From time to time I want to tell you about news from Israel. The main reason for this is because many secular news companies will not tell you very much of what is happening in Israel. That can only be because of prejudice on their part as far as I can tell. The following article about Israel comes from a magazine I would highly recommend for you if you want to keep abreast of what is happening in Israel today. The magazine is: Israel My Glory
For many years Israel My Glory has supported Israel in every way they could. Many Christians do not want to support Israel because they believe God has forsaken her as a nation forever. However, God will restore her to a glorious nation when she accepts Jesus as the Messiah.
Also, God says, He will bless those who bless Israel and He will curse those who curse Israel. So I’m in the camp of those who bless Israel. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (Genesis 12: 2, 3) Well, more about that later, but right now let’s see what’s new in Israel.
Now, Archaeologists dig up King David’s palace by The Jerusalem Post (jpost.com)
“An excavation has unearthed a palace of King David’s. ‘This is indisputable proof of the existence of a central authority in Judah during the time of King David,’ said researchers Prof. Yossi Garfinkel and Saar Ganor. Until now, no places were clearly attributable to the early 10th century B.C. The site, Khirbet Qeiyafa, was probably destroyed in a battle against eh Philistines in 980 B.C.
Recent excavations indicate a well-planned, fortified city in Judah. Khirbet Qeiyafa is located 30km (18 miles) southwest of Jerusalem on a hill that borders the Elah Valley—a strategic location in the biblical kingdom of Judah and where the battle between David and Goliath took place.
Such urban planning has not been found at nay Canaanite or Philistine city, nor in the northern kingdom of Israel. Khirbet Qeiyafa is the earliest known example of this city plan and indicates this pattern had already been developed by the time of King David.
The city came to a sudden end, as indicated by hundreds of pottery vessels, stone utensils and metal ofjects left on the floors of the houses. Rich assemblages of pottery, stone tools, and metal objects were found, as well as many cultic objects, scarabs, seals and the most famous Khirbet Oeiyafa ostracon, an inscription written with ink on a pottery sherd.”
That’s the way I see it,
Gary Thomas Panell
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