March 14, 2006

A Jewish first Temple period artifact was discovered in piles of rubble from Jerusalem's Temple Mount

A world famous archaeologist from Israel, Dr. Gabriel Barkay recently announced the discovery of a 2,600 year old artifact amidst the piles of rubble discarded by the Islamic trust, rubble from the construction of a large mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The artifact, a small seal or a bulla as it is referred to, predates the destruction of the first Temple and is the first of its kind from the time of Israel's King David.

Archaeologist Gabriel Barkay and his team have been sifting through tons and tons of rubble discarded and thrown into a Jerusalem city garbage dump where they have found scores of history rich artifacts from the first Temple period.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The discovery of an artifact that dates back to the time of King David found in the rubble from the Temple Mount is a reminder that Bible prophecy will be fulfilled. After sifting through tons and tons of rubble containing artifacts from the first and second Temple periods of Jewish history, the famous Israeli archaeologist Gabriel Barkay discovered a seal, a bulla that connects to the time of King David, the second king of Israel.

This major archaeological find is solid evidence of several things: first, that King David was actually a king of Israel; second, it proves a presence of Jewish people on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, which has been denied by the Muslim world. In fact, the Mufti of Jerusalem told me that there is no evidence that there was ever a Jew on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

This recently discovered first Temple period artifact reminds one of the truth of King David and the covenant God made with him that one of his sons would one day rule and reign from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Second Samuel 7. In fact, Jeremiah, an ancient Jewish prophet promised that as long as there was a day and a night, thus the sun and the moon in operation, God's promise to David would come to pass, Jeremiah 33:14-21.

The discovery of a small seal or bulla from the rubble off the Temple Mount that refers to King David is evidence that Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.