January 15, 2007

An aqueduct dating back to the Second Temple Period has been found in Jerusalem

Opposite the Western Wall, where millions of Jewish worshipers and tourists come each year to visit, archaeologists have uncovered an aqueduct that brought water to the holy Temple in Jerusalem some two thousand years ago.

The never before excavated area is situated behind the Western Wall police station, adjacent to the Western Wall Plaza in the heart of the old city of Jerusalem, one of the most sacred sites for the Jewish people. This new archaeological find uncovers a missing link in the ancient water system which channeled water from Solomon's Pools near Bethlehem directly to the national focal point of Jewish worship, the Temple Mount.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

A recent archaeological find in the old city of Jerusalem is evidence that the Jews were on the Temple Mount in the past and will be so again in the future, that is according to Bible prophecy.

For years, the Muslims who are the custodians of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem have said that there is no evidence that there was ever a Jewish presence on the Temple Mount. In fact, in recent months, the Mufti - Sheikh Zabri - has said that the location at the Western Wall where Jewish worshipers come to pray had no connection to the Jewish people and actually was a Muslim holy site. Jewish scholars have debated these Muslim claims, and now the most recent archaeological find, the aqueduct that brought water from Bethlehem to the Temple during the time of the Second Temple two thousand years ago, is evidence that these Jewish scholars were correct. This Jewish-Muslim controversy is an episode in the drama that will play out surrounding the Temple Mount and Jerusalem in the Last Days.

Zechariah, the ancient Jewish prophet, wrote twenty-five hundred years ago that Jerusalem and the Temple Mount in the Last Days would be the center of controversy, that's found in Zechariah 12:2-3. He also wrote that the Lord was aggressively possessive of this site and would one day come back to build a Temple on this site where He would dwell among His people - the Jewish people - forever, that's Zechariah 1:12-16.

This most recent archaeological find near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is indeed evidence that Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.