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CBN NewsWatch: August 13, 2013

As seen on "Newswatch" Aug. 13: Dems try to jump-start unpopular health law, Relief at the pump: gas prices begin to fall, and more. Read Transcript


THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR

CBN NEWS TODAY, I'M CHARLENE

ISRAEL.

AND I'M EF GRAM.

GARAGE GRAM.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM.

THE PRESIDENT'S HEALTH CARE

PLAN HAS PEOPLE UNHAPPY.

MEANWHILE, THIS SUMMER

RECESS COULD GIVE

REPUBLICANS MOMENTUM IN

THEIR PUSH TO DE-FUND

OBAMACARE WHEN THEY RETURN

FOR A CRITICAL VOTE TO KEEP

THE GOVERNMENT RUNNING.

KEY PROVISIONS IN OBAMACARE

ARE SET TO ROLL OUT IN JUST

TWO MONTHS.

BUT EVEN PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS

ACKNOWLEDGED THERE ARE STILL

SERIOUS KINKS IN HIS HEALTH

CARE LAW.

President Obama: THERE

ARE GOING TO BE SOME

GLITCHES, NO DOUBT ABOUT

IT.

THAT'S TRUE, BY THE WAY, OF

A CAR COMPANY ROLLING OUT A

NEW CAR.

IT IS TRUE OF APPLE ROLLING

OUT THE NEW iPAD.

JUST LAST MONTH THE

PRESIDENT DELAYS THE

EMPLOYER MANDATE THAT

REQUIRES SMALL BUSINESSES

PROVIDE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE

OR PAY FINES.

STILL, THAT HAS DONE LITTLE

TO CHANGE THE LAW'S

UNPOPULARITY.

IN THE LATEST NBC SURVEY,

38% OF THE AMERICANS POLLED

SAY THEY THINK THE HEALTH

CARE LAW IS A GOOD IDEA.

47% SAID IT WAS A BAD IDEA.

THOSE NUMBERS HAVE SOME

DEMOCRATS POUNDING THE

PAVEMENT.

THEY ARE PUSHING THE

AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT

TO THEIR CONSTITUENTS DURING

THIS SUMMER RECESS.

WE WILL BE RUNNING ON

OBAMACARE IN 2014.

IN FACT, WE SET IT UP TO RUN

ON IT IN 2014.

REPUBLICANS SAY THAT

PLATFORM IS ALREADY DIVIDING

SOME MEMBERS OF THE

DEMOCRATIC PARTY, AND COULD

PROVE TO BE DANGEROUS IN THE

MONTHS OF YEARS AHEAD.

THE MOST VULNERABLE

DEMOCRATS THAT ARE RUNNING

FOR SENATE IN THE HOUSE ARE

SAYING, LISTEN, WE WANT TO

WIPE OUR HANDS CLEAN OF THIS

OBAMACARE BILL THAT IS A

TOTAL TRAIN WRECK.

AND THAT'S THEIR WORDS, NOT

OURS.

STILL, THE G.O.P. THINKS

THEY HAVE THE VOTES TO FUND

THE HEALTH CARE LAW, BUT

THAT COULD CHANGE AS THEY

SPEND THE SUMMER RECESS AT

HOME, TALKING TO THEIR

CONSTITUENTS.

I THINK ALL OF THE

REPUBLICANS ARE UNIFIED ON

ONE THING, THAT IS

DE-FUNDING, DELAYING,

GETTING RID OF, ELIMINATEING

OBAMACARE.

WE HAVE TOTAL ANONIMITY ON

THAT ISSUE.

THE QUESTION IS: WHAT ARE

THE TACTICS.

MAJOR PROVISIONS OF THE

LAW ARE EXPECTED TO GO INTO

EFFECT OCTOBER 1st AND

THEN JANUARY 1st.

THE WAR ON DRUGS ISN'T

WORKING.

THAT ACCORDING TO

ATTORNEY-GENERAL ERIC

HOLDER.

HE ANNOUNCED MAJOR CHANGES

ON MONDAY TO THE WAY DRUG

OFFENDERS WILL BE SENTENCED

IN THE FEDERAL CRIMINAL

JUSTICE SYSTEM.

IT IS CALLED "THE SMART ONE

CRIME" INITIATIVE.

I HAVE MANDATED A

MODIFICATION OF THE CHARGING

POLICY SOME LOW-LEVEL,

NON-VIOLENT DRUG OFFENDERS

THAT HAVE NO TIES TO GANGS

OR CARTELS, WILL NO LONGER

BE SENTENCED WITH DRACONIAN,

MANDATORY MINIMUM

SENTENCES.

HE SAYS HIS PROPOSAL

WOULD EASE PRISON

OVERCROWDING AND CUT

BILLIONS FROM THE MONEY THE

U.S. SPENDS ON LOCKUPS EACH

YEAR.

HE OUTLINED THE POLICY IN

HIS SPEECH TO THE AMERICAN

BAR ASSOCIATION IN SAN

FRANCISCO.

A FEDERAL JUDGE HAS RULED

NEW YORK CITY'S

CONTROVERSIAL STOP AND FRISK

POLICY VIOLATES THE

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF

MINORITIES.

POLICE HAVE STOPPED SOME

FIVE MILLION PEOPLE UNDER

THE POLICY.

BLACK AND HISPANICS MAKE UP

THE LARGE NUMBER OF STOPS.

ON MONDAY, THE JUDGE SAID

THE POLICY ENCOURAGES POLICE

TO PRACTICE INDIRECT RACIAL

PROFILING.

IT CENTERS AROUND THE CASE

OF FOUR MEN WHO SAY THEY

WERE UNFAIRLY TARGETED BY

POLICE BECAUSE OF THEIR

RACE.

NEW YORK MAYOR MICHAEL

BLOOMBERG WARNS IT COULD

MEAN A RETURN TO SOARING

CRIME RATES.

STOP, QUESTION, AND FRISK

HAS SAVED COUNTLESS LIVES.

AND MOST OF THOSE LIVES

SAVED, BASED ON THE

STATISTICS, HAVE BEEN BLACK

AND HISPANIC MEN.

AN INDEPENDENT MONITOR

HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO

OVERSEE CHANGES ON HOW THE

POLICY IS NOW CARRIED OUT.

A SUMMER SURPRISE.

THE COST OF GAS HAS DROPPED

OVER THE PAST TWO WEEKS.

THE NATIONAL AVERAGE DROPPED

5 CENTS, FROM $3.61 TO

$3.56.

BY FALL IT COULD DROP EVEN

FURTHER, TO $3.40.

A.A.A. SAYS CRUDE OIL PRICES

ARE FALLING, BRINGING DOWN

THE AVERAGE COST PER

GALLON.

THE LOW PRICES ARE A RARE

OCCURRENCE DURING THE

SUMMER, WHEN PRICES USUALLY

SPIKE DURING THE VACATION

SEASON.

THE STATE DEPARTMENT IS

CALLING ON NORTH KOREA TO

IMMEDIATELY RELEASE AMERICAN

MISSIONARY KENNETH BAE.

THE NORTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT

ARRESTED BAE LAST NOVEMBER

FOR SHARING HIS RELIGIOUS

BELIEFS AND SENTENCED HIM TO

15 YEARS.

BAE SUFFERS FROM DIABETES

AND AN ENLARGED HEART, AND

HAS LOST MORE THAN 50 POUNDS

SINCE HIS ARREST.

HE WAS HOSPITALIZED LAST

WEEK WHEN HIS HEALTH TOOK A

TURN FOR HIS WORSE.

HIS FAMILY FEARS HE WILL NOT

SURVIVE MUCH LONGER.

A STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN

SAYS NORTH KOREA SHOULD

GRANT AMNESTY TO THE

45-YEAR-OLD BAE.

MANY ANALYSTS IN THE WEST

ARE CALLING IRAN'S NEW

PRESIDENT A MODERATE, BUT

WHO IS ASSAD ROUHANI.

HE SPEAKS SIX LANGUAGES.

UNLIKE THE ABRASIVE MAKMUD

AHMADINEJAD, HE PRESENTS A

SOFTER IMAGE.

IT HAS LED SOME TO BRAND

IRAN'S NEW PRESIDENT A

MODERATE, WHO CAN CHANGE

IRAN.

NOTHING IS GOING TO

CHANGE.

IT IS GOING TO BE A NEW

STYLE.

Reporter: HEBREW

UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR MOSHI

SHARON SAYS ROUHANI DIFFERS

FROM AHMADINEJAD IN STYLE,

BUT NOT IN SUBSTANCE.

PEOPLE SHOULD EXPECT IN

THE COMING NEW MONTHS SOME

KIND OF AN OVERTURE BY THIS

NICE-LOOKING MAN, WITH A

FATHERLY FACE, SPEAKS THE

RIGHT LANGUAGE, SPEAKS THE

LANGUAGE WHICH HE KNOWS THAT

THE WEST WANTS TO HEAR WHILE

EXACTLY CONTINUING WITH THE

PLAN OF IRAN TO ENRICH

URANIUM.

HE IS A CLERGY.

WHICH IS A HIGH DEGREE OF

CLERGY, NOT AYATOLLAH, BUT

PRETTY HIGH IN THE RANKS OF

SHIITE ISLAM.

Reporter: A CARTOON

POSTED ON Facebook SHOWS

THE ES AN ESSENCE OF

ROUHANI'S MISSILE.

IT LOOKS MUCH BETTER, BUT

IT IS STILL A MISSILE.

Reporter: WHILE THE

PRESIDENT IS THE FACE OF

IRAN, THE REAL POWER LIES

WITH SUPREME LEADER

AYATOLLAH KHAMENEI.

DON'T THINK ROUHANI IS

GOING TO DEVELOP HIS OWN

POLICY.

THERE IS NOT GOING TO BE

SUCH A THING.

HE IS GOING TO PRESENT A

POLICY, WHICH IS GOING

CONTINUE TO BE CREATED BY

THE SUPREME LEADER.

Reporter: THOSE

POLICIES INCLUDE IRAN'S

NUCLEAR PROGRAM, ITS SUPPORT

OF SYRIA, AND ALLIANCE WITH

RUSSIA.

ROUHANI ALSO HAS A LONG

HISTORY IN A REGIME THAT

PURSUITS CHRISTIANS, AND

TORTURES DISTANTS, AND BUILT

THE LARGEST TERROR NETWORK.

WHEN ROUHANI SERVED AS

IRAN'S CHIEF NEGOTIATOR, HE

BOASTED THAT THE NUCLEAR

PROGRAM ADVANCED DURING HIS

NEGOTIATIONS.

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER

NETANYAHU CALLS THAT TALK

ENRICHED, WHICH ALLOWS

NUCLEAR PROGRAMMING

BREATHING ROOM.

SOME BELIEVE HE MIGHT BE

MORE DANGEROUS THAN

AHMADINEJAD.

HE COULD BE MORE

DANGEROUS BECAUSE HE IS

GOING TO SAY THINGS YOU WANT

TO HEAR.

Reporter: SHARON WARNS

THE WEST MIGHT BE HEADED TO

AN UNFAMILIAR ORIENTAL

BIZARRE.

UNFORTUNATELY, THE WEST

DOESN'T KNOW THE RULES.

Reporter: BOTH GINDON

AND SARRO SHARON SAY THE

ENTECENTERSENTA SENTAFUGES

WILL KEEP SPINNING.

IN NIGERIA, ISLAMIC

MILITANTS ARE SUSPECTED OF

THE MASSACRE OF 44 PEOPLE

PRAYING IN A MOSQUE.

THE RADICAL BOKO HARAM SEEKS

TO IMPOSE STRICT ISLAMIC

LAW.

THE GROUP HAS CARRIED OUT

ATTACKS ON CHRISTIANS IN

RECENT YEARS, BUT IT HAS

ALSO ATTACKED MOSQUES WHO

CLERICS HAVE SPOKEN OUT

AGAINST THE TACTICS.

THE GROUP IS STRONG ENOUGH

TO GO AFTER THE U.S.

COMING UP, PASSION FOR

PRAYER.

WHY THESE BELIEVERS ARE ON

FIRE WITH FAITH FOR THEIR

CITY.

A TENNESSEE JUDGE HAS

RULED A BABY CANNOT BE NAMED

MESSIAH BECAUSE OF THE

NAME'S MEANING.

CHILD SUPPORT MAGISTRATE

LUANN ORDERED THE NAME

CHANGE.

SHE SAID THE WORD MESSIAH IS

A TITLE, AND IT IS A TITLE

THAT ONLY HAS BEEN EARNED BY

ONE PERSON, AND THAT ONE

PERSON IS JESUS CHRIST.

THE BABY'S PARENTS WERE IN

COURT BECAUSE THEY COULDN'T

AGREE ON THE BABY'S LAST

NAME.

BUT WHAT CAUGHT THE JUDGE'S

ATTENTION WAS THE BABY'S

FIRST NAME.

THE JUDGE RULED THE BABY BE

NAMED MARTIN AND KEEP THE

FATHER'S LAST NAME.

THE CRITICS WONDER IF A

JUDGE SHOULD BE ABLE TO

CHANGE A BABY'S NAME.

IT WAS A MYSTERY THAT

FIRST GRIPPED EMERGENCY

WORKERS AND PEOPLE

EVERYWHERE.

LAST WEEK A PRIEST SEEMED TO

COME OUT OF NOWHERE AT A CAR

CRASH IN MISSOURI.

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE

STRUGGLING TO REMOVE KATIE

FROM HER BADLY MANGLED CAR.

SHE WAS SEVERELY INJURED.

THEY ASKED THAT THE WORKERS

COST AND PRAY OUT LOUD FOR

HER.

THAT'S WHEN THE MYSTERIOUS

PRIEST APPEARED, EVEN THOUGH

THE ROAD WAS BLOCKED OFF.

REVEREND PATRICK DOWLING WAS

THAT MAN.

I DIDN'T HIDE.

I JUST STOOD THERE,

WAITING.

AND PRAYING FOR ALMIGHTY GOD

TO INTERVENE BECAUSE THERE

WAS SOMETHING EXCEPTIONAL

THERE IN THE MANNER OF HER

RESCUE.

FATHER DOWLING PRAYED AND

GAVE LENT TO THE ANITAING OF

ANOINTING OF THE SICK.

THEN THE PRIEST WAS GONE,

SPARKING RUMORS OF AN

ANGEL.

WHEN THE SUN RISES IN

COLOMBIA, MOST FOLKS ARE

STILL FAST ASLEEP.

HOWEVER, A GROWING NUMBER

ARE CHOOSING TO GET OUT OF

THEIR BEDS AND PRAY.

THEY ARE BRINGING A

SPIRITUAL AWAKENING TO THEIR

CITY.

Reporter: IN THE

PRE-DAWN HOURS OF A FRIDAY

MORNING, HUNDREDS OF

COLOMBIANS WALK THE STREET

OF THIS NEIGHBORHOOD,

PRAYING PASSIONATELY FOR

THEIR CITY.

I GOT UP AT 3:00 A.M.

THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS SEEKING

ME.

Reporter: BEING AN

EARLY RISER IS A BLESSING.

IN MY CASE, I MADE A

COVENANT TO NEVER MISS EVEN

ONE EARLY RISING.

AND HERE I AM, UP SINCE

3:30 A.M.

THE VISION FOR THE EARLY

RISERS CAME FROM THE PASTOR

OF THE ANOINTING CHURCH.

HE WANTED TO DO MORE TO

TOUCH THE HEARTS AND LIVES

OF HIS CITY'S PEOPLE.

WHAT IS THE OUTCOME OF

ALL OF THIS?

IT IS CAUSING PEOPLE TO GROW

SPIRITUALLY.

PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE WORK

COME WITH THEIR RESUMES, AND

THEY RECEIVE EMPLOYMENT.

IT IS SOMETHING AMAZING,

WHAT GOD IS DOING AMONG

THESE EARLY RISERS.

I HAVE SEEN THIS RESTORE

MY HOME, AND SINCE THEN I

SAID I WOULD NEVER MISS ANY

EARLY RISING, AND HERE I

AM.

Reporter: CARTAHANA'S

PRE-DAWN PRAYER WALK BEGAN

10 YEARS AGO.

WALKERS COME OUT TWICE A

WEEK, AND END WITH A TIME OF

WORSHIP AND CELEBRATION.

THE PEOPLE GET UP AS

EARLY AS 2 A.M. TO COME AND

PLEAD FOR THIS CITY.

THEY PRAY BLESSING ON THE

GOVERNMENT, EVEN ON OUR

WHOLE COUNTRY.

THIS HAS PRODUCED A GREAT

REVIVAL.

THE CHURCHES ARE IMROAG.

ReporterGROWING.

Reporter: THESE EARLY

RISERS BELIEVE THAT THE

PRAYER WILL HELP.

THEY BELIEVE GOD WILL USE

THEM TO CHANGE THIS

TRAGEDY.

HEATHER CELLS, CBN NEWS.

UP NEXT, WE'LL TAKE A

WALK THROUGH THE CITY OF

DAVID AND MEET THE WOMAN WHO

HAS UNEARTHED THE KING'S

PALACE.

WELCOME BACK.

IN 2005, AN ISRAELI

ARCHEOLOGIST ANNOUNCED TO

THE WORLD HE HAD UNCOVERED

THE RUINS OF KING DAVID'S

PALACE IN JERUSALEM.

SINCE THEN, HE HAS

EXCAVATED VARIOUS SITES IN

JERUSALEM, AND EACH NEW

DISCOVERY SUPPORTS THE

BIBLICAL ACCOUNTS OF DAVID

AND HIS SON, SOLOMON.

GORDON ROBERTSON BRINGS US

THIS STORY FROM ISRAEL.

Gordon: 3,000 YEARS AGO

THE ENTIRE CITY OF JERUSALEM

FIT ON THIS 12-ACRE HILL.

HERE YOU CAN SEE PART OF THE

WALL REBUILT BY NEHEMIAH.

THE WATER TUNNEL DUG BY KING

HEZEKIAH, AND THE POOL OF

SALON, WHERE JESUS HEALED A

BLIND MAN.

THIS IS THE CITY OF DAVID.

WELCOME TO THE CITY OF

DAVID.

GOOD MORNING.

MY NAME IS MARIAM.

Gordon: TODAY IT IS ONE

OF JERUSALEM'S TOP TOURIST

SITES, WITH CLOSE TO A HALF

MILLION VISITORS EVERY

YEAR.

IT IS ONE OF THE MOST

EXCITING PLACES ON EARTH.

PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE

WORLD COME TO THIS PLACE,

AND FOR THE FIRST TIME

UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY'RE

READING IN THE TEXT MATCHES

THE ARCHEOLOGY IN THE

GROUND.

Gordon: THE CITY OF

DAVID IS MORE THAN JUST A

TOURIST ATTRACTION.

IT IS ALSO A LIVE

ARCHEOLOGICAL DIG.

THE BIBLE SAYS THIS IS WHERE

KING DAVID BUILT HIS

PALACE.

AND ONE ARCHEOLOGIST SAYS

SHE HAS FOUND IT.

FOR ALOT MAZAR, DIGGING IS A

FAMILY AFFAIR.

IN 1948 HER GRANDFATHER,

BENJAMIN MAZAR, WAS THE

FIRST ARCHEOLOGIST TO GET A

DIGGING PERMIT IN THE NEW

STATE OF ISRAEL.

AND WHEN THE ISRAELIS

RECAPTURED JERUSALEM IN

1967, HE STARTED EXCAVATING

THE AREA AROUND THE TEMPLE

MOUNT.

HIS GRANDDAUGHTER, ALOT, WAS

WORKING BY HIS SIDE WHEN SHE

WAS JUST 11 YEARS OLD.

WHAT I'VE LEARNED FROM

HIM, THE MAJOR THING, IS

THAT THE BIBLE IS PART OF

OUR HISTORICAL SOURCES, TO

BE USED AND RESTUDIED AND

RE-EXAMINED AGAIN AND

AGAIN.

IT DOESN'T OBJECT, IN ANY

WAY, TO OUR SCIENTIFIC,

ARCHEOLOGICAL CAPABILITY OF

DEFUSING THE BEST METHOD FOR

EXCAVATION.

IT GOES SIDE BY SIDE AND IT

FITS BEAUTIFULLY, AND IT

SHOULD.

Gordon: LIKE HER

GRANDFATHER, SHE IS

UNCOVERING THE JERUSALEM OF

THE BIBLE, LAYER BY LAYER.

IN 2005 SHE STARTED DIGGING

IN THE CITY OF DAVID WITH

ONE GOAL IN MIND.

KING DAVID'S PALATE.

PALACE.

I HAD MY ASSUMPTIONS BASED

ON THE EVIDENCE AT THE

TIME.

THEN WHEN I STARTED

EXCAVATION, IT WAS, OF

COURSE, AN OPEN QUESTION.

Gordon: IT WASN'T LONG

BEFORE SHE FOUND WHAT SHE

WAS LOOKING FOR.

WE SAW THE LARGE WALLS OF

SOME STRUCTURES, BUT THEY

WERE SO LARGE THAT I SAID,

WELL, OKAY, FORGET ABOUT

KING DAVID'S PALACE.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A

FORTRESS HERE.

WE REALIZED THAT THIS

STRUCTURE, AS MONUMENTAL AND

IMPRESSIVE AS IT IS, IS THE

FIRST STRUCTURE EVER BUILT

ON THAT SPOT.

SO THE QUESTION IS, WHO

BUILT THIS STRUCTURE AND

WHAT WAS THIS STRUCTURE

BUILT FOR.

Gordon: MAZAR SOON

FOUND HER ANSWER.

WE HAVE A MARVELOUS

HISTORICAL SOURCE, CALLED

THE BIBLE.

THE CORE OF HISTORICAL

EVENTS SURELY ARE THERE.

Gordon: 2 SAMUEL 5: 11,

SAYS THE KING, HIRON, SENT

MESSAGES TO DAVID IN CEDAR

TREES, WITH CARPENTERS AND

MASONS, AND THEY BUILT DAVID

A HOUSE.

IT IS A FORTRESS,

WELL-BUILT, FOR GOOD

REASONS, AND THIS IS

PROBABLY THE PALACE THAT

KING HIRON BUILT FOR KING

DAVID.

WE KNOW ITS DATE, WHICH IS

AROUND 1,000, WHICH IS

AROUND THE TIME OF KING

DAVID.

THE STYLE OF CONSTRUCTION IS

QUITE EMPHASIZED.

THEY ARE GREAT BUILDERS AS

WE LEARNED FROM OUR

EXCAVATIONS THEY FINISHED

INSIDE.

Gordon: INSIDE, THE

TEAM FOUND MORE EVIDENCE OF

ROYALTY.

FROM ANCIENT SEALS USED BY

COURT OFFICIALS, TO A

VARIETY OF CARVED IVORY

UTENSILS, TOO EXPENSIVE FOR

A REGULAR HOME, BUT PERFECT

FOR A PALACE.

THE MAJOR PART OF THIS

STRUCTURE IS STILL HIDDEN,

AND NEEDS TO BE EXCAVATED.

WHAT WE HAVE IN HAND IS LESS

THAN A QUARTER, I WOULD SAY

REALLY MUCH LESS.

Gordon: ACROSS THE

STREET FROM THE CITY OF

DAVID, MAZAR IS DIRECTING

ANOTHER DIG AS WELL.

JUST OUTSIDE THE TEMPLE

MOUNT.

SHE FOUND MORE ROYAL RUINS.

THIS TIME FROM DAVID'S SON,

SOLOMON.

[APPLAUSE]

Gordon: IN 2010,

EXCAVATORS REVEALED A GIANT

WALL MORE THAN 220 FEET LONG

AND ALMOST 20 FEET HIGH.

MAZAR SAYS HIS IS THE CITY

WALL DESCRIBED IN 1 KINGS 3,

WHICH SAYS THAT SOLOMON

BUILT THE WALL ALL AROUND

JERUSALEM.

IT CONNECTED DAVID'S OLD

CITY WITH SOLOMON'S NEW

TEMPLE.

WE CAN REALLY SAY THAT

THE BIBLICAL DESCRIPTION OF

KING SOLOMON BUILDING THE

CUAL OWALL OF JERUSALEM

AROUND FITS SO WELL WITH

WHAT WE SEE.

THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE WHERE

THE FORTIFICATION LINE IS

NEEDED.

IT CONNECTS TO THE TEMPLE

MOUNT.

IT IS EVERYTHING THAT FITS

THE BIBLICAL STORY.

Gordon: CRITICS WERE

QUICK TO DISPUTE MAZAR'S

CONCLUSION, BUT SHE HAD

CARBON DATING ON HER SIDE.

POTTERY CHARDS FOUND AT THE

GROUND FLOOR DATED TO THE

10th CENTURY B.C., WHEN

SOLOMON WAS KING.

SOMETIME IN THE LATE

10th CENTURY THE KING OF

JERUSALEM BUILT A MOST

HIGHLY SKILLED FORTIFICATION

THAT INDICATED IT IS A

STRONG REGIME CENTRALIZED

WITH GREAT ABILITIES.

BUT THEN WE HAVE THIS

BIBLICAL STORY THAT TELLS US

ABOUT KING SOLOMON DOING THE

SAME THING.

SO HE DID, AND THEN LIKE 50

YEARS LATER SOME OTHER KING

DID THE SAME THING?

I THINK YOU CAN DRAW UP ALL

OF THIS FIGHTING AGAINST THE

BIBLE.

THE REALITY WAS THAT A

SOPHISTICATED FORTIFICATION

WAS BUILT BY KING SOLOMON,

AND THIS IS ONLY PART OF

IT.

Gordon: INSIDE THE WALL

WERE MORE CLUES POINTING TO

KING SOLOMON.

IT SAYS HE HAD 12 GOVERNORS

WHO PROVIDED FOOD FOR THE

KING AND HIS HOUSEHOLD.

INSIDE THE GATE, MAZAR'S

TEAM FOUND EVIDENCE OF THEIR

WORK.

JAR HANDLES WITH SEALS

INSCRIBED "TO THE KING."

AND LARGE, CLAY JARS FOR

STORING GRAIN.

MAZAR BELIEVES THEY CAME

FROM THE ROYAL BAKERY.

ON ONE OF THE VESSELS,

THERE IS AN INSCRIPTION

SAYING TO THE MINISTER THAT

WAS IN CHARGE OF THE OFIN,

IN HEBREW MEANS BAKERY.

Gordon: NEXT ON HER

AGENDA IS THE PALACE OF KING

SOLOMON, WHICH SHE BELIEVES

IS JUST NORTH OF THIS WALL.

WHATEVER I WILL BE

CONTRIBUTE AND ADD TO THE

RESEARCH IN JERUSALEM, THIS

IS MY HUGE PRIVILEGE.

THERE IS ONLY ONE JERUSALEM

IN THE WORLD.

BUT IT'S NOT LIKE I'LL START

OR END ANYTHING.

WE ARE ONLY AT THE BEGINNING

OF THIS, AND IT IS GOING TO

BE GENERATIONS TO COME.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE

ABOUT THESE DISCOVERIES BY

LIKING OUR HISTORY AND

ARCHEOLOGY PAGE ON

Facebook.

STAY WITH US.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

CH

AND FINALLY THIS WEEK --

"OPERATION BLESSING"

HELPED A PRE-SCHOOL IN PERU

MAKE SOME MUCH-NEEDED

REPAIRS.

140 CHILDREN ATTEND MITIITA

SCHOOL.

THE FLOOD HAS TAKEN A TOLL

ON THE SCHOOL, AND

"OPERATION BLESSING" TEAMS

REPLACED PARTS OF THE ROOF

AND SIDING, AND THEY

INSTALLED A NEW SINK, PIPES,

AND FAUCETS, AND PAINTED THE

INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF THE

SCHOOL, REPLACED DAMAGED

SUPPORT BEAMS, AND INSTALLED

NEW CLASSROOM DIVIDERS.

LOOK AT THOSE BEAUTIFUL

LITTLE FACES.

THAT IS GOING TO DO IT FOR

NOW ON CBN NEWS TODAY.

YOU CAN FIND MORE COVERAGE

ON THE ISSUES YOU CARE MOST

ABOUT RIGHT HERE ON CBN

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