Archaeologists unearth 2000-year-old Hebrew Jerusalem inscription

Archaeologists unearth 2000-year-old Hebrew Jerusalem inscription

The earliest written inscription of the word Jerusalem written in Hebrew on a 2,000 year old column drum was unveiled on Tuesday at a press conference at The Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

The limestone column drum that dates back to the Second Temple period, was discovered 10 months ago on an excavation site near the International Convention Center in Jerusalem.

The words: “Hanania son of Dudolos from Jerusalem” was etched on the column which was part of a building that stood in a Jewish potters village near the entrance of the Jerusalem some 2,000 years ago.

Prior to this discovery, the city’s name was written as Yerushalem or Shalem in Hebrew, this inscription was the first time the city was written as Yerushalayim in Hebrew characters.

The word Jerusalem was found on silver coins dating before the time of this column, but they were written in Aramaic.

Details of who Hanania was and why he etched his name and Jerusalem on the column are yet to be uncovered, however what can be confirmed is that he was Jewish and that he was connected to artisanship. Mevorach also noted that Dudolos was not his father and was more of an homage to the mythical Greek artist, Dudolos and shows how the Jews of that time were influenced by Greek culture under Alexander the Great.

It is also unclear whether this was a dedication for a public building or if Hanania was he showing his connection to his craft. These are questions that will help guide further excavations in this site.

Danit Levy, the head of this excavation explained the significance of this site: “This is the largest ancient pottery production site in the region of Jerusalem and in the latter part of the Second Temple period, particularly during Herod’s reign, the production was focused on manufacturing cooking vessels.”

The location was based on its proximity to the relatively heavily populated city of Jerusalem and to raw materials such as stone, water and wood, all used by artisans at that production site.

 

The Jerusalem Post News 09.10.2018

 

 

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End Time Prophecy News – Hundreds Respond to the Gospel Message at Franklin Graham’s Revival in Mexico

End Time Prophecy News - Hundreds Respond to the Gospel Message at Franklin Graham’s Revival in Mexico

In recent Facebook posts, evangelist Franklin Graham shared the news of the response to the gospel message of Jesus Christ at a revival held over the weekend in Monterrey, Mexico. Graham posted photos of a packed auditorium of 16,000 who came to hear the gospel.

The Bible tells us, ‘For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?’ (Mark 8:36). I’m thankful for the power of the Gospel and that many souls were saved this evening,” the evangelist wrote.

 

CBN News 09.10.2018

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WORLD WAR 3 – End Time Prophecy Headlines – WORLD WAR 3 – Iran tries to form new coalition with Saudi Arabia to TAKE ON Donald Trump

WORLD WAR 3 - End Time Prophecy Headlines - WORLD WAR 3 - Iran tries to form new coalition with Saudi Arabia to TAKE ON Donald Trump

WORLD WAR 3 – End Time Prophecy Headlines – WORLD WAR 3 – Iran tries to form new coalition with Saudi Arabia to TAKE ON Donald Trump

WORLD WAR 3: Iran tries to form new coalition with Saudi Arabia to TAKE ON Donald Trump

IRAN launched an attack on Donald Trump in a bid to build a new anti-US alliance with Saudi Arabia to fight against the US President’s “delusion”.

Tehran came to the defence of Saudi Arabia after Mr Trump claimed the Saudi King would not stay in power for longer than two weeks without US support.

The Iranian Foreign Minister used the jibe to try to persuade Saudis form a coalition with Tehran and build a “strong” Middle East.

Javad Zarif wrote on Twitter: “President Trump repeatedly humiliates the Saudis by saying they can’t last two weeks without his support.

“This is the recompense for the delusion that one’s security can be outsourced.

“We again extend our hand to our neighbours: let’s build a strong region, and stop this conceit.”

The US President’s comments Mr Zarif heavily criticised were made last week during a rally in Southaven, Mississippi.

During his speech, Trump claimed to “love” King Salaman but noted that unless the Kingdom increases its defence budget, it will face an uncertain future.

He told his supporters: “I said: King, we’re protecting you.

“You might not be there for two weeks without us; you have to pay for your military.

“‘I said, king, you have got trillions of dollars.

“Without us, who knows what’s going to happen?

“With us they are totally safe.”

The US President did not specify when he made the remark to the Saudi Monarch and there was no immediate reaction from the Kingdom.

However, his comments were clearly an effort to put pressure on one of the US’ closest Middle East allies over rising oil prices.

Trump has repeatedly demanded OPEC and Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil exporter, to push prices down.

But analysts have been warning prices could go up to $100 a barrel as Iranian oil exports have already been hit by the US sanctions, which will officially take effect on November 4.

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End Time Prophecy Headlines -Israel in fresh ATTACK on Iranian BEAST as they demand more countries quit nuclear deal

End Time Prophecy Headlines -Israel in fresh ATTACK on Iranian BEAST as they demand more countries quit nuclear deal

ISRAEL launched a fresh verbal attack on Iran yesterday when its President called on Germany to join the US in starving “the Iranian beast” and added that it “is the only way to guarantee stability in the world”.

During German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Israel, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin received her in the disputed city of Jerusalem in the hopes of discussing Iran.

Mr Rivlin hoped to convince the Chancellor to end German business with Iran and to stop circumventing economic restrictions put in place by US President Donald Trump.

While Israel and the US have accused Iran of attempting to destabilise the Middle East by supporting hostile movements, developing ballistic weapons and secretly pursuing nuclear weapons, Germany has been one of the parties involved in trying to salvage the nuclear agreement that was scrapped by the US earlier this year.

Mr Rivlin said: “From our point of view, now is the time to join the effective sanctions on Iran and not to circumvent them.

“The Iranian beast must be starved and not fed.

“This is the only way to guarantee the stability of the world.”

In 2015, Germany, along with the UK, US, Iran, China, France and Russia, formed an agreement which would see Iran limit its nuclear enrichment in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions that have devastated the Iranian economy for years.

In addition to restricting their nuclear activities, Iran also allowed for their nuclear sites to be monitored by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

This agreement deeply angered Israel and Saudi Arabia as well as conservative politicians in both Washington and Tehran who were suspicious of each other’s intentions.

Then, in 2018, Trump announced the US withdrawal from the agreement stating that Iran was not complying with the deal despite the IAEA finding no evidence of such activities.

In response to the US’s withdrawal, German foreign Minister Heiko Maas suggested the EU form a new payment channel in order to continue providing businesses the opportunity to continue there work in Iran despite Us threats of retaliation.

While Mrs Merkel was hesitant with this idea, the EU announced they would be creating this channel that would not use US dollars or US institutions.

This announcement angered the US and Israel who accused Europe of “appeasing Iran”.

In a speech to the UN General Assembly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: “Instead of coddling Iran’s dictators, join the US and Israel and most of the Arab world in supporting new sanctions against a regime that endangers all of us and all of the world.”

Despite opposing views on how to handle Iran, Chancellor Merkel and Prime Minister Netanyahu agreed they both opposed Iran’s presence in Syria.

Mr Netanyahu said: “I know, Angela. that you are committed to a safe and stable Middle East.

“I think that the strong ties between Israel and Germany can serve as an example for this region and for the entire world.

“We overcame the horrors of the past. We never forget them, and you will never forget them.

“But we have transformed our relationship into a warm and constructive friendship.

“That does not mean we have no differences of opinion.”

Mrs Merkel said she and her government are convinced and share Israel’s position in preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

She added: “Where we are not always united is on the path to this goal.”

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Breaking End Time News – Iran is WORLD BANK for terrorists!’ US security chief PILES PRESSURE on Tehran

Iran is WORLD BANK for terrorists!’ US security chief PILES PRESSURE on Tehran

IRAN has been “the world’s central banker for terrorism since 1979”, Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton has said during a fiery press conference today.

Breaking End Time News – Iran is WORLD BANK for terrorists!’ US security chief PILES PRESSURE on Tehran

He also indicated the US would be highly reluctant to offer any waivers to countries seeking to buy oil from the Islamic Republic.

And the hawkish appointee of current US President Donald Trump also took a swipe at the administration of his boss’s predecessor with a clear implication that had been soft of terror.

Mr Bolton has kept up a steady stream of rhetoric in the direction of Tehran in recent days, yesterday describing it as a “rogue regime” as the US officially terminated the bilateral Treaty of Amity signed with Iran in 1955.

Prior to this, he called for an investigation into Israeli claims of a “secret atomic warehouse” within the Islamic republic, and warned President Hassan Rouhani there would be “hell to pay” if they harmed the US or its citizens.

Tensions ratcheted up still further after Donald Trump’s election as President in 2016, especially after his decision to pull the US out of the JPCOA accord with the aimed at preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons, an agreement Mr Trump claimed Iran was in breach of.

Mr Bolton was a strong advocate of withdrawing from the deal.

Ever since then, Washington and Tehran have regularly lambasted each other, with Mr Trump warning Mr Rouhani of “consequences the likes of which few have ever suffered” if he ever threatening the US.

This was an apparent reference to a speech days earlier in which Mr Rouhani said a war between the two nations would be “the mother of all conflicts”.

For his part, Mr Rouhani has been angered not just by the US’s decision to pulling out of the agreement, which will result in tough economic sanctions against Iran, but also comments by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo which were widely interpreted as seeking to encourage anti-Government demonstrations within his country.

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Prophecy End Time News -Iranian General vows to destroy Israel in furious attack

Iran-General-Israel-Iranian General vows to destroy Israel in furious attack

A top Iranian General has vowed to destroy Israel, warning “there will soon be no way to escape but the sea”, raising fears of a major outbreak of conflict in the volatile Middle East. The comments were made by Brigadier General Hossein Salami, second-in-command of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards force, during a speech to his troops in the city of Isfahan. Referring to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin

Netanyahu, he said: “I tell the Prime Minister of the Zionist regime that he should practice swimming in the Mediterranean. “Because soon there will be no way to escape but the sea.” The Iranian regime consistently refers to the Israeli Government as “the Zionist regime” as a way of denying its legitimacy. General Salami went on to claim that Israel could be defeated by terror group Hezbollah, which Iran supports.

The comments were made by Brigadier General Hossein Salami, second-in-command of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards force, during a speech to his troops in the city of Isfahan.

Referring to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he said: “I tell the Prime Minister of the Zionist regime that he should practice swimming in the Mediterranean.

“Because soon there will be no way to escape but the sea.”

The Iranian regime consistently refers to the Israeli Government as “the Zionist regime” as a way of denying its legitimacy

General Salami went on to claim that Israel could be defeated by terror group Hezbollah, which Iran supports.

He claimed: “The Zionist regime does not have any true elements of state and government and it is not at the level to present a threat to us.

“Hezbollah is enough to defeat it.”

The Iranian regime provides Hezbollah, which formed in 1985 in response to Israeli intervention in Lebanon, with weapons and money.

Hezbollah is believed to have up to 150,000 rockets and missiles stored away across Lebanon.

A 2006 conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, which ended in a stalemate, saw thousands of rockets fired towards Israeli cities indiscriminately from southern Lebanon.

Both Iran and Hezbollah have gained a foothold in Syria over recent years, where their forces are backing the regime of Bashar al-Assad against rebel groups.

Israel sees this intervention as a threat to its national security, and has conducted air strikes on sites linked to Hezbollah or Iran.

Over the past year and a half alone more than 200 strikes have been reported.

Last month there was a major international incident after Syrian forces, trying to respond to an Israeli attack, accidentally shot down a Russian surveillance plane killing 15 people.

In response, the Russians provided the Syrian military with more sophisticated S-300 surface-to-air missiles.

Also last month, Mr Netanyahu used a UN appearance to accuse Iran of continuing its alleged nuclear weapons programme via a “secret atomic warehouse”.

Iran strongly denies the accusations, with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif mocking Mr Netanyahu’s presentation as an “arts and crafts show”.

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End Time Israel News – Golden Vessel Used in Jewish Ceremony for First Time Since Second Temple

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On Thursday, a bit of the former glory of the temple was witnessed by 300 people who took part in the full-dress reenactment of the Sukkot water-libation ceremony. The group set out from the Dung Gate in the old city of Jerusalem in the early evening, making its way down the steep steps leading to the Shiloah Spring. Led by six Kohanim (Jewish men descended from Aaron the priest) and accompanied by music, the crowd sang and danced as they passed from the archaeological remains of the ancient city of David,

through an Arab village, to the spring which was used in temple times. The Kohanim wore vestments that were made according to biblical standards for use in the temple, and several played long silver trumpets that had been prepared by the Temple Institute for use in the third temple. One Kohen carried a silver vessel used for the libation, while the high priest carried a spectacular gold vessel prepared this year for this year’s service. “A vessel like this has not been seen since the temples stood,” Rabbi Hillel Weiss, spokesman for the Sanhedrin and an organizer of the event, told Breaking Israel News.

On Thursday, a bit of the former glory of the temple was witnessed by 300 people who took part in the full-dress reenactment of the Sukkot water-libation ceremony.

The group set out from the Dung Gate in the old city of Jerusalem in the early evening, making its way down the steep steps leading to the Shiloah Spring. Led by six Kohanim (Jewish men descended from Aaron the priest) and accompanied by music, the crowd sang and danced as they passed from the archaeological remains of the ancient city of David, through an Arab village, to the spring which was used in temple times.

The Kohanim wore vestments that were made according to biblical standards for use in the temple, and several played long silver trumpets that had been prepared by the Temple Institute for use in the third temple. One Kohen carried a silver vessel used for the libation, while the high priest carried a spectacular gold vessel prepared this year for this year’s service.

“A vessel like this has not been seen since the temples stood,” Rabbi Hillel Weiss, spokesman for the Sanhedrin and an organizer of the event, told Breaking Israel News.

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The procession then climbed to a plaza overlooking the valley, where a model altar had been constructed of wood. The ceremony, carried out precisely as it was performed in the temple, took place closer to the Temple Mount than any other temple reenactment thus far. An equal amount of water and wine were poured into two separate containers. The two liquids then spilled out onto the altar through openings in the containers.

The reenactment altar was decorated with large branches from a willow tree to replicate how the altar in the temple was decorated for the holiday.

This was followed by the priestly blessing.

In temple times, a libation of water was made together with the pouring out of wine at the morning service on the last six days of the week-long Sukkot holiday.

Though not explicitly mandated in the Torah, the water libation is part of the oral tradition passed down from Moses. Sukkot is a joyous holiday, and the water libation was the focal point of this joy. In the temple, the ceremony would take 15 hours with accompanying celebrations lasting all night until the temple service began again the next morning.

“The basis of Sukkot is universal, bringing bounty to all 70 nations, as symbolized by the 70 bulls brought as sacrifices throughout the festival,” Rabbi Weiss said. “The world is facing many universal threats and coming together is vital. The temple was a way in which the nations could come together in holiness, each nation bringing their aspect of holiness and connection with Hashem in order to avert these universal threats.”

“This must necessarily be done from a biblical basis and from Jerusalem,” Rabbi Weiss said, citing a verse from the Prophets.

And the many peoples shall go and say: “Come, Let us go up to the Mount of Hashem, To the House of the God of Yaakov; That He may instruct us in His ways, And that we may walk in His paths.” For instruction shall come forth from Tzion, The word of Hashem from Yerushalayim. (Isa. 2:3, The Israel Bible).

The United Nations imitated this by establishing Israel as one of their first acts but they have strayed since then, the most egregious act being their attacks on Jerusalem which were attempts to delay the building of the Third Temple. President Trump clearly recognizes this and has called on the UN to either fix themselves or to disband.”

At the ceremony, Rabbi Azriel Ariel announced the birth of the red heifer.

“This is the beginning of a long process that will, God willing, allow us to purify all of Israel, Rabbi Ariel said. “This is not us forcing God’s hand. We are simply performing mitzvoth (Torah commandments) as given to us in the Torah.”

He explained that the actual preparation of the ashes will be in two years. Until that time, it is considered an egla (calf) by Jewish law. At the age of 2, it becomes classified as a para (heifer) and can be sacrificed and burned, its ashes used in the purification ritual.

In the meantime, the rabbis will be studying the relevant laws, and the Kohanim will be preparing for the ritual.

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Yellowstone volcano warning: ‘SUPER ERUPTION’ in US park is LIKELY, claims USGS scientist

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THE Yellowstone volcano is “likely” to be involved in a series of new “supereruptions” in the future because of its position at the end of a chain of major active volcanoes, USGS scientist Larry Mastin warned.

The USGS explosive volcanoes expert predicted that the Yellowstone supervolcano is likely to erupt unleashing as much as 1,000 cubic km of ash because of previous supereruptions in the area.

Dr Mastin cited three previous eruptions as evidence renewed explosive activity from the US national park volcano is “likely” in the future – but insisted that forecasting a time frame would be difficult as eruptions are not strictly “periodical.”

Speaking to Coast to Coast AM, the volcanologist said: “Yellowstone lies at the northeastern end of a long chain of major volcanoes that have produced super eruptions for a period going back at least 15 million years. So it seems likely that there will be more supereruptions in Yellowstone.

“It’s hard to say it is overdue , it’s not really periodic enough to say ‘ok, we should be having one anytime,’ and if you look at the activity going on at the caldera right now in terms of seismic activity it’s basically doing what it has been doing for the last few decades.”

The USGS said it does not know when Yellowstone will erupt but deep volcanic activity, caldera uplift and frequent earthquakes are all reminders the supervolcano is far from being dormant.

By some estimates, the US might have to wait for another one or two million years before the supervolcano finally blows.

Dr Mastin continued: “There was a very large eruption about 2.1 million years ago. There was a super eruption about 1.2 million years ago. A supereruption basically is the largest class of explosive eruptions on Earth. They are eruptions that expel more than 1,000 cubic km of ash.

“Then the most recent of this supereruptions at Yellowstone was about 600,000 years ago so there’s been three in the past 2.1 million years. But it’s hard to say it is overdue , it’s not really periodic enough to say ‘ok, we should be having one anytime,’ and if you look at the activity going on at the caldera right now in terms of seismic activity it’s basically doing what it has been doing for the last few decades.”

A Yellowstone volcano eruption could prove destructive for the Western half of the States as it could cover crops in the midwest with at least 4 inches of ash. It would spout dangerous gases such as sulfur dioxide leading to acid rain and global cooling.

Yellowstone National Park is found in the northwest of the United States, spread across the corners of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana.

Since that last “caldera-forming” super-eruption 640,000 year ago, the USGS has recorded at least 80 nonexplosive events.

The USGS said: “Of these eruptions, at least 27 where rhyolite lava flows in the caldera, 13 were rhyolite lava flows outside the caldera and 40 were basalt vents outside the caldera.

“Some of the eruptions were approximately the size of the devastating 1991 Pinatubo eruption in the Philippines, and several were much larger.

“The most recent volcanic eruption at Yellowstone, a lava flow on the Pitchstone Plateau, occurred 70,000 years ago.”

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End Time Prophecy News – Rabbi warns that Yellowstone Supervolcano will be instrumental in the Last Days

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Yellowstone volcano eruption: What does the Bible say about Yellowstone erupting?

YELLOWSTONE volcano erupting is a terrifying prospect – and one a biblical expert bizarrely believes was foretold in a Bible prophecy about the end of the world.

Bizarre claims have been made to suggest a cataclysmic Yellowstone volcano eruption will “purify” the planet in the end days.

The Wyoming supervolcano, one of the biggest in the world, will supposedly erupt together with tremendous earthquakes.

A biblical prophet in Israel believes two-thirds of the planet will drown in fire when the world comes to an end.

Rabbi Yitzchak Batzri, a Jerusalem-based Kabbalist, claimed the apocalyptic scenario was foretold in the Old Testament.

According to the rabbi, the world’s fiery demise was prophesied in the Book of Zachariah and the Book of Psalms.

He told Breaking Israel News the end days are described in Psalms 104:32.

The passage reads: “Who looketh on the earth, and it trembleth; He toucheth the mountains, and they smoke.”

The rabbi said: “This describes what will happen in the End of Days before the final redemption.

“There will be an earthquake in Israel, but it will be beneficial, opening up the Temple Mount, bringing forth living waters, purifying the city to receive the Messiah.”

Rabbi Batzri also interpreted Yellowstone volcano’s eruption from a passage in Zachariah 13:9.

Zachariah 13:9 reads: “And I will bring the third part through the fire and will refine them as silver is refined and will try them as gold is tied; they shall call on My name and I will answer them; I will say: ‘It is My people’ and they shall say: ‘Hashem is my God’.”

The Rabbi said the entire planet will be fraught with powerful earthquakes and volcano eruptions when the end days arrive.

He said the natural disasters will “purify” the world by fire “like a crucible”.

This describes what will happen in the End of Days before the final redemption

Rabbi Yitzchak Batzri

The United States Geological Survey (USGS), which monitors seismic and volcanic activity in Yellowstone National Park, fears Yellowstone erupting could have an effect on a global scale.

These would include disrupted global climate and heavy ash fallout throughout the US.

The USGS said: “The surrounding states of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming would be affected, as well as other places in the United States and the world.

“Such eruptions usually form calderas, broad volcanic depressions created as the ground surface collapses as a result of withdrawal of partially molten rock – magma – below.

“Fortunately, the chances of this sort of eruption at Yellowstone are exceedingly small in the next few thousands of years.”

But the geological agency is not convinced the supervolcano will erupt.

Yellowstone volcano last erupted 640,000 years ago and before this last erupted 1.2 million years and two million years ago.

The probability of Yellowstone erupting again is very slim – about one in 730,000 or just 0.00014 percent.

However, the USGS said there is not enough data on past Yellowstone eruptions to make a “critical judgement” on future volcanic activity.

The USGS said: “There is no evidence that a catastrophic eruption at Yellowstone is imminent, and such events are unlikely to occur in the next few centuries.

“Scientists have also found no indication of an imminent smaller eruption of lava.”

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