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January 20, 2021
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Erick Stakelbeck is a sought after authority on terrorism and national security issues.

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  • [SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC]
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  • -[ERICK STAKELBECK] THISWEEK ON "THE WATCHMAN",
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  • TWO STUNNINGARCHEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES
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  • AT THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE,
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  • THAT SHED NEW LIGHT ON ONEOF THE MOST IMPORTANT SITES
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  • OF THE NEW TESTAMENT.
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  • - DESPITE THE CORONA,
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  • THERE'S ACTUALLY QUITEA LOT OF DEVELOPMENT.
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  • AND WITH IT COMES ALSOARCHEOLOGICAL RESEARCH,
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  • AND A LOT OF NEWDISCOVERIES ARE BEING MADE
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  • ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY.
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  • BUT THIS ONE IS SO EXCITING.
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  • -[ERICK] PLUS, A2.800 YEAR OLD SEAL
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  • BRINGS A PROSPEROUS,YET DANGEROUS PERIOD
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  • IN ISRAEL'S HISTORY TO LIFE.
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  • AND WE JOURNEY TO JORDANTO INVESTIGATE THE DEATH
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  • OF JOHN THE BAPTIST,ALL THAT AND MUCH MORE,
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  • ONLY RIGHT HEREON "THE WATCHMAN".
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • [DRAMATIC MUSIC]
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  • AND WELCOME TO "THE WATCHMAN."
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  • 2021 IS ALREADY OFF TOA VERY EVENTFUL START
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  • IN THE MIDDLE EAST, ANDIN THE WEEKS TO COME,
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  • WE WILL BRING YOUIMPORTANT UPDATES
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  • FROM THE WORLD'S MOSTCHAOTIC AND PIVOTAL REGION.
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  • BOTH THE UNITEDSTATES AND ISRAEL
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  • ARE ON WAR FOOTING RIGHT NOW,
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  • AS THE IRANIAN REGIMECONTINUES TO THREATEN REVENGE
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  • OVER THE DEATHS OF TERRORKINGPIN QASEM SOLEIMANI,
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  • AND NUCLEAR MASTERMINDMOHSEN FAKHRIZADEH.
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  • NOW TENSIONS HAVENEVER BEEN HIGHER,
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  • AND THE REGION IS A POWDER KEG.
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  • BUT THAT'S NOT THEONLY BREAKING NEWS
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  • COMING OUT OF THE HOLY LAND.
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  • ISRAELI ARCHEOLOGISTS CONTINUETO UNCOVER STUNNING EVIDENCE
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  • THAT BRINGS THE BIBLE TO LIFE.
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  • WE START THIS WEEK WITHJERUSALEM'S GARDEN OF
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  • GETHSEMANE WHERE THE GOSPELSDESCRIBE JESUS CRYING OUT TO
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  • THE FATHER, BEFORE HE WASSEIZED AND ARRESTED.
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  • NOW A MAJORARCHEOLOGICAL EXCAVATION
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  • IS PROVIDING NEW INSIGHTSINTO THIS PIVOTAL SITE
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  • IN THE DESTINY OF JESUS.
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  • OUR GOOD FRIEND, DANNY THEDIGGER HERMAN JOINED US
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  • FROM HIS HOME IN ISRAEL,WITH MORE DETAILS.
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  • TAKE A LOOK.
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  • DANNY THE DIGGER HERMAN,WELCOME BACK TO "THE WATCHMAN".
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  • MY FRIEND, IT'S ALWAYSGREAT TO HAVE YOU.
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  • - ALWAYS AN HONOR TOBE ON YOUR SHOW, ERICK,
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  • HOW ARE YOU?
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  • - YES, THE HONOR IS ALL OURS.AND ONE REASON FOR THAT IS MAN,
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  • YOU ALWAYS HAVE THISINCREDIBLE INFORMATION
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  • ABOUT SOME NEWARCHEOLOGICAL DISCOVERY,
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  • GROUNDBREAKINGDISCOVERIES IN ISRAEL.
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  • WE HAVE, I WOULD SAY, I GUESSA DOUBLE DISCOVERY HERE,
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  • DANNY, TELL US ABOUT IT.
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  • TELL US WHAT ISRAELIARCHEOLOGISTS FOUND
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  • AT THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE.
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  • - DESPITE THE CORONA,
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  • THERE'S ACTUALLY QUITEA LOT OF DEVELOPMENT,
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  • AND WITH IT COMES ALSOARCHEOLOGICAL RESEARCH,
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  • AND A LOT OF NEWDISCOVERIES ARE BEING MADE
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  • ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY, BUTTHIS ONE IS SO EXCITING.
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  • AT THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE,
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  • THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, THECUSTODY OF THE HOLY LAND
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  • IS DEVELOPING A NEWUNDERGROUND PASSAGE
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  • BETWEEN THE GARDEN,AND THE KIDRON VALLEY,
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  • BECAUSE THE KIDRON VALLEYIS BELIEVED TO BE THE SITE
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  • OF THE FINAL JUDGMENTIN THE END OF TIMES.
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  • AND THE CHURCH WANTS ITTO BE MORE ACCESSIBLE.
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  • AND WHILE THEY WEREDOING THAT DIG,
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  • THEY MADE TWO VERYINTERESTING DISCOVERIES.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, THEYFOUND ANOTHER CHURCH,
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  • ANOTHER BYZANTINE PERIOD CHURCH,WHICH WAS QUITE A SURPRISE,
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  • BECAUSE THE CURRENT CHURCHAT THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE
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  • IS ON TOP OF A MEDIEVALAND A BYZANTINE CHURCH.
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  • - THEY CALL IT THECHURCH OF ALL NATIONS,
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  • THE CHURCH OF THE AGONY,THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN,
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  • RIGHT, IN THE GARDENOF GETHSEMANE.
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  • - IT'S A BIG 1924CHURCH, ITALIAN IN STYLE.
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  • BUILT BY DONATIONS OF DIFFERENTNATIONS, HENCE ITS NAME.
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  • AND IT'S OVER THE ROCK OF AGONY,
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  • IN THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE.
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  • AND WHEN IT WAS BUILT, THEYFOUND THE REMNANTS OF A CHURCH
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  • FROM THE TIME OF THE CRUSADERS,
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  • AND FROM THE TIMEOF THE BYZANTINES,
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  • WHICH WE KNEW FROM HISTORICALRECORDS OF THEIR EXISTENCE.
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  • - ABOUT 1.500YEARS OLD, I GUESS?
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  • - YES, 4TH TO 7TH CENTURY.
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  • THE NEW CHURCH IS DATEDTO THE LAST PART OF IT,
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  • LIKE 6TH TO 7TH CENTURY.
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  • THERE'S AN INSCRIPTION IN IT,
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  • BUT IT'S ANINSCRIPTION IN GREEK,
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  • THAT IS PRAISING THESPONSORS OF THE CHURCH.
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  • IT DOESN'T MENTION
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  • WHAT IS THIS CHURCHCOMMEMORATING, IF ANYTHING.
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  • BUT I THINK THATMAYBE THAT CHURCH
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  • RELATES TO THE LAST SUPPER,
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  • BECAUSE WE DO HAVE SOMEBYZANTINE PERIOD PILGRIMS
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  • MENTIONING THE COMMEMORATIONOF THE LAST SUPPER,
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  • NEXT TO GETHSEMANE.
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  • SO THERE'S DEFINITELY MORERESEARCH THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.
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  • I DIDN'T EXCAVATE THAT CHURCH,
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  • SO I DON'T KNOW ALL THE DETAILS,
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  • BUT I WOULD INVESTIGATETHAT POSSIBILITY.
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  • BUT THAT'S JUST ONEOF THE DISCOVERIES.
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  • BENEATH THE BYZANTINECHURCH, MUCH MUCH DEEPER,
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  • UNDER BEDROCK, THEY FOUNDA JEWISH RITUAL BATH.
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  • AND JEWISH RITUAL BATHROOM,
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  • WITH THOSE STEPS LEADINGINTO THE WATER ZONE,
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  • IS TYPICAL TO THE TIME OF JESUS.
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  • THIS RITUAL BATH IS ACTUALLYFROM THE 1ST CENTURY,
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  • FROM THE TIME OF JESUS, ANDFOUND RIGHT NEXT TO GETHSEMANE.
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  • GETHSEMANE IS REALLYHEBREW, GAT SHMANIM,
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  • THE OILS PRESS, THE PRESSWHERE YOU MAKE OIL, WHAT OIL?
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  • OLIVE OIL OF COURSE, BECAUSEYOU'RE BENEATH MOUNT OF OLIVES.
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  • AND OLIVE OIL HAD A GREATNEED, ESPECIALLY FOR LIGHTING.
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  • NOW, IF YOU HAVE ARITUAL BATH NEXT TO IT,
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  • IT MEANS THAT MAYBEIT WAS DONE IN PURITY,
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  • BECAUSE IT HAD A SACREDFUNCTION, A SACRED DESTINY.
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  • YOU'RE RIGHT NEXT TO JERUSALEM.
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  • IN FACT, YOU'RE RIGHTOPPOSITE THE TEMPLE.
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  • OLIVE OIL, PRODUCEDAT GETHSEMANE,
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  • WAS INTENDED TO LIGHTTHE TEMPLE OF JERUSALEM.
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  • MAYBE ITS MENORAH WASLIT FROM OLIVE OIL
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  • COMING FROM GETHSEMANE.
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  • OKAY, THE RITUAL BATH MAKESIT AT LEAST A POSSIBILITY.
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  • - IN THE GARDEN OFGETHSEMANE, DANNY,
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  • WHICH IS IN THE MOUNTOF OLIVES OBVIOUSLY,
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  • HAD THERE BEEN A LOT OFSIMILAR KINDS OF DISCOVERIES,
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  • OR THIS IS KIND OFGROUNDBREAKING IN A SENSE
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  • FOR THAT PARTICULAR SITE?
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  • - YES, FROM THEBYZANTINE PERIOD,
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  • WE KNOW OF SEVERAL CHURCHES,
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  • WHICH STARTEDSANCTIFYING THE MOUNTAIN
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  • BY CHRISTIANS FROMTHE 4TH CENTURY.
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  • UP ON THE TOP YOU HADTHE ELEONA CHURCH,
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  • NOW IT'S CALLEDTHE PATER NOSTER.
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  • YOU HAVE THE DOMINUSFLEVIT CHURCH.
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  • YOU HAVE THE CHAPELOF THE ASCENSION,
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  • GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE,MARY'S TOMB.
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  • BUT FINDS FROM THE 1STCENTURY ARE PRETTY SCARCE,
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  • BECAUSE IT WAS AN OPENAREA WHERE YOU GREW OLIVES,
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  • OR OLIVE OIL.
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  • IN GETHSEMANE, WE HAVETHE FIRST TIME EVIDENCE
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  • OF SOME DAILY USE THERE,IN THE FORM OF RITUAL BATH.
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  • AND BYZANTINE PERIOD PILGRIMSALSO DOCUMENTED ROUND STONES.
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  • THEY ASSOCIATEDTHESE ROUND STONES
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  • WITH WHERE THEDISCIPLES FELL ASLEEP,
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  • WHEN JESUS WENT TOPRAY BY HIMSELF.
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  • BUT WITHOUT BEING AWARE OF IT,
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  • THEY ACTUALLY PROBABLYDOCUMENTED COMPONENTS
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  • OF AN OLIVE PRESS.
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  • UNFORTUNATELYTODAY, WE DON'T KNOW
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  • WHERE THESE BIGROUND STONES ARE.
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  • THEY WERE TAKEN MAYBEAS SOUVENIRS BY PILGRIM,
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  • BUT THAT, AND THE RITUAL BATH,
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  • IS A PRETTYSIGNIFICANT TESTIMONY
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  • TO THE EXISTENCEOF AN OLIVE PRESS,
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  • IN THE TIME OFJESUS, AT GETHSEMANE.
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  • NOW, IF JESUS WAS INJERUSALEM IN THE AUTUMN,
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  • I DON'T THINK ANYONEWOULD LET THEM STAY THERE,
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  • BECAUSE THAT'S THE HIGH SEASON.
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  • BUT JESUS WAS IN THE SPRING,RIGHT AROUND PASSOVER.
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  • NO ONE WAS USING GETHSEMANE,
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  • IT WAS AN ABANDONED SITE,SO HE COULD STAY THERE,
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  • HE AND THE DISCIPLES,AND THE REST IS HISTORY.
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  • - THE ONE AND ONLYDANNY THE DIGGER HERMAN,
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  • "WATCHMAN" CONTRIBUTOR.
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  • DANNY, IT WAS GREAT AS ALWAYS.- THANK YOU, ERICK.
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  • - AND I HAVE A FEELING WE WILLBE WITH YOU AGAIN VERY SOON,
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  • WITH SOME NEW,INCREDIBLE ARCHEOLOGICAL
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  • DISCOVERY IN ISRAEL
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  • BECAUSE THEY'RE COMING SO FASTNOW, IT'S HARD TO KEEP UP.
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  • - AMEN, AND I BELIEVE IN 2021
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  • I'M ALSO GOING TO HAVE YOUPHYSICALLY BACK HERE WITH ME,
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  • AND WE'RE GOING TO KEEPDOCUMENTING MORE AMAZING SITES.
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  • - GOD WILLING, I WILL BE WITHYOU AGAIN SOON, MY FRIEND.
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  • GOD BLESS, DANNY, WE'LLSEE YOU SOON, THANKS AGAIN.
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  • THANKS AGAIN TO OUR GOODFRIEND, DANNY THE DIGGER HERMAN.
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  • FOLKS, DANNY WILL BE WITHUS THROUGHOUT TODAY'S SHOW,
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  • INCLUDING AFTER THE BREAK,WHEN WE HEAD TO JORDAN,
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  • TO THE VERY SITE WHEREARCHEOLOGISTS BELIEVE
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  • THAT JOHN THE BAPTIST WASIMPRISONED AND EXECUTED.
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  • YOU WILL NOT WANT TOMISS THIS, STICK AROUND.
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  • -[ANNOUNCER] CUFIS MISSIONIS TO EDUCATE AND EMPOWER
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  • MILLIONS OF AMERICAN CHRISTIANS,TO SPEAK WITH ONE VOICE
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  • IN DEFENSE OF ISRAELAND THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
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  • THERE ARE SEVERAL WAYSYOU CAN LEARN MORE
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  • ABOUT ISRAEL EVERY DAY, THROUGHCUFIS DYNAMIC RESOURCES.
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  • THE "CUFI COFFEEBREAK" IS A WEEKLY,
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  • BITE-SIZED ISRAEL LESSON,DELIVERED TO YOUR EMAIL INBOX.
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  • DIVE INTO TOPICS, LIKE THEFORGOTTEN JEWISH REFUGEES,
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  • ISRAEL'S AGRICULTURALCOMMUNITIES, CALLED KIBBUTZIM,
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  • AND THE HAMAS ROCKET THREAT,
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  • WITH OPTIONS TO DIGDEEPER EACH WEEK.
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  • EVERY LESSON CAN BE READIN UNDER FIVE MINUTES,
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  • WHILE YOU'RE MAKINGA CUP OF COFFEE.
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  • PLUS, STAY INFORMED ON ALLTHE LATEST NEWS OUT OF ISRAEL,
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  • AND HOW IT AFFECTS YOU,
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  • BY SUBSCRIBING TOCUFIS "DAILY BRIEFING."
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  • IT'S A DAILY NEWS ROUNDUP
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  • OF IMPORTANT ISRAELRELATED HEADLINES,
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  • SO YOU'RE ALWAYS UP TO DATEWHEN IT COMES TO ISRAEL.
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  • FOLLOW CUFI ON FACEBOOK,YOUTUBE, AND INSTAGRAM
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  • FOR DAILY CONTENT, INCLUDINGVIDEOS, NEWS ARTICLES,
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  • BREAKING NEWS, DEVOTIONALS,FUN FACTS, AND MORE.
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  • [DRAMATIC MUSIC]
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  • - AND WELCOME BACK.
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  • IT'S ONE OF THE MOST NOTORIOUSSCENES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.
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  • SALOME DOES A SEDUCTIVEDANCE FOR KING HEROD ANTIPAS,
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  • AND HE SAYS, "I WILL GIVEYOU WHATEVER YOU WANT."
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  • SHE REQUESTS THE HEADOF JOHN THE BAPTIST,
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  • AND SHE GETS WHAT SHE ASKS FOR.
  • 00:09:50.696 --> 00:09:53.065
  • NOW, JESUS SAID THAT AMONG MEN,
  • 00:09:53.165 --> 00:09:55.334
  • "NONE WERE GREATERTHAN JOHN THE BAPTIST."
  • 00:09:55.434 --> 00:09:58.203
  • SO, WHERE DID THESEPIVOTAL NEW TESTAMENT SITES
  • 00:09:58.303 --> 00:10:02.040
  • ACTUALLY UNFOLD, ASDESCRIBED IN THE GOSPELS?
  • 00:10:02.140 --> 00:10:05.444
  • WELL, OUR GOOD FRIEND,DANNY THE DIGGER HERMAN
  • 00:10:05.544 --> 00:10:08.113
  • JOINED US IN JORDAN,NOT TOO LONG AGO,
  • 00:10:08.213 --> 00:10:11.917
  • AT THE VERY SITE WHEREARCHEOLOGISTS BELIEVE
  • 00:10:12.017 --> 00:10:14.786
  • SALOME DID HER DANCE,
  • 00:10:14.886 --> 00:10:16.488
  • AND JOHN THE BAPTIST WASIMPRISONED AND EXECUTED.
  • 00:10:16.588 --> 00:10:21.293
  • TAKE A LOOK.
  • 00:10:21.393 --> 00:10:22.194
  • [MYSTERIOUS MUSIC]
  • 00:10:22.294 --> 00:10:38.644
  • DANNY, THIS IS EXCITING.
  • 00:10:38.744 --> 00:10:41.580
  • WE ARE NOW WALKING THROUGH THEANCIENT RUINS OF MACHAERUS.
  • 00:10:41.680 --> 00:10:46.084
  • WE'RE WALKING IN THEFOOTSTEPS OF HEROD ANTIPAS,
  • 00:10:46.184 --> 00:10:49.521
  • ROMAN SOLDIERS,JOHN THE BAPTIST.
  • 00:10:49.621 --> 00:10:53.625
  • WHAT ARE WE SEEINGHERE RIGHT NOW?
  • 00:10:53.725 --> 00:10:54.826
  • - WELL, UNFORTUNATELYTHE STATE OF PRESERVATION
  • 00:10:54.926 --> 00:10:57.129
  • IS NOT AS GOOD ASLIKE IN MASADA.
  • 00:10:57.229 --> 00:11:00.332
  • WE CAN SEE HERE THEBEGINNING OF RESTORATION
  • 00:11:00.432 --> 00:11:02.834
  • OF ONE OF THE HALLS.
  • 00:11:02.934 --> 00:11:04.670
  • AND THEY STARTED REPAVINGTHE MAIN COURTYARD,
  • 00:11:04.770 --> 00:11:09.274
  • OVER THE MAIN WATER RESERVOIR.
  • 00:11:09.374 --> 00:11:11.677
  • BUT YOU NEED TO IMAGINE HERE,
  • 00:11:11.777 --> 00:11:13.445
  • SOME PARTS OF IT ISTWO STORIES HIGH,
  • 00:11:13.545 --> 00:11:17.282
  • MOSAIC FLOORS, OPUS SECTILE,
  • 00:11:17.382 --> 00:11:20.318
  • PAINTINGS ON THE WALLS,A HERODION COMPLEX.
  • 00:11:20.419 --> 00:11:23.855
  • - YEAH, DANNY, AS YOU SAID,
  • 00:11:23.955 --> 00:11:25.123
  • MASADA IS SOWELL-PRESERVED OBVIOUSLY,
  • 00:11:25.223 --> 00:11:27.659
  • BUT IN OUR MINDS,
  • 00:11:27.759 --> 00:11:28.760
  • WE HAVE TO KIND OFRECREATE THE SCENE HERE.
  • 00:11:28.860 --> 00:11:30.829
  • THIS WAS AN ENCLOSED AREA,IT'S OPEN AIR NOW, OBVIOUSLY.
  • 00:11:30.929 --> 00:11:33.865
  • THIS HAD A ROOF, IT HADWALLS, MOSAICS, PAINTINGS.
  • 00:11:33.965 --> 00:11:37.335
  • IT WAS ALIVE, IT WAS VIBRANT.
  • 00:11:37.436 --> 00:11:38.937
  • - IMPORTED WINE, GLASS CUPS.- THE COURT OF THE KING.
  • 00:11:39.037 --> 00:11:44.810
  • - ALL THE HERODIAN WEALTHTHAT WE'RE SO USED TO
  • 00:11:44.910 --> 00:11:46.978
  • WAS ALSO HERE.- OF COURSE.
  • 00:11:47.079 --> 00:11:48.780
  • - BUT POTTERY SHARDS,AND BITS OF MOSAIC STONES
  • 00:11:48.880 --> 00:11:54.186
  • IS MOSTLY WHAT'SLEFT OF IT TODAY.
  • 00:11:54.286 --> 00:11:55.687
  • - AND THESE ARE EVERYWHERE,
  • 00:11:55.787 --> 00:11:57.255
  • THESE ARE 2000 YEAR OLD POTTERYSHARDS, THEY'RE EVERYWHERE.
  • 00:11:57.355 --> 00:11:59.758
  • - ORIGINAL, NOTHING HEREPOST DATES THE YEAR 72.
  • 00:11:59.858 --> 00:12:02.961
  • THIS SITE, IT CEASED TO EXISTAFTER THE ROMAN CONQUEST.
  • 00:12:03.061 --> 00:12:06.298
  • - AS YOU SAID.- SO IT'S ALL ORIGINAL.
  • 00:12:06.398 --> 00:12:07.833
  • - ABANDONED, ABANDONED, OKAY.
  • 00:12:07.933 --> 00:12:09.835
  • WE WERE TALKINGABOUT SALOME'S DANCE.
  • 00:12:09.935 --> 00:12:13.605
  • DO WE HAVE A SENSE WHERE SHEDANCED FOR HEROD OBVIOUSLY,
  • 00:12:13.705 --> 00:12:17.542
  • AND ENTICED HIM, AND ASKED FORTHE HEAD OF JOHN THE BAPTIST?
  • 00:12:17.642 --> 00:12:23.048
  • - WHERE DID IT HAPPENIS A GOOD QUESTION.
  • 00:12:23.148 --> 00:12:25.517
  • THIS IS THE MAIN COURTYARD.
  • 00:12:25.617 --> 00:12:27.452
  • MAYBE SHE DID ITOUT IN THE PUBLIC,
  • 00:12:27.552 --> 00:12:29.554
  • IN FRONT OF THE HALL AUDIENCE,
  • 00:12:29.654 --> 00:12:31.089
  • OR MAYBE IN SOME MORE PRIVATEAREA LIKE AROUND HERE.
  • 00:12:31.189 --> 00:12:34.025
  • WE JUST DON'T KNOW, BUT ITDID HAPPEN SOMEWHERE HERE.
  • 00:12:34.126 --> 00:12:36.528
  • - THE VERY PROVOCATIVE DANCE.- THAT SENSUAL STRIPTEASE
  • 00:12:36.628 --> 00:12:39.765
  • TOOK PLACE SOMEWHERE HERE,2000 YEARS AGO, A STRIP TEASE
  • 00:12:39.865 --> 00:12:42.734
  • THAT WOULD CHANGECHRISTIAN HISTORY.
  • 00:12:42.834 --> 00:12:45.904
  • - IT TRULY DID. HERODCOULD NOT SAY NO,
  • 00:12:46.004 --> 00:12:48.406
  • BECAUSE HE HAD COMMITTED TOGIVING HER WHATEVER SHE WANTED.
  • 00:12:48.507 --> 00:12:51.910
  • TELL US ABOUT THESE PILLARS.
  • 00:12:52.010 --> 00:12:53.345
  • - YEAH, THESE TWOPILLARS WERE REPOSITIONED
  • 00:12:53.445 --> 00:12:56.715
  • JUST A FEW YEARS AGO.
  • 00:12:56.815 --> 00:12:57.983
  • ONE HAS AN IONIC CAPITAL, THEOTHER HAS A DORIC CAPITAL.
  • 00:12:58.083 --> 00:13:00.986
  • SO THEY'RE OBVIOUSLY PARTSOF TWO DIFFERENT COMPONENTS
  • 00:13:01.086 --> 00:13:04.055
  • OF THIS PALACE.
  • 00:13:04.156 --> 00:13:05.490
  • AND AGAIN, YOU NEED IMAGINATION
  • 00:13:05.590 --> 00:13:08.059
  • TO RECONSTRUCT THE REST OF IT,
  • 00:13:08.160 --> 00:13:09.895
  • THE FRESCOES, THEFLOORS, THE FURNITURE.
  • 00:13:09.995 --> 00:13:13.598
  • BUT THIS IS AN INDICATION OFEXTREME ROYAL HERODIAN WAY.
  • 00:13:13.698 --> 00:13:17.669
  • - NOW FOLKS, IF YOU'DLIKE TO CATCH
  • 00:13:17.769 --> 00:13:19.871
  • THAT ENTIRE EPISODE FROM JORDAN,
  • 00:13:19.971 --> 00:13:22.207
  • WITH ME AND DANNYTHE DIGGER HERMAN,
  • 00:13:22.307 --> 00:13:24.543
  • VISIT OUR "WATCHMAN"YOUTUBE CHANNEL.
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  • GO TO EPISODES, AND IT'S EPISODE103, THAT'S ONE ZERO THREE.
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  • WHILE YOU'RE THERE,BE SURE TO SUBSCRIBE
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  • TO OUR "WATCHMAN"YOUTUBE CHANNEL.
  • 00:13:35.420 --> 00:13:37.689
  • COMING UP AFTER THE BREAK,
  • 00:13:37.789 --> 00:13:38.924
  • ONE MORE MAJOR BIBLICALARCHEOLOGY STORY
  • 00:13:39.024 --> 00:13:42.794
  • WITH OUR GOOD FRIEND,DANNY THE DIGGER HERMAN,
  • 00:13:42.894 --> 00:13:45.363
  • A 2.800 YEAR OLD SEAL,FEATURING A ROARING LION FOUND.
  • 00:13:45.463 --> 00:13:51.469
  • WHAT IS ITS SIGNIFICANCE?
  • 00:13:51.570 --> 00:13:53.805
  • YOU'LL FIND OUT AFTERTHE BREAK, DON'T MOVE.
  • 00:13:53.905 --> 00:13:57.442
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  • BUT WE ARE STILLMISSING ONE, YOU.
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  • 00:14:08.253 --> 00:14:11.389
  • THAT'S CATCHING FIREACROSS THE NATION.
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  • 00:14:13.925 --> 00:14:16.461
  • OF STANDING WITH ISRAELAND THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
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  • OR VISIT THE HOLYLAND WITH CUFI,
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  • 00:14:41.887 --> 00:14:47.092
  • THAT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEENISRAEL AND THE UNITED STATES
  • 00:14:47.192 --> 00:14:50.328
  • REMAINS STRONG AND SECURE.
  • 00:14:50.428 --> 00:14:52.697
  • IT'S A MOVEMENT FORSUCH A TIME AS THIS.
  • 00:14:52.797 --> 00:14:57.702
  • [DRAMATIC MUSIC]
  • 00:14:57.802 --> 00:15:01.873
  • - WELCOME BACK.
  • 00:15:01.973 --> 00:15:02.941
  • IT WAS A TIME OF GREATPROSPERITY FOR ISRAEL,
  • 00:15:03.041 --> 00:15:05.644
  • AND YET DANGERLURKED AT THE DOOR.
  • 00:15:05.744 --> 00:15:09.114
  • OUR GOOD FRIEND, DANNYTHE DIGGER HERMAN,
  • 00:15:09.214 --> 00:15:11.149
  • JOINS US ONCE AGAINFROM HIS HOME IN ISRAEL,
  • 00:15:11.249 --> 00:15:14.719
  • WITH SOME NEW DETAILS ON ASTUNNING ARCHEOLOGICAL FIND
  • 00:15:14.819 --> 00:15:19.291
  • THAT BRINGS TO LIFEA CRUCIAL PERIOD
  • 00:15:19.391 --> 00:15:22.394
  • IN OLD TESTAMENTHISTORY, TAKE A LOOK.
  • 00:15:22.494 --> 00:15:26.665
  • DANNY THE DIGGER HERMAN,THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US.
  • 00:15:26.765 --> 00:15:28.466
  • AS ALWAYS, YOU'VE GOT ANOTHERGREAT ARCHEOLOGICAL FIND
  • 00:15:28.566 --> 00:15:32.103
  • TO SHARE WITH US, DATINGBACK SOME 2.800 YEARS.
  • 00:15:32.203 --> 00:15:36.975
  • DANNY, TELL US WHAT YOU HAVE.
  • 00:15:37.075 --> 00:15:39.244
  • - WELL, THIS IS AREALLY A GREAT STORY,
  • 00:15:39.344 --> 00:15:41.413
  • BECAUSE SUCH DISCOVERIESARE REALLY RARE.
  • 00:15:41.513 --> 00:15:45.684
  • WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ALITTLE OVAL SHAPED ITEM,
  • 00:15:45.784 --> 00:15:50.255
  • THAT A PROFESSOR FROMBEN-GURION UNIVERSITY
  • 00:15:50.355 --> 00:15:52.657
  • PURCHASED IN THE 1970S,AND HE PAID FOR IT
  • 00:15:52.757 --> 00:15:56.127
  • ONLY A FEW DOLLARS, SO ITDIDN'T THOUGHT IT WAS REAL,
  • 00:15:56.227 --> 00:15:59.731
  • AND WORTH MUCH, BUT HE STILLLIKED IT AND HE KEPT IT.
  • 00:15:59.831 --> 00:16:03.068
  • AND NOW, ALMOST 50 YEARSLATER, IT'S BEING STUDIED,
  • 00:16:03.168 --> 00:16:07.372
  • AND PROVEN TO BE GENUINE.
  • 00:16:07.472 --> 00:16:09.741
  • IT IS A 2.800 AND SOMETHINGSEAL IMPRESSION OF A CLERK
  • 00:16:09.841 --> 00:16:17.349
  • IN THE ADMINISTRATION OFKING JEROBOAM, JEROBOAM II.
  • 00:16:17.449 --> 00:16:21.252
  • THE PEAK OF THEISRAELITE KINGDOM
  • 00:16:21.353 --> 00:16:24.322
  • THAT IS DOCUMENTED VERYBRIEFLY IN THE BIBLE,
  • 00:16:24.422 --> 00:16:27.759
  • BUT THROUGH ARCHEOLOGY,
  • 00:16:27.859 --> 00:16:29.027
  • AND THE LITTLE BIT THATWE ARE TOLD IN THE BIBLE,
  • 00:16:29.127 --> 00:16:32.097
  • JEROBOAM II WASQUITE A MIGHTY KING.
  • 00:16:32.197 --> 00:16:35.233
  • OKAY, HE SUBDUED THEAMMONITES, THE MOABITES.
  • 00:16:35.333 --> 00:16:38.236
  • HE CONQUERED ALL THEWAY UP TO DAMASCUS,
  • 00:16:38.336 --> 00:16:41.106
  • AND ALREADY IN THEEARLY 20TH CENTURY,
  • 00:16:41.206 --> 00:16:43.808
  • A GERMAN ARCHEOLOGISTDIGGING IN MEGIDDO,
  • 00:16:43.908 --> 00:16:46.311
  • [SPEAKING IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE]
  • 00:16:46.411 --> 00:16:47.612
  • FOUND A SEAL OF A CLERKIN HIS ADMINISTRATION.
  • 00:16:47.712 --> 00:16:51.950
  • IT'S A BEAUTIFUL SEAL,DEPICTING A ROARING LION,
  • 00:16:52.050 --> 00:16:54.452
  • AND ABOVE IT, IT READS, "OFSHEMA, THE SERVANT OF JEROBOAM."
  • 00:16:54.552 --> 00:16:58.690
  • AND SERVANT MEANSACTUALLY A HIGH OFFICIAL.
  • 00:16:58.790 --> 00:17:01.059
  • THAT IS, TO THIS DAY, THEBIGGEST AND THE NICEST SEAL
  • 00:17:01.159 --> 00:17:04.662
  • FROM THE ISRAELITE KINGDOM.
  • 00:17:04.763 --> 00:17:05.997
  • THE ORIGINALUNFORTUNATELY WAS LOST.
  • 00:17:06.097 --> 00:17:07.699
  • IT WAS TAKEN BY THETURKS AND DISAPPEARED.
  • 00:17:07.799 --> 00:17:11.102
  • - YEAH, BUT 2.800 YEARS OLD.
  • 00:17:11.202 --> 00:17:13.138
  • - I MEAN, WOW.- YES, YES TOTALLY.
  • 00:17:13.238 --> 00:17:15.640
  • - DEEP, DEEP INTOTHE OLD TESTAMENT,
  • 00:17:15.740 --> 00:17:16.975
  • AND REALLY THE ILLUSTRIOUSDAYS OF THAT KINGDOM,
  • 00:17:17.075 --> 00:17:19.811
  • THE KINGDOM OF ISRAEL AND JUDEA.
  • 00:17:19.911 --> 00:17:21.679
  • - BUT IT'S THE KINGDOMOF THE ISRAELITES,
  • 00:17:21.780 --> 00:17:23.748
  • WHICH IS EVEN MORE SIGNIFICANT,
  • 00:17:23.848 --> 00:17:25.383
  • BECAUSE FROM THE JUDEAN KINGDOM,
  • 00:17:25.483 --> 00:17:27.585
  • WE DO HAVE SOME SEALSAND SEAL IMPRESSIONS
  • 00:17:27.685 --> 00:17:30.789
  • FOUND MOSTLY IN JERUSALEM,IN THE CITY OF DAVID.
  • 00:17:30.889 --> 00:17:33.124
  • I SAW YOU COVERING SOMEOF THESE DISCOVERIES,
  • 00:17:33.224 --> 00:17:36.428
  • BUT FINDING IN THE KINGDOM OFTHE ISRAELITES, IN SAMARIA,
  • 00:17:36.528 --> 00:17:41.032
  • OR IN MEGIDDO, THAT'SEXCEPTIONALLY RARE.
  • 00:17:41.132 --> 00:17:44.369
  • AND THIS SPECIFIC ITEM WAS NOTFOUND IN PROPER EXCAVATIONS.
  • 00:17:44.469 --> 00:17:47.939
  • IT WAS LOOTED FROM SOMEWHERE,AND IT CHANGED HANDS
  • 00:17:48.039 --> 00:17:51.276
  • 'TIL IT REACHED THE BEDOUINMARKET IN BEERSHEBA,
  • 00:17:51.376 --> 00:17:53.678
  • OF ALL PLACES, AND THENPURCHASED BY A HISTORY BUFF,
  • 00:17:53.778 --> 00:17:57.348
  • AND A COIN COLLECTOR.
  • 00:17:57.449 --> 00:17:58.950
  • WHAT HE BOUGHT ALSODEPICTS A ROARING LION,
  • 00:17:59.050 --> 00:18:02.153
  • AND IT REMINDED HIM OF THEFAMOUS ONE FROM MEGIDDO.
  • 00:18:02.253 --> 00:18:05.223
  • SO HE TOOK A LOOK AT IT, ANDHE BARGAINED OVER THE PRICE,
  • 00:18:05.323 --> 00:18:08.493
  • AND WHEN HE HAD TO PAYONLY A FEW DOLLARS,
  • 00:18:08.593 --> 00:18:10.562
  • LIKE 10 SHEKELSIN ISRAELI VALUE,
  • 00:18:10.662 --> 00:18:13.865
  • HE SAID, "THIS CANNOT BE REAL,
  • 00:18:13.965 --> 00:18:15.767
  • THERE'S NO WAYTHAT A GENUINE ITEM
  • 00:18:15.867 --> 00:18:17.769
  • WOULD BE SOLD FORSUCH A LOW PRICE."
  • 00:18:17.869 --> 00:18:19.671
  • BUT HE STILL KEPT ITAND JUST HAD IT STORED.
  • 00:18:19.771 --> 00:18:22.941
  • AND NOW A FEW OTHER SCHOLARSDECIDED TO EXAMINE IT.
  • 00:18:23.041 --> 00:18:27.946
  • NOW WE HAVE BETTER TECHNIQUESTO EXAMINE THE MATERIAL.
  • 00:18:28.046 --> 00:18:31.783
  • WE CAN ACTUALLY TELLFROM MICROSCOPIC ANALYSIS
  • 00:18:31.883 --> 00:18:35.153
  • WHERE A CERTAIN CLAY COMES FROM.
  • 00:18:35.253 --> 00:18:37.288
  • THE RESEARCH INDICATED
  • 00:18:37.388 --> 00:18:38.590
  • THAT IT CAME FROMTHE AREA OF MEGIDDO,
  • 00:18:38.690 --> 00:18:41.559
  • AND THAT IT WAS BURNTAROUND THE 8TH CENTURY,
  • 00:18:41.659 --> 00:18:44.162
  • MEANING IT WAS USED BY SOMECLERK TO SIGN SOME DOCUMENT.
  • 00:18:44.262 --> 00:18:47.098
  • AND THEN THEARCHIVE CAUGHT FIRE,
  • 00:18:47.198 --> 00:18:48.900
  • MAYBE THE FIRE OF MEGIDDO,OR THE FIRE OF JEZREEL,
  • 00:18:49.000 --> 00:18:51.703
  • OR WHO KNOWS SOMEOTHER ISRAELITE CITY
  • 00:18:51.803 --> 00:18:53.805
  • THAT GOT BURNEDBY THE ASSYRIANS.
  • 00:18:53.905 --> 00:18:55.440
  • BUT THE FIRING OF THEBULLA MADE IT EVEN HARDER,
  • 00:18:55.540 --> 00:18:59.811
  • AND LAST 'TIL OUR MODERN TIMES.
  • 00:18:59.911 --> 00:19:02.480
  • THERE'S A WHOLELINE OF SCHOLARSHIP,
  • 00:19:02.580 --> 00:19:04.149
  • ESPECIALLY BY THETEL AVIV UNIVERSITY,
  • 00:19:04.249 --> 00:19:06.351
  • ARGUING THAT JEROBOAM II ISTHE PEAK OF THE BIBLICAL TIMES.
  • 00:19:06.451 --> 00:19:11.523
  • BUT THE BIBLE,WRITTEN IN JERUSALEM,
  • 00:19:11.623 --> 00:19:13.825
  • DOESN'T LIKE THATKING THAT MUCH,
  • 00:19:13.925 --> 00:19:15.260
  • SO ONLY SEVEN BRIEFSENTENCES DESCRIBE
  • 00:19:15.360 --> 00:19:18.229
  • THE 36 YEARS OF REIGNOF THIS JEROBOAM II.
  • 00:19:18.329 --> 00:19:22.433
  • AND NOW THIS ARCHEOLOGICALFIND AND OTHERS
  • 00:19:22.534 --> 00:19:25.136
  • ARE BEGINNING TO BALANCE THAT,
  • 00:19:25.236 --> 00:19:27.505
  • AND SHOW WHAT AMIGHTY KING HE WAS.
  • 00:19:27.605 --> 00:19:29.874
  • - NOW IN THE BIBLE, HE'SMENTIONED A FEW TIMES
  • 00:19:29.974 --> 00:19:32.076
  • AS ONE OF THE EVIL KINGS.
  • 00:19:32.177 --> 00:19:33.811
  • HE'S A CONTEMPORARY OF THEPROPHET AMOS, OF JONAH,
  • 00:19:33.912 --> 00:19:37.415
  • AND THIS IS RIGHTBEFORE, NOT LONG BEFORE,
  • 00:19:37.515 --> 00:19:39.884
  • THAT ASSYRIAN INVASION,WHERE THEY CARTED AWAY
  • 00:19:39.984 --> 00:19:42.820
  • 10 OF THE 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL.
  • 00:19:42.921 --> 00:19:45.356
  • WE'VE GOT THE GOOD KINGS,AND WE'VE GOT THE BAD KINGS.
  • 00:19:45.456 --> 00:19:48.159
  • ALTHOUGH HE WAS HIGHLYSUCCESSFUL IN A MATERIAL SENSE,
  • 00:19:48.259 --> 00:19:52.263
  • HE DID NOT WALK INTHE WAYS OF THE LORD.
  • 00:19:52.363 --> 00:19:54.899
  • - HE AND AHAB, HE WASANOTHER MIGHTY KING
  • 00:19:54.999 --> 00:19:57.268
  • OF THE ISRAELITE KINGDOM,
  • 00:19:57.368 --> 00:19:58.436
  • THAT APPARENTLY, AT LEASTMILITARILY AND FINANCIALLY
  • 00:19:58.536 --> 00:20:02.607
  • BROUGHT THE ISRAELITE KINGDOMTO UNPRECEDENTED PROSPERITY.
  • 00:20:02.707 --> 00:20:07.078
  • BUT SHORTLY AFTER HIS DEATH,
  • 00:20:07.178 --> 00:20:09.847
  • THE ISRAELITE KINGDOM WOULDPRETTY MUCH DISAPPEAR,
  • 00:20:09.948 --> 00:20:13.751
  • WITHIN LESS THAN 20 YEARSAFTER HE PASSES AWAY.
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  • BUT TIGLATH-PILESER,THE ASSYRIAN KING,
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  • CONQUERS MOST OF THEISRAELITE KINGDOM,
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  • AND SENDS THE 10 TRIBESTO EXILE, AND THAT'S IT.
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  • - DANNY, FASCINATING STUFFAS ALWAYS. SO WHAT'S NEXT?
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  • RIGHT NOW, THEY'RE STUDYINGTHE SEAL IMPRESSION
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  • DATING BACK 2.800YEARS, AND WHAT'S NEXT?
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  • SCHOLARSHIP WILL BEDONE ON THIS, I GUESS,
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  • FROM RESEARCHERS ANDARCHEOLOGISTS IN ISRAEL?
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  • - THIS IS GOING TO BE PUBLISHEDIN A PROPER SCHOLARLY WAY SOON.
  • 00:20:38.209 --> 00:20:41.879
  • THEY JUST GAVE, LIKE A PRESSANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT THIS.
  • 00:20:41.980 --> 00:20:46.050
  • AND IT'S ANOTHER DEMONSTRATION
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  • THAT DESPITE THE PANDEMIC,THE RESEARCH CONTINUES.
  • 00:20:48.019 --> 00:20:50.722
  • DISCOVERIES ARESTILL BEING MADE,
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  • AND RESEARCH ISSTILL BEING DONE.
  • 00:20:52.223 --> 00:20:53.458
  • AND MORE AND MOREFINDS KEEP COMING
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  • FROM THE GROUNDS OF THEHOLY LAND, FASCINATING.
  • 00:20:55.693 --> 00:20:58.329
  • - IT'S FASCINATINGSTUFF, AND DANNY,
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  • WE KNOW YOU WILLCONTINUE TO BRING US
  • 00:20:59.864 --> 00:21:02.133
  • THESE CUTTING EDGE STORIES.
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  • IT'S HARD TO KEEP TRACK, RIGHT?
  • 00:21:03.768 --> 00:21:04.936
  • THERE'S SO MANY AMAZING FINDS.
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  • BY THE WAY, YOU'RE COMING TOUS FROM YOUR HOME IN ISRAEL,
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  • IN MODI'IN, THE HOMEOF THE MACCABEES.
  • 00:21:09.474 --> 00:21:12.543
  • - YEAH, 300 FEETAWAY FROM MY HOUSE
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  • IS A 2.200 YEAR OLD SYNAGOGUE,
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  • POSSIBLY THE SYNAGOGUES
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  • WHERE THE MACCABEESUSED TO ASSEMBLE,
  • 00:21:18.916 --> 00:21:20.652
  • AND MAYBE DECIDE TO REBEL
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  • AGAINST THE SELEUCIDGREEKS, WHO KNOWS.
  • 00:21:22.020 --> 00:21:24.155
  • BUT WHEREVER YOU GO IN ISRAEL,IT'S ALL SOAKED WITH ARCHEOLOGY,
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  • EVEN NEAR MY HOUSE.- THAT IS TRUE.
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  • WE LOVE THAT STONE BEHINDYOU AS WELL, MY FRIEND.
  • 00:21:29.160 --> 00:21:31.429
  • IT LOOKS LIKE JERUSALEM STONE.
  • 00:21:31.529 --> 00:21:32.797
  • THANK YOU SO MUCH,MY FRIEND, AS ALWAYS.
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  • GOD BLESS, HANG IN THERE, ANDWE WILL SEE YOU AGAIN SOON.
  • 00:21:34.599 --> 00:21:36.934
  • THANKS, DANNY.- AMEN, THANK YOU, LATER.
  • 00:21:37.035 --> 00:21:39.937
  • - THANKS AGAIN TO OUR GOODFRIEND, DANNY THE DIGGER HERMAN,
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  • FOR ALL OF HIS GREATCONTRIBUTIONS TO TODAY'S SHOW.
  • 00:21:42.974 --> 00:21:46.477
  • COMING UP AFTER THE BREAK,
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  • MY FINAL THOUGHTS ONBIBLICAL ARCHEOLOGY,
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  • AND WHY IT MATTERSTO YOU, STICK AROUND.
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  • [SERENE MUSIC]
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  • -[ANNOUNCER] TRAVELING TOISRAEL, THE LAND OF THE BIBLE,
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  • IS A ONCE IN ALIFETIME EXPERIENCE
  • 00:22:01.225 --> 00:22:03.061
  • THAT WILL REVOLUTIONIZEYOUR LIFE.
  • 00:22:03.161 --> 00:22:05.196
  • THIS MONTH, WE'REBRINGING ISRAEL TO YOU,
  • 00:22:05.296 --> 00:22:07.598
  • WITH CUFIS NEW "PROMISEDLAND" MINI BOOK.
  • 00:22:07.699 --> 00:22:10.535
  • WHILE YOU MAY NOT HAVEHAD THE OPPORTUNITY
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  • TO PHYSICALLY STEP FOOTIN THIS SACRED LAND,
  • 00:22:12.370 --> 00:22:14.706
  • WE WANT YOU TO DISCOVERISRAEL FOR YOURSELF
  • 00:22:14.806 --> 00:22:17.108
  • IN A POWERFUL WAY.
  • 00:22:17.208 --> 00:22:18.343
  • CUFIS "PROMISED LAND" BOOKLET
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  • WILL BRING THE HOLY LANDTO LIFE, AND TRANSFORM YOU.
  • 00:22:20.311 --> 00:22:23.548
  • AND THIS MONTH, IT'S YOURS,
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  • WITH YOUR GIFT OF ANY AMOUNT.
  • 00:22:25.083 --> 00:22:26.684
  • ON EVERY PAGE, YOU'LL VISIT
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  • IMPORTANT BIBLICAL ANDHISTORICAL SITES WITHIN ISRAEL,
  • 00:22:28.086 --> 00:22:31.122
  • THAT WILL TRANSPORT YOUTO THE LAND OF THE BIBLE.
  • 00:22:31.222 --> 00:22:33.624
  • LEARN THE HISTORICAL ANDPRESENT DAY SIGNIFICANCE
  • 00:22:33.725 --> 00:22:36.127
  • OF MAJOR SITES IN ISRAEL,
  • 00:22:36.227 --> 00:22:37.829
  • FROM THE SEA OFGALILEE, TO JERUSALEM.
  • 00:22:37.929 --> 00:22:40.064
  • SEE THE SCRIPTURES UNFOLDBEFORE YOUR VERY EYES,
  • 00:22:40.164 --> 00:22:42.900
  • AS YOU FOLLOW IN THEFOOTSTEPS OF OUR REDEEMER.
  • 00:22:43.000 --> 00:22:45.570
  • VISIT WWW.CUFI.ORG/PROMISEDLAND,
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  • AND RECEIVE YOUR COPY TODAY.
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  • [DRAMATIC MUSIC]
  • 00:22:54.812 --> 00:22:58.483
  • - AND WELCOME BACK.
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  • 00:23:24.008 --> 00:23:27.245
  • ALSO, WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:23:27.345 --> 00:23:29.113
  • THESE AMAZINGARCHEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES,
  • 00:23:29.213 --> 00:23:31.682
  • FOLKS, I TRULY BELIEVE THATGOD IS REVEALING THESE NOW,
  • 00:23:31.783 --> 00:23:35.386
  • AT SUCH A RAPID CLIP,
  • 00:23:35.486 --> 00:23:37.188
  • BECAUSE HE IS REVEALINGHIMSELF TO THE WORLD.
  • 00:23:37.288 --> 00:23:40.324
  • WE'RE GOING TO SEE A WHOLELOT MORE OF THIS, I BELIEVE,
  • 00:23:40.425 --> 00:23:42.293
  • IN 2021, IN THE MONTHSAND YEARS TO COME.
  • 00:23:42.393 --> 00:23:45.830
  • WHEN YOU COMBINE THETRUTH OF THE BIBLE
  • 00:23:45.930 --> 00:23:49.000
  • WITH IRREFUTABLE ARCHEOLOGICALAND SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE,
  • 00:23:49.100 --> 00:23:53.037
  • YOU HAVE AN UNBEATABLECOMBINATION.
  • 00:23:53.137 --> 00:23:54.806
  • I'VE SAID IT MANYTIMES HERE ON THE SHOW,
  • 00:23:54.906 --> 00:23:56.941
  • THE STONES ARE LITERALLYCRYING OUT TODAY,
  • 00:23:57.041 --> 00:24:00.912
  • JUST AS JESUS SAID THEY WOULD.
  • 00:24:01.012 --> 00:24:03.481
  • WE LIVE IN BIBLE TIMES.
  • 00:24:03.581 --> 00:24:06.484
  • HEY, THANKS FOR JOINING USTHIS WEEK ON "THE WATCHMAN."
  • 00:24:06.584 --> 00:24:08.886
  • UNTIL NEXT TIME, GOD BLESS YOU,
  • 00:24:08.986 --> 00:24:11.389
  • AND REMEMBER, NEVERHOLD YOUR PEACE.
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