Sep 3, 2009

Israeli Archaeologists Discover Ancient Wall

Jimmy DeYoungBy Jimmy DeYoung

A Jerusalem walkway from the time of the Jewish patriarch Abraham protected by a wall of rock has been discovered near the City of David archaeological site by a team from Haifa University and the Israel Antiquities Authority who stated that this wall is the most massive ever discovered in the City of David. The City of David is the original site of the city of Jerusalem which was at one time a Jebusite stronghold and also the site where the Jewish patriarch Abraham met with the King and High Priest of Jerusalem 4000 years ago - the one known as Melchizedek.

Ronny Reich, the lead archaeologist on this project, said a fortification of such a massive scale indicates that Jerusalem became a city-state on its own that was able to deploy and gather the resources to build such a massive wall.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The recent archaeological discovery of a walkway in Jerusalem that may have been used by the Jewish patriarch Abraham is evidence of a Jewish presence in Jerusalem in the past as well as a prophetic significance in the future - according to Bible prophecy.

The City of David in Jerusalem is the site of one of the most significant archaeological digs in Israel and it continues to unearth historic evidence of a Jewish presence in Jerusalem dating back almost 4000 years ago. The newest discovery of a walkway that was fortified by a massive wall may indicate how the Jewish patriarch Abraham met with the priest-king of Jerusalem Melchizedek as recorded in Genesis 14:17-24. There is much speculation as to who Melchizedek was but most scholars believe he was a pre-incarnate appearance of Jesus Christ. I believe Melchizedek is a prototype of the ministry of Jesus Christ in the last days when He returns to the Earth as the King of Kings and the High Priest as well (Zechariah 6:13).

This historic reference to Abraham in the City of David also speaks of the Abrahamic Covenant that the Lord made with the Jewish patriarch which states that there will be a Jewish nation in the land that God had given to them in the Middle East and that they will live in that land forever (Genesis 12).

Archaeology is finally catching up with the Bible which recorded these events and has also given us the future of the Jewish people and this land. Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.

Related Links

Israeli archaeologists find ancient fortification - USA Today
3,700-year-old wall discovered in J'lem - Jerusalem Post
Massive Canaanite walls reveal Jerusalem's might long before King David was crowned - Ha'aretz
Archaeology of Jerusalem - Jewish Virtual Library
Near East Archaeology Collection - Logos Bible Software
Israel Under Fire: The Prophetic Chain of Events That Threatens the Middle East - Jimmy DeYoung/John Ankerberg (Book)