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Episode 180

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December 3, 2020
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Host Erick Stakelbeck reports on the recent discovery of one of the oldest churches ever found in Israel. Plus; he visits Israel’s snow-capped Mt. Hermon and an ancient synagogue in Israel’s Golan Heights that’s been miraculously restored.

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  • - ERICK STAKELBECK: THISWEEK ON THE WATCHMAN,
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  • IT'S ONE OF THE OLDESTCHURCHES EVER FOUND IN
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  • ISRAEL, AND THIS 1600YEAR OLD STRUCTURE BEARS
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  • WITNESS TO ONE OF THEMOST IMPORTANT EVENTS
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  • IN CHRISTIANITY.
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  • - JESUS APPOINTED SIMONJONAH AS THE PRIME DISCIPLE
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  • AS PETER, YOUR FAITH IS INIS SO SOLID, IT'S LIKE
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  • A ROCK.
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  • - PLUS, WE HEAD TOISRAEL'S SNOWCAPPED MOUNT
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  • HERMON TO LEARN ABOUTIT'S INCREDIBLE BIBLICAL
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  • HISTORY, AND WE VISITAN ANCIENT SYNAGOGUE IN
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  • ISRAEL'S GOLANHEIGHTS THAT'S BEEN
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  • MIRACULOUSLY RESTORED.
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  • ALL THAT AND MUCH MOREONLY RIGHT HERE ON
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  • THE WATCHMAN.
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  • ♪♪
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  • - AND WELCOMETO THE WATCHMAN.
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  • WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKINGBIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS
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  • FOR YOU THIS WEEK.
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  • ISRAELI ARCHAEOLOGISTSHAVE UNCOVERED ONE OF THE
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  • OLDEST CHURCHES EVERFOUND IN ISRAEL DATING
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  • ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE4TH CENTURY A.D.. THIS
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  • 1600 YEAR OLD BYZANTINECHURCH IN CAESAREA
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  • PHILIPPI HAD BEEN BUILTOVER A GREEK PAGAN TEMPLE
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  • AND TO TOP IT ALL OFFRESEARCHERS BELIEVE IT
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  • COMMEMORATED THE VERYSPOT WHERE THE BIBLE SAYS
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  • THE APOSTLE PETERRECOGNIZED JESUS AS THE
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  • SON OF GOD.
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  • WATCHMAN CONTRIBUTORDANNY THE DIGGER HERMAN
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  • WHOSE A TOP ISRAELIARCHAEOLOGIST AND TOUR
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  • GUIDE JOINED US TO SHARETHE INSIDE STORY OF THIS
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  • EXCITING ARCHEOLOGICALDISCOVERY.
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  • TAKE A LOOK.
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  • DANNY THE DIGGER HERMAN,WELCOME BACK TO THE
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  • WATCHMAN, MY FRIEND.
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  • IT IS ALWAYSGREAT TO HAVE YOU.
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  • - ALWAYS A PLEASURE TOBE ON YOUR SHOW, ERICK.
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  • HOW ARE YOU?
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  • - I'M GREAT, MY FRIEND.
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  • I MISS YOU.
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  • HOPEFULLY I'LL BE BACKWITH YOU IN ISRAEL VERY
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  • SOON BUT IN THEMEANTIME --
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  • - AMEN.
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  • - YES, YES.
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  • BUT IN THE MEANTIME WE'VEGOT ANOTHER FASCINATING
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  • ARCHEOLOGICALDISCOVERY IN ISRAEL.
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  • THIS TIME IN NORTHERNISRAEL, CAESAREA
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  • PHILIPPI, A PLACEWITH GREAT BIBLICAL
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  • SIGNIFICANCE.
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  • DANNY, TELL US ABOUT IT.
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  • - YES, THE SITE IS VERYFAMOUS FROM THE RECORD IN
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  • THE GOSPELS OF WHEREJESUS APPOINTED SIMON
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  • JONAH AS THE PRIMEDISCIPLE AS PETER.
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  • AND ARCHAEOLOGICALLYWE KNOW OF A BIG PAGAN
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  • CULTIC CENTER THERE, BUTFOR THE FIRST TIME WE
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  • FOUND IN THAT AREA ALSOA CHRISTIAN CHURCH.
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  • IT WAS FOUND BY ACCIDENTWHILE CLEANING UP THE
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  • AREA, AND IT TURNS OUTTHAT ONE OF THE TEMPLES,
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  • THE ONE FACING THE MAINCAVE WAS CONVERTED AROUND
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  • THE YEAR 400 INTO ACHURCH, NOT MUCH OF IT
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  • WAS FOUND.
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  • ONLY A LITTLE BIT, BUT ALITTLE CROSS EMBEDDED IN
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  • THE DECORATION, AND ATTHE ENTRANCE THEY FOUND A
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  • STONE WITH SOME CROSSESINSCRIBED ON THEM MEANING
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  • PILGRIMS CAME IN ANDCHISELED THE CROSS AS
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  • THEY ENTERED.
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  • AND THIS IS VERYINTERESTING.
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  • YOU REALLY SEE THETANGIBLE REMAINS OF THE
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  • CHRISTIANIZATION OFTHE ROMAN PAGAN WORLD.
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  • - AND 5TH CENTURY AS YOUSAID, DANNY, THIS WOULD
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  • BE THE BYZANTINE PERIOD.
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  • CROSSES INSCRIBEDAT THE SITE.
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  • PRETTY AMAZING.
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  • AND TELL US A LITTLE BITMORE IF YOU CAN ABOUT THE
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  • SIGNIFICANCE OFCAESAREA PHILIPPI.
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  • YOU MENTIONED IT WASOBVIOUSLY A PLACE WHERE
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  • PETER ACKNOWLEDGED JESUS.
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  • YOU ARE THE CHRIST.
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  • YOU ARE THE SONOF THE LIVING GOD.
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  • - YES.
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  • - AND JESUS GAVE PETERTHAT NAME, PETROS,
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  • THE ROCK.
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  • - YES, HIS REALNAME IS SIMON JONAH.
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  • PETER IS JUST A NICKNAMEWHICH COMES OUT OF A PLAY
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  • ON WORDS YOU CAN ONLYSAY REALLY IN GREEK.
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  • OKAY.
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  • IN ENGLISH IT SAYS THATJESUS STATED AND I TELL
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  • YOU THAT YOU ARE PETER,AND ON THIS ROCK I WILL
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  • BUILD MY CHURCH.
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  • BUT ONLY IF YOU READ THEGREEK YOU REALIZE HE HAD
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  • A NICE WAY OF WORDS.
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  • [ SPEAKING GREEK ]
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  • OKAY.
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  • YOUR FAITH IN ME IS SOSOLID, IT'S LIKE A ROCK
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  • SO I'LL CALL YOU -IF THISWAS IN ENGLISH, HE WOULD
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  • SAY AND I'M GOINGTO CALL YOU ROCKY.
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  • [ LAUGHTER ]
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  • LUCKILY THE CONVERSATIONWAS IN GREEK, AND THAT'S
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  • HOW PETER, PETROS,BECAME HIS FAMOUS NICKNAME.
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  • - HEY, YOU'RE A NATIVEHEBREW SPEAKER BY THE
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  • WAY, BUT THAT WAS SOMEPRETTY IMPRESSIVE GREEK
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  • YOU JUST SHARED.
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  • - FINALLY TWO YEARS OFSTUDYING ANCIENT GREEK
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  • CAME INTO SOME USE.
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  • YES, I SWEATED QUITE ALOT BEING CAPABLE TO READ
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  • THIS, PROBABLYWITH MISTAKES.
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  • IT'S FASCINATING TO SEEHOW EVEN HERE IN CAESAREA
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  • PHILIPPI, A TEMPLE ISCONVERTED INTO A CHURCH.
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  • IT HAPPENS ALL OVERTHE ROMAN EMPIRE.
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  • IN ROME ITSELF TO THISDAY, THERE'S A CHURCH IN
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  • THE CENTER OF ROAM CALLEDSANTA MARIA SOPRA MINERVA.
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  • A FORMER TEMPLE OFMINERVA BECOMES A CHURCH
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  • FOR MARY.
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  • AND NOW WE SEE ALSO INCAESAREA PHILIPPI A
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  • FORMER TEMPLE, PROBABLYFOR THE GOD OF HAAN
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  • BECOMING A CHURCH.
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  • WHAT WE STILL DON'T KNOWIS WHAT WAS THE FOCAL
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  • POINT OF THIS CHURCH.
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  • THE OBVIOUS SPECULATIONWOULD BE IT'S RELATING TO
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  • PETER BEING APPOINTEDHERE, BUT FUNNY ENOUGH,
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  • THE BYZANTINE SOURCESDO NOT RELATE TO THIS.
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  • WHEN BYZANTINE PILGRIMSCOME TO THE SITE, THEY
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  • SAY THERE'S A CHURCH INCAESAREA PHILIPPI, BUT
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  • FOR THE VENERATION OF THEMIRACLE OF CURING THE
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  • HEMORRHAGING WOMAN, OKAY.
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  • THERE'S ANOTHER STORY INTHE GOSPELS OF A WOMAN
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  • HEMORRHAGING FOR 12YEARS, AND THEN SHE IS
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  • CURED BY JESUS.
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  • IF YOU READ THE TEXTCLOSELY, IT SEEMS TO HAVE
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  • HAPPENED IN CAPERNAUM,AT LEAST IN MY OPINION.
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  • BUT FOR SOME REASON INTHE 5TH CENTURY, THAT
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  • MIRACLE WAS SUGGESTED TOHAVE HAPPENED IN
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  • CAESAREA PHILIPPI.
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  • SO THIS CHURCH MAY HAVEBEEN VENERATING THAT
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  • MIRACLE OR THE APPOINTINGOF PETER OR MAYBE A THIRD
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  • SUBJECT WHICH WEDO NOT KNOW ABOUT.
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  • - YEAH, IT MAKESPERFECT SENSE, DANNY.
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  • NO MATTER WHAT IT WASTHERE WAS CLEARLY A
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  • CONNECTION AT THAT SITE,CAESAREA PHILIPPI, TO THE
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  • NEW TESTAMENT, TO THEMINISTRY OF JESUS.
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  • SO IT MAKES PERFECT SENSEOBVIOUSLY THAT THEY'D
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  • BUILD A CHURCH THERE,SPECIALLY OVER A PAGAN
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  • SHRINE MAKESEVEN MORE SENSE.
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  • HEY, TELL US MORE ABOUTCAESAREA PHILIPPI.
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  • GEOGRAPHICALLY JUST SOPEOPLE KNOW, WHERE EXACTLY
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  • IS CAESAREA PHILIPPI?
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  • - WELL, IF ISRAEL IS THEPALM OF MY HAND, IT'S THE
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  • FINGERNAIL AT THE VERYEND AND THE SOURCE OF ONE
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  • OF THE STREAMS THATFORMED THE JORDAN RIVER.
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  • UNTIL 67, IT WAS ACTUALLYHELD IN THE SYRIANS, BUT
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  • IN THE SIX DAY WAR ITBECAME UNTO ISRAELI SOVREIGNTY,
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  • AND IN THE1990'S LARGE SCALE
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  • EXCAVATIONS WERE CARRIEDOUT AT THE SITE
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  • UNCOVERING MOSTLY THEPAGAN CULTIC CENTER THERE.
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  • BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW TOEXPLAIN IT THAT
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  • THEY MISSED THAT CHURCHTHAT WAS ADDED OVER ONE
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  • OF THE TEMPLES.
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  • ONLY NOW COINCIDENTALLYACCIDENTALLY WHEN
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  • CLEANING IT UP THAT WASUNCOVERED, AND I WAS
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  • REALLY EXCITED BECAUSEWE KNEW ABOUT CAESAREA
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  • PHILIPPI FROM THE NEWTESTAMENT SO WELL, AND
  • 00:07:16.208 --> 00:07:20.078
  • NOW WE HAVE ARCHEOLOGICALREFERENCE TO THE
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  • CHRISTIANIZATION OFTHAT SITE SO CLEARLY.
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  • - COMING UP, DANNYTHE DIGGER JOINS US ON
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  • ISRAEL'S MIGHTY MOUNTHERMON IN THE SHADOW OF
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  • CAESAREA PHILIPPI ANDTHAT BYZANTINE CHURCH
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  • THAT WE JUST DISCUSSED.
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  • FOLKS, THIS IS A MOUNTAINWHERE PIVOTAL NEW
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  • TESTAMENT EVENTS MAY HAVETAKEN PLACE AND DANNY HAS
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  • ALL THE FASCINATINGDETAILS AFTER THE BREAK.
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  • DON'T MOVE.
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  • - CHRISTIANS UNITED FORISRAEL IS THE LARGEST PRO
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  • ISRAEL ORGANIZATION INTHE UNITED STATES WITH
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  • OVER TEN MILLION MEMBERS.
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  • BUT WE ARE STILLMISSING ONE.
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  • YOU.
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  • AS A MEMBER OF CUFI,YOU'LL BE PART OF A
  • 00:07:58.016 --> 00:08:00.319
  • GROWING MOVEMENT THAT'SCATCHING FIRE ACROSS THE
  • 00:08:00.419 --> 00:08:02.788
  • NATION AS CHRISTIANSDISCOVER THE BIBLICAL
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  • IMPORTANCE OF STANDINGWITH ISRAEL AND THE
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  • JEWISH PEOPLE.
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  • YOU CAN DEFEND ISRAELVIRTUALLY BY RESPONDING
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  • TO CUFI'S ACTION ALERTSAND SHARING CUFI'S
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  • PRO-ISRAEL CONTENTON SOCIAL MEDIA.
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  • YOU CAN SUPPORT ISRAELLOCALLY BY HOSTING A CUFI
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  • EVENT AT YOUR CHURCH.
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  • GET INVOLVED NATIONALLYBY ATTENDING OUR
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  • WASHINGTON DC SUMMIT ORVISIT THE HOLY LAND WITH
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  • CUFI ON A LIFECHANGING ISRAEL TOUR.
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  • VISIT OUR WEB SITE ORCALL TO HELP ENSURE THAT
  • 00:08:31.617 --> 00:08:37.256
  • THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEENISRAEL AND THE UNITED
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  • STATES REMAINSSTRONG AND SECURE.
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  • IT'S A MOVEMENT FORSUCH A TIME AS THIS.
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  • ♪♪
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  • - AND WELCOME BACK.
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  • DID YOU KNOW THAT ISRAELHAS A SNOW CAPPED MOUNTAIN?
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  • THAT'S RIGHT.
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  • MIGHTY MOUNT HERMONTOWERS OVER NORTHERN
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  • ISRAEL, LEBANON ANDSYRIA, AND IS THE SITE OF
  • 00:09:00.245 --> 00:09:03.048
  • ISRAEL'S ONLY SKI RESORTRIGHT IN THE HEART OF THE
  • 00:09:03.148 --> 00:09:05.851
  • MIDDLE EAST.
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  • IT ALSO HAS GREATBIBLICAL SIGNIFICANCE,
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  • AND OUR GOOD FRIEND DANNYTHE DIGGER HERMAN HIT
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  • THE SLOPES WITH US TOSHARE HOW MOUNT HERMON
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  • PLAYED A PIVOTAL ROLEIN BOTH THE OLD AND
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  • NEW TESTAMENTS.
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  • TAKE A LOOK.
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  • ♪♪
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  • - AND WELCOME BACKTO THE WATCHMAN.
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  • WE ARE HERE AT THEMAJESTIC MOUNT HERMON,
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  • AND FOLKS SISTER, LOOKWHO WE RAN INTO HERE.
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  • DANNY THE DIGGER HERMAN.
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  • TODAY HE'S DANNYTHE SKIER, WATCHMAN
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  • CONTRIBUTOR HERE ON THESLOPES OF MOUNT HERMON.
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  • GREAT TO SEE YOUHERE, MY FRIEND.
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  • - GREAT TO BE WITH YOUEVEN AT THE TOP OF THE
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  • STATE OF ISRAEL.
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  • - YEAH.
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  • - WHAT A MAJESTICLOCATION.
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  • - I KNOW.
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  • I KNOW YOU LOVETHIS PLACE.
  • 00:10:03.108 --> 00:10:04.042
  • DANNY HAS BEEN TELLING USYOU HAVE TO COME TO
  • 00:10:04.142 --> 00:10:05.410
  • MOUNT HERMON.
  • 00:10:05.510 --> 00:10:06.478
  • NOW WE'RE HERE WITH YOU,AND HEY, WE'VE TALKED
  • 00:10:06.578 --> 00:10:08.814
  • ABOUT IT'S A GREATOBVIOUSLY TOURIST
  • 00:10:08.914 --> 00:10:11.283
  • DESTINATION, STRATEGICSECURITY IMPORTANCE, BUT
  • 00:10:11.383 --> 00:10:14.653
  • DANNY, INCREDIBLEBIBLICAL HISTORY HERE ON
  • 00:10:14.753 --> 00:10:18.256
  • MOUNT HERMON, BOTH THEOLD TESTAMENT AND THE
  • 00:10:18.357 --> 00:10:20.258
  • NEW TESTAMENT.
  • 00:10:20.359 --> 00:10:21.293
  • - AND THE NEW TESTAMENT.
  • 00:10:21.393 --> 00:10:22.227
  • - LET'S STARTWITH THE OLD.
  • 00:10:22.327 --> 00:10:23.328
  • - FIRST OF ALL THE NAMEHERMON IT IMPLIES THAT
  • 00:10:23.428 --> 00:10:25.964
  • IT'S A SACRED PLACE.
  • 00:10:26.064 --> 00:10:27.032
  • IT'S FROM THEWORD HAREM OR HARAM IN ARABIC.
  • 00:10:27.132 --> 00:10:29.568
  • IT MEANS SANCTIFIED ORRESERVED FOR SANCTITY.
  • 00:10:29.668 --> 00:10:33.205
  • AND THE RIDGE RIGHT INFRONT OF US, OKAY, NOW
  • 00:10:33.305 --> 00:10:36.208
  • YOU HAVE A MILITARY POSTBECAUSE IT'S CLOSE TO
  • 00:10:36.308 --> 00:10:38.110
  • THE BORDER.
  • 00:10:38.210 --> 00:10:39.411
  • IN THE MIDDLE AGES THEJEWS AND THE MUSLIMS
  • 00:10:39.511 --> 00:10:42.547
  • IDENTIFIED IT AS THEPLACE OF THE -- EVENT, AN
  • 00:10:42.648 --> 00:10:47.185
  • EVENT DOCUMENTED INCHAPTER 15 OF THE BOOK OF
  • 00:10:47.285 --> 00:10:50.188
  • GENESIS WHERE ABRAHAMIS COMMANDED TO GIVE
  • 00:10:50.288 --> 00:10:52.824
  • SACRIFICE, AND AT THE ENDGOD PROMISES HIM ONE DAY
  • 00:10:52.924 --> 00:10:57.562
  • YOU'RE DESCENDANTS WILLINHERIT ALL OF THIS.
  • 00:10:57.663 --> 00:11:00.399
  • - WOW.
  • 00:11:00.499 --> 00:11:01.500
  • YOU CAN SEE WHAT AVANTAGE POINT, SO GOD
  • 00:11:01.600 --> 00:11:02.968
  • ALMIGHTY SHOWED THEPATRIARCH ABRAHAM, THIS
  • 00:11:03.068 --> 00:11:05.170
  • IS WHERE HE SHOWEDHIM THE LAND.
  • 00:11:05.270 --> 00:11:07.105
  • - AND THE VIEW DOESN'TGET BETTER THAN HERE.
  • 00:11:07.205 --> 00:11:10.042
  • - NO.
  • 00:11:10.142 --> 00:11:11.043
  • - NOW, ALSO THE NEWTESTAMENT IN MY HUMBLE
  • 00:11:11.143 --> 00:11:13.311
  • OPINION RELATES TO THISAREA THE EVENT OF
  • 00:11:13.412 --> 00:11:15.714
  • THE TRANSFIGURATION.
  • 00:11:15.814 --> 00:11:17.349
  • NOW, I KNOW AND YOUPROBABLY KNOW MOST OF THE
  • 00:11:17.449 --> 00:11:19.518
  • CHRISTIANS IDENTIFY IT ONMOUNT TABOR JUST NEXT TO
  • 00:11:19.618 --> 00:11:22.320
  • NAZARETH, BUT FOR ONETHING MOUNT TABOR WAS
  • 00:11:22.421 --> 00:11:24.956
  • INHABITED IN THE FIRSTCENTURY AND THE TEXT
  • 00:11:25.057 --> 00:11:27.759
  • IMPLIES IT WAS AN EMPTYSPACE ON A EMPTY HILLTOP.
  • 00:11:27.859 --> 00:11:32.698
  • - AND JUSTTO REVIEW, THE
  • 00:11:32.798 --> 00:11:34.599
  • TRANSFIGURATION IS WHEREJESUS, HE'S ON TOP OF A
  • 00:11:34.700 --> 00:11:36.902
  • MOUNTAIN TOP.
  • 00:11:37.002 --> 00:11:37.936
  • HE'S WITH PETER, JAMESAND JOHN, KIND OF THE
  • 00:11:38.036 --> 00:11:39.538
  • INNER CIRCLE OF THEDISCIPLES, AND DANNY,
  • 00:11:39.638 --> 00:11:41.339
  • TURNS A RADIANT WHITEACCORDING TO IT
  • 00:11:41.440 --> 00:11:43.642
  • THE GOSPELS.
  • 00:11:43.742 --> 00:11:44.476
  • - RADIANT WHITE.
  • 00:11:44.576 --> 00:11:45.577
  • - MATTHEW, MARK ANDLUKE RECOUNT THIS.
  • 00:11:45.677 --> 00:11:47.112
  • A RADIANT DAZZLING WHITE,AND HE'S JOINED
  • 00:11:47.212 --> 00:11:50.015
  • BY ELIJAH.
  • 00:11:50.115 --> 00:11:51.783
  • - AND MOSES.
  • 00:11:51.883 --> 00:11:52.818
  • - AND MOSES.
  • 00:11:52.918 --> 00:11:53.819
  • - APPROVING HIS DIVINITYAND THE EVENT SOME
  • 00:11:53.919 --> 00:11:56.955
  • GOSPELS HAPPEN RIGHTAFTER HE'S IN CAESAREA
  • 00:11:57.055 --> 00:11:59.558
  • PHILIPPI WHICH WASRIGHT DOWN HERE.
  • 00:11:59.658 --> 00:12:01.426
  • - THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:12:01.526 --> 00:12:02.494
  • - IT MAKES MUCH MORESENSE THAT THEY CLIMBED
  • 00:12:02.594 --> 00:12:03.628
  • UP TO THIS SACREDMOUNTAIN AND EXPERIENCED
  • 00:12:03.729 --> 00:12:06.164
  • THIS RATHER THAN WALKALL THE WAY DOWN BACK TO
  • 00:12:06.264 --> 00:12:08.800
  • NAZARETH ANDMOUNT TABOR.
  • 00:12:08.900 --> 00:12:10.135
  • - YEAH, AND 2 PETER ALSORECOUNTS THAT PETER WAS
  • 00:12:10.235 --> 00:12:12.270
  • HERE OBVIOUSLY AT THE POINT OFTHE TRANSFIGURATION, AND
  • 00:12:12.370 --> 00:12:14.306
  • HE SAYS NUMBER ONE, THATA VOICE CAME FROM HEAVEN.
  • 00:12:14.406 --> 00:12:17.309
  • THIS IS MY SON.
  • 00:12:17.409 --> 00:12:18.276
  • I LOVE HIM.
  • 00:12:18.376 --> 00:12:19.144
  • LISTEN TO HIM.
  • 00:12:19.244 --> 00:12:20.378
  • AND NUMBER 2, PETER SAYSIT HAPPENED ON THE SACRED
  • 00:12:20.479 --> 00:12:23.815
  • PLACE, AND MOUNT HERMONAS YOU SAID MEANS THE
  • 00:12:23.915 --> 00:12:26.651
  • SACRED PLACE.
  • 00:12:26.752 --> 00:12:28.420
  • - THE SACRED PLACE,THE CONFINED PLACE FOR
  • 00:12:28.520 --> 00:12:30.455
  • SANCTITY, AND IT'S JUSTAFTER THE EVENT IN
  • 00:12:30.555 --> 00:12:33.191
  • CAESAREA PHILIPPI WHEREPETER IS GIVEN THE NAME
  • 00:12:33.291 --> 00:12:35.994
  • OR THE NICKNAME PETER.
  • 00:12:36.094 --> 00:12:37.596
  • - YES.
  • 00:12:37.696 --> 00:12:38.597
  • - PETROS, ROCK, OKAY,BECAUSE HIS FAITH IS
  • 00:12:38.697 --> 00:12:40.365
  • SO SOLID.
  • 00:12:40.465 --> 00:12:41.466
  • CAESAREA PHILIPPI ISACTUALLY RIGHT BENEATH US.
  • 00:12:41.566 --> 00:12:44.002
  • WE SHOULD FILMTHERE ALSO ONE DAY.
  • 00:12:44.102 --> 00:12:46.605
  • - WE SHOULD.
  • 00:12:46.705 --> 00:12:47.539
  • IT'S ANOTHER GREATPLACE HERE IN THE
  • 00:12:47.639 --> 00:12:49.141
  • LAND OF ISRAEL.
  • 00:12:49.241 --> 00:12:50.242
  • HEY, YOU KNOW ALSO WETALK ABOUT THE OLD
  • 00:12:50.342 --> 00:12:51.777
  • TESTAMENT CONNECTIONS TOMOUNT HERMON, THE BOOK
  • 00:12:51.877 --> 00:12:54.646
  • OF PSALMS TALKS ABOUTTHE DEW OF HERMON.
  • 00:12:54.746 --> 00:12:58.884
  • IT REALLY WAS A LEGENDARYPLACE IN THE MIND OF
  • 00:12:58.984 --> 00:13:00.385
  • ISRAELIS REALLY GOINGBACK 3.000 YEARS.
  • 00:13:00.485 --> 00:13:03.288
  • - HERMON AND THECARMEL ARE SYMBOLS OF
  • 00:13:03.388 --> 00:13:05.423
  • THE BEAUTY OF THECREATION OF GOD.
  • 00:13:05.524 --> 00:13:08.927
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:13:09.027 --> 00:13:09.928
  • - OKAY.
  • 00:13:10.028 --> 00:13:10.529
  • AND WHAT A PLACE.
  • 00:13:10.629 --> 00:13:11.663
  • - WHAT A PLACE.
  • 00:13:11.763 --> 00:13:12.497
  • - IT DOESN'T GETBETTER THAN THIS.
  • 00:13:12.597 --> 00:13:13.265
  • - IT IS.
  • 00:13:13.365 --> 00:13:14.266
  • DANNY, THIS IS JUSTABSOLUTELY STUNNING
  • 00:13:14.366 --> 00:13:15.534
  • AND BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:13:15.634 --> 00:13:16.668
  • WE WERE SAYING HEY, A LOTOF PEOPLE THINK ISRAEL IS
  • 00:13:16.768 --> 00:13:18.503
  • ALL DESERT.
  • 00:13:18.603 --> 00:13:19.371
  • IT'S IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
  • 00:13:19.471 --> 00:13:20.238
  • BUT NO, NO, NO.
  • 00:13:20.338 --> 00:13:21.373
  • WHAT A GEM HERE.
  • 00:13:21.473 --> 00:13:22.507
  • THE NORTHERN MOST POINTOF ISRAEL, MOUNT HERMON.
  • 00:13:22.607 --> 00:13:25.310
  • - SPECIALLY IN JANUARY,FEBRUARY AFTER THERE'S
  • 00:13:25.410 --> 00:13:27.245
  • SOME HEAVY SNOWIT'S MAJESTIC.
  • 00:13:27.345 --> 00:13:30.048
  • WE'RE LIKE IN THESWISS ALPS RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:13:30.148 --> 00:13:31.817
  • I LOVE IT.
  • 00:13:31.917 --> 00:13:33.485
  • - THIS IS ISRAEL.
  • 00:13:33.585 --> 00:13:34.319
  • THIS IS THE MIDDLEEAST, FOLKS.
  • 00:13:34.419 --> 00:13:35.287
  • MOUNT HERMON.
  • 00:13:35.387 --> 00:13:36.354
  • NOW, I DON'T WANT TOHOLD YOU UP ANY LONGER.
  • 00:13:36.454 --> 00:13:37.856
  • YOU'VE BEEN LOOKINGFORWARD TO GETTING UP
  • 00:13:37.956 --> 00:13:38.890
  • HERE ON A LITTLESKI VACATION.
  • 00:13:38.990 --> 00:13:40.425
  • - YES.
  • 00:13:40.525 --> 00:13:41.560
  • - SO DANNY THE DIGGERSLASH DANNY THE SKIER --
  • 00:13:41.660 --> 00:13:43.995
  • - IS GOING TO SLIDE ALLTHE WAY DOWN TO
  • 00:13:44.095 --> 00:13:45.530
  • CAESAREA PHILIPPI.
  • 00:13:45.630 --> 00:13:47.098
  • - THANK YOU, MY FRIEND.
  • 00:13:47.199 --> 00:13:47.999
  • GO AHEAD.
  • 00:13:48.099 --> 00:13:48.900
  • WE'LL SEE YOU SOONHERE IN THE LAND.
  • 00:13:49.000 --> 00:13:49.734
  • - OKAY. BYE.
  • 00:13:49.835 --> 00:13:50.969
  • - DANNY THE SKIER.
  • 00:13:51.069 --> 00:13:52.871
  • WATCHMAN CONTRIBUTORDANNY THE DIGGER HERMAN,
  • 00:13:52.971 --> 00:13:55.407
  • HE'S A MAN OFMANY TALENTS, FOLKS.
  • 00:13:55.507 --> 00:13:57.609
  • WHAT AN AMAZING PLACE.
  • 00:13:57.709 --> 00:13:59.344
  • BY THE WAY, ANOTHERINTERESTING DETAIL
  • 00:13:59.444 --> 00:14:01.880
  • ABOUT MOUNT HERMON ISTHAT SOME BIBLE SCHOLARS
  • 00:14:01.980 --> 00:14:04.649
  • BELIEVE IT'S THE PLACEWHERE FALLEN ANGELS
  • 00:14:04.749 --> 00:14:07.419
  • DESCENDED TO THE EARTH INTHE PERIOD BEFORE NOAH.
  • 00:14:07.519 --> 00:14:11.122
  • MAYBE WE'LL INVESTIGATETHAT IN A FUTURE
  • 00:14:11.223 --> 00:14:13.892
  • WATCHMAN SEGMENT.
  • 00:14:13.992 --> 00:14:14.926
  • BUT UP NEXT, WE'RESTAYING IN NORTHERN
  • 00:14:15.026 --> 00:14:17.195
  • ISRAEL TO TAKE YOU TO ANANCIENT SYNAGOGUE THAT'S
  • 00:14:17.295 --> 00:14:19.831
  • BEEN MIRACULOUSLYRESTORED.
  • 00:14:19.931 --> 00:14:22.000
  • FIND OUT HOW THIS HOUSEOF WORSHIP CAME BACK TO
  • 00:14:22.100 --> 00:14:24.703
  • LIFE AFTER THE BREAK.
  • 00:14:24.803 --> 00:14:26.338
  • STICK AROUND.
  • 00:14:26.438 --> 00:14:28.273
  • - CUFI'S MISSION ISTO EDUCATE AND EMPOWER
  • 00:14:29.140 --> 00:14:31.343
  • MILLIONS OF AMERICANCHRISTIANS TO SPEAK WITH
  • 00:14:31.443 --> 00:14:33.545
  • ONE VOICE IN DEFENSEOF ISRAEL AND THE
  • 00:14:33.645 --> 00:14:35.814
  • JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 00:14:35.914 --> 00:14:36.915
  • THERE'S SEVERAL WAYS YOUCAN LEARN MORE ABOUT
  • 00:14:37.015 --> 00:14:38.783
  • ISRAEL EVERY DAY THROUGHCUFI'S DYNAMIC RESOURCES.
  • 00:14:38.884 --> 00:14:41.953
  • THE CUFI COFFEE BREAKIS A WEEKLY BITE-SIZED
  • 00:14:42.053 --> 00:14:45.323
  • ISRAEL LESSON DELIVEREDTO YOUR E-MAIL INBOX.
  • 00:14:45.423 --> 00:14:48.059
  • DIVE INTO TOPICS LIKE THEFORGOTTEN JEWISH REFUGEES,
  • 00:14:48.159 --> 00:14:50.929
  • ISRAEL'S AGRICULTURALCOMMUNITIES CALLED
  • 00:14:51.029 --> 00:14:54.666
  • KIBBUTZ AND THE HAMASROCKET THREAT WITH
  • 00:14:54.766 --> 00:14:56.735
  • OPTIONS TO DIGDEEPER EACH WEEK.
  • 00:14:56.835 --> 00:14:58.703
  • EVERY LESSON CAN BE READIN UNDER FIVE MINUTES
  • 00:14:58.803 --> 00:15:01.106
  • WHILE YOU'RE MAKINGA CUP OF COFFEE.
  • 00:15:01.206 --> 00:15:02.807
  • PLUS, STAY INFORMED ONALL THE LATEST NEWS OUT
  • 00:15:02.908 --> 00:15:05.377
  • OF ISRAEL AND HOWIT AFFECTS YOU BY
  • 00:15:05.477 --> 00:15:07.379
  • SUBSCRIBING TO CUFI'SDAILY BRIEFING.
  • 00:15:07.479 --> 00:15:09.781
  • IT'S A DAILY NEWSROUND-UP OF IMPORTANT
  • 00:15:09.881 --> 00:15:11.883
  • ISRAEL RELATED HEADLINESSO YOU'RE ALWAYS
  • 00:15:11.983 --> 00:15:14.352
  • UP-TO-DATE WHEN ITCOMES TO ISRAEL.
  • 00:15:14.452 --> 00:15:17.255
  • FOLLOW CUFI ON FACEBOOK,YOUTUBE, AND INSTAGRAM
  • 00:15:17.355 --> 00:15:19.858
  • FOR DAILY CONTENTINCLUDING VIDEOS, NEWS
  • 00:15:19.958 --> 00:15:22.694
  • ARTICLES, BREAKING NEWS,DEVOTIONALS, FUN FACTS,
  • 00:15:22.794 --> 00:15:26.131
  • AND MORE.
  • 00:15:26.231 --> 00:15:28.333
  • ♪♪
  • 00:15:28.433 --> 00:15:52.090
  • - ERICK, LET'S GO INSIDE.
  • 00:15:52.190 --> 00:15:52.958
  • LOTS TO SEE.
  • 00:15:53.058 --> 00:15:53.658
  • - LET'S TAKE A LOOK.
  • 00:15:53.758 --> 00:15:54.392
  • I CAN'T WAIT.
  • 00:15:54.492 --> 00:15:55.493
  • I'VE HEARD SO MUCH ABOUTTHIS PLACE, YAAKOV, AND
  • 00:15:55.593 --> 00:15:56.361
  • NOW I AM HERE.
  • 00:15:56.461 --> 00:15:57.629
  • - HISTORY WITHYOUR OWN EYES.
  • 00:15:57.729 --> 00:15:59.464
  • - YES. WOW. UNBELIEVABLE.
  • 00:15:59.564 --> 00:16:05.804
  • IT'S SO WELL PRESERVEDAND RESTORED.
  • 00:16:05.904 --> 00:16:08.440
  • - YES.
  • 00:16:08.540 --> 00:16:09.407
  • - JUST AMAZING.
  • 00:16:09.507 --> 00:16:10.608
  • AND LOOK AT THIS.
  • 00:16:10.709 --> 00:16:12.510
  • THIS IS PROBABLYTHE HIGHLIGHT.
  • 00:16:12.610 --> 00:16:15.080
  • - THIS IS THE HIGHLIGHT.
  • 00:16:15.180 --> 00:16:16.414
  • I WOULD SAY, YOUKNOW, WHEN THE FIRST
  • 00:16:16.514 --> 00:16:18.850
  • ARCHAEOLOGISTS CAME TOTHIS SITE, WE'RE TALKING
  • 00:16:18.950 --> 00:16:21.519
  • ABOUT THE LATE 1800S,THEN AS LONG AS PEOPLE
  • 00:16:21.619 --> 00:16:24.923
  • KEPT ON COMING THERE'S ABIG ARGUMENT, IS THIS A
  • 00:16:25.023 --> 00:16:26.825
  • JEWISH PLACE OR NOT?
  • 00:16:26.925 --> 00:16:28.259
  • AND WE'RE NOW STANDING INTHE SYNAGOGUE, AND YOU
  • 00:16:28.360 --> 00:16:31.529
  • KNOW SYNAGOGUE IN HEBREWIS [ SPEAKING HEBREW ]
  • 00:16:31.629 --> 00:16:33.965
  • WHICH MEANS THEHOUSE OF GATHERING.
  • 00:16:34.065 --> 00:16:35.467
  • THIS IS THE HEARTOF THE COMMUNITY.
  • 00:16:35.567 --> 00:16:37.268
  • THIS IS WHERE EVERYONEMEETS, YOU KNOW, THREE
  • 00:16:37.369 --> 00:16:39.170
  • TIMES A DAY, OFCOURSE ON THE WEEKEND.
  • 00:16:39.270 --> 00:16:40.705
  • SO THIS IS REALLY THEHEART OF THE VILLAGE.
  • 00:16:40.805 --> 00:16:42.707
  • AND 2 MAIN THINGS PROVETO US THAT THIS IS
  • 00:16:42.807 --> 00:16:46.444
  • A SYNAGOGUE.
  • 00:16:46.544 --> 00:16:47.879
  • ONE, THAT THE DIRECTIONOF THE PRAYER, OKAY.
  • 00:16:47.979 --> 00:16:50.348
  • WE'RE NOW STANDINGTOWARDS JERUSALEM.
  • 00:16:50.448 --> 00:16:52.784
  • - YES.
  • 00:16:52.884 --> 00:16:53.885
  • - AND THE SECOND THING,THIS IS THE TORAH ARK.
  • 00:16:53.985 --> 00:16:55.820
  • WE HAVE HERE AMENORAH ON IT.
  • 00:16:55.920 --> 00:16:58.023
  • WE SEE JEWISH SYMBOLS.
  • 00:16:58.123 --> 00:16:59.290
  • - CLEARLY JEWISH.
  • 00:16:59.391 --> 00:17:00.759
  • - SO YOU UNDERSTANDTHIS IS JEWISH.
  • 00:17:00.859 --> 00:17:02.060
  • NOW, JUST UNDERSTAND THISWAS A PILE OF STONE AND
  • 00:17:02.160 --> 00:17:06.131
  • SOME SEVERAL I WOULD SAYCRAZY ARCHAEOLOGISTS SAID
  • 00:17:06.231 --> 00:17:09.567
  • THERE'S SOMETHING HERE.
  • 00:17:09.667 --> 00:17:12.537
  • THEY PUT LITTLE CHIPS INEVERY STONE IN THE PILE,
  • 00:17:12.637 --> 00:17:15.206
  • AND THEY WERE ABLE TOCREATE A 3D IMAGE OF
  • 00:17:15.306 --> 00:17:18.243
  • WHERE EACH PIECE GOES.
  • 00:17:18.343 --> 00:17:20.345
  • WHAT THIS PLACE LOOKEDLIKE 1500 YEARS AGO WHEN
  • 00:17:20.445 --> 00:17:22.814
  • IT WAS DESTROYED BY ANEARTHQUAKE AND THE JEWS
  • 00:17:22.914 --> 00:17:25.850
  • HAD TO LIVE THIS VILLAGE.
  • 00:17:25.950 --> 00:17:27.552
  • AND HERE WE ARE 20YEARS AFTER THEY BEGAN.
  • 00:17:27.652 --> 00:17:32.157
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:17:32.257 --> 00:17:33.058
  • - WE'RE STANDING HERE.
  • 00:17:33.158 --> 00:17:34.359
  • THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKED-ALMOST WHAT IT LOOKED
  • 00:17:34.459 --> 00:17:35.827
  • LIKE 1500 YEARS AGO.
  • 00:17:35.927 --> 00:17:36.828
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:17:36.928 --> 00:17:38.296
  • - AND YOU KNOW, WE'RESTANDING HERE, AND FOR ME
  • 00:17:38.396 --> 00:17:39.397
  • IT'S ALWAYS VERY MOVINGTO STAND HERE AS YOU KNOW
  • 00:17:39.497 --> 00:17:42.000
  • A JEW, AS A GOLANRESIDENT AND I'M
  • 00:17:42.100 --> 00:17:43.835
  • STANDING HERE.
  • 00:17:43.935 --> 00:17:45.270
  • WE HAVE BAR MITZVAHCELEBRATIONS HERE.
  • 00:17:45.370 --> 00:17:47.272
  • WE HAVE WEDDINGS HERE.
  • 00:17:47.372 --> 00:17:49.741
  • EVERY GROUP I HAVE HEREWE COME TO PRAY HERE, AND
  • 00:17:49.841 --> 00:17:51.443
  • YOU'RE STANDING PRAYINGIN FRONT OF THE ARCH AND
  • 00:17:51.543 --> 00:17:53.044
  • YOU KNOW YOU'RE FORFATHERS WERE PRAYING HERE
  • 00:17:53.144 --> 00:17:55.180
  • JUST THOUSANDSOF YEARS AGO.
  • 00:17:55.280 --> 00:17:56.514
  • - YEAH, YAAKOV,THAT'S AMAZING.
  • 00:17:56.614 --> 00:17:57.682
  • WHAT'S ALSO INCREDIBLE ISTHAT WHERE WE'RE STANDING
  • 00:17:57.782 --> 00:18:00.652
  • INSIDE RIGHT NOW NOT TOOLONG AGO THIS WAS RUBBLE.
  • 00:18:00.752 --> 00:18:02.887
  • - THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:18:02.987 --> 00:18:05.290
  • - AND TO BE RESTORED BITBY BIT, BLOCK BY BLOCK,
  • 00:18:05.390 --> 00:18:06.091
  • PILLAR BY PILLARIS JUST AMAZING.
  • 00:18:06.191 --> 00:18:09.427
  • GIVE US A LITTLE BITMORE INFORMATION ON THE
  • 00:18:09.527 --> 00:18:12.530
  • RELEVANCE, THESIGNIFICANCE OF THE ARK
  • 00:18:12.630 --> 00:18:16.000
  • AND WHAT HAPPENED HEREWITH THE TORAH IN THIS
  • 00:18:16.101 --> 00:18:18.603
  • SECTION OF THE SYNAGOGUE.
  • 00:18:18.703 --> 00:18:20.071
  • - SO FIRST OF ALL, WHATYOU JUST SAID I THINK IS
  • 00:18:20.171 --> 00:18:21.773
  • MAYBE THE ESSENCEOF ISRAEL.
  • 00:18:21.873 --> 00:18:22.907
  • YOU HAVE HISTORY ANDYOU HAVE INNOVATION.
  • 00:18:23.007 --> 00:18:26.177
  • A VERY VIBRANT INNOVATIVECULTURE, AND IT
  • 00:18:26.277 --> 00:18:29.481
  • COMES TOGETHER HERE.
  • 00:18:29.581 --> 00:18:30.615
  • INNOVATION IS WHAT ISABLE TO CREATE THE
  • 00:18:30.715 --> 00:18:33.284
  • RESTORATIONOF THIS PLACE.
  • 00:18:33.384 --> 00:18:34.819
  • WHEN YOU PRAY IN ASYNAGOGUE, SO THE
  • 00:18:34.919 --> 00:18:37.956
  • SYNAGOGUES, YOU KNOW,BACK THEN WERE THE WHOLE
  • 00:18:38.056 --> 00:18:40.558
  • COMMUNITY WOULDSIT AROUND.
  • 00:18:40.658 --> 00:18:41.493
  • - UH-HUH.
  • 00:18:41.593 --> 00:18:42.427
  • - SO THEY CANSEE EACH OTHER.
  • 00:18:42.527 --> 00:18:43.394
  • IT'S A LITTLE BITDIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE
  • 00:18:43.495 --> 00:18:45.463
  • SEE IN SOME OF THESYNAGOGUES, DIFFERENT
  • 00:18:45.563 --> 00:18:46.965
  • TRADITIONS TODAY.
  • 00:18:47.065 --> 00:18:48.066
  • BUT THIS IS WHERE THETORAH SCROLLS WERE.
  • 00:18:48.166 --> 00:18:49.734
  • - WOW.
  • 00:18:49.834 --> 00:18:50.869
  • - AND TWICE A WEEK ANDTHEN ON SABBATH YOU READ
  • 00:18:50.969 --> 00:18:52.937
  • FROM THE TORAH SCROLLS.
  • 00:18:53.037 --> 00:18:53.838
  • THE WEEKLY PORTION.
  • 00:18:53.938 --> 00:18:55.073
  • SO EVERYONE IS PRAYINGTOWARDS THIS DIRECTION.
  • 00:18:55.173 --> 00:18:58.676
  • THIS SPECIFIC PROJECTWOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED IF
  • 00:18:58.776 --> 00:19:01.212
  • NOT FOR THE PERSONALSUPPORT OF THE PRIME
  • 00:19:01.312 --> 00:19:03.047
  • MINISTER OF ISRAEL WHOCAME HERE HIMSELF FOR THE
  • 00:19:03.148 --> 00:19:05.750
  • DAY THEY REOPENEDTHE SYNAGOGUE.
  • 00:19:05.850 --> 00:19:08.286
  • I TOLD YOU HE HAS A LOTOF RESPECT HERE, A VERY
  • 00:19:08.386 --> 00:19:11.089
  • DEEP CONNECTION, ANDYOU KNOW, THOUSANDS OF
  • 00:19:11.189 --> 00:19:14.125
  • VISITORS ARE COMING HEREEVERY MONTH BECAUSE YOU
  • 00:19:14.225 --> 00:19:16.261
  • CAN TOUCH HISTORY HERE.
  • 00:19:16.361 --> 00:19:17.428
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:19:17.529 --> 00:19:18.630
  • - AND I'D LIKE TO JUSTSHARE WITH YOU ONE MORE
  • 00:19:18.730 --> 00:19:20.698
  • IMPORTANT THING WHICHPERSONALLY INSPIRES ME.
  • 00:19:20.798 --> 00:19:23.067
  • LET'S TALK ABOUT WHORESTORED THIS PLACE.
  • 00:19:23.168 --> 00:19:26.204
  • ONE OF THE ARCHAEOLOGISTSHIS NAME IS --
  • 00:19:26.304 --> 00:19:28.973
  • AND HE'S A VERY FAMOUSARCHAEOLOGIST IN ISRAEL,
  • 00:19:29.073 --> 00:19:31.609
  • BUT ONE THING PEOPLEDON'T KNOW ABOUT HIM IS
  • 00:19:31.709 --> 00:19:33.845
  • THAT HE IS ONE OF THEBRAVE FIGHTERS IN THE
  • 00:19:33.945 --> 00:19:35.980
  • 1973 YOM KIPPUR WAR.
  • 00:19:36.080 --> 00:19:38.082
  • HE WAS THERE ON THE FRONTLINES FACING THE MASS
  • 00:19:38.183 --> 00:19:40.885
  • SYRIAN ATTACK, AND HE WASTHERE FIGHTING WITH HIS
  • 00:19:40.985 --> 00:19:43.488
  • FELLOW PARATROOPERS, ANDHE COMES BACK DECADES
  • 00:19:43.588 --> 00:19:46.291
  • LATER TO THE LAND HEPROTECTED AND ALMOST LOST
  • 00:19:46.391 --> 00:19:49.194
  • HIS LIFE FOR, AND HEBRINGS THE JEWISH LIFE,
  • 00:19:49.294 --> 00:19:52.363
  • THE JEWISH HISTORYBACK TO LIFE HERE.
  • 00:19:52.463 --> 00:19:54.566
  • - AMAZING.
  • 00:19:54.666 --> 00:19:55.733
  • AS I SAID THERE WERE SOMEFIERCE BATTLES HERE IN
  • 00:19:55.833 --> 00:19:57.202
  • THE GOLANIN '67 AND '73.
  • 00:19:57.302 --> 00:19:59.404
  • WOW.
  • 00:19:59.504 --> 00:20:00.104
  • THAT IS AMAZING.
  • 00:20:00.205 --> 00:20:01.206
  • HEY, LAST QUESTION,NUMBER ONE, CAN YOU JUST
  • 00:20:01.306 --> 00:20:03.675
  • HAMMER THE POINT HOMESOME MORE THAT THERE WAS
  • 00:20:03.775 --> 00:20:06.844
  • ALWAYS JEWISH LIFE HEREIN THE LAND OF ISRAEL.
  • 00:20:06.945 --> 00:20:09.981
  • YES, THE TEMPLE WASDESTROYED IN A.D.
  • 00:20:10.081 --> 00:20:11.516
  • 70, YES AFTER THE -- REVOLT IN130, 134, THE JEWISH
  • 00:20:11.616 --> 00:20:17.121
  • PEOPLE WERE DISPERSED.
  • 00:20:17.222 --> 00:20:18.423
  • BUT THERE WAS ALWAYS AJEWISH PRESENCE HERE OVER
  • 00:20:18.523 --> 00:20:21.092
  • THAT 2.000 YEAR PERIODEVEN BEFORE 1948.
  • 00:20:21.192 --> 00:20:24.162
  • - YOU KNOW, JEWSALWAYS LIVED HERE.
  • 00:20:24.262 --> 00:20:27.498
  • THE QUESTION IS WHERE.
  • 00:20:27.599 --> 00:20:29.000
  • AT CERTAIN TIMES THEYCOULDN'T LIVE IN
  • 00:20:29.100 --> 00:20:30.602
  • JERUSALEM, BUT WE KNOWTHERE WERE ALWAYS HERE,
  • 00:20:30.702 --> 00:20:32.604
  • AND SOMETHING THAT REALLYGIVES ME INSPIRATION IS
  • 00:20:32.704 --> 00:20:35.139
  • THAT, YOU KNOW, THE JEWSWERE HERE ALONG THE YEARS
  • 00:20:35.240 --> 00:20:37.408
  • BUT THEY WEREN'T INCONTROL OF THE LAND.
  • 00:20:37.508 --> 00:20:38.943
  • AND THE LANDWAS DESERTED.
  • 00:20:39.043 --> 00:20:40.411
  • AND WE KNOW THERE AREPROPHETS THAT SAY THAT
  • 00:20:40.511 --> 00:20:42.480
  • WHEN THE JEWS COME BACKTO THE LAND, IT WOULD
  • 00:20:42.580 --> 00:20:44.816
  • START BLOSSOMING.
  • 00:20:44.916 --> 00:20:46.317
  • AND YOU SEE HOW WHEN THEEARLY ZIONIST PIONEERS
  • 00:20:46.417 --> 00:20:48.519
  • START COMING HERE ARE,SUDDENLY SOMETHING IS
  • 00:20:48.620 --> 00:20:50.021
  • WAKING UP AFTER CENTURIESOF THERE'S NOTHING HERE.
  • 00:20:50.121 --> 00:20:53.558
  • SUDDENLY THE PLACEIS FLOURISHING.
  • 00:20:53.658 --> 00:20:55.126
  • - WE'RE TALKING BIBLICALARCHAEOLOGY THIS WEEK,
  • 00:20:55.226 --> 00:20:57.495
  • AND I CAN'T THINK OF ABETTER WAY TO RAP UP THE
  • 00:20:57.595 --> 00:21:00.198
  • SHOW THAN WITHOUR NEXT STORY.
  • 00:21:00.298 --> 00:21:02.667
  • DEEP WITHIN THE CHRISTIANQUARTER OF JERUSALEM'S
  • 00:21:02.767 --> 00:21:05.536
  • OLD CITY, A PALESTINIANARAB SHOPKEEPER IS
  • 00:21:05.637 --> 00:21:08.740
  • BRINGING THE BIBLE TOLIFE FOR HIS CUSTOMERS.
  • 00:21:08.840 --> 00:21:11.676
  • AND SPEAKING THE TRUTH.
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  • TAKE A LOOK.
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