October 22, 2007

The Israel Antiquities Authority has found an artifact on the Temple Mount dating back to the First Temple Period

The Israel Antiquity Authority has reported studying an archaeological level dating back to the First Temple period on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem which was exposed during an illegal construction project that took place this summer, the digging of a trench by the Islamic Trust, custodians of the Temple Mount.

Meanwhile, as this controversy continues a group of religious Jews went onto the Temple Mount and recited the "priestly blessing", an historic first since this was the first time a "priestly blessing" has been recited on the Temple Mount since the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

Ancient archaeological remains being found on the Temple Mount and at the same time religious Jews reciting the "priestly blessing" there on the Mount for the first time since the first century destruction of the Temple are both evidence that the prophetic scenario for the Temple Mount could be very close at hand, that is according to Bible prophecy.

Over the last year, many Israeli archaeologist have been protesting the destruction on the Temple Mount of artifacts and archaeological remains by the Muslim custodians of this sacred, Holy sight, all to no avail.

This illegal dig , according to some, had been supervised by the Israel Antiquities Authority to the chagrin of many renowned Israeli archaeologist. Now, with the announcement of a major archaeological find, artifacts dating back to the First Temple Period about 3,000 years ago, the Israel Antiquities Authority says there is a silver lining to this story.

This incident on the Temple Mount draws attention to the writings of an ancient Jewish prophet named Zechariah. He said that in the last days the Temple Mount would be the focus of controversy, Zechariah 12:2-3 and also in 1:14-16.

This discovery of First Temple artifacts is evidence that there has been a Jewish presence on the Temple Mount dating back 3,000 years ago. A contradiction to the Muslim claims that there is no evidence of Jews ever being on the Temple Mount.

The recent visit tot he Temple Mount by religious Jews, one of them a member of the newly formed Sanhedrin, to recite the "priestly blessing" is a precursor to rebuilding the Temple on Judaism's Holiest sight.

Additional evidence of how close the world may be to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.