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  • HERE IN JERUSALEM DURING THE END OF THE DAYS.
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  • (TRADITIONAL MUSIC)
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  • - YOU MENTIONED DAVID AND SOLOMON.
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  • LET'S KINDA GO IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER.
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  • WE'RE GONNA DO THAT TODAY, JAMIE,
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  • BECAUSE THERE'S SO MUCH BIBLICAL HISTORY
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  • HERE IN THE KIDRON VALLEY.
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  • TELL US THE CONNECTION OF THE ONE
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  • AND ONLY KING DAVID TO THE KIDRON VALLEY.
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  • - IF WE GO BACK TO THE BOOK OF SAMUEL,
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  • WE READ THAT THE YOUNG SHEPHERD FROM THE CITY OF DAVID,
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  • THE ORIGINAL CITY OF DAVID, BETHLEHEM,
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  • WELL HE BECOMES KING.
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  • HE CAPTURES HIS THRONE AND HE HAS TO DEAL WITH MANY ISSUES.
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  • ONE OF THEM IS THE REBELLION OF HIS SON,
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  • HIS RENOWNED SON ABSALOM.
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  • - ABSALOM.
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  • HEAVY IS THE HEAD THAT WEARS THE CROWN.
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  • AS KING HE HAD THE REVOLT FROM HIS SON ABSALOM.
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  • TELL US MORE ABOUT IT.
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  • - WHEN ABSALOM COMES BACK FROM HEBRON LEADING HIS TROOPS,
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  • HIS MEN, HE WANTS TO CATCH THE KINGDOM
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  • AND HE WANTS TO THROW HIS FATHER, KING DAVID,
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  • FROM THE THRONE AND TAKE OVER.
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  • KING DAVID UNDERSTANDS THAT HE AS A KING HAS THE RIGHT
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  • TO KILL HIS OWN SON.
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  • BUT HE WILL BE MERCIFUL TOWARDS HIS SON.
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  • HE WILL NOT WANT TO SEE HIS SON KILLED.
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  • AND HE WILL CHOOSE TO FLEE FROM HIS SON.
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  • WHERE DOES HE FLEE TO?
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  • WELL, WE HAVE TO OPEN THE BOOK OF SAMUEL, IF YOU DON'T MIND.
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  • I'D LOVE TO READ THIS OUT LOUD.
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  • - YOU CAN'T WALK HERE WITHOUT A BIBLE IN YOUR HAND,
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  • FOLKS, BY THE WAY, HERE IN JERUSALEM,
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  • HERE IN THE KIDRON VALLEY.
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  • HAVE BIBLE, WILL CARRY.
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  • THAT'S JAMIE'S PHILOSOPHY AND WE LOVE IT.
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  • - YES, SIR.
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  • - 2 SAMUEL CHAPTER 15, WE READ THE FOLLOWING:
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  • THE WHOLE COUNTRYSIDE WEPT ALOUD
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  • AS ALL THE PEOPLE PASSED BY.
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  • THE KING ALSO CROSSED THE KIDRON VALLEY
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  • AND ALL THE PEOPLE MOVED ON TOWARD THE WILDERNESS.
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  • NOW LET'S GO BACK AND UNDERSTAND WHAT HAPPENS OVER HERE.
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  • KING DAVID HAS TWO CHOICES,
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  • EITHER TO KILL HIS SON OR TO FLEE.
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  • NOW THE PEOPLE, HIS PEOPLE,
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  • TELL HIM TAKE THE ARK OF THE COVENANT
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  • WITH YOU, THE HOLY OF HOLIES.
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  • AND HE WILL CHOOSE THE RIGHT DECISION.
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  • HE WILL SAY THE ARK OF COVENANT IS NOT MINE, IT'S GOD'S.
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  • AND THIS IS THE CHOSEN PLACE.
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  • THIS IS WHERE THE ALTAR IS.
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  • THIS IS WHERE THE TEMPLE WILL BE.
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  • THIS IS WHERE THE ARK OF THE COVENANT SHOULD STAY.
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  • HE WILL LEAVE THE ARK OF THE COVENANT HERE IN JERUSALEM
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  • AND HE WILL FLEE THIS WAY THROUGH THE KIDRON VALLEY
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  • UP TO THE HILLS OF MOUNT OF OLIVES TO THE WILDERNESS
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  • AND THAT'S AMAZING BECAUSE A 12 MINUTE WALK
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  • ALL THE WAY UP TO THE RIDGE OF MOUNT OF OLIVES--
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  • - FROM WHERE WE'RE STANDING RIGHT NOW?
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  • - WHERE WE'RE STANDING RIGHT NOW,
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  • YOU ENTER THE WILDERNESS, THE JUDEAN DESERT.
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  • WHEN KING SOLOMON ESTABLISHES OR BEGINS TO ESTABLISH
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  • HIS KINGDOM HE HAS TO GET THINGS TOGETHER
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  • AND MAKE SOME ORDER.
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  • ONE OF THE THINGS HE DOES, HE WILL WARN SHIMEI,
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  • THE SON OF GERA, SHIMEI BEN GERA NOT
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  • TO LEAVE THE BOUNDARIES OF JERUSALEM.
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  • AND SINCE WE MENTIONED EARLIER ON, ERICK,
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  • THAT THE KIDRON VALLEY THROUGHOUT
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  • HISTORY WAS THE GEOGRAPHIC AND MUNICIPAL--
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  • - THIS IS THE BOUNDARY.
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  • - BOUNDARY OR BORDER OF JERUSALEM
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  • TO THE WEST OF WHERE WE ARE NOW,
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  • UP OVER THERE VERY CLOSE TO WHERE WE ARE,
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  • WE UNDERSTAND THAT BY PASSING THE KIDRON VALLEY
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  • YOU'RE OUTSIDE THE CITY.
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  • (TRADITIONAL MUSIC)
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  • (TRADITIONAL MUSIC)
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  • - JAMIE, WE'RE IN THE MIDST OF THESE BEAUTIFUL OLIVE TREES
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  • HERE IN THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE IN THE KIDRON VALLEY.
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  • BUT THIS IS A PLACE THAT'S REALLY KNOWN FOR ITS TOMBS.
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  • TELL US MORE ABOUT THAT.
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  • - WELL, MOUNT OF OLIVES IS THE NECROPOLIS.
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  • AROUND US, HERE'S A GREAT EXAMPLE.
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  • WE'RE TALKING ABOUT VERY SOFT LIMESTONE,
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  • LIKE CHALKSTONE, SOFT LIKE CHALK.
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  • HISTORY IS BASED ON GEOGRAPHY.
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  • SO WHERE YOU HAVE A SOURCE OF WATER YOU'LL HAVE A CITY.
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  • AND WHERE YOU HAVE A VERY SOFT STONE
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  • PEOPLE CAN CHISEL, CARVE IN, AND MAKE USE OF IT.
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  • SINCE THE CITY IS RIGHT BEHIND US, UP OVER THERE,
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  • ON MOUNT MARIAH GOING DOWN TO THE SLOPES
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  • OF THE CITY OF DAVID, RIGHT OPPOSITE ARE THE FEET
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  • OF MOUNT OF OLIVES AND LOOK WHAT
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  • WE HAVE JUST RIGHT OPPOSITE US.
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  • - WHO KNOWS HOW OLD THIS TOMB IS, FIRST OF ALL?
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  • - THIS IS NO DOUBT THOUSANDS OF YEARS OLD.
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  • THIS IS NO DOUBT BIBLICAL.
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  • I MEAN, LOOK WHERE IT'S SITUATED.
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  • - YEAH, AND THERE'S A FEW, ALL AROUND HERE.
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  • - ALL AROUND US.
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  • - UP ABOVE US.
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  • NOW, THIS WAS COVERED BACK IN THE DAY
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  • IN ANCIENT TIMES BY A STONE, RIGHT?
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  • BY BURIAL STONES?
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  • - LOOK, WE HAVE TO REALIZE THAT
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  • THIS KIND OF TOMB WOULD NOT HAVE STAYED
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  • OPEN BACK IN THE DAYS.
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  • YOU WANT TO PROTECT THE DECEASED BODY.
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  • YOU WANT TO PREVENT ANIMALS FROM COMING IN
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  • AND DISMEMBERING THE DECEASED BODY.
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  • SO YES, YOU WILL TAKE A HUGE, LARGE ROCK
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  • AND ROLLED IT OVER, A ROLLING STONE TO SEAL THAT TOMB.
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  • NOW, WHAT WE ASSUME TODAY ACCORDING
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  • TO THE RESEARCH IS THAT ONLY 4%
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  • OF THE PEOPLE BACK IN THE DAYS
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  • OF THE BIBLE WERE ACTUALLY BURIED IN BURIAL TOMBS.
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  • THE REST COULD NOT AFFORD TO CARVE
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  • THROUGH THE ROCK OR A FAMILY TOMB.
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  • AND JUST LIKE WE DO TODAY,
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  • THE COMMONERS WOULD HAVE BEEN BURIED UNDERGROUND
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  • AND RICH FAMILIES WOULD HAVE BEEN BURIED THIS WAY.
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  • - YOU THINK OF IN THE NEW TESTAMENT,
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  • JOSEPH OF ARIMITHEA, A RICH MAN,
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  • AND JESUS WAS BURIED IN A RICH MAN'S TOMB.
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  • - SO HOW DOES ONE ACTUALLY DOES EXPLAIN
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  • THAT JESUS WAS BURIED AS A RICH JEW?
  • 00:10:20.060 --> 00:10:23.030
  • WELL, AS YOU SAID, JOSEPH OF ARIMITHEA WAS A RICH PERSON
  • 00:10:23.050 --> 00:10:27.010
  • WHO CONTRIBUTED, WHO GAVE HIS TOMB JESUS, YES SIR.
  • 00:10:27.030 --> 00:10:31.090
  • - SO THERE'S TOMBS EVERYWHERE IN THE KIDRON VALLEY DATING
  • 00:10:31.110 --> 00:10:33.290
  • BACK THOUSANDS OF YEARS TO THE TIMES OF THE BIBLE, JAMIE.
  • 00:10:34.010 --> 00:10:36.110
  • BUT THERE ARE SOME VERY FAMOUS TOMBS IN PARTICULAR
  • 00:10:36.130 --> 00:10:40.080
  • THAT WE'RE GONNA TAKE A LOOK AT.
  • 00:10:40.100 --> 00:10:41.140
  • - YES.
  • 00:10:41.160 --> 00:10:42.130
  • - LEAD THE WAY, MY FRIEND.
  • 00:10:42.150 --> 00:10:43.080
  • - LET'S DO IT.
  • 00:10:43.100 --> 00:10:44.030
  • - LET'S DO IT.
  • 00:10:44.050 --> 00:10:47.210
  • -[ANNOUNCER] EVERY YEAR, THE CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR ISRAEL
  • 00:10:47.230 --> 00:10:50.030
  • WASHINGTON SUMMIT GETS BIGGER, BETTER, AND MORE POWERFUL.
  • 00:10:50.050 --> 00:10:54.010
  • - I HAVE FAITH THAT WITH GOD'S HELP
  • 00:10:54.030 --> 00:10:56.070
  • AND WITH THE MEN AND WOMEN GATHERED HERE,
  • 00:10:56.090 --> 00:10:57.210
  • WITH ALL THOSE WHO CHERISH ISRAEL,
  • 00:10:57.230 --> 00:10:59.100
  • AND WITH PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP
  • 00:10:59.120 --> 00:11:01.020
  • IN THE WHITE HOUSE, THE BEST DAYS FOR ISRAEL
  • 00:11:01.040 --> 00:11:04.220
  • AND FOR AMERICA TOGETHER ARE YET TO COME.
  • 00:11:04.240 --> 00:11:09.020
  • - WHAT'S AMAZING ABOUT CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR ISRAEL
  • 00:11:09.040 --> 00:11:11.270
  • IS NOT JUST THE POWER OF YOUR VOICE.
  • 00:11:11.290 --> 00:11:14.160
  • IT'S ALSO THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CAUSE
  • 00:11:14.180 --> 00:11:17.180
  • YOU HAVE DEDICATED YOUR VOICE TO.
  • 00:11:17.200 --> 00:11:19.170
  • STANDING UP AGAINST THIS GLOBAL PRESSURE CAMPAIGN
  • 00:11:19.190 --> 00:11:22.120
  • ON ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 00:11:22.140 --> 00:11:24.000
  • GOES TO THE HEART OF OUR FRIENDSHIP
  • 00:11:24.020 --> 00:11:26.220
  • AND THE HEART OF AMERICA, AND THE TIP OF THE SPEAR
  • 00:11:26.240 --> 00:11:30.040
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  • [DRAMATIC ORCHESTRAL MUSIC]
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  • [DRAMATIC ORCHESTRAL MUSIC]
  • 00:11:58.290 --> 00:12:09.160
  • - JAMIE, I THINK RIGHT NOW WE ARE STANDING
  • 00:12:09.180 --> 00:12:11.100
  • IN ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING PLACES IN ALL OF JERUSALEM
  • 00:12:11.120 --> 00:12:14.070
  • AND THAT'S SAYING SOMETHING.
  • 00:12:14.090 --> 00:12:16.090
  • WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF SO MANY ICONIC BIBLICAL SPOTS.
  • 00:12:16.110 --> 00:12:20.000
  • BREAK IT DOWN FOR US.
  • 00:12:20.020 --> 00:12:20.280
  • AS WE STAND HERE, BY THE WAY,
  • 00:12:21.000 --> 00:12:22.030
  • AT THE FOOT OF THE MOUNT OF OLIVES.
  • 00:12:22.050 --> 00:12:24.160
  • - WELCOME TO THE VALLEY OF JEHOSHAPHAT.
  • 00:12:24.180 --> 00:12:27.220
  • TRADITIONALLY THIS VALLEY WE CAN SEE RIGHT BEHIND ME,
  • 00:12:27.240 --> 00:12:31.160
  • THIS WIDE VALLEY WITHIN THE KIDRON VALLEY
  • 00:12:31.180 --> 00:12:34.220
  • IS THE VALLEY TRADITIONALLY MENTIONED IN THE PROPHECIES.
  • 00:12:34.240 --> 00:12:38.160
  • THE BOOK OF JOEL CHAPTER THREE MENTIONS THE FOLLOWING,
  • 00:12:38.180 --> 00:12:42.080
  • I'D LIKE TO READ IT OUT.
  • 00:12:42.100 --> 00:12:44.040
  • - IN THIS VALLEY WITHIN A VALLEY
  • 00:12:44.060 --> 00:12:45.210
  • WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW, WITHIN THE KIDRON.
  • 00:12:45.230 --> 00:12:47.090
  • - THE BOOK OF JOEL CHAPTER THREE SAYS:
  • 00:12:47.110 --> 00:12:50.090
  • IN THOSE DAYS AND AT THAT TIM,
  • 00:12:50.110 --> 00:12:53.010
  • WHEN I RESTORE THE FORTUNES OF JUDAH AND JERUSALEM,
  • 00:12:53.030 --> 00:12:56.210
  • I WILL GATHER ALL NATIONS TOGETHER
  • 00:12:56.230 --> 00:12:58.190
  • AND BRING THEM DOWN TO THE VALLEY OF JEHOSHAPHAT.
  • 00:12:58.210 --> 00:13:02.030
  • THERE I WILL PUT THEM ON TRIAL FOR WHAT THEY DID
  • 00:13:02.050 --> 00:13:05.140
  • TO MY INHERITANCE, MY PEOPLE ISRAEL,
  • 00:13:05.160 --> 00:13:08.180
  • BECAUSE THEY SCATTERED MY PEOPLE
  • 00:13:08.200 --> 00:13:10.100
  • AMONG THE NATIONS AND DIVIDED UP MY LAND.
  • 00:13:10.120 --> 00:13:14.010
  • WOW. - WOW.
  • 00:13:14.030 --> 00:13:15.140
  • JAMIE, WHAT THE BOOK OF JOEL IS SAYING,
  • 00:13:15.160 --> 00:13:17.280
  • AND WHAT GOD ALMIGHTY IS SAYING
  • 00:13:18.000 --> 00:13:19.110
  • THROUGH THE PROPHET JOEL IS THAT A DAY IS COMING
  • 00:13:19.130 --> 00:13:21.250
  • WHEN ALL NATIONS WILL BE JUDGED RIGHT HERE
  • 00:13:21.270 --> 00:13:25.010
  • WHERE WE'RE STANDING IN THE VALLEY OF JEHOSHAPHAT,
  • 00:13:25.030 --> 00:13:26.190
  • EVERY NATION, FOR HOW THEY TREATED ISRAEL.
  • 00:13:26.210 --> 00:13:30.210
  • I'D SAY THAT ISRAEL IS A PRETTY BIG DEAL
  • 00:13:30.230 --> 00:13:32.210
  • IN GOD'S ECONOMY JUDGING BY THAT VERSE.
  • 00:13:32.230 --> 00:13:36.010
  • - YES, SIR, ACCORDING TO THE FAITH,
  • 00:13:36.030 --> 00:13:38.020
  • WE KNOW THAT THE DEAD WILL ARISE FROM THEIR TOMBS
  • 00:13:38.040 --> 00:13:41.190
  • AND LOOK WHERE WE ARE.
  • 00:13:41.210 --> 00:13:42.290
  • WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A JEWISH CEMETERY
  • 00:13:43.010 --> 00:13:46.250
  • AROUND ABOUT OR DOWN WHERE THE VALLEY IS,
  • 00:13:46.270 --> 00:13:49.200
  • THE VALLEY OF JEHOSHAPHAT, WE CAN SEE A NUMBER OF TOMBS
  • 00:13:49.220 --> 00:13:52.210
  • WHERE CHRISTIANS ARE BURIED AND UP ON THE EASTERN SLOPES
  • 00:13:52.230 --> 00:13:57.280
  • OF TEMPLE MOUNT YOU CAN SEE ANOTHER BURIAL SITE,
  • 00:13:58.000 --> 00:14:00.160
  • ANOTHER CEMETERY WHERE MUSLIMS ARE BURIED.
  • 00:14:00.180 --> 00:14:03.020
  • WHEN THE MESSIAH COMES
  • 00:14:03.040 --> 00:14:04.090
  • THERE'S GONNA BE THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD.
  • 00:14:04.110 --> 00:14:06.260
  • THEY WILL RISE AND THEY WILL BE JUDGED.
  • 00:14:06.280 --> 00:14:08.200
  • WE WILL ALL BY JUDGED ACCORDING TO THE BOOK OF JOEL
  • 00:14:08.220 --> 00:14:12.000
  • HERE IN THE VALLEY OF JEHOSHAPHAT.
  • 00:14:12.020 --> 00:14:14.050
  • JEHOSHAPHAT IN HEBREW, YEHOSHAFAT,
  • 00:14:14.070 --> 00:14:19.040
  • - WOW, AND NOW THE MESSIAH WHEN HE COMES WILL COME
  • 00:14:19.060 --> 00:14:23.070
  • THROUGH THE GOLDEN GATE.
  • 00:14:23.090 --> 00:14:25.090
  • - TRADITIONALLY, HE WILL WALK THROUGH THE GOLDEN GATE
  • 00:14:25.110 --> 00:14:27.280
  • WHICH IS RIGHT UP OVER THERE WHERE
  • 00:14:28.000 --> 00:14:29.130
  • WE CAN SEE THE EASTERN WALL OF TEMPLE MOUNT
  • 00:14:29.150 --> 00:14:32.050
  • BUILT, ERECTED 2.000 YEARS AGO BY KING HEROD.
  • 00:14:32.070 --> 00:14:35.260
  • THAT WAS THE EASTERN ENTRANCE TO THE TEMPLE BUILT UP
  • 00:14:35.280 --> 00:14:40.170
  • OVER THERE SEALED IN THE MID-1500S BY SULTAN SULEIMAN--
  • 00:14:40.190 --> 00:14:45.020
  • - OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE?
  • 00:14:45.040 --> 00:14:45.250
  • - THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE.
  • 00:14:45.270 --> 00:14:47.040
  • - SO WE'RE IN THE MIDST OF THE TOMBS
  • 00:14:47.060 --> 00:14:48.140
  • ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES, THE GOLDEN GATE,
  • 00:14:48.160 --> 00:14:51.010
  • THE TEMPLE MOUNT, THE VALLEY OF JEHOSHAPHAT.
  • 00:14:51.030 --> 00:14:53.050
  • THIS IS LIKE BIBLE PROPHECY COME TO LIFE
  • 00:14:53.070 --> 00:14:55.190
  • WHERE WE'RE STANDING RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:14:55.210 --> 00:14:57.110
  • AND THERE IS ANOTHER JESUS CONNECTION HERE.
  • 00:14:57.130 --> 00:15:01.050
  • WE'RE IN THE SHADOW OF THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE.
  • 00:15:01.070 --> 00:15:04.230
  • JAMIE, TELL US MORE.
  • 00:15:04.250 --> 00:15:06.060
  • - SO RIGHT BEHIND US IS THE ICONIC CHURCH
  • 00:15:06.080 --> 00:15:09.050
  • OF THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE.
  • 00:15:09.070 --> 00:15:10.290
  • TRADITIONALLY, THAT IS WHERE JESUS WENT TO
  • 00:15:11.010 --> 00:15:13.280
  • AFTER THE LAST SUPPER WITH HIS DISCIPLES
  • 00:15:14.000 --> 00:15:16.110
  • TO PRAY, TO MOURN HIS DESTINY.
  • 00:15:16.130 --> 00:15:20.120
  • AND AS WE READ IN THE BIBLE, WE READ THAT HE LEAVES
  • 00:15:20.140 --> 00:15:24.100
  • THREE OF HIS DISCIPLES FAR AWAY FROM HIM
  • 00:15:24.120 --> 00:15:28.040
  • AND HE WEEPS ON A ROCK AND ASKS HIS FATHER
  • 00:15:28.060 --> 00:15:33.030
  • TO TAKE AWAY THE CUP OF THE AGONY AND HE'S IN DEEP AGONY.
  • 00:15:33.050 --> 00:15:37.060
  • THAT'S ONE OF THE ONLY TIMES WE READ
  • 00:15:37.080 --> 00:15:40.010
  • ABOUT JESUS' HUMAN NATURE WHEN HE GOES INTO GRIEF AND AGONY.
  • 00:15:40.030 --> 00:15:45.090
  • THAT'S WHY THAT CHURCH OVER THERE ERECTED HERE
  • 00:15:45.110 --> 00:15:46.280
  • IN THE EARLY 1900S IS CALLED THE CHURCH OF THE AGONY,
  • 00:15:47.000 --> 00:15:51.210
  • THE CHURCH OF ALL NATIONS.
  • 00:15:51.230 --> 00:15:53.120
  • PEOPLE WILL COME TO JERUSALEM DURING THE END
  • 00:15:53.140 --> 00:15:56.080
  • OF THEIR LIVES OR TOWARDS THE END OF THEIR LIVES
  • 00:15:56.100 --> 00:15:59.160
  • AND WHAT THEY WANT TO DO IS TO BURIED OVER HERE.
  • 00:15:59.180 --> 00:16:02.080
  • THEY WANNA DIE IN JERUSALEM AND THEY WANNA BE BURIED
  • 00:16:02.100 --> 00:16:05.190
  • ON THIS MOUNTAIN, MOUNT OF OLIVES,
  • 00:16:05.210 --> 00:16:08.200
  • EXPECTING AND WAITING FOR THE COMING OF THE MESSIAH.
  • 00:16:08.220 --> 00:16:11.270
  • AND THIS EXPLAINS THIS UNIQUE SCENERY
  • 00:16:11.290 --> 00:16:14.250
  • THAT NOWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD WILL BE ABLE TO SEE.
  • 00:16:14.270 --> 00:16:17.030
  • THIS IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.
  • 00:16:17.050 --> 00:16:19.160
  • - YEAH, PEOPLE WANNA BE BURIED RIGHT HERE
  • 00:16:19.180 --> 00:16:21.100
  • SO THAT WHEN THE MESSIAH COMES,
  • 00:16:21.120 --> 00:16:22.200
  • THEY'D BE THE FIRST TO RISE WITH HIM
  • 00:16:22.220 --> 00:16:24.220
  • AND ENTER THE GOLDEN GATE.
  • 00:16:24.240 --> 00:16:25.260
  • - FRONT STAGE, SIR.
  • 00:16:25.280 --> 00:16:27.190
  • THIS IS IT.
  • 00:16:27.210 --> 00:16:28.150
  • - WOW.
  • 00:16:28.170 --> 00:16:29.180
  • WELL, THERE'S SO MUCH MORE TO SEE HERE
  • 00:16:29.200 --> 00:16:30.140
  • IN THE KIDRON VALLEY, JAMIE.
  • 00:16:30.160 --> 00:16:31.290
  • ONE OF THE COOLEST PLACES, I THINK I WOULD SAY,
  • 00:16:32.010 --> 00:16:34.090
  • ARE THE LEGENDARY TOMBS THAT ARE RIGHT
  • 00:16:34.110 --> 00:16:37.260
  • OVER OUR SHOULDER HERE RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:16:37.280 --> 00:16:39.130
  • AND THAT'S WHERE YOU'RE GONNA TAKE US NEXT.
  • 00:16:39.150 --> 00:16:40.200
  • - THAT'S WHERE WE'RE GONNA GO, LET'S DO IT.
  • 00:16:40.220 --> 00:16:42.000
  • - YEAH, LET'S DO IT, COME ON.
  • 00:16:42.020 --> 00:16:46.150
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  • 00:16:50.020 --> 00:16:51.130
  • EMBOLDENED THE NAZIS TO CARRY OUT THEIR
  • 00:16:51.150 --> 00:16:53.200
  • EVIL EXTERMINATION PLAN AGAINST THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 00:16:53.220 --> 00:16:56.120
  • TODAY, ANTI-SEMITISM IS ON THE RISE AGAIN,
  • 00:16:56.140 --> 00:16:59.070
  • AND SOME ARE EVEN CLAIMING THE HOLOCAUST NEVER HAPPENED.
  • 00:16:59.090 --> 00:17:02.080
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  • 00:17:02.100 --> 00:17:04.020
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  • 00:17:04.040 --> 00:17:05.290
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  • 00:17:06.010 --> 00:17:09.230
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  • 00:17:09.250 --> 00:17:12.090
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  • 00:17:25.080 --> 00:17:27.060
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  • 00:17:27.080 --> 00:17:30.270
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  • [DRAMATIC ORCHESTRAL MUSIC]
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  • - JAMIE, ONE OF THE MOST NOTORIOUS FIGURES,
  • 00:18:11.120 --> 00:18:13.230
  • I WOULD SAY, IN THE OLD TESTAMENT IS DAVID'S SON
  • 00:18:13.250 --> 00:18:15.250
  • ABSOLOM. NOW, WE TALKED ABOUT HIM EARLIER.
  • 00:18:15.270 --> 00:18:21.110
  • THIS IS A VERY SIGNIFICANT PLACE
  • 00:18:21.130 --> 00:18:22.190
  • WHERE IT COMES TO ABSALOM, RIGHT?
  • 00:18:22.210 --> 00:18:23.200
  • RIGHT HERE IN THE KIDRON VALLEY.
  • 00:18:23.220 --> 00:18:24.230
  • - YES, WE ARE.
  • 00:18:24.250 --> 00:18:26.200
  • WE ARE RIGHT OUTSIDE OR LOOKING AT ABSALOM'S PILLAR,
  • 00:18:26.220 --> 00:18:30.230
  • TRADITIONALLY, THE PLACE, THE SPOT
  • 00:18:30.250 --> 00:18:32.180
  • WHERE ABSALOM, SON OF DAVID, WAS BURIED.
  • 00:18:32.200 --> 00:18:36.110
  • SECOND SAMUEL CHAPTER 18, THIS IS WHAT WE READ:
  • 00:18:36.130 --> 00:18:41.230
  • DURING HIS LIFETIME, ABSALOM HAD TAKEN A PILLAR
  • 00:18:41.250 --> 00:18:45.180
  • AND ERECTED IT IN THE KING'S VALLEY
  • 00:18:45.200 --> 00:18:47.270
  • AS A MONUMENT TO HIMSELF, FOR HE THOUGHT,
  • 00:18:47.290 --> 00:18:50.200
  • I HAVE NO SON TO CARRY ON THE MEMORY OF MY NAME.
  • 00:18:50.220 --> 00:18:54.020
  • HE NAMED THE PILLAR AFTER HIMSELF
  • 00:18:54.040 --> 00:18:56.120
  • AND IT IS CALLED ABSALOM'S MONUMENT TO THIS DAY.
  • 00:18:56.140 --> 00:19:00.140
  • SO WE'RE IN THE KING'S VALLEY.
  • 00:19:00.160 --> 00:19:03.010
  • WE'RE IN THE KING'S VALLEY
  • 00:19:03.030 --> 00:19:04.140
  • BECAUSE IT'S RIGHT OUTSIDE JERUSALEM.
  • 00:19:04.160 --> 00:19:06.190
  • WHERE WOULD THE KING HAVE HIS GARDENS?
  • 00:19:06.210 --> 00:19:09.100
  • NATURALLY, IN THE VALLEY.
  • 00:19:09.120 --> 00:19:11.130
  • IN THE VALLEY WHERE WE HAVE WATER FLOWING
  • 00:19:11.150 --> 00:19:13.180
  • DOWN AND FROM, NOT FAR AWAY FROM US,
  • 00:19:13.200 --> 00:19:16.290
  • WE HAVE THE GIHON SPRING WHICH WATERS ALL THE CROPS
  • 00:19:17.010 --> 00:19:20.190
  • AROUND US AND THE KING COULD HAVE WATERED
  • 00:19:20.210 --> 00:19:24.000
  • HIS GARDENS AS WELL.
  • 00:19:24.020 --> 00:19:25.230
  • THAT IS WHY THE KIDRON VALLEY ALSO KNOWN
  • 00:19:25.250 --> 00:19:28.100
  • AS VALLEY OF JEHOSHAPHAT ALSO KNOWN AS KING'S VALLEY
  • 00:19:28.120 --> 00:19:32.020
  • WHEN PILGRIMS COME IN TO JERUSALEM
  • 00:19:32.040 --> 00:19:34.190
  • AND SEE THIS MAGNIFICENT, WELL-BUILT MONUMENT OVER HERE
  • 00:19:34.210 --> 00:19:40.050
  • AUTOMATICALLY THEY WILL CONNECT IT TO ABSALOM.
  • 00:19:40.070 --> 00:19:43.270
  • - IT MUST BE ABSALOM'S PILLAR AS THE BIBLE SAYS.
  • 00:19:43.290 --> 00:19:46.080
  • - IS IT? QUESTION MARK.
  • 00:19:46.100 --> 00:19:48.020
  • - YEAH, QUESTION MARK, YEAH.
  • 00:19:48.040 --> 00:19:50.030
  • - THIS IS CALLED, IT'S CALLED A NEFESH.
  • 00:19:50.050 --> 00:19:51.220
  • NEFESH MEANS A STONE.
  • 00:19:51.240 --> 00:19:53.180
  • NEFESH MEANS A MONUMENT.
  • 00:19:53.200 --> 00:19:56.200
  • SO YOU HAVE THE MONUMENT AND THE TOMB.
  • 00:19:56.220 --> 00:19:58.260
  • BUT THE TOMB OF THIS MONUMENT IS ACTUALLY NOT TO THE LEFT.
  • 00:19:58.280 --> 00:20:02.200
  • IT'S ACTUALLY INSIDE THIS TOMB.
  • 00:20:02.220 --> 00:20:05.230
  • SO ONE PERSON WOULD HAVE BEEN BURIED INSIDE.
  • 00:20:05.250 --> 00:20:08.120
  • THAT ONE PERSON HAD TO BE A VERY
  • 00:20:08.140 --> 00:20:10.260
  • IMPORTANT FIGURE TO BE BURIED
  • 00:20:10.280 --> 00:20:12.130
  • IN THIS BEAUTIFUL MONUMENT CARVED INTO THE ROCK
  • 00:20:12.150 --> 00:20:15.280
  • AS WE CAN STILL SEE THE CHISEL MARKS ON BOTH SIDES.
  • 00:20:16.000 --> 00:20:18.230
  • AND THE REST OF HIS FAMILY WOULD HAVE BEEN BURIED
  • 00:20:18.250 --> 00:20:21.100
  • IN THOSE CHAMBERS WE CAN SEE TO OUR LEFT OVER HERE.
  • 00:20:21.120 --> 00:20:25.080
  • - IT IS QUITE A STRUCTURE.
  • 00:20:25.100 --> 00:20:27.090
  • SOMEONE CLEARLY IMPORTANT IS BURIED HERE, JAMIE.
  • 00:20:27.110 --> 00:20:30.020
  • WAS IT ABSALOM?
  • 00:20:30.040 --> 00:20:31.040
  • WHO KNOWS?
  • 00:20:31.060 --> 00:20:31.290
  • - WE DO KNOW.
  • 00:20:32.010 --> 00:20:33.090
  • OR WE CAN ASSUME WE KNOW THE ANSWER.
  • 00:20:33.110 --> 00:20:36.100
  • THIS STYLE WAS SEEN IN JERUSALEM 2.000 YEARS AGO.
  • 00:20:36.120 --> 00:20:39.230
  • THEREFORE, WHOEVER IS BURIED OVER
  • 00:20:39.250 --> 00:20:41.170
  • HERE WAS WALKING AROUND JERUSALEM 2.000 YEARS AGO.
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  • IF WE GO BACK TO THE HERODIUM AND EHUD NETZER'S DISCOVERIES,
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  • WHEN WE TRIED TO COMPARE KING HEROD'S
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  • TOMB TO THIS TOMB, THEY ARE VERY, VERY SIMILAR.
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  • YOU CAN GET CONFUSED THINKING THAT THIS WAS THE TOMB
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  • OF HEROD FOUND, THE HERODIUM, WHICH WAS RECONSTRUCTED.
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  • SO ONE OF YOUR FRIENDS THAT YOU'VE INTERVIEWED BEFORE
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  • ON YOUR SHOW, DR. GAVI BALKI, COMES OVER HERE,
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  • PART OF HIS DEEP RESEARCH IS TO EXAMINE
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  • ALL THE TOMBS AROUND JERUSALEM.
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  • AND WHEN HE EXAMINES THESE FINDINGS TOGETHER
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  • WITH EHUD NETZER'S FINDINGS IN THE HERODIUM MATCHING
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  • THIS STYLE AND TO KING HEROD'S STYLE,
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  • HE WILL DETERMINE THAT THE PERSON
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  • WHO IS BURIED OVER HERE IS ACTUALLY
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  • KING HEROD'S GRANDSON, AGRIPPA, OR AGRIPPAS.
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  • SO WHO'S BURIED HERE?
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  • - HEROD AGRIPPAS?
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  • - NO, ABSALOM.
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  • I'LL TELL YOU WHY.
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  • BECAUSE IF FOR THOUSANDS OF YEAR PEOPLE CAME HERE
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  • TO THIS SPOT TELLING THEIR CHILDREN
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  • THAT ABSALOM IS BURIED OVER HERE TOSSING ROCKS
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  • ON THE MONUMENT, IT'S ABSALOM'S TOMB.
  • 00:21:51.240 --> 00:21:54.160
  • - IT'S ABSALOM'S TOMB.
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  • NO IT'S NOT, IT'S AGRIP--
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  • OKAY, YOU GET THE IDEA. (ERICK LAUGHING)
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  • THE IDEA IN JERUSALEM, MANY TRADITIONS,
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  • MANY PRACTICES, MANY IDEAS.
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  • YOU WANT TO FIND THE OBJECTIVE TRUTH
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  • THAT HAS BEEN RESEARCHED BY SCHOLARS, OKAY.
  • 00:22:06.120 --> 00:22:09.010
  • BUT IF YOU WANNA KNOW THE TRADITIONS
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  • THAT HAD A PROFOUND IMPACT ON MANY COMERS TO THIS CITY,
  • 00:22:10.240 --> 00:22:14.010
  • THIS IS ONE OF THE GREAT STORIES
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  • EVER TOLD HERE IN JERUSALEM.
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  • - SO JAMIE, WE HAVE JUST SOLVED FOR EVERY ONE AT HOME,
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  • THE MYSTERY OF ABSALOM'S TOMB AND ABSALOM'S PILLAR.
  • 00:22:20.170 --> 00:22:23.240
  • BUT THERE'S ANOTHER TOMB AND ANOTHER
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  • MYSTERY RIGHT NEXT DOOR, RIGHT?
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  • - [JAMIE] RIGHT NEXT DOOR, LET'S GO.
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  • - LET'S GO, LET'S CHECK IT OUT.
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  • -[ANNOUNCER] DAVID FRIEDMAN HAS MADE HISTORY
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  • AS THE FIRST AMBASSADOR TO SERVE
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  • AT THE NEW U.S. EMBASSY IN JERUSALEM.
  • 00:22:37.070 --> 00:22:38.250
  • HE PLAYS A PIVOTAL ROLE IN THE U.S.-ISRAEL RELATIONSHIP,
  • 00:22:38.270 --> 00:22:42.130
  • AND HE'LL BE A SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER
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  • AT CUFI'S 2019 WASHINGTON SUMMIT.
  • 00:22:44.010 --> 00:22:46.160
  • HE'S GONE ON TO BECOME ONE OF THE TOP VOICES
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  • IN THE U.S. ADMINISTRATION, URGING THE PRESIDENT
  • 00:22:48.280 --> 00:22:51.090
  • TO MOVE THE U.S. EMBASSY AND RECOGNIZE JERUSALEM
  • 00:22:51.110 --> 00:22:54.090
  • AS THE ETERNAL CAPITAL OF THE JEWISH STATE.
  • 00:22:54.110 --> 00:22:57.060
  • - TAMMY AND I WELCOME YOU TO THE OPENING AND DEDICATION
  • 00:22:57.080 --> 00:23:01.050
  • OF THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY IN JERUSALEM, ISRAEL.
  • 00:23:01.070 --> 00:23:05.210
  • [AUDIENCE CHEERS]
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  • -[ANNOUNCER] CUFI IS THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE
  • 00:23:08.200 --> 00:23:10.070
  • THAT HE'LL BE SPEAKING AT OUR 2019 CUFI WASHINGTON SUMMIT
  • 00:23:10.090 --> 00:23:12.280
  • DURING THE NATIONAL NIGHT TO HONOR ISRAEL.
  • 00:23:13.000 --> 00:23:16.090
  • YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS HISTORIC OPPORTUNITY
  • 00:23:16.110 --> 00:23:18.160
  • TO HEAR FROM AMBASSADOR FRIEDMAN
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  • AND OUR MANY OTHER SPECIAL GUESTS IN PERSON.
  • 00:23:20.180 --> 00:23:22.240
  • REGISTER NOW TO ATTEND THE CUFI
  • 00:23:22.260 --> 00:23:25.040
  • WASHINGTON SUMMIT ON JULY 8TH AND 9TH.
  • 00:23:25.060 --> 00:23:28.070
  • [UPLIFTING ORCHESTRAL MUSIC]
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  • [UPLIFTING ORCHESTRAL MUSIC]
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  • [UPLIFTING ORCHESTRAL MUSIC]
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  • - WE ARE IN WHAT'S KNOWN TO BE THE HEZIR FAMILY'S TOMB
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  • MENTIONED IN THE BOOK OF CHRONICLES.
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  • IN THE BOOK OF NEHEMIAH, WE LEARN
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  • ABOUT 24 PRIEST FAMILIES WHO ARE RUNNING THE TEMPLE
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  • IN A TWO WEEKS SHIFT A YEAR.
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  • THE HEZIR FAMILY MENTIONED IN THOSE BOOKS WERE THERE
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  • UP IN THE TEMPLE DURING THOSE TWO WEEKS
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  • JUST LIKE ANOTHER WELL-KNOWN PRIEST
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  • WHO PRACTICE UP IN THE TEMPLE AND HIS NAME IS ZECHARIAH,
  • 00:24:23.270 --> 00:24:28.000
  • ZECHARIAH THE FATHER OF JOHN, KNOWN AS JOHN THE BAPTIST--
  • 00:24:28.020 --> 00:24:31.160
  • - [ERICK] JOHN THE BAPTIST, WOW.
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  • - THANKS TO THE INSCRIPTION RIGHT ABOVE YOUR HEAD, ERICK,
  • 00:24:33.030 --> 00:24:35.140
  • WE KNOW THESE DAYS THAT IT IS THE HEZIR FAMILY'S TOMB.
  • 00:24:35.160 --> 00:24:41.010
  • - [ERICK] THAT'S ANCIENT HEBREW, WHAT?
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  • 2200 YEARS OLD?
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  • - YES, SIR, THIS TOMB WAS CARVED INTO THE ROCK
  • 00:24:43.260 --> 00:24:47.250
  • BACK IN THE HASMONEAN ERA 2.200 YEARS AGO.
  • 00:24:47.270 --> 00:24:50.230
  • BUT TRADITIONALLY, THIS WAS NOT THE TOMB OF HEZIR
  • 00:24:50.250 --> 00:24:54.020
  • KNOWN TO THE PILGRIMS WHO GATHERED HERE AROUND JERUSALEM
  • 00:24:54.040 --> 00:24:58.200
  • AND PRACTICED THEIR TRADITIONS.
  • 00:24:58.220 --> 00:25:01.070
  • THIS WAS KNOWN, ACCORDING TO THE MODERN RESEARCH,
  • 00:25:01.090 --> 00:25:04.120
  • BACK IN THOSE DAYS, THE TOMB OF JOSEPH,
  • 00:25:04.140 --> 00:25:07.080
  • THE STEPFATHER OF JESUS AND HIS BROTHER JAMES.
  • 00:25:07.100 --> 00:25:11.210
  • ONE OF THE TOMBS BEHIND ME RIGHT NOW WAS MENTIONED
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  • TO BE THE TOMB OF ZECHARIAH.
  • 00:25:15.200 --> 00:25:17.220
  • THAT TRADITION BEGAN ACCORDING TO THE INSCRIPTION
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  • WRITTEN ON THE TOMB IN ANCIENT GREEK,
  • 00:25:21.220 --> 00:25:24.260
  • THAT BEGAN IN THE 300S WHEN THIS WAS UNDER
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  • BYZANTINE CONTROL AND FAITH.
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  • SO THE CHRISTIANS WANTED TO COMMEMORATE
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  • ZECHARIAH THE FATHER--
  • 00:25:34.060 --> 00:25:36.140
  • - THE FATHER OF JOHN THE BAPTIST.
  • 00:25:36.160 --> 00:25:37.270
  • - JEWS COMING HERE THROUGHOUT THE MILLENNIAS WERE NOT
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  • FAMILIAR WITH THAT ZECHARIAH, THE PRIEST.
  • 00:25:40.220 --> 00:25:42.170
  • THEY WERE FAMILIAR WITH A DIFFERENT ZECHARIAH--
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  • - [ERICK] THE OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 00:25:44.100 --> 00:25:45.240
  • - WITH THE OLD TESTAMENT, THE PRIEST WHO WAS WALKING AROUND,
  • 00:25:45.260 --> 00:25:49.160
  • NOT JUST A PRIEST, ALSO A PROPHET.
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  • THE TRADITION IS THAT FROM THE FIRST TEMPLE ERA,
  • 00:25:51.200 --> 00:25:56.210
  • THAT ZECHARIAH THE PROPHET WHO WAS STONED UP IN THE TEMPLE,
  • 00:25:56.230 --> 00:26:00.060
  • HIS TOMB IS RIGHT CLOSE TO US.
  • 00:26:00.080 --> 00:26:02.090
  • AND THAT'S HOW WE GET ALL THIS MIX UP
  • 00:26:02.110 --> 00:26:04.250
  • AND ALL THESE DIFFERENT TRADITIONS.
  • 00:26:04.270 --> 00:26:06.160
  • - IT'S INTERESTING BECAUSE WHEN WE STARTED,
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  • I SAID WELL, LET'S DO A PIECE
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  • ON THE TOMBS OF THE KIDRON VALLEY.
  • 00:26:09.040 --> 00:26:10.200
  • AS AMAZING AS THIS WAS, IT'S JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG.
  • 00:26:10.220 --> 00:26:14.200
  • YOU TOOK US FROM MOUNT SCOPUS ALL THE WAY
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  • DOWN HERE TO THE TOMBS OF ABSALOM'S PILLAR,
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  • ZECHARIAH'S TOMB.
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  • WE'RE KIND OF SOLVING SOME MYSTERIES HERE.
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  • WHAT A DAY.
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  • JAMIE, THANK YOU SO MUCH, IT WAS GREAT.
  • 00:26:23.250 --> 00:26:25.060
  • THANKS TO THE CITY OF DAVID AS WELL, OUR GOOD FRIENDS.
  • 00:26:25.080 --> 00:26:26.260
  • - YES, SIR, THANK YOU.
  • 00:26:26.280 --> 00:26:28.000
  • IT WAS A GREAT HONOR AS ALWAYS.
  • 00:26:28.020 --> 00:26:29.270
  • - THE HONOR IS OURS, MY FRIEND.
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  • WE'LL DO IT AGAIN SOON HERE IN JERUSALEM.
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  • JAMIE ELGROD, THANK YOU, MY FRIEND.
  • 00:26:32.210 --> 00:26:34.280
  • AND THANK YOU FOR JOINING US THIS WEEK FROM THE MAJESTIC,
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  • THE BIBLICAL, THE LEGENDARY KIDRON VALLEY.
  • 00:26:38.070 --> 00:26:41.200
  • UNTIL NEXT TIME, FROM JERUSALEM, GOD BLESS YOU.
  • 00:26:41.220 --> 00:26:44.100
  • AND REMEMBER, NEVER HOLD YOUR PEACE.
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