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October 25, 2019
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The Watchman with Erick Stakelbeck

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  • ERICK STAKELBECK: THIS WEEK, IT'S A WATCHMAN EXCLUSIVE.
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  • WE'RE AT THE CITY OF DAVID, ANCIENT JERUSALEM,
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  • FOR AN UP-CLOSE LOOK
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  • AT A GROUNDBREAKING NEW ARCHEOLOGICAL FIND.
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  • - THE EPIGRAPHY, THE SHAPE OF THE LETTERS,
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  • DATES THE INSCRIPTION TO LATE SEVENTH, EARLY SIXTH CENTURY.
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  • - ERICK STAKELBECK: PLEASE CONTINUE AS I JUST ADMIRE
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  • THIS INCREDIBLE ARCHEOLOGICAL FIND, 2600 YEARS OLD.
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  • SEE HOW ARCHEOLOGY IS CONFIRMING THE TRUTH
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  • OF THE BIBLE, AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR ISRAEL AND FOR YOU.
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  • - IT'S LIKE A SHALOM FROM THE PAST SAYING "HEY,
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  • "WE WENT THROUGH SOME OF THE SAME CHALLENGES
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  • "YOU'RE FACING TODAY.
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  • "WE GOT THROUGH IT; YOU'LL GET THROUGH IT TOO."
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  • [ERICK STAKELBECK] STEP INTO THE PAGES OF THE BIBLE
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  • IN JERUSALEM THIS WEEK,
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  • ONLY RIGHT HERE ON THE WATCHMAN.
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  • (INTENSE MUSIC)
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  • (INTENSE MUSIC)
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  • (INTENSE MUSIC)
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  • - AND WELCOME TO THE WATCHMAN FROM JERUSALEM.
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  • THIS WEEK WE ARE BRINGING YOU
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  • ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING PROGRAMS WE'VE EVER DONE
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  • HERE ON THE WATCHMAN.
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  • YOU ARE GOING TO GET AN EXCLUSIVE, UP-CLOSE LOOK
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  • AT ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT ARCHEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES
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  • IN RECENT MEMORY HERE IN ISRAEL.
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  • NOW, WE'RE NOT GONNA GIVE IT AWAY JUST YET,
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  • BUT HERE ARE SOME HINTS:
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  • IT DATES BACK TO THE TIME OF KING SOLOMON'S TEMPLE,
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  • AND IT HAS A TIE TO ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS KINGS
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  • IN ALL OF THE BIBLE.
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  • DO I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION YET?
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  • GOOD, THEN LET'S HEAD TO THE CITY OF DAVID,
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  • ANCIENT JERUSALEM, WITH DR. YIFTAH SHALEV
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  • OF THE ISRAEL ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY.
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  • GET READY TO SEE THE BIBLE COME TO LIFE
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  • BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES.
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  • BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES.
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  • WELL, YIFTAH, THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US HERE TODAY
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  • ON THE WATCHMAN SHOW.
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  • - NO PROBLEM. - IT IS GREAT
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  • TO HAVE YOU WITH US, AND WE ARE IN RIGHT NOW
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  • IN WHAT I THINK MAY BE THE MOST EXCITING PLACE
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  • IN ALL OF JERUSALEM, AND THAT'S SAYING SOMETHING.
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  • TELL US WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW, AND WHY IT'S SO IMPORTANT.
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  • - ALL RIGHT, SO, WE ARE NOW STANDING
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  • IN THE ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE THAT'S CALLED GIVATI PARKING LOT,
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  • IT'S BECAUSE OF THE PARKING LOT
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  • THAT USED TO BE HERE UP TO 15 YEARS AGO.
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  • - [ERICK] SO THIS PLACE WAS A PARKING LOT;
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  • THERE WERE CARS WHERE WE'RE STANDING RIGHT NOW?
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  • - RIGHT.
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  • WE ARE NOW LOCATED JUST OUTSIDE THE ANCIENT CITY OF DAVID,
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  • OUTSIDE OF THE CORE.
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  • THE CITY OF DAVID IS RIGHT BEHIND US.
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  • - [ERICK] YEAH, RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET.
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  • - THIS IS WHERE THE RIDGE USED TO BE,
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  • THE RIDGE OF THE CITY OF DAVID.
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  • AND IF WE WERE STANDING HERE THREE THOUSAND YEARS AGO,
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  • WE'D BE STANDING ON A VERY STEEP SLOPE,
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  • SLOPING FROM THE RIDGE WESTWARD TOWARD A STREAM
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  • THAT WAS RUNNING BASICALLY WHERE WE ARE STANDING RIGHT NOW,
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  • BUT ABOUT 50 METERS OR 40 METERS BELOW US.
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  • YEARS AGO, THEY FOUND REMAINS
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  • FROM ALMOST TWO THOUSAND YEARS.
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  • THE UPPERMOST ONE IS FROM THE ABBASID PERIOD,
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  • ABOUT ONE THOUSAND YEARS AGO.
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  • - THAT'S AN ISLAMIC PERIOD, THE ABBASID CALIPHATE, YEAH.
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  • - AND THE FARTHER DOWN THAT WE GO,
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  • WE'RE GOING BACK IN TIME MORE OR LESS
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  • TO THE NINTH CENTURY B.C.,
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  • SO WE GOT REMAINS FROM TWO THOUSAND YEARS
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  • OF PEOPLE WHO LIVED HERE, A LAYER ABOVE A LAYER.
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  • - AND YOU'RE GOING NEARLY BACK THREE THOUSAND YEARS,
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  • TO 900 B.C., RIGHT?
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  • FROM THE TIME OF SOLOMON'S TEMPLE, THE FIRST TEMPLE.
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  • - YEAH, WELL NOW WHEN YOU REACH THE BEDROCK,
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  • YOU FIND REMAINS FROM THE FIRST TEMPLE PERIOD,
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  • HOUSES, DWELLING, PRIVATE HOUSES, PUBLIC HOUSES;
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  • ONE OF THEM WE'RE ABOUT TO SEE VERY SOON.
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  • - NOW, YIFTAH, YOU GUYS ARE WORKING EVERY DAY HERE
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  • AT THE GIVATI PARKING LOT DIG,
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  • WORKING HARD, DIGGING DOWN TO THE FIRST TEMPLE PERIOD.
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  • HOW BIG IS YOUR TEAM HERE OF ARCHEOLOGISTS?
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  • - OKAY, FIRST, OUR TEAM IS A VERY UNIQUE PROJECT
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  • HERE IN ISRAEL;
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  • IT'S A CO-ORGANIZATION OF ISRAEL ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY
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  • AND TEL-AVIV UNIVERSITY.
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  • WE ARE ABOUT FOUR OR FIVE ARCHEOLOGISTS HERE
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  • WITH A TEAM OF ABOUT 25, 30 WORKERS
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  • THAT WORK HERE AT THE DIG EVERY TIME.
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  • WE ARE DIVIDING THE WORKERS ACCORDING TO THE DIFFERENT AREAS
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  • THAT WE ARE DIGGING, BUT BASICALLY THIS IS THE TEAM.
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  • IT'S A SMALL EXCAVATION; WE'RE DIGGING SLOWLY,
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  • WE'RE DIGGING ACCORDING TO THE RULES OF MODERN ARCHEOLOGY,
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  • TRYING TO FIND AS MUCH INFORMATION AS WE CAN.
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  • - NOW, WE LOVE COMING HERE TO THE CITY OF DAVID,
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  • WE LOVE COMING TO THE GIVATI PARKING LOT EXCAVATION,
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  • WE WERE HERE A FEW YEARS AGO,
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  • BUT WE'RE HERE TODAY FOR A PARTICULARLY SPECIAL REASON,
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  • AND WE'RE GONNA GO TAKE A LOOK AT IT RIGHT NOW,
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  • WHAT I WOULD CALL A GROUNDBREAKING
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  • - OKAY, I CAN LIVE WITH THAT.
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  • - AND YOU WERE HANDS-ON WITH THIS DISCOVERY.
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  • - EXACTLY. - SO YIFTAH, LEAD THE WAY.
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  • LET'S GO, LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT HOW HISTORY WAS MADE.
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  • - COME ON, LET'S GO.
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  • (INTENSE MUSIC)
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  • (INTENSE MUSIC)
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  • - YIFTAH, I THINK IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING SEGMENTS
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  • WE'VE EVER DONE ON THE WATCHMAN SHOW.
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  • WHERE ARE WE RIGHT NOW?
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  • - OKAY, WE ARE NOW ENTERING ONE OF THE ROOMS
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  • OF A MASSIVE STRUCTURE FROM THE PERIOD OF THE FIRST TEMPLE.
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  • YOU CAN SEE THAT WE ARE NOW STANDING IN A ROOM
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  • THAT WAS PRESERVED PERFECTLY.
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  • - YIFTAH, IT'S AMAZING.
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  • THESE WALLS ARE SO WELL PRESERVED,
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  • IT LOOKS LIKE THEY WOULD STILL WORK TODAY.
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  • - YEAH, THAT'S TRUE.
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  • I MEAN, THIS HOUSE WAS PRESERVED ALMOST COMPLETELY.
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  • THE WALL STAND FOR TWO AND A HALF METERS TALL,
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  • AND THIS IS SOMETHING
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  • WHICH IS VERY RARE IN ARCHEOLOGY USUALLY,
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  • AND HERE IN JERUSALEM ESPECIALLY,
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  • 'CAUSE THIS IS A TOWN WHICH IS LIVED,
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  • SO PEOPLE KEEP BUILDING AND DIGGING INTO THE GROUND.
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  • BUT THIS HOUSE WAS BURNED IN A BIG FIRE,
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  • MOST PROBABLY IN THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM
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  • IN 586 B.C. BY THE BABYLONIANS.
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  • - WOW. - WE KNOW THAT
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  • BECAUSE ON THE FLOOR OF THE STRUCTURE,
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  • WHERE WE ARE STANDING RIGHT NOW,
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  • WE FOUND LOTS OF POTTERY VESSEL WHICH DATES TO THAT PERIOD.
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  • - AND BY THE WAY, FOLKS,
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  • THIS IS AN ACTIVE ARCHEOLOGICAL DIG RIGHT NOW;
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  • THIS IS A WATCHMAN EXCLUSIVE.
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  • WE'RE ON THIS ACTIVE DIG WITH YIFTAH,
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  • ATAULLAH'S HERE WORKING HARD UNCOVERING WHO KNOWS WHAT
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  • UNDER THE ANCIENT RUBBLE AND DIRT HERE,
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  • SO AMAZING TO BE HERE.
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  • BUT THE BABYLONIAN DESTRUCTION,
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  • THE NOTORIOUS BABYLONIAN DESTRUCTION, YIFTAH,
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  • WHICH REALLY LEVELED THIS AREA.
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  • - YEAH, SO WHAT HAPPENED,
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  • THE STRUCTURE THAT WE'RE NOW STANDING ON HAD TWO FLOORS,
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  • BUT WHEN IT BURNED DOWN,
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  • THE WALLS OF THE UPPER FLOOR JUST COLLAPSED.
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  • - ALL THE DEBRIS CAME, OKAY,
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  • SMASHED RIGHT THROUGH THE CEILING, PROBABLY.
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  • - EXACTLY, SO WHILE DIGGING HERE,
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  • WE HAD TO REMOVE TWO AND A HALF METERS OF DEBRIS,
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  • BUT THIS IS WHY THE ROOM PRESERVED SO NICELY.
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  • NOW, WHEN WE GO TO THE FLOOR, WE FOUND, AS I SAID BEFORE,
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  • LOTS OF POTTERY VESSELS AND OTHER STUFF,
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  • BUT WE ALSO FOUND A VERY SMALL AND INTERESTING FIND,
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  • WHICH IS THIS SEAL WHICH I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU RIGHT NOW.
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  • USUALLY IT'S KEPT IN THE SAFE, OF COURSE, BUT--
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  • - YEAH FOLKS, THIS IS THE REAL DEAL.
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  • YOU'RE ABOUT TO SEE WHAT IT IS; I WON'T GIVE IT AWAY YET.
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  • - SO THIS TINY STONE IS ACTUALLY A SEAL.
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  • YOU CAN SEE THE ENGRAVING OF LETTERS IN ANCIENT HEBREW,
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  • AND THE WRITING'S A NAME OF A PERSON,
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  • (SPEAKS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE), AKAR, SON OF MATANYAHU.
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  • NOW, WE DON'T KNOW WHO THE PERSON IS,
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  • BECAUSE AKAR THE NAME IS UNIQUE;
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  • IT'S THE FIRST TIME THAT WE MEET THIS NAME,
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  • EITHER FROM THE BIBLE
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  • OR FROM ANY OTHER TEXT FROM THAT PERIOD.
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  • SO WE DON'T KNOW WHO THE PERSON IS,
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  • BUT THE FACT THAT HE LIVED IN THIS HOUSE, HAD HIS OWN SEAL,
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  • MEANS THAT HE WAS SOME KIND OF A HIGH OFFICER, PROBABLY.
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  • - AN IMPORTANT, MAYBE, GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL?
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  • - MIGHT BE.
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  • - AND THE NAME MATANYAHU, BY THE WAY,
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  • IS MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE MANY TIMES.
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  • THE OTHER NAME ON THERE--
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  • - YEAH, THE NAME MATANYAHU IS COMMON, IT'S KNOWN.
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  • - SO YIFTAH, THIS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN A HOUSE;
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  • THIS MAY HAVE BEEN MORE LIKE A GOVERNMENT
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  • OR MUNICIPAL BUILDING.
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  • WE DON'T QUITE KNOW, BUT THAT'S A POSSIBILITY?
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  • - IT'S MOST LIKELY, ACTUALLY.
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  • IT IS WHAT WE WOULD CALL IN ARCHEOLOGY A PUBLIC HOUSE.
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  • IT'S NOT ONLY A DWELLING, A PLACE WHERE SOMEONE WAS LIVING,
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  • BUT IT'S ALSO HIS OFFICE, IN A WAY.
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  • - NOW, MAY I HOLD THE SEAL,
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  • IS THAT POSSIBLE? - WELL, JUST BE CAREFUL.
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  • - WOW, I WILL BE VERY CAREFUL, I PROMISE.
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  • WOW, FOLKS.
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  • 2600 YEARS OLD,
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  • HISTORY IN THE BIBLE COMING TO LIFE BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES
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  • RIGHT HERE IN JERUSALEM AT THE GIVATI DIG.
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  • AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, YIFTAH.
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  • NOW, THIS WOULD BE A SEAL, RIGHT?
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  • TELL OUR AUDIENCE HOW THIS WOULD'VE BEEN USED,
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  • WHY IT'S SO IMPORTANT. - OKAY,
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  • THIS TINY STONE WAS PROBABLY PART OF A RING
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  • OF SOMEONE HOLD ON HIS FINGER.
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  • NOW, WHEN THEY HAD TO SEAL A DOCUMENT, A CONTRACT,
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  • THEY PUT A PIECE OF CLAY ON THE CONTRACT,
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  • AND PUT A SEAL INTO IT.
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  • SO THIS WAY, YOU CAN'T READ THE PAPER
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  • WITHOUT BREAKING THE SEAL,
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  • SO THAT THE SEAL IS ALSO TO MAKE SURE NO ONE IS READING IT,
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  • AND ALSO GIVE YOU THE NAME OF THE EVIDENCE, THE JUDGE,
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  • WHOEVER IS IN CHARGE ON THAT CONTRACT.
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  • - IT'S ALMOST LIKE WHEN YOU NOTARIZE SOMETHING.
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  • BACK IN THE U.S. WE CALL IT NOTARY;
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  • YOU HAVE TO GET THAT SEAL,
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  • THE STAMP FROM A CERTAIN OFFICIAL TO MAKE IT OFFICIAL,
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  • TO SEAL THE DEAL.
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  • - SO THE SAME WAY THERE, JUST IT'S 2.600 YEARS OLD.
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  • IT'S NOT NEW.
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  • - THIS IS SLIGHTLY MORE IMPORTANT.
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  • AND YIFTAH, YOU MAKE A GOOD POINT.
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  • IF SOMEONE HAD THAT SIGNET RING,
  • 00:09:32.210 --> 00:09:34.050
  • AND THEY'RE DOING THAT STAMP,
  • 00:09:34.070 --> 00:09:35.230
  • PROBABLY A PRETTY IMPORTANT PERSON IN THAT TIME.
  • 00:09:35.250 --> 00:09:38.100
  • - EXACTLY, NOT EVERYONE HAD A SEAL LIKE THAT.
  • 00:09:38.120 --> 00:09:40.170
  • YOU HAD TO BE AT A CERTAIN RANK
  • 00:09:40.190 --> 00:09:42.080
  • IN ORDER TO BE ALLOWED TO SEAL THESE KIND OF DOCUMENTS.
  • 00:09:42.100 --> 00:09:45.150
  • - YEAH, AMAZING FIND.
  • 00:09:45.170 --> 00:09:47.030
  • THIS IS FROM THE TIMES OF KING JOSIAH, AROUND THEN?
  • 00:09:47.050 --> 00:09:50.210
  • - EXACTLY, YEAH, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE LATE SEVEN,
  • 00:09:50.230 --> 00:09:53.140
  • EARLY SIXTH CENTURY B.C.,
  • 00:09:53.160 --> 00:09:55.050
  • JUST BEFORE THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM.
  • 00:09:55.070 --> 00:09:57.040
  • - CALL ME TO LIFE BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES.
  • 00:09:57.060 --> 00:09:58.220
  • THIS IS AN AMAZING, AMAZING FIND, BUT THERE'S ONE
  • 00:09:58.240 --> 00:10:01.240
  • THAT IS PERHAPS EVEN MORE GROUNDBREAKING NEXT DOOR.
  • 00:10:01.260 --> 00:10:06.110
  • I WILL KEEP YOU IN SUSPENSE, FOLKS,
  • 00:10:06.130 --> 00:10:08.000
  • WE WILL KEEP YOU IN SUSPENSE, YIFTAH AND I.
  • 00:10:08.020 --> 00:10:10.100
  • AFTER THE BREAK,
  • 00:10:10.120 --> 00:10:11.190
  • YOU WILL SEE UP-CLOSE THE ARCHEOLOGICAL DISCOVERY
  • 00:10:11.210 --> 00:10:15.120
  • FROM RIGHT HERE IN THE GIVATI ARCHEOLOGICAL DIG
  • 00:10:15.140 --> 00:10:18.030
  • THAT HAS THE ENTIRE ARCHEOLOGICAL COMMUNITY TALKING
  • 00:10:18.050 --> 00:10:21.140
  • AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 00:10:21.160 --> 00:10:22.110
  • THIS IS A WATCHMAN EXCLUSIVE.
  • 00:10:22.130 --> 00:10:24.060
  • DO NOT MOVE.
  • 00:10:24.080 --> 00:10:26.120
  • ERICK STAKELBECK: WITH OVER 7 MILLION MEMBERS,
  • 00:10:26.140 --> 00:10:28.210
  • CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR ISRAEL IS AMERICA'S
  • 00:10:28.230 --> 00:10:30.290
  • LARGEST PRO-ISRAEL ORGANIZATION,
  • 00:10:31.010 --> 00:10:33.150
  • AND FOR ZION'S SAKE WE WILL NOT KEEP SILENT.
  • 00:10:33.170 --> 00:10:36.240
  • WE ARE EDUCATING AND EMPOWERING MILLIONS OF
  • 00:10:36.260 --> 00:10:39.200
  • AMERICANS TO STAND WITH ISRAEL,
  • 00:10:39.220 --> 00:10:41.270
  • OUR GREATEST ALLY IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
  • 00:10:41.290 --> 00:10:44.050
  • THE UNITED STATES AND ISRAEL NOT ONLY SHARE
  • 00:10:44.070 --> 00:10:46.210
  • COMMON ENEMIES, WE ALSO SHARE COMMON VALUES.
  • 00:10:46.230 --> 00:10:50.180
  • AT CUFI WE'RE SPEAKING WITH ONE UNIFIED VOICE TO
  • 00:10:50.200 --> 00:10:53.200
  • STRENGTHEN THE INDISPENSABLE U.S./ISRAEL ALLIANCE.
  • 00:10:53.220 --> 00:10:57.200
  • WE'RE FIGHTING AGAINST THE RISING TIDE OF
  • 00:10:57.220 --> 00:10:59.230
  • ANTI-SEMITISM AND MAKING AN IMPACT FOR ISRAEL IN
  • 00:10:59.250 --> 00:11:03.050
  • COMMUNITIES, THE MEDIA, ON CAMPUS AND IN OUR
  • 00:11:03.070 --> 00:11:06.200
  • NATION'S CAPITAL, AND WE NEED YOUR HELP.
  • 00:11:06.220 --> 00:11:09.260
  • TO SUPPORT THE WORK OF CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR
  • 00:11:09.280 --> 00:11:11.290
  • ISRAEL, VISIT OUR WEBSITE OR CALL THE PHONE NUMBER
  • 00:11:12.010 --> 00:11:15.170
  • THAT YOU SEE THERE ON YOUR SCREEN.
  • 00:11:15.190 --> 00:11:17.160
  • GOD PROMISES A BLESSING TO THOSE WHO BLESS
  • 00:11:17.180 --> 00:11:20.160
  • ISRAEL, SO JOIN OUR MOVEMENT AND TAKE A STAND
  • 00:11:20.180 --> 00:11:23.190
  • FOR GOD'S LAND.
  • 00:11:23.210 --> 00:11:25.260
  • (UPBEAT MUSIC)
  • 00:11:27.170 --> 00:11:41.020
  • (UPBEAT MUSIC)
  • 00:11:41.020 --> 00:11:52.240
  • - YIFTAH, IT'S TIME FOR THE BIG REVEAL.
  • 00:11:52.260 --> 00:11:54.260
  • AS IF THIS STAMP, THIS SEAL WASN'T AMAZING ENOUGH,
  • 00:11:54.280 --> 00:11:57.170
  • WE HAVE SOMETHING EVEN MORE SPECTACULAR TO SHOW YOU FOLKS.
  • 00:11:57.190 --> 00:12:01.160
  • YIFTAH, LEAD THE WAY
  • 00:12:01.180 --> 00:12:02.160
  • - LET'S GO.
  • 00:12:02.180 --> 00:12:03.110
  • - TO THE NEXT ROOM
  • 00:12:03.130 --> 00:12:04.200
  • IN THIS ANCIENT FIRST TEMPLE PERIOD STRUCTURE
  • 00:12:04.220 --> 00:12:07.080
  • AT THE GIVATI ARCHEOLOGICAL DIG,
  • 00:12:07.100 --> 00:12:10.110
  • AN ACTIVE DIG HERE AT THE CITY OF DAVID IN JERUSALEM.
  • 00:12:10.130 --> 00:12:13.200
  • - ON OUR WAY THERE, TAKE A LOOK AT THESE MASSIVE STONES
  • 00:12:13.220 --> 00:12:16.140
  • AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE ROOM.
  • 00:12:16.160 --> 00:12:17.240
  • THESE ARE ASHLERS, STONES THAT WERE CHISELED
  • 00:12:17.260 --> 00:12:20.000
  • IN ORDER TO HAVE A SQUARE SHAPE.
  • 00:12:20.020 --> 00:12:22.010
  • IT'S ANOTHER INDICATION FOR THE HIGH RANK
  • 00:12:22.030 --> 00:12:23.220
  • OF THE PERSON WHO LIVED HERE.
  • 00:12:23.240 --> 00:12:25.020
  • - YEAH YIFTAH, NICELY DONE, THIS WORK, FIRST OF ALL.
  • 00:12:25.040 --> 00:12:27.230
  • THE MASONRY WORK, I GUESS YOU WOULD SAY.
  • 00:12:27.250 --> 00:12:29.140
  • AND AGAIN, VERY WELL PRESERVED.
  • 00:12:29.160 --> 00:12:30.230
  • THESE LOOK LIKE PILLARS.
  • 00:12:30.250 --> 00:12:32.090
  • - IT IS, THESE ARE PIERS, NOT EXACTLY PILLARS,
  • 00:12:32.110 --> 00:12:34.200
  • BUT THESE ARE PIERS WHO CARRY THE ROOF OF THE SECOND FLOOR
  • 00:12:34.220 --> 00:12:36.230
  • THAT WE TALKED ABOUT BEFORE,
  • 00:12:36.250 --> 00:12:38.130
  • WHO COLLAPSED DOWN DURING THE FIRE.
  • 00:12:38.150 --> 00:12:40.220
  • - AND AGAIN FOLKS, WE SEE THE DEBRIS HERE,
  • 00:12:40.240 --> 00:12:42.130
  • WE SEE THE RUBBLE 2600 YEARS AGO, RIGHT HERE.
  • 00:12:42.150 --> 00:12:45.110
  • - YEP, THIS IS A SNAPSHOT FOR THE DAY OF THE DESTRUCTION.
  • 00:12:45.130 --> 00:12:48.110
  • - THAT HORRIBLE BABYLONIAN DESTRUCTION
  • 00:12:48.130 --> 00:12:49.250
  • UNDER KING NEBUCHADNEZZAR.
  • 00:12:49.270 --> 00:12:51.250
  • WELL, SHALL WE GO INSIDE THE ROOM?
  • 00:12:51.270 --> 00:12:53.190
  • (MYSTERIOUS MUSIC)
  • 00:12:53.210 --> 00:12:55.150
  • A VERY IMPORTANT ROOM, AS YOU SAID.
  • 00:12:55.170 --> 00:13:01.070
  • - OKAY ERICK, NOW WE ARE IN THE MOST IMPORTANT ROOM
  • 00:13:01.090 --> 00:13:04.020
  • OF THE STRUCTURE THAT WE DUG.
  • 00:13:04.040 --> 00:13:06.280
  • FIRST, WE CAN SEE HERE REMAINS OF THE DESTRUCTION.
  • 00:13:07.000 --> 00:13:09.060
  • - [ERICK] YEAH, THE BLACK.
  • 00:13:09.080 --> 00:13:10.190
  • I MEAN, YIFTAH, I SEE BLACK EVERYWHERE ON THESE WALLS,
  • 00:13:10.210 --> 00:13:12.150
  • THE CHARRING FROM THE BURNING FROM THE BABYLONIANS.
  • 00:13:12.170 --> 00:13:14.280
  • - EXACTLY, THESE ARE REMAINS OF THE BEAMS
  • 00:13:15.000 --> 00:13:16.270
  • THAT CARRIED THE FLOOR OF THE SECOND FLOOR.
  • 00:13:16.290 --> 00:13:19.030
  • THEY JUST CRASHED TOGETHER. - JUST CRASHED RIGHT DOWN
  • 00:13:19.050 --> 00:13:22.010
  • FROM THE TOP. - AND WE FOUND POTTERY VESSELS
  • 00:13:22.030 --> 00:13:23.140
  • THAT WERE USED AT THE SECOND FLOOR FALLING DOWN.
  • 00:13:23.160 --> 00:13:26.070
  • - WOW, SO THAT'S A POTTERY VESSEL RIGHT THERE,
  • 00:13:26.090 --> 00:13:27.260
  • 2600 YEARS OLD.
  • 00:13:27.280 --> 00:13:29.030
  • - EXACTLY. - AND JUST SO FOLKS KNOW,
  • 00:13:29.050 --> 00:13:30.190
  • WE ARE UNDERGROUND,
  • 00:13:30.210 --> 00:13:31.280
  • WE'RE DEEP UNDERGROUND HERE AT THE GIVATI DIG.
  • 00:13:32.000 --> 00:13:34.160
  • THIS ONCE WAS SURFACE LEVEL,
  • 00:13:34.180 --> 00:13:36.180
  • BUT IT'S BEEN BURIED OVER THOUSANDS OF YEARS.
  • 00:13:36.200 --> 00:13:38.130
  • - EXACTLY.
  • 00:13:38.150 --> 00:13:39.270
  • NOW, ONE OF THE MOST INCREDIBLE FINDS THAT WE GOT HERE,
  • 00:13:39.290 --> 00:13:43.050
  • IN THIS ROOM, RIGHT ON THE FLOOR, IS A BULLA.
  • 00:13:43.070 --> 00:13:46.060
  • A BULLA IS A STAMP SEAL.
  • 00:13:46.080 --> 00:13:48.080
  • YOU REMEMBER THE SEAL WITH SAW BEFORE?
  • 00:13:48.100 --> 00:13:49.240
  • - YEAH. - SO THIS IS THE RESULT
  • 00:13:49.260 --> 00:13:51.180
  • OF A SEAL THIS WAY.
  • 00:13:51.200 --> 00:13:53.190
  • SO BASICALLY, A PIECE OF CLAY
  • 00:13:53.210 --> 00:13:56.150
  • THAT WAS USED TO SEAL A DOCUMENT.
  • 00:13:56.170 --> 00:13:59.040
  • YOU CAN STILL SEE THE BACKSIDE,
  • 00:13:59.060 --> 00:14:01.090
  • THE REMAINS OF THE PAPYRUS THAT WAS HERE, AND THE--
  • 00:14:01.110 --> 00:14:05.010
  • - [ERICK] NOT PAPER, BUT THE PAPYRUS IN THAT DAY
  • 00:14:05.030 --> 00:14:07.000
  • THAT IT WAS SEALED ON TO.
  • 00:14:07.020 --> 00:14:08.170
  • - EXACTLY. - THE ANCIENT PARCHMENT.
  • 00:14:08.190 --> 00:14:10.140
  • - MM-HMM.
  • 00:14:10.160 --> 00:14:11.130
  • AND, WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT?
  • 00:14:11.150 --> 00:14:14.000
  • BECAUSE OF THE NAME THAT IS WRITTEN HERE.
  • 00:14:14.020 --> 00:14:16.020
  • - YEAH, YOU CAN SEE THE ANCIENT HEBREW WRITING THERE.
  • 00:14:16.040 --> 00:14:17.280
  • - EXACTLY.
  • 00:14:18.000 --> 00:14:18.250
  • NOW, YOU CAN SEE THE WRITING.
  • 00:14:18.270 --> 00:14:20.080
  • THIS IS HOW WE FOUND IT;
  • 00:14:20.100 --> 00:14:21.290
  • IT WAS THIS CLEAR WHEN WE FOUND IT IN THE EXCAVATION.
  • 00:14:22.010 --> 00:14:24.280
  • IT WAS NOT COMING FROM (MUMBLES),
  • 00:14:25.000 --> 00:14:26.270
  • AND THEN IT WAS JUST FOUND HERE IN THE DIRT.
  • 00:14:26.290 --> 00:14:29.140
  • - IN THIS VERY ROOM.
  • 00:14:29.160 --> 00:14:30.110
  • - EXACTLY. - AND AGAIN,
  • 00:14:30.130 --> 00:14:31.110
  • WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE WALLS,
  • 00:14:31.130 --> 00:14:32.130
  • THIS IS VERY WELL PRESERVED. - IT IS.
  • 00:14:32.150 --> 00:14:34.080
  • - YOU CAN SEE THE WRITING CLEARLY, YIFTAH.
  • 00:14:34.100 --> 00:14:35.220
  • - IT IS, IT'S VERY UNIQUE.
  • 00:14:35.240 --> 00:14:37.160
  • ACTUALLY, WHEN IT WAS FOUND,
  • 00:14:37.180 --> 00:14:39.280
  • YOU CAN IMAGINE THE YELLING THAT CAME.
  • 00:14:40.000 --> 00:14:42.030
  • - [ERICK] OF COURSE.
  • 00:14:42.050 --> 00:14:43.110
  • - WE HEARD IT FROM ABOVE, AND WE CAME DOWN HERE,
  • 00:14:43.130 --> 00:14:45.080
  • AND IT TOOK US A FEW MINUTES,
  • 00:14:45.100 --> 00:14:46.190
  • BUT WE WERE ABLE TO READ MOST OF THE LETTERS
  • 00:14:46.210 --> 00:14:49.100
  • RIGHT HERE ON THE SPOT.
  • 00:14:49.120 --> 00:14:50.160
  • - WOW.
  • 00:14:50.180 --> 00:14:52.000
  • - AND THE INSCRIPTION SAYS (SPEAKS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE).
  • 00:14:52.020 --> 00:14:57.000
  • "TO NATHAN-MELECH,"
  • 00:14:57.020 --> 00:14:58.030
  • OR, ACTUALLY, "BELONGING TO NATHAN-MELECH,
  • 00:14:58.050 --> 00:15:00.240
  • "THE SERVANT OF THE KING."
  • 00:15:00.260 --> 00:15:02.260
  • - WOW.
  • 00:15:02.280 --> 00:15:04.070
  • NOW, TELL US WHO HE WAS.
  • 00:15:04.090 --> 00:15:05.230
  • - OH, OKAY, SO FIRST, BY HIS TITLE, THE SERVANT OF THE KING,
  • 00:15:05.250 --> 00:15:08.250
  • YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THIS IS AN OFFICIAL,
  • 00:15:08.270 --> 00:15:10.280
  • THIS IS A PERSON OF HIGH RANK,
  • 00:15:11.000 --> 00:15:12.250
  • SOMEONE WHO WORKED IN THE KING'S COURT.
  • 00:15:12.270 --> 00:15:18.010
  • - YEAH, SO A HIGH-RANKING GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL AT THAT--
  • 00:15:18.030 --> 00:15:20.120
  • - THE SERVANT OF THE KING IS A TITLE,
  • 00:15:20.140 --> 00:15:22.030
  • NOT A SERVANT, BUT AN OFFICIAL OF THE KING.
  • 00:15:22.050 --> 00:15:26.030
  • - IN THE KING'S COURT,
  • 00:15:26.050 --> 00:15:27.130
  • IN HIS CABINET, I GUESS YOU WOULD SAY.
  • 00:15:27.150 --> 00:15:29.100
  • - ALL RIGHT, EXACTLY.
  • 00:15:29.120 --> 00:15:30.180
  • NOW, NATHAN-MELECH IS A VERY RARE NAME.
  • 00:15:30.200 --> 00:15:34.130
  • IT WAS NEVER FOUND IN ANY OF THE DOCUMENTS
  • 00:15:34.150 --> 00:15:36.140
  • OUTSIDE OF THE BIBLE,
  • 00:15:36.160 --> 00:15:37.210
  • AND IN THE BIBLE IT'S ONLY MENTIONED ONCE,
  • 00:15:37.230 --> 00:15:39.290
  • IN THE BOOK OF KINGS 2.
  • 00:15:40.010 --> 00:15:42.030
  • AND NOW WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE DAYS OF JOSIAH,
  • 00:15:42.050 --> 00:15:44.260
  • THE REFORMER. - KING JOSIAH,
  • 00:15:44.280 --> 00:15:46.000
  • THE GREAT REFORMER, YEAH.
  • 00:15:46.020 --> 00:15:47.170
  • - DURING HIS REFORM, ACCORDING TO THE TEXT,
  • 00:15:47.190 --> 00:15:50.090
  • HE ALSO BURNED THE CHARIOTS OF THE SUN
  • 00:15:50.110 --> 00:15:52.260
  • THAT WERE IN THE TEMPLE MOUND.
  • 00:15:52.280 --> 00:15:54.110
  • WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IT MEANS,
  • 00:15:54.130 --> 00:15:55.230
  • BUT IT'S PROBABLY PART OF THE ASSYRIAN CULT TO THE SUN,
  • 00:15:55.250 --> 00:15:59.200
  • SOME KIND OF A CHARIOT THAT USED
  • 00:15:59.220 --> 00:16:01.030
  • TO GO FROM EAST TO WEST IN THE MORNING,
  • 00:16:01.050 --> 00:16:03.080
  • DEPICTING THE MOVEMENT OF THE SUN.
  • 00:16:03.100 --> 00:16:04.250
  • - THIS WAS PAGAN WORSHIP, OR IDOL WORSHIP,
  • 00:16:04.270 --> 00:16:07.040
  • ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT OF ALL PLACES,
  • 00:16:07.060 --> 00:16:09.040
  • AND JOSIAH SAID "NO MORE."
  • 00:16:09.060 --> 00:16:11.110
  • SO HE, ACCORDING TO THE TEXT, HE BURNED DOWN THE CHARIOTS,
  • 00:16:11.130 --> 00:16:14.120
  • AND HE GAVE THE HORSES TO HIS SERVANT, NATHAN-MELECH,
  • 00:16:14.140 --> 00:16:18.160
  • TO TAKE THE HORSES TO HIS HOUSE
  • 00:16:18.180 --> 00:16:20.090
  • OUTSIDE OF THE CITY SOMEWHERE.
  • 00:16:20.110 --> 00:16:21.170
  • THE NAME IS RARE;
  • 00:16:21.190 --> 00:16:23.100
  • IT'S MENTIONED HERE, AND MENTIONED IN THE BOOK.
  • 00:16:23.120 --> 00:16:25.280
  • THE EPIGRAPHY, THE SHAPE OF THE LETTERS,
  • 00:16:26.000 --> 00:16:28.090
  • DATES THE INSCRIPTION TO LATE SEVENTH,
  • 00:16:28.110 --> 00:16:30.290
  • EARLY SIXTH CENTURY, THE DAYS OF JOSIAH.
  • 00:16:31.010 --> 00:16:33.210
  • - AND MAY I HOLD THIS, BY THE WAY?
  • 00:16:33.230 --> 00:16:35.160
  • - OF COURSE. - THANK YOU, MY FRIEND.
  • 00:16:35.180 --> 00:16:36.180
  • AND PLEASE CONTINUE AS I JUST ADMIRE
  • 00:16:36.200 --> 00:16:38.180
  • THIS INCREDIBLE ARCHEOLOGICAL FIND,
  • 00:16:38.200 --> 00:16:41.250
  • 2600 YEARS OLD, 2 KINGS, NATHAN-MELECH,
  • 00:16:41.270 --> 00:16:45.090
  • THE COURT OF KING JOSIAH.
  • 00:16:45.110 --> 00:16:47.130
  • PLEASE CONTINUE, YIFTAH, AS I ADMIRE THIS.
  • 00:16:47.150 --> 00:16:49.090
  • - SO I'M SAYING THE DATING IS THE SAME.
  • 00:16:49.110 --> 00:16:51.190
  • IT WAS FOUND IN A STRUCTURE FROM THE DAYS OF THIS KING.
  • 00:16:51.210 --> 00:16:55.060
  • SO, I CAN'T SAY FOR 100% THAT OUR NATHAN-MELECH
  • 00:16:55.080 --> 00:16:59.010
  • AND THE NATHAN-MELECH FROM THE BIBLE ARE THE SAME PERSON,
  • 00:16:59.030 --> 00:17:02.000
  • BUT IT IS LIKELY THEY ARE.
  • 00:17:02.020 --> 00:17:03.170
  • - YEAH, VERY, VERY, LIKELY.
  • 00:17:03.190 --> 00:17:06.000
  • YOU KNOW, I THOUGHT I HAD A COOL JOB.
  • 00:17:06.020 --> 00:17:08.080
  • YOU MIGHT HAVE THE COOLEST JOB EVER,
  • 00:17:08.100 --> 00:17:10.180
  • UNCOVERING FINDS LIKE THIS.
  • 00:17:10.200 --> 00:17:12.120
  • - THIS IS A UNIQUE JOB.
  • 00:17:12.140 --> 00:17:14.200
  • IT'S GIVE YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO TOUCH THINGS FROM THE PAST.
  • 00:17:14.220 --> 00:17:18.160
  • - YIFTAH, WE HAVE TO LET YOU GO TO DO SOME MORE DIGGING,
  • 00:17:18.180 --> 00:17:20.250
  • AND TO MAKE SOME MORE INCREDIBLE DISCOVERIES
  • 00:17:20.270 --> 00:17:22.270
  • HERE AT THE CITY OF DAVID.
  • 00:17:22.290 --> 00:17:24.030
  • BUT BEFORE YOU GO, CAN I HOLD THIS ONE MORE TIME?
  • 00:17:24.050 --> 00:17:25.230
  • JUST ONE MORE.
  • 00:17:25.250 --> 00:17:26.250
  • - SURE. - THANK YOU, MY FRIEND.
  • 00:17:26.270 --> 00:17:29.040
  • FOLKS, NOT MANY PEOPLE IN THE WORLD ARE GETTING A CHANCE
  • 00:17:29.060 --> 00:17:33.090
  • TO HOLD THIS INCREDIBLE ARCHEOLOGICAL FIND
  • 00:17:33.110 --> 00:17:36.240
  • FROM 2600 YEARS AGO, NATHAN-MELECH FROM 2 KINGS.
  • 00:17:36.260 --> 00:17:40.210
  • TO SAY I'M THRILLED IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT.
  • 00:17:40.230 --> 00:17:43.120
  • WOW, A WATCHMAN EXCLUSIVE HERE AT THE GIVATI DIG
  • 00:17:43.140 --> 00:17:47.170
  • AT THE CITY OF DAVID, OUR FAVORITE PLACE IN JERUSALEM.
  • 00:17:47.190 --> 00:17:50.170
  • YIFTAH, THANK YOU SO MUCH; IT WAS A THRILL.
  • 00:17:50.190 --> 00:17:53.090
  • I WILL BE CAREFUL THERE.
  • 00:17:53.110 --> 00:17:55.080
  • KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK, MY FRIEND.
  • 00:17:55.100 --> 00:17:57.010
  • - WE'LL TRY. - WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT,
  • 00:17:57.030 --> 00:17:58.110
  • AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN HERE SOON
  • 00:17:58.130 --> 00:17:59.180
  • AT THE CITY OF DAVID.
  • 00:17:59.200 --> 00:18:00.150
  • - WE WILL BE HERE.
  • 00:18:00.170 --> 00:18:01.230
  • - YES YIFTAH, (SPEAKS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE),
  • 00:18:01.250 --> 00:18:02.150
  • THANK YOU MY FRIEND.
  • 00:18:02.170 --> 00:18:03.270
  • THANKS AGAIN TO DR. YIFTAH SHALEV AND THE ENTIRE TEAM
  • 00:18:03.290 --> 00:18:06.080
  • AT THE ISRAEL ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY
  • 00:18:06.100 --> 00:18:08.000
  • FOR GIVING US THIS GREAT ACCESS
  • 00:18:08.020 --> 00:18:10.020
  • TO AN AMAZING ARCHEOLOGICAL DISCOVERY.
  • 00:18:10.040 --> 00:18:13.060
  • WELL, UP NEXT, OUR GOOD FRIEND ZE'EV ORENSTEIN IS BACK
  • 00:18:13.080 --> 00:18:17.000
  • TO TELL US WHY THESE DISCOVERIES
  • 00:18:17.020 --> 00:18:19.020
  • AT THE CITY OF DAVID ARE SO IMPORTANT
  • 00:18:19.040 --> 00:18:21.220
  • FOR THE PAST, THE PRESENT, AND THE FUTURE OF JERUSALEM,
  • 00:18:21.240 --> 00:18:25.270
  • AND FOR YOU.
  • 00:18:25.290 --> 00:18:27.150
  • YOU WON'T WANNA MISS THIS, FOLKS.
  • 00:18:27.170 --> 00:18:28.270
  • WE LIVE IN BIBLE TIMES.
  • 00:18:28.290 --> 00:18:31.030
  • STICK AROUND.
  • 00:18:31.050 --> 00:18:32.210
  • - ANNOUNCER: TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE,
  • 00:18:33.290 --> 00:18:34.240
  • YOU FIRST NEED THE FACTS.
  • 00:18:34.260 --> 00:18:36.190
  • CUFI'S NEW IN-DEPTH PRIMERS PROVIDE THE
  • 00:18:36.210 --> 00:18:39.130
  • INFORMATION YOU NEED TO BE A KNOWLEDGEABLE
  • 00:18:39.150 --> 00:18:41.050
  • DEFENDER OF ISRAEL.
  • 00:18:41.070 --> 00:18:43.010
  • GET INFORMED ABOUT THE IRANIAN REGIME AND ITS
  • 00:18:43.030 --> 00:18:45.070
  • DEADLY PROXIES, HEZBOLLAH AND HAMAS.
  • 00:18:45.090 --> 00:18:47.280
  • DISCOVER MORE ABOUT ISRAEL'S BIBLICAL CLAIM
  • 00:18:48.000 --> 00:18:50.120
  • TO THEIR ANCIENT LAND AND TO THE CITY OF JERUSALEM.
  • 00:18:50.140 --> 00:18:53.150
  • AND LEARN HOW YOU CAN HELP FIGHT THE ALARMING
  • 00:18:53.170 --> 00:18:55.240
  • RISE OF ANTI-SEMITISM IN THE UNITED STATES
  • 00:18:55.260 --> 00:18:58.050
  • AND AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 00:18:58.070 --> 00:19:00.070
  • THESE FREE DIGITAL PRIMERS ARE AN INVALUABLE
  • 00:19:00.090 --> 00:19:03.040
  • RESOURCE THAT WILL HELP YOU MAKE THE CASE FOR
  • 00:19:03.060 --> 00:19:05.080
  • ISRAEL KNOWLEDGEABLY TO YOUR FRIENDS,
  • 00:19:05.100 --> 00:19:07.040
  • FAMILY AND COWORKERS.
  • 00:19:07.060 --> 00:19:09.060
  • AT CUFI WE BELIEVE IN UTILIZING OUR RESOURCES
  • 00:19:09.080 --> 00:19:11.160
  • TO MAXIMIZE EACH AND EVERY CHRISTIAN'S
  • 00:19:11.180 --> 00:19:13.250
  • SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL.
  • 00:19:13.270 --> 00:19:15.100
  • VISIT:
  • 00:19:15.120 --> 00:19:18.280
  • TO RECEIVE YOUR FREE DIGITAL COPY OF CUFI'S PRIMERS.
  • 00:19:19.000 --> 00:19:23.130
  • ADD YOUR VOICE TO A MOVEMENT OF OVER
  • 00:19:23.150 --> 00:19:25.210
  • 7 MILLION CHRISTIANS SPEAKING OUT FOR ZION'S SAKE.
  • 00:19:25.230 --> 00:19:29.140
  • (INTENSE MUSIC)
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  • - AND WELCOME BACK.
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  • NO VISIT TO THE CITY OF DAVID WOULD BE COMPLETE
  • 00:19:38.290 --> 00:19:42.000
  • WITHOUT OUR GOOD FRIEND, ZE'EV ORENSTEIN.
  • 00:19:42.020 --> 00:19:44.260
  • ZE'EV IS THE DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  • 00:19:44.280 --> 00:19:47.070
  • FOR THE CITY OF DAVID,
  • 00:19:47.090 --> 00:19:48.170
  • AND A REGULAR GUEST RIGHT HERE ON THE WATCHMAN SHOW.
  • 00:19:48.190 --> 00:19:51.130
  • HE JOINED US TO SHARE HOW THE LATEST DISCOVERIES
  • 00:19:51.150 --> 00:19:54.060
  • OF THE FIRST TEMPLE PERIOD BULLA AND STAMP
  • 00:19:54.080 --> 00:19:57.120
  • AT THE CITY OF DAVID ARE ONLY THE BEGINNING.
  • 00:19:57.140 --> 00:20:00.120
  • GREAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING RIGHT HERE IN JERUSALEM.
  • 00:20:00.140 --> 00:20:04.080
  • TAKE A LOOK AND FIND OUT WHY.
  • 00:20:04.100 --> 00:20:06.130
  • (PEACEFUL MUSIC)
  • 00:20:06.150 --> 00:20:20.000
  • (PEACEFUL MUSIC)
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  • YIFTAH JUST SHOWED US TWO PHENOMENAL, PHENOMENAL FINDS
  • 00:20:29.080 --> 00:20:33.050
  • FROM 2600 YEARS AGO.
  • 00:20:33.070 --> 00:20:35.030
  • OKAY, FILL US IN MORE ON THE BIBLICAL PERIOD
  • 00:20:35.050 --> 00:20:39.080
  • FROM WHICH THEY ORIGINATED THE SEAL AND THE BULLA.
  • 00:20:39.100 --> 00:20:43.020
  • - SO, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT KING JOSIAH,
  • 00:20:43.040 --> 00:20:45.250
  • DESCENDANT OF THE DAVIDIC DYNASTY.
  • 00:20:45.270 --> 00:20:48.100
  • HE TAKES OVER AS KING OF JUDAH, HE'S EIGHT YEARS OLD,
  • 00:20:48.120 --> 00:20:52.150
  • HE'S A KID, AND HE ORDERS THE RENOVATIONS OF THE TEMPLE
  • 00:20:52.170 --> 00:20:57.180
  • ATOP THE TEMPLE NOW,
  • 00:20:57.200 --> 00:20:59.010
  • JUST A FEW FEET AWAY FROM WHERE WE'RE STANDING RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:20:59.030 --> 00:21:01.200
  • AND HILKIAH, THE HIGH PRIEST,
  • 00:21:01.220 --> 00:21:04.120
  • HE IS IN ONE OF THE TREASURE ROOMS CLEANING THINGS UP,
  • 00:21:04.140 --> 00:21:07.200
  • DOING SOME RENOVATIONS, AND HE MAKES AN AMAZING DISCOVERY,
  • 00:21:07.220 --> 00:21:11.060
  • PERHAPS NO LESS SIGNIFICANT THAN THE ONE YOU JUST SAW.
  • 00:21:11.080 --> 00:21:14.200
  • THEY FIND A TORAH SCROLL.
  • 00:21:14.220 --> 00:21:16.160
  • NOW, THEY COULD SAY "OH, WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL?
  • 00:21:16.180 --> 00:21:18.030
  • "I MEAN, IT'S JERUSALEM."
  • 00:21:18.050 --> 00:21:19.230
  • THE BIBLE TIMES, YOU PROBABLY HAVE THESE THINGS
  • 00:21:19.250 --> 00:21:21.170
  • ALL OVER THE PLACE, RIGHT?
  • 00:21:21.190 --> 00:21:23.040
  • THEY FIND THIS TORAH SCROLL, AND, APPARENTLY,
  • 00:21:23.060 --> 00:21:25.140
  • THEY WEREN'T AS COMMON AS YOU WOULD THINK.
  • 00:21:25.160 --> 00:21:27.130
  • AND THEY BRING IT TO THE KING,
  • 00:21:27.150 --> 00:21:29.160
  • AND THE KING SEES THIS TORAH SCROLL,
  • 00:21:29.180 --> 00:21:32.010
  • AND APPARENTLY HE MAYBE HAD EVEN NEVER SEEN ONE BEFORE,
  • 00:21:32.030 --> 00:21:34.150
  • BECAUSE WHEN HE SEES THIS SCROLL,
  • 00:21:34.170 --> 00:21:36.010
  • HE'S SO MOVED, AND HE UNDERSTANDS ITS SIGNIFICANCE.
  • 00:21:36.030 --> 00:21:39.040
  • HE SAYS "WELL, I'M GONNA SO SOMETHING ABOUT IT,"
  • 00:21:39.060 --> 00:21:41.220
  • AND HE UNLEASHES, OR BEGINS, A RELIGIOUS REFORMATION,
  • 00:21:41.240 --> 00:21:46.140
  • WHICH IN A CERTAIN SENSE HAS CREATED THE JUDAISM
  • 00:21:46.160 --> 00:21:49.200
  • AND ALSO THE CHRISTIANITY THAT EVENTUALLY CAME FORTH.
  • 00:21:49.220 --> 00:21:52.140
  • IT HAPPENED BECAUSE OF JOSIAH.
  • 00:21:52.160 --> 00:21:54.130
  • - A GREAT REVIVAL UNDER THIS VERY YOUNG KING.
  • 00:21:54.150 --> 00:21:56.240
  • - THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:21:56.260 --> 00:21:58.010
  • AND IF YOU THINK ABOUT TODAY, THERE ARE FORCES,
  • 00:21:58.030 --> 00:22:00.220
  • WHETHER IT'S FROM UNESCO,
  • 00:22:00.240 --> 00:22:02.140
  • WHETHER IT'S THE PALESTINIANS OR OTHERS,
  • 00:22:02.160 --> 00:22:04.250
  • WHO, WHAT THEY'RE TRYING TO DO,
  • 00:22:04.270 --> 00:22:06.150
  • IS WHAT 2600 YEARS AGO WAS HAPPENING
  • 00:22:06.170 --> 00:22:08.220
  • IN JERUSALEM AS WELL.
  • 00:22:08.240 --> 00:22:10.030
  • WE WANT TO ERASE ANY VESTIGE OF THE BIBLE.,
  • 00:22:10.050 --> 00:22:13.090
  • ANY CONNECTION OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 00:22:13.110 --> 00:22:15.050
  • TO THEIR GOD AND TO THEIR LAND.
  • 00:22:15.070 --> 00:22:17.050
  • AND THE DISCOVERY OF THE TORAH
  • 00:22:17.070 --> 00:22:19.160
  • IN THE TEMPLE HIDDEN AWAY IN ONE OF THE STORAGE ROOMS
  • 00:22:19.180 --> 00:22:21.260
  • IS LIKE THE FINDING OF THE SEAL,
  • 00:22:21.280 --> 00:22:23.250
  • THAT SAYS "WAIT A MINUTE, WE'VE BEEN HERE.
  • 00:22:23.270 --> 00:22:26.240
  • "THIS IS WHERE OUR ANCESTORS WALKED,
  • 00:22:26.260 --> 00:22:29.020
  • "PREACHED, PRAYED, WORSHIPED,
  • 00:22:29.040 --> 00:22:31.260
  • "BUILT A SOCIETY THAT WAS MEANT
  • 00:22:31.280 --> 00:22:33.100
  • "TO BE A LIGHT UNTO THE NATIONS,
  • 00:22:33.120 --> 00:22:35.050
  • "THIS IS WHERE IS WAS HAPPENING."
  • 00:22:35.070 --> 00:22:36.080
  • AND EVERY NOW AND AGAIN,
  • 00:22:36.100 --> 00:22:37.240
  • WHETHER IT WAS 26 HUNDRED YEARS AGO OR TODAY,
  • 00:22:37.260 --> 00:22:39.220
  • YOU NEED THOSE REMINDERS.
  • 00:22:39.240 --> 00:22:40.250
  • YOU NEED TO MAKE THAT BIG DISCOVERY,
  • 00:22:40.270 --> 00:22:43.040
  • WHETHER IT'S THE TORAH SCROLL FROM 26 HUNDRED YEARS AGO,
  • 00:22:43.060 --> 00:22:45.230
  • OR THE SEAL OF NATHAN-MELECH, SERVANT OF THE KING TODAY,
  • 00:22:45.250 --> 00:22:48.230
  • AND SAY "WAIT A MINUTE,
  • 00:22:48.250 --> 00:22:50.030
  • "THERE'S SOMETHING SPECIAL GOING ON HERE,
  • 00:22:50.050 --> 00:22:51.250
  • "AND WE'RE A PART OF THAT STORY."
  • 00:22:51.270 --> 00:22:53.100
  • - THE GREAT THING ABOUT THE CITY OF DAVID
  • 00:22:53.120 --> 00:22:54.170
  • AND THIS DIG IS YOU'RE COMBINING THE BIBLE
  • 00:22:54.190 --> 00:22:57.030
  • WITH ROCK-SOLID ARCHEOLOGICAL PROOF.
  • 00:22:57.050 --> 00:22:59.120
  • - THAT'S RIGHT. - IT'S ALL COMING ALIVE.
  • 00:22:59.140 --> 00:23:00.260
  • YOU SAID THAT YOU'VE LEARNED A LOT
  • 00:23:00.280 --> 00:23:02.270
  • ABOUT THE BIBLE BY WORKING HERE.
  • 00:23:02.290 --> 00:23:04.180
  • I CAN TELL YOU THAT WATCHMAN VIEWERS HAVE LEARNED A LOT
  • 00:23:04.200 --> 00:23:06.240
  • ABOUT THE BIBLE, ABOUT THE LAND, ABOUT THIS CITY,
  • 00:23:06.260 --> 00:23:08.230
  • JERUSALEM, FROM YOU, ZE'EV ORENSTEIN,
  • 00:23:08.250 --> 00:23:10.230
  • SO THANK YOU SO MUCH, MY FRIEND.
  • 00:23:10.250 --> 00:23:12.050
  • - YOU KNOW ERICK, I HAVE TO TELL YOU,
  • 00:23:12.070 --> 00:23:14.100
  • TODAY YOU GOT TO DO SOMETHING
  • 00:23:14.120 --> 00:23:16.080
  • THAT EVEN I HAVE NEVER DONE BEFORE.
  • 00:23:16.100 --> 00:23:18.230
  • YOU GOT TO HOLD THE SEAL OF NATHAN-MELECH,
  • 00:23:18.250 --> 00:23:21.180
  • SERVANT OF THE KING, STRAIGHT OUT OF THE PAGES OF THE BIBLE.
  • 00:23:21.200 --> 00:23:25.050
  • I WANT YOUR VIEWERS AT HOME
  • 00:23:25.070 --> 00:23:26.100
  • TO APPRECIATE THE ACCESS THE WATCHMAN GETS.
  • 00:23:26.120 --> 00:23:29.110
  • EVEN I HAVE NEVER GOT TO HOLD THAT SEAL BEFORE.
  • 00:23:29.130 --> 00:23:32.020
  • YOU ARE THE CENTER OF WHERE EVERYTHING IS HAPPENING,
  • 00:23:32.040 --> 00:23:35.080
  • AND JUST MIRACLES HAPPEN.
  • 00:23:35.100 --> 00:23:36.200
  • - HEY, IT'S AN HONOR AND A PRIVILEGE, AND BELIEVE ME,
  • 00:23:36.220 --> 00:23:39.030
  • IT'S OUR HONOR AND PRIVILEGE TO BE WITH YOU, ZE'EV.
  • 00:23:39.050 --> 00:23:41.170
  • THANKS AGAIN TO ZE'EV, THE ISRAEL ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY,
  • 00:23:41.190 --> 00:23:44.190
  • AND THE ENTIRE TEAM AT THE CITY OF DAVID
  • 00:23:44.210 --> 00:23:46.220
  • FOR GIVING US AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK
  • 00:23:46.240 --> 00:23:48.280
  • AT SOME GROUNDBREAKING ARCHEOLOGICAL FINDS.
  • 00:23:49.000 --> 00:23:52.000
  • WELL, UP NEXT, MY FINAL THOUGHTS
  • 00:23:52.020 --> 00:23:54.040
  • ON WHY YOU CAN EXPECT MANY MORE NEW DISCOVERIES
  • 00:23:54.060 --> 00:23:57.140
  • RIGHT HERE IN JERUSALEM IN THE DAYS TO COME.
  • 00:23:57.160 --> 00:24:00.220
  • STICK AROUND.
  • 00:24:00.240 --> 00:24:02.040
  • - AMERICA WOULD NOT BE HERE WITHOUT ISRAEL AND
  • 00:24:02.290 --> 00:24:06.210
  • THE IMPORTANT LESSONS OF JERUSALEM.
  • 00:24:06.230 --> 00:24:08.190
  • WE OWE IN LARGE PART WHO WE ARE AS AMERICANS TO
  • 00:24:08.210 --> 00:24:12.080
  • THAT LONGSTANDING CONNECTION.
  • 00:24:12.100 --> 00:24:13.280
  • - WE STAND WITH ISRAEL BECAUSE WE BELIEVE IN
  • 00:24:14.000 --> 00:24:15.170
  • RIGHT OVER WRONG, IN GOOD OVER EVIL,
  • 00:24:15.190 --> 00:24:17.210
  • IN LIBERTY OVER TYRANNY.
  • 00:24:17.230 --> 00:24:19.240
  • - MODERN ISRAEL IS THE ONLY TRULY FREE NATION
  • 00:24:19.260 --> 00:24:22.120
  • THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE MIDDLE EAST.
  • 00:24:22.140 --> 00:24:24.030
  • IT HAS AN ENORMOUS RESPECT FOR RELIGIOUS
  • 00:24:24.050 --> 00:24:26.120
  • FREEDOM, A SUBJECT OF MANY OF OUR HEARTS THESE DAYS.
  • 00:24:26.140 --> 00:24:29.080
  • - CUFI HAS AN ENORMOUS, ENORMOUS IMPACT HERE IN
  • 00:24:29.100 --> 00:24:33.070
  • WASHINGTON, ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND ACROSS THE WORLD.
  • 00:24:33.090 --> 00:24:35.280
  • THANK YOU FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS TO STAND UP
  • 00:24:36.000 --> 00:24:38.020
  • AND ENGAGE AND FIGHT, FIGHT FOR AMERICA,
  • 00:24:38.040 --> 00:24:41.150
  • FIGHT FOR ISRAEL,
  • 00:24:41.170 --> 00:24:43.030
  • AND FIGHT FOR DOING WHAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:24:43.050 --> 00:24:44.240
  • - WE MUST SAY NOT HERE!
  • 00:24:44.260 --> 00:24:47.070
  • NOT NOW! NOT EVER!
  • 00:24:47.090 --> 00:24:49.260
  • OUR NATION STANDS TOE-TO-TOE,
  • 00:24:49.280 --> 00:24:53.230
  • BACK-TO-BACK WITH THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL
  • 00:24:53.250 --> 00:24:57.070
  • BECAUSE IT'S GOD'S WILL!
  • 00:24:57.090 --> 00:24:59.180
  • [CHEERING]
  • 00:24:59.200 --> 00:25:02.170
  • (INTENSE MUSIC)
  • 00:25:02.190 --> 00:25:07.130
  • - AND WELCOME BACK TO THE WATCHMAN.
  • 00:25:07.150 --> 00:25:09.230
  • WE ARE WRAPPING UP FROM HERE IN JERUSALEM,
  • 00:25:09.250 --> 00:25:11.290
  • AND FOLKS, I CAN'T EVEN TELL YOU WHAT A THRILL IT WAS
  • 00:25:12.010 --> 00:25:15.140
  • TO HOLD THAT 2600 YEAR OLD BULLA AND STAMP
  • 00:25:15.160 --> 00:25:19.030
  • FROM THE TIME OF KING JOSIAH IN MY HAND.
  • 00:25:19.050 --> 00:25:22.000
  • WOW, WHAT A TREAT,
  • 00:25:22.020 --> 00:25:23.220
  • AND WHAT A PRIVILEGE FOR OUR WATCHMAN TEAM.
  • 00:25:23.240 --> 00:25:26.040
  • YOU KNOW, WE ARE SEEING MORE AND MORE
  • 00:25:26.060 --> 00:25:27.240
  • OF THESE AMAZING ARCHEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES
  • 00:25:27.260 --> 00:25:30.250
  • THAT PROVE THE TRUTH OF THE BIBLE
  • 00:25:30.270 --> 00:25:33.130
  • AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE'S ANCIENT PRESENCE IN THIS CITY.
  • 00:25:33.150 --> 00:25:37.160
  • IT'S ALMOST AS IF GOD IS TRYING TO TELL US SOMETHING,
  • 00:25:37.180 --> 00:25:40.230
  • TO REMIND US THAT JERUSALEM IS HIS CITY,
  • 00:25:40.250 --> 00:25:44.140
  • AND THAT HE HAS GIVEN IT TO HIS PEOPLE FOREVER.
  • 00:25:44.160 --> 00:25:48.010
  • PSALM 132 SAYS "THE LORD HAS CHOSEN ZION,
  • 00:25:48.030 --> 00:25:51.230
  • "HE HAS DESIRED IT FOR HIS DWELLING,
  • 00:25:51.250 --> 00:25:53.260
  • "SAYING THIS IS MY RESTING PLACE FOR EVER AND EVER;
  • 00:25:53.280 --> 00:25:58.080
  • "HERE I WILL SIT ENTHRONED, FOR I HAVE DESIRED IT."
  • 00:25:58.100 --> 00:26:02.250
  • I REPEAT, GOD HAS CHOSEN JERUSALEM
  • 00:26:02.270 --> 00:26:06.020
  • AS HIS DWELLING PLACE FOREVER.
  • 00:26:06.040 --> 00:26:08.170
  • HE DID NOT FORGET ABOUT JERUSALEM 2000 YEARS AGO
  • 00:26:08.190 --> 00:26:12.070
  • AND HE WON'T SUDDENLY CAST HIS CITY ASIDE IN THE FUTURE
  • 00:26:12.090 --> 00:26:15.230
  • FOR D.C., OR LONDON, OR BRUSSELS.
  • 00:26:15.250 --> 00:26:18.120
  • THIS IS GOD'S CITY FOREVER,
  • 00:26:18.140 --> 00:26:21.010
  • AND IT IS AT THE CENTER OF HIS PLANS.
  • 00:26:21.030 --> 00:26:23.190
  • LET THE WORLD AND ALL THOSE ANTI-ISRAEL FORCES
  • 00:26:23.210 --> 00:26:26.180
  • WHO COVET JERUSALEM TAKE NOTE:
  • 00:26:26.200 --> 00:26:29.060
  • GOD ALWAYS KEEPS HIS PROMISES,
  • 00:26:29.080 --> 00:26:32.010
  • AND HE WILL KEEP HIS PROMISE TO JERUSALEM.
  • 00:26:32.030 --> 00:26:35.240
  • WELL, THANKS FOR JOINING US THIS WEEK
  • 00:26:35.260 --> 00:26:37.240
  • FROM THE ONE AND ONLY HOLY CITY.
  • 00:26:37.260 --> 00:26:41.020
  • UNTIL NEXT TIME, GOD BLESS YOU,
  • 00:26:41.040 --> 00:26:43.110
  • AND REMEMBER, NEVER HOLD YOUR PEACE.
  • 00:26:43.130 --> 00:26:44.110