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The Watchman with Erick Stakelbeck

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  • - ERICK STAKELBECK: THIS WEEK ON THE WATCHMAN, WELCOME
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  • TO THE LARGEST MANMADE CAVE COMPLEX IN ALL OF ISRAEL.
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  • THIS IS ZEDEKIAH'S CAVE, THAT'S KING ZEDEKIAH,
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  • THE LAST OF THE KINGS OF JUDAH,
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  • THE FINAL KING IN THE DAVIDIC LINE.
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  • DID HE ATTEMPT TO FLEE THROUGH THIS MASSIVE SERIES OF CAVES
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  • AS THE BABYLONIANS WERE CLOSING IN
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  • AND THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM WAS AT HAND.
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  • AND YOU SEE THE CHISEL MARKS ALL AROUND ME HERE
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  • WERE STONES FROM THIS QUARRY USED
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  • TO HELP BUILD THE FIRST TEMPLE, SOLOMON'S TEMPLE,
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  • PERHAPS THE SECOND TEMPLE, HEROD'S TEMPLE AS WELL.
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  • OUR GOOD FRIEND, DANNY "THE DIGGER" HERMAN
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  • IS BACK TO HELP US UNLOCK THE ANCIENT MYSTERIES
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  • OF ZEDEKIAH'S CAVE.
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  • SO COME WITH US AS WE GO DEEP UNDERGROUND
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  • INTO ONE OF THE TRUE HIDDEN GEMS OF JERUSALEM.
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  • WELL, DANNY WELCOME BACK TO THE WATCHMAN, MY FRIEND,
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  • ALWAYS GREAT TO BE WITH YOU IN JERUSALEM.
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  • - ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO BE WITH YOU.
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  • - YEAH, YOU ALWAYS TAKE US TO THE BEST SPOTS
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  • AND THE HIDDEN GEMS AND THIS IS ONE OF THE TOP HIDDEN GEMS
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  • IN ALL OF JERUSALEM, THIS IS ZEDEKIAH'S CAVE, DANNY
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  • AND MAN THIS HAS A FASCINATING BACK STORY.
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  • TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHY THIS PLACE IS SO IMPORTANT.
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  • - THIS IS REALLY A FANTASTIC SITE.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, THE DAMASCUS GATE,
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  • THE BIGGEST AND MOST ORNATE GATE
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  • IN THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM IS RIGHT HERE
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  • AROUND THE CORNER.
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  • THESE ARE THE OLD CITY WALLS.
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  • THESE CLIFFS AND WALLS STOOD AGAINST THE CRUSADERS
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  • WHEN THEY STORMED OVER THE CITY.
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  • LATER THEY WERE REBUILT BY SULEIMAN THE MAGNIFICENT
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  • AND ARE STANDING TO THIS DAY.
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  • OKAY ROCKEFELLER MUSEUM, MOUNT OF OLIVES,
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  • THE GARDEN TOMB, THEY'RE ALL AROUND HERE.
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  • - THIS IS THE HEARTBEAT OF JERUSALEM HERE.
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  • WE'RE IN THE CENTER OF JERUSALEM IN THE SHADOW
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  • OF THE OLD CITY AND YOU CAN HEAR THE RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC,
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  • IT'S A BUSTLING, BUSY PLACE
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  • BUT NOT THAT LONG AGO, SAY MID-19TH CENTURY,
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  • IT WASN'T LIKE THAT.
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  • - IT LOOKED TOTALLY DIFFERENT.
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  • OKAY, INSTEAD OF CARS AND MOTORCYCLES
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  • YOU HAD CAMELS AND DONKEYS HERE.
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  • AN AMERICAN SCHOLAR AND A PHYSICIAN, JAMES BARCLAY,
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  • HE'S KNOWN ALSO FOR THE DISCOVERY OF A GATE
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  • IN THE WESTERN WALL, IT'S CALLED TO THIS DAY BARCLAY'S GATE.
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  • SO 1854, HE WALKS AROUND HERE WITH HIS DOG
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  • WHO SUDDENLY TRIPS AND DISAPPEARS
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  • AND AS HE BENDS OVER TO GRAB HIM HE NOTICES
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  • THIS IS A REALLY BIG DITCH.
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  • SO HE DECIDES TO INVESTIGATE THIS THE FOLLOWING DAY,
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  • RETURNING TO THE SITE WITH HIS TWO SONS
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  • AND TORCHES CONCEALED BEHIND THEIR GOWN,
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  • SO THEY WOULDN'T BE NOTICED.
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  • - SO, KINDA, YEAH.
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  • - THEN SLIDE IN AND THEY FIND ZEDEKIAH'S CAVE.
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  • - SO, WE'RE GONNA GO UNDERGROUND,
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  • NOW I CAN'T WAIT TO GO AND IT'S A LITTLE CHILLY OUT HERE
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  • IN JERUSALEM, WE'RE GONNA TAKE OFF THESE JACKETS FIRST,
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  • THEN WE'RE GONNA INSIDE.
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  • DANNY, LET'S GO. - LET'S GO.
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  • (DRAMATIC MUSIC)
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  • - YOU HAVE TO IMAGINE THIS MINUTE
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  • WHEN BARCLAY AND HIS CHILDREN, THEY SNEAK IN,
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  • THEY TAKE OUT THE TORCHES AND THEY LIGHT THEM UP
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  • AND WOOM! - BOOM!
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  • - THEY SEE ALL OF THIS.
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  • - LOOK AT THE SIZE! - DANNY, THIS IS--
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  • - [ERICK] LET ME GATHER MYSELF
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  • AND TAKE THIS ALL IN FOR A SECOND.
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  • NOW, DANNY THIS PLACE LOOKS HUGE,
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  • IT LOOKS LIKE IT GOES DEEP DOWN,
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  • HOW FAR DOES IT GO DOWN?
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  • - [DANNY] IT'S AMAZING, IT'S LITERALLY A HIDDEN GEM.
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  • - [ERICK] YEAH.
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  • - [DANNY] AND IT'S A VERY BIG HIDDEN GEM.
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  • WE ACTUALLY DON'T KNOW THE FULL SIZE OF IT.
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  • ONLY ABOUT HALF OF THE CAVE HAS BEEN UNCOVERED.
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  • IT'S GOT A LOT OF EVIDENCE OF QUARRYING ACTIVITY,
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  • THIS WAS DEFINITELY A QUARRY. - [ERICK] YEAH.
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  • - [DANNY] AND IT'S IN FACT, IT'S THE BIGGEST MANMADE CAVE
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  • IN ALL OF ISRAEL.
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  • - INCREDIBLE, IT LOOKS LIKE A KIND OF A MYSTERIOUS PLACE
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  • BUT THE ENTRANCE IS RIGHT ON THE STREET, LIKE YOU SAID.
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  • WELL, HEY LET'S GO DEEP UNDERGROUND, DANNY,
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  • WHO KNOWS WHAT WE'LL FIND, LEAD THE WAY MY FRIEND.
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  • - LET ME SHOW YOU.
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  • - LET'S DO IT.
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  • (DRAMATIC MUSIC)
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  • - SO THIS IS ONE OF THE INNER HALLS OF THIS GIANT COMPLEX.
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  • - YEAH, LOOK AT THIS PLACE, WOW, DANNY.
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  • - AND WHAT'S MOST VISIBLE ARE THE QUARRY MARKS.
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  • YOU CAN SEE THEM ALL OVER YOU.
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  • - NOW FOR THE PERSON AT HOME, WHAT IS QUARRYING
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  • FOR SOMEONE SAYING, WHAT IS A QUARRYING AREA?
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  • - IT'S CHISELING STONE. - LITERALLY.
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  • - YOU CAN SEE HERE THIS BIG SHAPE
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  • OF A STONE THAT WAS PULLED OUT AND THEN TAKEN
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  • TO SOME CONSTRUCTION SITE. - YOU CAN SEE IT, DANNY,
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  • IT'S ALMOST LIKE COMPARTMENTS WHERE THEY CHISELED AROUND
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  • AND TOOK THE STONE OUT. AND BIG STONES, BY THE WAY.
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  • LOOK AT THIS. - GIGANTIC.
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  • - HUGE. - OKAY.
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  • WHEN THIS WAS FOUND IN THE 19TH CENTURY,
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  • LOOK AT THIS SIZE, FOR INSTANCE.
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  • - YEAH, WOW. - THAT'S A MAMMOTH.
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  • THAT'S REALLY MASSIVE.
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  • - AND YOU AND I WERE TALKING OFF CAMERA,
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  • THE LABOR INVOLVED, THE POOR GUYS WHO WERE DOWN HERE,
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  • CUTTING, CARVING THESE STONES OUT, WOW.
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  • - PEOPLE SWEATING THE WHOLE DAY FOR PITA BREAD, BASICALLY.
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  • - FOR A PIECE OF BREAD BACK THEN
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  • TO FEED THEIR FAMILY, THIS IS WHAT THEY HAD TO DO,
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  • TALK ABOUT A HARD LABOR.
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  • - YES, BUT FROM WHICH PERIOD IS IT?
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  • SO THE GENERATION THAT FOUND IT, OPENED A BIBLE
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  • AS ALL THE SCHOLARSHIP IN THOSE DAYS DID
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  • AND IT'S VERY TEMPTING TO LINK IT TO SOLOMON.
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  • - KING SOLOMON.
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  • - YES, LET ME READ TO YOU THE QUOTE
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  • FROM FIRST BOOK OF KINGS CHAPTER FIVE.
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  • SOLOMON HAD 70.000 CARRIERS AND 80.000 STONECUTTERS
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  • IN THE HILLS, AS WELL AS 3300 FOREMEN
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  • WHO SUPERVISED THE PROJECT AND DIRECTED THE WORKMEN.
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  • AT THE KING'S COMMAND THEY REMOVED FROM THE QUARRY
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  • LARGE BLOCKS OF QUALITY STONES TO PROVIDE A FOUNDATION
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  • OF DRESSED STONE FOR THE TEMPLE.
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  • - [ERICK] FOR THE FIRST TEMPLE,
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  • SOLOMON'S LEGENDARY TEMPLE, DANNY.
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  • SO PEOPLE WERE SUGGESTING
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  • THAT THIS MAY HAVE BEEN THE VERY QUARRY
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  • THAT FIRST KINGS MENTIONED
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  • OR SOME OF THE STONES THAT WERE PROVIDED
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  • FOR THE FIRST TEMPLE WERE CARVED OUT.
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  • - TOTALLY AND IT'S A VERY ATTRACTIVE THEORY
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  • EXCEPT THAT THE ARCHEOLOGICAL SCIENCE ADVANCE, LATER ON
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  • AND THERE'S ALMOST A CONSENSUS THAT THIS DATES
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  • TO A LATER PERIOD. - OKAY, HOW LATE?
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  • - IT JUST WASN'T USED, THEY DIDN'T QUARRY THAT KIND OF STONE
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  • IN THE DAYS OF THE FIRST TEMPLE
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  • BUT IT WAS USED MAYBE FOR A TEMPLE, THE JEWISH TEMPLE,
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  • THE SECOND ONE.
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  • - HEROD'S TEMPLE. - THE HERODIAN TEMPLE EXACTLY.
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  • AND A LOT OF THESE STONES-- - IT LOOKS KINDA SIMILAR
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  • TO THE STONES AT THE WESTERN WALL IN THAT AREA, DOESN'T IT?
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  • - IT'S EVEN THE SAME STONE TYPE,
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  • IT'S CALLED MALACHITE STONES, THE ROYAL STONE.
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  • - WOW. - VERY WHITISH,
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  • HIGH QUALITY, HARD STONE. - YES.
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  • - AND THAT IS STILL-- - IT MAKES A LOT OF SENSE.
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  • - AND IT'S STILL A LEADING THEORY.
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  • IT'S STILL A LEADING THEORY THAT MAYBE THESE BLOCKS
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  • OF STONES CAN BE SEEN TO THIS DAY AT THE WESTERN WALL
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  • WERE QUARRIED HERE AND DELIVERED SOMEHOW
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  • TO THE CONSTRUCTION SITE.
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  • - THAT'S A QUESTION AND THOSE NUMBERS IN FIRST KINGS,
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  • 70.000, 80.000 STONE CUTTERS,
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  • YOU CAN IMAGINE THE MASSIVE LABOR FORCE DOWN HERE DANNY,
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  • WHETHER IT WAS THE FIRST TEMPLE OR THE SECOND TEMPLE.
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  • WOW, HARD LABOR, TOUGH LABOR.
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  • OKAY, SO WE HAVE THE POSSIBLE SOLOMON LINK,
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  • THE MORE THAN LIKELY HERODIAN LINK TO THE SECOND TEMPLE
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  • BUT THERE'S ANOTHER BIBLICAL FIGURE.
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  • AFTER ALL, THIS IS CALLED ZEDEKIAH'S CAVE.
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  • - YES.
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  • - [ERICK] ZEDEKIAH, KING ZEDEKIAH, THE LAST KING OF
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  • JUDAH, MAJOR POTENTIAL STORYLINE THERE AS WELL
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  • THAT UNFOLDED IN THESE VERY CAVES.
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  • - YEAH THE JEWS OF JERUSALEM WHEN THIS WAS FOUND,
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  • THEY DEVELOPED A BELIEF THAT THIS RELATES
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  • NOT TO KING SOLOMON BUT TO KING ZEDEKIAH,
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  • THE LAST KING OF JUDAH.
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  • - AND NOT A GOOD KING. - NOT A GOOD KING.
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  • THE KING THAT CAUSED THE END OF JERUSALEM
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  • OF THE FIRST TEMPLE AT LEAST.
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  • AND TO THIS DAY, THERE IS A SPRING ON THE OTHER END HERE
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  • THAT IS CLAIMING TO RELATE TO ZEDEKIAH.
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  • IT'S CALLED ZEDEKIAH'S SPRING OR ZEDEKIAH'S TEARS.
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  • LET ME SHOW YOU. - LET'S GO.
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  • (DRAMATIC MUSIC)
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  • - [ANNOUNCER] WE ARE THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE
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  • THAT VICE PRESIDENT, MIKE PENCE WILL ADDRESS THOUSANDS
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  • OF PRO-ISRAEL CHRISTIANS AT THE CUFI SUMMIT
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  • IN WASHINGTON D.C. ON JULY 8TH.
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  • A STEADFAST DEFENDER OF THE U.S./ISRAEL RELATIONSHIP
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  • AND LONG TIME FRIEND OF CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR ISRAEL,
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  • VICE PRESIDENT, MIKE PENCE HAS BEEN COMMITTED
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  • TO LETTING THE WORLD KNOW THAT AMERICA STANDS WITH ISRAEL
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  • AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE BOLDLY AND WITHOUT APOLOGY.
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  • SINCE TAKING OFFICE, PRESIDENT TRUMP
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  • AND VICE PRESIDENT, MIKE PENCE
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  • HAVE SHOWN THEIR STRONG SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL
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  • BY RELOCATING THE U.S. EMBASSY IN TEL AVIV
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  • TO JERUSALEM, ISRAEL'S ETERNAL CAPITAL
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  • AND RECOGNIZING ISRAELI SOVEREIGNTY
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  • OVER THE GOLAN HEIGHTS
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  • AND SUPPORTING ISRAEL'S RIGHT TO DEFEND ITSELF FROM ATTACK.
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  • JOIN US IN OUR NATION'S CAPITAL TO HEAR DIRECTLY
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  • FROM VICE PRESIDENT, MIKE PENCE,
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  • SECRETARY OF STATE, MIKE POMPEO
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  • AND MANY OTHER TOP PRO-ISRAEL LEADERS.
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  • REGISTER NOW TO ATTEND THE CUFI WASHINGTON SUMMIT
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  • ON JULY 8TH AND 9TH.
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  • (DRAMATIC MUSIC)
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  • (DRAMATIC MUSIC)
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  • - WELL, DANNY WE TALKED ABOUT THIS SITE,
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  • THE CONNECTION TO ZEDEKIAH.
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  • IT'S KNOWN AS ZEDEKIAH'S CAVE AFTER ALL
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  • BUT YOU MENTIONED A WATER SOURCE HERE.
  • 00:09:58.130 --> 00:10:00.250
  • - YES. - IT RELATES TO ZEDEKIAH.
  • 00:10:00.270 --> 00:10:02.260
  • WHERE ARE WE RIGHT NOW?
  • 00:10:02.280 --> 00:10:04.130
  • - WE ARE IN THE POSSIBLY THE LOWEST PART OF THE CAVE,
  • 00:10:04.150 --> 00:10:07.100
  • ALMOST THE LOWEST PART OF IT
  • 00:10:07.120 --> 00:10:09.070
  • AND THERE IS A LITTLE WATER LEAK,
  • 00:10:09.090 --> 00:10:12.070
  • LIKE A LITTLE TRICKLE OF WATER COMING HERE TO THIS DAY
  • 00:10:12.090 --> 00:10:15.190
  • FROM SOME NATURAL SOURCE.
  • 00:10:15.210 --> 00:10:18.080
  • AND THE JEWS HAVE DEVELOPED A TRADITION
  • 00:10:18.100 --> 00:10:21.280
  • NOT ONLY RELATING THIS TO SOLOMON WHICH WE SPOKE ABOUT
  • 00:10:22.000 --> 00:10:25.060
  • BEFORE BUT TO THE LAST KING OF THE KINGDOM OF DAVID,
  • 00:10:25.080 --> 00:10:29.150
  • OF THE JUDEAN DYNASTY, KING ZEDEKIAH.
  • 00:10:29.170 --> 00:10:32.170
  • - A VERY TRAGIC ENDING. - INDEED.
  • 00:10:32.190 --> 00:10:35.000
  • OKAY AND TO READ THE TEXT FROM THE BIBLE ITSELF,
  • 00:10:35.020 --> 00:10:38.050
  • AFTER HIS REBELLIOUS ACT, THE BABYLONIANS
  • 00:10:38.070 --> 00:10:41.160
  • DECIDE TO CONQUER JERUSALEM.
  • 00:10:41.180 --> 00:10:43.080
  • - YEAH, HE REVOLTED AGAINST NEBUCHADNEZZAR, BAD MOVE.
  • 00:10:43.100 --> 00:10:45.260
  • - YES, BAD DECISION.
  • 00:10:45.280 --> 00:10:47.110
  • THEN A BREACH WAS MADE IN THE CITY
  • 00:10:47.130 --> 00:10:50.050
  • AND ALL THE MEN OF WAR FLED BY NIGHT
  • 00:10:50.070 --> 00:10:52.100
  • BY THE WAY OF THE GATE BETWEEN THE TWO WALLS
  • 00:10:52.120 --> 00:10:55.170
  • WHICH WAS BY THE KING'S GARDEN.
  • 00:10:55.190 --> 00:10:57.260
  • NOW THE CHALDEANS WERE AGAINST THE CITY ROUND ABOUT
  • 00:10:57.280 --> 00:11:00.270
  • AND THE KING WENT BY THE WAY OF ARABAH.
  • 00:11:00.290 --> 00:11:03.050
  • THE JEWS DEVELOPED A BELIEF, THE JEWS OF JERUSALEM
  • 00:11:03.070 --> 00:11:06.240
  • THAT THIS WAS THE TUNNEL
  • 00:11:06.260 --> 00:11:08.100
  • THAT HE SNEAKED OUT TOWARDS THE ARABAH.
  • 00:11:08.120 --> 00:11:10.080
  • - SO ZEDEKIAH, HE ESCAPED THE CHALDEANS OR THE BABYLONIANS
  • 00:11:10.100 --> 00:11:13.210
  • HE ESCAPES, HE TRIES TO GET AWAY,
  • 00:11:13.230 --> 00:11:17.010
  • HE COMES THROUGH THIS CAVE, THEN WHAT HAPPENS TO ZEDEKIAH?
  • 00:11:17.030 --> 00:11:20.220
  • - IT DOESN'T END WELL.
  • 00:11:20.240 --> 00:11:22.040
  • BUT THE ARMY OF THE CHALDEANS PURSUED AFTER THE KING
  • 00:11:22.060 --> 00:11:24.220
  • AND OVERTOOK HIM IN THE PLAINS OF JERICHO
  • 00:11:24.240 --> 00:11:27.060
  • AND ALL HIS ARMY WAS SCATTERED FROM HIM.
  • 00:11:27.080 --> 00:11:30.210
  • - AND ZEDEKIAH, KIND OF A GRIZZLY LAST MENTION OF HIM
  • 00:11:30.230 --> 00:11:34.240
  • IN SECOND KINGS, DANNY.
  • 00:11:34.260 --> 00:11:36.150
  • HE HAS HIS EYES GAUGED OUT BY NEBUCHADNEZZAR'S HORDES
  • 00:11:36.170 --> 00:11:40.090
  • AND HE'S LED AWAY IN FETTERS TO BABYLON.
  • 00:11:40.110 --> 00:11:45.120
  • THAT'S THE LAST WE HEARD ZEDEKIAH AND BY THE WAY,
  • 00:11:45.140 --> 00:11:48.110
  • THE LAST THING HE SAW BEFORE HIS EYES WERE REMOVED
  • 00:11:48.130 --> 00:11:52.010
  • WAS HIS FAMILY, HIS SONS BEING SLAUGHTERED
  • 00:11:52.030 --> 00:11:55.050
  • BY THE BABYLONIANS.
  • 00:11:55.070 --> 00:11:56.140
  • - WHICH ALSO ENDS THE DAVIDIC LINEAGE.
  • 00:11:56.160 --> 00:11:58.210
  • - THAT'S IT. - IT'S THE END
  • 00:11:58.230 --> 00:12:00.180
  • OF THE DYNASTY OF KING DAVID.
  • 00:12:00.200 --> 00:12:02.000
  • - AND THIS IS AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF SOLOMON'S TEMPLE,
  • 00:12:02.020 --> 00:12:04.080
  • THE FIRST TEMPLE BEING ABSOLUTELY DESTROYED,
  • 00:12:04.100 --> 00:12:06.100
  • LEVELED BY THE BABYLONIANS.
  • 00:12:06.120 --> 00:12:08.180
  • - TOTALLY AND THESE WATER BY THE LOCAL JEWS
  • 00:12:08.200 --> 00:12:11.240
  • ARE THE TEARS OF ZEDEKIAH BUT NOT FOR THE LOSS OF HIS SONS;
  • 00:12:11.260 --> 00:12:16.120
  • FOR THE FALL OF JERUSALEM.
  • 00:12:16.140 --> 00:12:18.060
  • - SO THIS SITE, DANNY HAS BECOME FAMOUSLY KNOWN
  • 00:12:18.080 --> 00:12:21.000
  • HERE IN JERUSALEM AS ZEDEKIAH'S TEARS.
  • 00:12:21.020 --> 00:12:24.240
  • YOU SEE THIS WATER FLOWING AND FLOWING.
  • 00:12:24.260 --> 00:12:28.250
  • ZEDEKIAH'S TEARS. - HE'S CRYING TO THIS DAY.
  • 00:12:28.270 --> 00:12:31.200
  • - [ERICK] SO DANNY WHAT AN END FOR KING ZEDEKIAH,
  • 00:12:31.220 --> 00:12:35.080
  • NOT WALKING WITH THE LORD, ONE OF THE BAD KINGS,
  • 00:12:35.100 --> 00:12:37.240
  • HE ENDS UP WITH HIS EYES GOUGED OUT.
  • 00:12:37.260 --> 00:12:39.230
  • BEFORE THEY'RE GOUGED OUT, HIS LAST SIGHT IS HIS FAMILY
  • 00:12:39.250 --> 00:12:42.150
  • BEING SLAUGHTERED BEFORE HIS VERY EYES.
  • 00:12:42.170 --> 00:12:44.180
  • HE'S LED AWAY IN FETTERS TO BABYLON,
  • 00:12:44.200 --> 00:12:46.240
  • HE'S NEVER HEARD FROM AGAIN.
  • 00:12:46.260 --> 00:12:49.120
  • BUT THAT'S NOT THE END OF THE STORY IN ZEDEKIAH'S CAVE,
  • 00:12:49.140 --> 00:12:52.290
  • THERE'S MORE TO SEE HERE, RIGHT?
  • 00:12:53.010 --> 00:12:54.250
  • - YES, THERE'S ACTUALLY NEW RESEARCH DONE IN RECENT YEARS
  • 00:12:54.270 --> 00:12:57.070
  • TRYING TO GENERATE MORE DATA ABOUT THE HISTORY
  • 00:12:57.090 --> 00:12:59.240
  • AND THE FUNCTION OF THIS CAVE.
  • 00:12:59.260 --> 00:13:01.240
  • REALLY FANTASTIC STUFF, LET ME SHOW YOU.
  • 00:13:01.260 --> 00:13:03.150
  • - THIS IS GONNA BE GOOD, LET'S GO DANNY, LEAD THE WAY.
  • 00:13:03.170 --> 00:13:06.010
  • (DRAMATIC MUSIC)
  • 00:13:06.030 --> 00:13:15.110
  • (DRAMATIC MUSIC)
  • 00:13:15.110 --> 00:13:22.260
  • - ERICK, SO AS ARCHEOLOGY ADVANCE AS A SCIENTIFIC FIELD,
  • 00:13:22.280 --> 00:13:27.040
  • MORE RESEARCH HAS BEEN DONE IN MANY SITES INCLUDING HERE.
  • 00:13:27.060 --> 00:13:31.170
  • IN THE LAST DECADE, NEW RESEARCH HAS BEEN DONE
  • 00:13:31.190 --> 00:13:34.100
  • IN THIS PART OF THE CAVE WHICH IS ACTUALLY HERE UNDERGROUND.
  • 00:13:34.120 --> 00:13:38.090
  • IT'S NOT YET OPENED TO THE PUBLIC.
  • 00:13:38.110 --> 00:13:40.020
  • OKAY THERE ARE SIGNS HERE WARNING--
  • 00:13:40.040 --> 00:13:42.010
  • - BEWARE. - YES, DO NOT ENTER.
  • 00:13:42.030 --> 00:13:44.090
  • - BUT WE WERE ABLE TO GET SPECIAL ACCESS.
  • 00:13:44.110 --> 00:13:46.130
  • WE'RE VERY FORTUNATE. NOT MANY PEOPLE COME BACK HERE.
  • 00:13:46.150 --> 00:13:48.280
  • - YES, THIS WAS A SPECIAL, GENEROUS OFFER
  • 00:13:49.000 --> 00:13:52.090
  • OF THE MUNICIPALITY TO LET US IN.
  • 00:13:52.110 --> 00:13:54.020
  • WE HAVE TO PUT THESE HELMETS ON.
  • 00:13:54.040 --> 00:13:56.100
  • - OKAY.
  • 00:13:56.120 --> 00:13:57.200
  • - AND TO EVERYONE'S SURPRISE WE THOUGHT THAT WE MIGHT
  • 00:13:57.220 --> 00:14:01.250
  • DISCOVER HERE FINDS THAT RELATE THE SITE TO SOLOMON,
  • 00:14:01.270 --> 00:14:06.030
  • TO ZEDEKIAH, TO HEROD, NO.
  • 00:14:06.050 --> 00:14:07.250
  • - SURE THAT'S WHO WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT.
  • 00:14:07.270 --> 00:14:09.060
  • - NO THE FINDS HERE SEEM TO RELATE TO THE MIDDLE AGES
  • 00:14:09.080 --> 00:14:13.030
  • TO A FANTASTIC BLOODY CHAPTER IN THE HISTORY OF JERUSALEM,
  • 00:14:13.050 --> 00:14:16.000
  • THE CRUSADERS. - WOW, THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR.
  • 00:14:16.020 --> 00:14:18.190
  • - [DANNY] THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR WHO WERE
  • 00:14:18.210 --> 00:14:20.180
  • CONTROLLING THE TEMPLE MOUNT WHICH IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER
  • 00:14:20.200 --> 00:14:23.100
  • ON THE SURFACE. - RIGHT ABOVE US, YEAH.
  • 00:14:23.120 --> 00:14:24.170
  • - THEY WERE POSSIBLY THE ONES TO MAKE THIS
  • 00:14:24.190 --> 00:14:26.250
  • AN ESCAPE ROUTE, AS A SECRET TUNNEL SO THEY COULD SNEAK OUT
  • 00:14:26.270 --> 00:14:31.120
  • AND RUN FOR THEIR LIVES IN THE WORST CASE SCENARIO
  • 00:14:31.140 --> 00:14:34.080
  • OF THE MUSLIM RETAKE OF THE CITY.
  • 00:14:34.100 --> 00:14:36.090
  • - AND THAT CRUSADER FORCE HAD RULED JERUSALEM, DANNY
  • 00:14:36.110 --> 00:14:38.170
  • THAT WAS A SMALL FORCE OF KNIGHTS.
  • 00:14:38.190 --> 00:14:40.160
  • - YES, THEY WERE VERY TACTICAL,
  • 00:14:40.180 --> 00:14:42.220
  • THEY MANAGE TO MASSACRE A LARGE PIECE OF LAND
  • 00:14:42.240 --> 00:14:46.190
  • BUT AT THE CORE OF THE FIGHTING FORCE,
  • 00:14:46.210 --> 00:14:48.240
  • WE'RE TALKING ABOUT 500 TO 600 TEMPLAR KNIGHTS, THAT'S IT.
  • 00:14:48.260 --> 00:14:52.090
  • - [ERICK] SURROUNDED BY A LARGE MUSLIM POPULATION
  • 00:14:52.110 --> 00:14:53.240
  • LIKE YOU SAID.
  • 00:14:53.260 --> 00:14:55.010
  • - SO WE KNOW AN ACRE, THEY HAD A SECRET TUNNEL
  • 00:14:55.030 --> 00:14:57.280
  • AND OTHER SITES ALSO BEAR THOSE TYPE OF UNDERGROUND PATHWAYS
  • 00:14:58.000 --> 00:15:02.100
  • AND PERHAPS THIS IS ALL PART OF THE MEDIEVAL CRUSADER PLAN.
  • 00:15:02.120 --> 00:15:06.290
  • - OKAY, DANNY SO WE HAVE THIS SPECIAL PERMIT,
  • 00:15:07.010 --> 00:15:09.250
  • NOW WE'RE GONNA GET A RARE OPPORTUNITY,
  • 00:15:09.270 --> 00:15:11.220
  • HOW COOL IS THIS, BY THE WAY,
  • 00:15:11.240 --> 00:15:13.010
  • TO GO INTO THIS POSSIBLE CRUSADER HIDDEN,
  • 00:15:13.030 --> 00:15:17.130
  • SECRET, UNDERGROUND CRUSADER ESCAPE ROUTE.
  • 00:15:17.150 --> 00:15:22.050
  • WE'RE GONNA GO IN NOW. FOLKS, I'M IN GOOD HANDS.
  • 00:15:22.070 --> 00:15:24.160
  • I AM WITH A PROFESSIONAL ARCHEOLOGIST,
  • 00:15:24.180 --> 00:15:27.260
  • THEY CALL HIM DANNY THE DIGGER FOR A REASON.
  • 00:15:27.280 --> 00:15:30.130
  • SO I WILL LET YOU LEAD THE WAY, MY FRIEND.
  • 00:15:30.150 --> 00:15:32.210
  • LET'S GO INTO THIS SECRET CRUSADER ESCAPE ROUTE, LET'S GO.
  • 00:15:32.230 --> 00:15:36.180
  • (DRAMATIC MUSIC)
  • 00:15:36.200 --> 00:15:39.170
  • CAREFUL NOW.
  • 00:15:39.190 --> 00:15:41.250
  • HERE WE GO.
  • 00:15:41.270 --> 00:15:43.030
  • - [DANNY] THIS IS A NASTY FALL HERE, BE CAREFUL.
  • 00:15:43.050 --> 00:15:44.240
  • - [ERICK] YES, YES.
  • 00:15:44.260 --> 00:15:46.090
  • WE'LL HEAD BACK TO ZEDEKIAH'S CAVE A BIT LATER IN THE SHOW
  • 00:15:46.110 --> 00:15:49.130
  • BUT UP FIRST, DANNY THE DIGGER GIVES US AN UP-CLOSE
  • 00:15:49.150 --> 00:15:52.120
  • LOOK AT SOME OF THE WORLD'S MOST LEGENDARY ARCHEOLOGICAL
  • 00:15:52.140 --> 00:15:56.060
  • FINDS PROVING THE TRUTH OF THE BIBLE.
  • 00:15:56.080 --> 00:15:58.170
  • THAT'S COMING UP AFTER THE BREAK, DON'T MOVE.
  • 00:15:58.190 --> 00:16:02.050
  • HEY, EVERYONE ERICK STAKELBECK HERE.
  • 00:16:02.070 --> 00:16:03.270
  • I WANT YOU TO JOIN ME IN WASHINGTON D.C. THIS JULY
  • 00:16:03.290 --> 00:16:07.150
  • FOR THE PREMIER PRO-ISRAEL EVENT IN THE UNITED STATES.
  • 00:16:07.170 --> 00:16:11.150
  • THE 14TH ANNUAL CUFI WASHINGTON SUMMIT
  • 00:16:11.170 --> 00:16:14.060
  • WILL BE HELD ON JULY 7TH, 8TH AND 9TH
  • 00:16:14.080 --> 00:16:16.270
  • AT THE D.C. CONVENTION CENTER
  • 00:16:16.290 --> 00:16:18.230
  • AND IT WILL BE OUR BIGGEST AND BEST YET.
  • 00:16:18.250 --> 00:16:21.230
  • THOUSANDS OF PRO-ISRAEL CHRISTIANS WILL JOIN TOGETHER
  • 00:16:21.250 --> 00:16:25.060
  • AND LIFT THEIR VOICES IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL
  • 00:16:25.080 --> 00:16:27.210
  • FOR ZION'S SAKE.
  • 00:16:27.230 --> 00:16:29.290
  • CUFI'S FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN THE ONE
  • 00:16:30.010 --> 00:16:32.000
  • AND ONLY PASTOR JOHN HAGEE WILL BE THERE.
  • 00:16:32.020 --> 00:16:34.080
  • HE'LL BE JOINED BY THE U.S. AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL,
  • 00:16:34.100 --> 00:16:37.020
  • DAVID FRIEDMAN AND MANY OTHER VERY SPECIAL GUESTS
  • 00:16:37.040 --> 00:16:40.020
  • BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY ATTENDING CUFI'S WASHINGTON SUMMIT
  • 00:16:40.040 --> 00:16:43.290
  • GIVES YOU THE CHANCE TO PERSONALLY
  • 00:16:44.010 --> 00:16:45.250
  • DELIVER A STRONG PRO-ISRAEL MESSAGE
  • 00:16:45.270 --> 00:16:48.030
  • TO YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.
  • 00:16:48.050 --> 00:16:50.070
  • I WILL BE IN D.C. THIS SUMMER AND I HOPE YOU'LL BE THERE TOO
  • 00:16:50.090 --> 00:16:53.270
  • TO RAISE YOUR VOICE FOR ISRAEL FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.
  • 00:16:53.290 --> 00:17:02.250
  • (DRAMATIC MUSIC)
  • 00:17:02.270 --> 00:17:14.250
  • (DRAMATIC MUSIC)
  • 00:17:14.250 --> 00:17:22.090
  • - A FUNDAMENTAL QUESTION FOR EVALUATING THE BIBLE
  • 00:17:22.110 --> 00:17:24.180
  • FOR MODERN READER WITH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AT HAND
  • 00:17:24.200 --> 00:17:28.260
  • IS WHETHER THESE BIBLICAL ACCOUNTS ARE VALID.
  • 00:17:28.280 --> 00:17:31.170
  • CAN WE FIND EVIDENCE, CAN WE FIND ARCHITECTURE
  • 00:17:31.190 --> 00:17:35.000
  • FROM THE IRON AGE, FROM THE TIME OF THE UNITED MONARCHY.
  • 00:17:35.020 --> 00:17:38.040
  • CAN WE FIND EVIDENCE OF DAVID AND SOLOMON
  • 00:17:38.060 --> 00:17:41.170
  • AND JACOB AND HEZEKIAH?
  • 00:17:41.190 --> 00:17:43.260
  • WELL, SINCE THE 19TH CENTURY, VARIOUS EXPEDITIONS
  • 00:17:43.280 --> 00:17:48.100
  • HAVE BEEN EXCAVATING IN DIFFERENT SITES ACROSS THE LAND
  • 00:17:48.120 --> 00:17:51.290
  • BUT ONLY IN THE 1990'S DID WE FINALLY FIND
  • 00:17:52.010 --> 00:17:54.250
  • FOR THE FIRST AND ONLY TIME TO THIS DAY,
  • 00:17:54.270 --> 00:17:57.020
  • AN INSCRIPTION TO MENTION DAVID.
  • 00:17:57.040 --> 00:18:00.060
  • AN INSCRIPTION TO MENTION DAVID AS A FOUNDER
  • 00:18:00.080 --> 00:18:04.070
  • OF A DYNASTY THAT IS THE ENEMY OF SOME ARAMAIC KING
  • 00:18:04.090 --> 00:18:08.250
  • WHO HAVE CONQUERED THE NORTH AND PLACE THIS INSCRIPTION.
  • 00:18:08.270 --> 00:18:12.060
  • ANOTHER SENSATIONAL DISCOVERY THAT ONE CAN SEE HERE
  • 00:18:12.080 --> 00:18:15.060
  • AT THE ISRAEL MUSEUM IS AN ARTIFACT THAT WAS ORIGINALLY
  • 00:18:15.080 --> 00:18:18.120
  • FOUND IN A CAVE LIKE THIS IN A HILL
  • 00:18:18.140 --> 00:18:21.080
  • OVERLOOKING MOUNT ZION IN JERUSALEM.
  • 00:18:21.100 --> 00:18:23.280
  • UNCOVERED IN THE 1980'S IT PROVED TO BE A BURIAL CAVE
  • 00:18:24.000 --> 00:18:27.120
  • OF WEALTHY JEWS.
  • 00:18:27.140 --> 00:18:28.230
  • THESE ARE THE ORIGINAL PARTS THAT WERE FOUND
  • 00:18:28.250 --> 00:18:31.140
  • IN THE BURIAL CAVE AND AROUND THE CORNER
  • 00:18:31.160 --> 00:18:33.230
  • ONE CAN SEE THE JEWELRY, SILVER,
  • 00:18:33.250 --> 00:18:36.170
  • NECKLACES, PHOENICIAN GLASS BITS.
  • 00:18:36.190 --> 00:18:39.260
  • BUT ONE OF THOSE ITEMS PROVED TO BE EXTREMELY,
  • 00:18:39.280 --> 00:18:43.140
  • EXTREMELY IMPORTANT WHEN IT WAS UNWRAPPED
  • 00:18:43.160 --> 00:18:46.090
  • IN THE LABORATORIES OF THE ISRAEL MUSEUM.
  • 00:18:46.110 --> 00:18:48.220
  • A CAREFUL LOOK AT THIS PLAYING WITH THE ANGLES OF THE LIGHT
  • 00:18:48.240 --> 00:18:53.170
  • INDICATED THAT THERE'S WRITING ON IT
  • 00:18:53.190 --> 00:18:56.080
  • AND THE WRITING TURNS OUT TO BE A QUOTE
  • 00:18:56.100 --> 00:19:01.010
  • FROM THE BOOK OF NUMBERS.
  • 00:19:01.030 --> 00:19:02.220
  • THE LORD BLESS YOU AND PROTECT YOU.
  • 00:19:02.240 --> 00:19:04.110
  • THE LORD DEAL KINDLY AND GRACIOUSLY WITH YOU.
  • 00:19:04.130 --> 00:19:07.010
  • THE LORD BESTOW HIS FAVOR UPON YOU AND GRANT YOU PEACE.
  • 00:19:07.030 --> 00:19:10.260
  • (SPEAKS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE)
  • 00:19:10.280 --> 00:19:18.110
  • THIS TEXT IS SAID TO THIS DAY
  • 00:19:18.130 --> 00:19:20.290
  • BY PRIESTS IN JEWISH SYNAGOGUES.
  • 00:19:21.010 --> 00:19:24.040
  • THE ISRAEL MUSEUM ALSO PRESENTS A WEALTH OF FINDS
  • 00:19:24.060 --> 00:19:26.230
  • FROM THE SECOND TEMPLE PERIOD,
  • 00:19:26.250 --> 00:19:28.130
  • THE PERIOD OF THE RETURN OF THE JEWS FROM BABYLONIAN
  • 00:19:28.150 --> 00:19:31.040
  • EXILE, THE REBUILD OF JERUSALEM AND IT'S TEMPLE
  • 00:19:31.060 --> 00:19:34.020
  • AND BURIALS OF JEWS FROM THAT TIME ARE ON DISPLAY HERE.
  • 00:19:34.040 --> 00:19:37.140
  • BUT FOR A CHRISTIAN VISITOR OF THE ISRAEL MUSEUM,
  • 00:19:37.160 --> 00:19:41.060
  • THIS PART PRESENTS THE THREE MOST SIGNIFICANT ITEMS
  • 00:19:41.080 --> 00:19:44.250
  • THAT RELATE TO JESUS HIMSELF.
  • 00:19:44.270 --> 00:19:47.260
  • IN THE CENTER, WE HAVE HERE A PLAQUE ORIGINALLY
  • 00:19:47.280 --> 00:19:50.010
  • FOUND IN CAESAREA IN THE 1960'S
  • 00:19:50.030 --> 00:19:52.110
  • THAT DOCUMENTS THE CREATION OF A SHRINE FOR TIBERIUS.
  • 00:19:52.130 --> 00:19:57.050
  • THE CONSTRUCTOR OF IT IS "--US PILATUS".
  • 00:19:57.070 --> 00:20:01.160
  • THE BEGINNING IS MISSING BUT IT'S PROBABLY PONTIUS PILATUS,
  • 00:20:01.180 --> 00:20:05.000
  • PONTIUS PILATE, THE GOVERNOR OF JUDEA.
  • 00:20:05.020 --> 00:20:09.100
  • THE GOVERNOR OF JUDEA BUT ALSO THE JUDGE,
  • 00:20:09.120 --> 00:20:12.060
  • THE PERSON WHO JUDGED JESUS.
  • 00:20:12.080 --> 00:20:15.020
  • AND THIS IS TO THIS DAY THE ONLY TIME HIS NAME IS FOUND
  • 00:20:15.040 --> 00:20:19.110
  • IN AN INSCRIPTION.
  • 00:20:19.130 --> 00:20:20.190
  • ON THE LEFT ONE CAN SEE A BONE BOX THAT WAS USED
  • 00:20:20.210 --> 00:20:24.130
  • FOR SECONDARY BURIAL IN THAT TIMEFRAME OF JESUS.
  • 00:20:24.150 --> 00:20:27.210
  • IT'S VERY NICELY DECORATED, IT MUST BE OF A PERSON
  • 00:20:27.230 --> 00:20:30.280
  • OF A HIGH CLASS AND INDEED THE INSCRIPTION ENGRAVED
  • 00:20:31.000 --> 00:20:34.070
  • ON THE SIDE INDICATES IT'S THE TOMB OF JOSEPHUS CAIAPHAS.
  • 00:20:34.090 --> 00:20:40.280
  • THIS IS CAIAPHAS, THE HIGH PRIEST THAT INTERROGATED JESUS.
  • 00:20:41.000 --> 00:20:47.270
  • AND ON THE RIGHT SIDE ONE CAN SEE ANOTHER BONE BOX
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  • OF OBVIOUSLY SOMEONE OF A LOWER CLASS.
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  • WE ONLY KNOW HIS NAME, (SPEAKS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE)
  • 00:20:53.060 --> 00:20:57.120
  • WE KNOW NOTHING ABOUT HIM FROM ANY HISTORICAL DOCUMENT
  • 00:20:57.140 --> 00:20:59.190
  • BUT THE REASON IT'S SUCH AN IMPORTANT DISCOVERY
  • 00:20:59.210 --> 00:21:02.210
  • IS BECAUSE AMONG THE BONES FOUND INSIDE THAT BONE BOX
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  • ONE BONE, A HEEL BONE WAS FOUND WITH A NAIL PIERCING IT.
  • 00:21:05.190 --> 00:21:10.030
  • THIS IS EVIDENCE OF CRUCIFIXION
  • 00:21:10.050 --> 00:21:13.090
  • AND THE ONLY EVIDENCE EVER FOUND
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  • IN THE WHOLE ROMAN EMPIRE FOR CRUCIFIXION.
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  • ONE OF THE UNIQUE FEATURES HERE AT THE ISRAEL MUSEUM
  • 00:21:19.240 --> 00:21:23.120
  • THAT RELATES TO THE ARTIFACTS WE SAW
  • 00:21:23.140 --> 00:21:25.270
  • IN THE ARCHEOLOGICAL DISPLAY, ITEMS RELATING
  • 00:21:25.290 --> 00:21:28.070
  • TO JESUS IS THIS MODEL, A ONE TO 50 SCALE MODEL
  • 00:21:28.090 --> 00:21:32.060
  • OF JERUSALEM, A PRESUMED IMAGE
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  • OF THE CITY SOME 2.000 YEARS AGO IN THE DAYS OF JESUS.
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  • IN THE HEART OF IT THROUGH THE TEMPLE IN FULL GLORY
  • 00:21:39.130 --> 00:21:41.230
  • AND MILLION OF JEWS COMING FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
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  • WOULD COME HERE TO OFFER SACRIFICES IN
  • 00:21:45.080 --> 00:21:49.210
  • THAT IN THE DAYS OF SOLOMON HELD THE ARK OF THE COVENANT.
  • 00:21:49.230 --> 00:21:53.080
  • AND YET THE SACRIFICIAL ACTIVITY WAS HELD BY A GROUP
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  • OF PRIESTS, COHANIM THAT WERE OPERATING
  • 00:21:56.200 --> 00:21:59.270
  • THIS IN A MONOPOLISTIC AND CORRUPTED WAY
  • 00:21:59.290 --> 00:22:03.050
  • AND ONE OF THE FEW PEOPLE THAT DARE
  • 00:22:03.070 --> 00:22:04.260
  • SPEAKING AGAINST HIM WAS JESUS.
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  • ANOTHER GROUP THAT WE KNOW ABOUT THEM NOW
  • 00:22:07.120 --> 00:22:09.140
  • ONLY IN MODERN TIMES WAS A GROUP CALLING ITSELF THE YAHAD
  • 00:22:09.160 --> 00:22:12.290
  • WHO DECIDED TO REPLACE THE SACRIFICIAL ACTIVITY
  • 00:22:13.010 --> 00:22:15.270
  • BY GOING TO THE DESERT AND LEADING A SPIRITUAL LIFESTYLE
  • 00:22:15.290 --> 00:22:19.110
  • THAT INVOLVES PRAYERS.
  • 00:22:19.130 --> 00:22:21.250
  • THIS GROUP CREATED A LIBRARY BUT EVENTUALLY
  • 00:22:21.270 --> 00:22:24.280
  • THEY HAD TO HIDE THAT LIBRARY
  • 00:22:25.000 --> 00:22:26.100
  • BECAUSE THE ROMANS WERE ADVANCING
  • 00:22:26.120 --> 00:22:27.260
  • AND THAT LIBRARY WAS LEFT THERE FOR 2.000 YEARS
  • 00:22:27.280 --> 00:22:31.210
  • UNTIL OUR TIMES, THESE ARE THE FAMOUS DEAD SEA SCROLLS.
  • 00:22:31.230 --> 00:22:35.180
  • SUCH AN AMAZING DISCOVERY THAT HAS A SPECIAL DISPLAY
  • 00:22:35.200 --> 00:22:38.270
  • HERE AT THE ISRAEL MUSEUM, THE SHRINE OF THE BOOK.
  • 00:22:38.290 --> 00:22:41.210
  • THE SHRINE OF THE BOOK HOUSES A SELECTION
  • 00:22:41.230 --> 00:22:44.170
  • OF THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS.
  • 00:22:44.190 --> 00:22:45.280
  • HERE FOR INSTANCE ONE CAN SEE THE MYSTERIOUS DEPICTION
  • 00:22:46.000 --> 00:22:50.140
  • OF A FUTURISTIC WAR BETWEEN SONS OF LIGHT
  • 00:22:50.160 --> 00:22:53.010
  • AND SONS OF DARKNESS, BUT YOU ALSO HAVE YOUR COPIES
  • 00:22:53.030 --> 00:22:55.270
  • OF THE OLD TESTAMENT, INTERPRETATIONS ON
  • 00:22:55.290 --> 00:22:58.240
  • HYMNS AND PRAYERS THAT THIS COMMUNITY CREATED AND FOLLOWED
  • 00:22:58.260 --> 00:23:01.260
  • AND THE MOST SIGNIFICANT SCROLL THE COMMUNITY RULE.
  • 00:23:01.280 --> 00:23:06.030
  • A SELECTION OF CODES AND RULES THAT ONE MUST FOLLOW
  • 00:23:06.050 --> 00:23:09.230
  • IF IT WANTS TO JOIN THESE PEOPLE
  • 00:23:09.250 --> 00:23:11.130
  • WHO CALL THEMSELVES THE YAHAD.
  • 00:23:11.150 --> 00:23:13.010
  • AND WHAT'S INTERESTING IS THAT THESE SCROLLS
  • 00:23:13.030 --> 00:23:15.080
  • ARE STRIKINGLY SIMILAR TO ONE FIGURE
  • 00:23:15.100 --> 00:23:18.060
  • FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT, JOHN THE BAPTIST.
  • 00:23:18.080 --> 00:23:20.060
  • THEY BOTH RESENTED THE TEMPLE,
  • 00:23:20.080 --> 00:23:22.030
  • THEY BOTH WENT TO THE DESERT,
  • 00:23:22.050 --> 00:23:23.140
  • THEY BOTH EXPECTED THE END OF DAYS TO COME SOON.
  • 00:23:23.160 --> 00:23:26.180
  • THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS WITH JOHN THE BAPTIST
  • 00:23:26.200 --> 00:23:29.040
  • ARE IN A WAY THE CRADLE OF CHRISTIANITY.
  • 00:23:29.060 --> 00:23:32.150
  • - [ERICK] UP NEXT WE HEAD BACK TO ZEDEKIAH'S CAVE
  • 00:23:32.170 --> 00:23:35.100
  • FOR THE EXCITING CONCLUSION WITH DANNY THE DIGGER,
  • 00:23:35.120 --> 00:23:38.260
  • STICK AROUND.
  • 00:23:38.280 --> 00:23:42.280
  • - ANNOUNCER: THE SILENCE OF MILLIONS OF CHRISTIAN BYSTANDERS
  • 00:23:43.000 --> 00:23:45.010
  • DURING HITLER'S RISE TO POWER EMBOLDENED THE NAZIS
  • 00:23:45.030 --> 00:23:47.110
  • TO CARRY OUT THEIR EVIL EXTERMINATION PLAN
  • 00:23:47.130 --> 00:23:49.110
  • AGAINST THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 00:23:49.130 --> 00:23:50.280
  • TODAY, ANTI-SEMITISM IS ON THE RISE AGAIN
  • 00:23:51.000 --> 00:23:53.030
  • AND SOME ARE EVEN CLAIMING THE HOLOCAUST NEVER HAPPENED.
  • 00:23:53.050 --> 00:23:56.120
  • AS CHRISTIANS WE MUST NOT BE SILENT
  • 00:23:56.140 --> 00:23:58.170
  • IN RESPONSE TO THESE LIES.
  • 00:23:58.190 --> 00:24:00.150
  • - TO SEE EVIL AND NOT CALL IT EVIL IS EVIL.
  • 00:24:00.170 --> 00:24:04.140
  • NOT TO ACT IS TO ACT, NOT TO SPEAK IS TO SPEAK.
  • 00:24:04.160 --> 00:24:09.280
  • - ANNOUNCER: THIS MONTH CUFI IS OFFERING A POWERFUL
  • 00:24:10.000 --> 00:24:12.050
  • NEW MINI BOOK, THE SIN OF SILENCE,
  • 00:24:12.070 --> 00:24:14.160
  • WHICH DOCUMENTS THE FIRSTHAND ACCOUNTS
  • 00:24:14.180 --> 00:24:16.090
  • OF BOTH THE PERPETRATORS AND WITNESSES OF THE HOLOCAUST.
  • 00:24:16.110 --> 00:24:19.230
  • AS THE GENERATION THAT EXPERIENCED THE HOLOCAUST
  • 00:24:19.250 --> 00:24:22.260
  • DISAPPEARS, WE MUST KEEP THE MEMORIES OF THESE WITNESSES
  • 00:24:22.280 --> 00:24:25.150
  • ALIVE TO ENSURE THAT SUCH A HORROR NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN.
  • 00:24:25.170 --> 00:24:28.210
  • CALL CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR ISRAEL AT 210-477-4714
  • 00:24:28.230 --> 00:24:33.120
  • OR GO TO CUFI.ORG/SILENCE TO RECEIVE YOUR COPY
  • 00:24:33.140 --> 00:24:36.240
  • OF THE SIN OF SILENCE WHEN YOU SUPPORT CUFI
  • 00:24:36.260 --> 00:24:39.010
  • WITH A GIFT OF ANY AMOUNT.
  • 00:24:39.030 --> 00:24:40.140
  • (DRAMATIC MUSIC)
  • 00:24:40.160 --> 00:24:53.180
  • (DRAMATIC MUSIC)
  • 00:24:53.180 --> 00:25:01.040
  • - WELL, DANNY THAT WAS FUN.
  • 00:25:01.060 --> 00:25:02.150
  • IT'S NOT OFTEN YOU GET A CHANCE TO GO DEEP UNDERGROUND
  • 00:25:02.170 --> 00:25:04.020
  • IN WHAT MAY HAVE BEEN A CRUSADER ESCAPE ROUTE
  • 00:25:04.040 --> 00:25:07.270
  • FROM THE MIDDLE AGES.
  • 00:25:07.290 --> 00:25:09.030
  • - YES, TOTALLY, THIS WAS EXCITING FOR ME TOO.
  • 00:25:09.050 --> 00:25:11.180
  • I'VE KNOWN ABOUT THIS SITE BUT ACTUALLY GOING THERE,
  • 00:25:11.200 --> 00:25:14.020
  • GETTING THE PERMIT TO FILM IT, THAT WAS EXCITING.
  • 00:25:14.040 --> 00:25:16.120
  • - EVEN DANNY THE DIGGER HASN'T SEEN QUITE EVERYTHING.
  • 00:25:16.140 --> 00:25:18.190
  • EVEN A LEGEND LIKE YOU
  • 00:25:18.210 --> 00:25:20.050
  • DISCOVERS SOMETHING NEW HERE AND THERE.
  • 00:25:20.070 --> 00:25:21.250
  • AND DANNY WHERE WE'RE STANDING RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:25:21.270 --> 00:25:23.060
  • THIS IS THE LARGEST AREA IN THE CAVE COMPLEX,
  • 00:25:23.080 --> 00:25:25.230
  • THE SIZE OF MAYBE A FEW BASKETBALL COURTS SIDE BY SIDE,
  • 00:25:25.250 --> 00:25:28.130
  • A PRETTY BIG PLACE AND THERE'S STILL SOME EVENTS
  • 00:25:28.150 --> 00:25:30.150
  • TAKING PLACE RIGHT HERE.
  • 00:25:30.170 --> 00:25:31.230
  • - YEAH, YEAH, CONCERTS, EVEN WEDDINGS,
  • 00:25:31.250 --> 00:25:33.230
  • SOME PEOPLE LIKE TO GET MARRIED IN THIS SPACE.
  • 00:25:33.250 --> 00:25:35.290
  • - [ERICK] WOW.
  • 00:25:36.010 --> 00:25:37.020
  • - IT'S LITERALLY A HIDDEN GEM.
  • 00:25:37.040 --> 00:25:38.250
  • IT'S UNDERGROUND BUT IT'S A BEAUTIFUL
  • 00:25:38.270 --> 00:25:41.020
  • AND VERY INTERESTING SPOT AND THERE ARE OTHER PLACES
  • 00:25:41.040 --> 00:25:44.120
  • IN THIS AREA WHICH ARE ALSO QUITE INTERESTING ATTRACTIONS,
  • 00:25:44.140 --> 00:25:47.020
  • THE GARDEN TOMB.
  • 00:25:47.040 --> 00:25:48.110
  • - [ERICK] OF COURSE.
  • 00:25:48.130 --> 00:25:49.210
  • - THE ALTERNATIVE PLACE OF THE CRUCIFIXION OF JESUS.
  • 00:25:49.230 --> 00:25:52.040
  • - IT'S A BLOCK FROM HERE THE PLACE WHERE SOME BELIEVE
  • 00:25:52.060 --> 00:25:54.030
  • JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED, DIED AND WAS BURIED, ROSE AGAIN,
  • 00:25:54.050 --> 00:25:56.080
  • THE GARDEN TOMB, A BLOCK FROM HERE,
  • 00:25:56.100 --> 00:25:58.100
  • IT'S WALKING DISTANCE.
  • 00:25:58.120 --> 00:25:59.150
  • - DAMASCUS GATE WHICH WE HAVE SHOWN.
  • 00:25:59.170 --> 00:26:01.060
  • - OF COURSE. - AND THE ROCKEFELLER MUSEUM
  • 00:26:01.080 --> 00:26:02.240
  • WHERE SOME AMAZING ARTIFACTS KNOWN IN BRITISH TIMES
  • 00:26:02.260 --> 00:26:06.120
  • ARE KEPT ON DISPLAY TO THIS DAY.
  • 00:26:06.140 --> 00:26:08.070
  • - WELL, DANNY IT WAS A PLEASURE TO UNVEIL THIS HIDDEN GEM
  • 00:26:08.090 --> 00:26:11.010
  • FOR THE WATCHMAN VIEWERS TODAY,
  • 00:26:11.030 --> 00:26:12.270
  • WE'LL DO IT AGAIN SOON WITH YOU HERE IN ISRAEL MY FRIEND,
  • 00:26:12.290 --> 00:26:14.200
  • WATCHMAN CONTRIBUTOR, DANNY THE DIGGER HERMAN
  • 00:26:14.220 --> 00:26:16.260
  • ALWAYS A PLEASURE.
  • 00:26:16.280 --> 00:26:17.280
  • - OH, THANK YOU MY PLEASURE.
  • 00:26:18.000 --> 00:26:19.130
  • - MY FRIEND, NO ONE BETTER, DANNY THE DIGGER HERMAN, FOLKS
  • 00:26:19.150 --> 00:26:22.030
  • AND HEY OUR TEAM OF CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR ISRAEL
  • 00:26:22.050 --> 00:26:24.060
  • LOVES TO BRING YOU THESE KINDS OF STORIES
  • 00:26:24.080 --> 00:26:26.120
  • THAT YOU JUST WON'T SEE ANYWHERE ELSE SO CALL, CLICK.
  • 00:26:26.140 --> 00:26:30.090
  • YOU SEE THE INFORMATION ON YOUR SCREEN,
  • 00:26:30.110 --> 00:26:32.110
  • JOIN OUR MOVEMENT TODAY FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.
  • 00:26:32.130 --> 00:26:36.180
  • WELL, THANKS FOR COMING DEEP UNDERGROUND WITH US TODAY
  • 00:26:36.200 --> 00:26:39.040
  • IN ZEDEKIAH'S CAVE IN THE HEART OF JERUSALEM.
  • 00:26:39.060 --> 00:26:41.230
  • UNTIL NEXT TIME, GOD BLESS YOU
  • 00:26:41.250 --> 00:26:44.090
  • AND REMEMBER, NEVER HOLD YOUR PEACE.
  • 00:26:44.110 --> 00:26:47.230
  • (DRAMATIC MUSIC)
  • 00:26:47.250 --> 00:26:55.050
  • (DRAMATIC MUSIC)
  • 00:26:55.050 --> 00:27:02.220