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Christian World News: Modern Mysteries of Israel July 11, 2014

Christian World News Israel Special, July 11: The Mystery of the Copper Scroll; The World's Greatest Treasure Hunt, 'Temple in Waiting' Prepared in Jerusalem. Read Transcript


TODAY ON CHRISTIAN WORLD

NEWS, WE ARE IN THE HOLY

LAND TO BRING YOU STORIES

THAT AMAZE AND FASCINATE.

LIKE THESE 2,000-YEAR-OLD

SCROLLS, THAT HINT OF A

BURIED TREASURE IN THE

DESERT.

TO THE EXPERT WHO BELIEVES

HE KNOWS WHERE THE LOST ARC

OF THE COVENANT IS.

AND THE JEWISH GROUP THAT IS

MAKING PLANS TO REBUILD THE

TEMPLE AS A WAY TO REBUILD

BIBLICAL PROPHECY.

THIS WEEK ON THE BROADCAST,

EXPLORING THE MODERN

MYSTERIES OF MODERN ISRAEL.

HELLO, EVERYONE.

I'M GEORGE THOMAS.

COMING TO YOU FROM THE

MAJESTIC AND BEAUTIFUL HOLY

CITY OF JERUSALEM.

MORE THAN 60 YEARS AGO,

ARCHEOLOGISTS DISCOVERED

WHAT COULD BE THE OLDEST

TREASURE MAP IN THE WORLD.

THE 2,000-YEAR-OLD SCROLL

APPARENTLY HELD CLOSE TO

$3 BILLION WORTH OF HIDDEN

GOLD AND SILVER.

BUT HERE IS THE BIG

QUESTION: IS IT A HOAX, OR

IS THERE REAL HIDDEN

TREASURE BURIED IN THE

JUDEAN DESERT?

Reporter: IN 1947, A

BEDAWIN SHEPHERD WANDERED

THE HILLS IN SEARCH OF A

MISSING SHEEP.

HE THREW A STONE INTO A

CAVE, HOPING TO DRIVE THE

LOST ANIMAL OUTSIDE.

INSTEAD, THE SOUND OF

SHATTERED POTTERY DREW THE

SHEPHERD INSIDE THE CAVE,

WHERE HE STUMBLED ON THE

GREATEST ARCHEOLOGICAL FIND

OF THE 20th CENTURY, THE

DEAD SEA SCROLLS.

IN THE YEARS THAT FOLLOWED,

ARCHEOLOGISTS FOUND 11

CAVES, AND MORE THAN 900

DOCUMENTS HERE.

BUT ONE SCROLL WAS DIFFERENT

FROM ALL OF THE REST.

INSTEAD OF LEATHER OR

PARCHMENT, IT WAS MADE

ENTIRELY OF COPPER, AND IT

COULD BE THE GREATEST

TREASURE MAP IN HISTORY.

THE COPPER SCROLL DESCRIBES

A HIDDEN CACHE OF GOLD AND

SILVER, HIDDEN IN OVER 60

LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT

ISRAEL.

THE MONETARY VALUE IS CLOSE

TO OVER $3 BILLION.

BUT THE HISTORICAL VALUE IS

PRICELESS.

THE ONLY PLACE IN ANCIENT

ISRAEL WITH THAT MUCH WEALTH

WAS THE JEWISH TEMPLE.

THIS IS A TREMENDOUS

WITNESS TO HISTORY, TO

ACTUALLY HAVE A LIST OF THE

TREASURES FROM THE TEMPLE

ITSELF, FROM THE FIRST

CENTURY.

IT IS JUST AMAZING.

WE HAVE NOTHING BETTER THAN

THAN THE COPPER SCROLL NOW

FOR TELLING US WHAT WAS

REALLY THERE.

Reporter: STEVEN FAN IS

ONE OF THE EDITORS OF THE

DEAD SEA SCROLLS.

HE TOOK ME UP TO CAVE THREE

AT KUMRAN, WHERE THE COPPER

SCROLL WAS HIDDEN FOR NEARLY

2,000 YEARS.

WHY DO YOU THINK THE COPPER

SCROLL WAS WRITTEN?

THE COPPER SCROLL WAS

WRITTEN IMMEDIATELY BEFORE

THE DESTRUCTION OF THE

TEMPLE.

IT FIT FOR THE PEOPLE KNOWN

AS THE ZEALISTS.

Reporter: SOME OF THEIR

HIDING PLACES ARE EASY TO

FIND ON A MODERN MAP, LIKE

JERICHO, THE VALLEY OF

OCORE, AND MOUNTAIN

ZILOKIN.

AND THIS CONTAINS A STASH OF

SILVER COINS.

A WELL IN MILLHAN, WHERE

GARMENTS FOR THE HIGH PRIEST

WERE HIDDEN.

OR THE COURTYARD, WHERE MORE

THAN 600 GOLD AND SILVER

TEMPLE VESSELS WERE HIDDEN.

IT IS LIKE A KIDS'

TREASURE MAP.ú

THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT

CAVES.

THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT AC

DUCTS AN AQUEDUCTS AND

POOLS THAT WERE KNOWN TO

THEM, PROBABLY WITH ALIASES,

SO ONLY THOSE PEOPLE IN THE

INNER CIRCLE WOULD KNOW

WHERE TO GO AND HOW MANY

STEPS AWAY TO FIND THE

SCROLLS THAT WERE HIDDEN IN

THAT SPOT.

Reporter: THE WRITERS

USE A STYLE OF HEBREW THAT

DATES BACK 800 YEARS BEFORE

THEIR TIME.

ADDING TO THE PUZZLE, A

SERIES OF RANDOM GREEK

LETTERS.

IT KIND OF FREEZES IN

TIME THE LANGUAGE TO AROUND

70 A.D., THAT SHOWS US WHAT

HEBREW LANGUAGE LOOKED LIKE

AMONG THE COMMON PEOPLE OF

THAT TIME.

Reporter: SO WHAT

HAPPENED TO THE TREASURE?

FAN SAYS ANYONE LOOKING FOR

IT TODAY IS ABOUT 2,000

YEARS TOO LATE.

IN MY MIND, MOST, IF NOT

ALL OF THESE, WERE ACTUALLY

FOUND BY THE ROMANS UNDER

THE POINT OF THE SWORD.

WHAT WE DO KNOW FROM THE ARK

OF TITUS IN ROME, IT SHOWS A

CLEAR DEPICTION OF THE MAIN

ITEMS OF FURNITURE, AND THE

TRUMPETS THAT WERE USED IN

THE TEMPLE, BE CARRIED IN

PARADE THROUGH THE GATES OF

ROME TO THE FORUM.

AND WE DO KNOW THAT TITUS

USED THE BOOTIE TO BUILD A

COLLISIUM IN ROME.

IF THERE WAS ANY TREASURE

LEFT, THERE MIGHT HAVE BEEN

SMALL PARTS THAT MIGHT NOT

HAVE BEEN FOUND, THAT STILL

LIE OUT THERE, READY FOR

PEOPLE TO FIND TODAY.

WE DON'T KNOW.

Reporter: THE SCROLL'S

LAST LINE HINTS AT AN EVEN

GREATER TREASURE, STILL

UNDISCOVERED.

IN A DRY WELL AT KOLIT, A

COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT WITH

ITS EXPLANATION AND AN

INVENTORY OF EACH AND EVERY

THING.

WHAT IS INTERESTING IS

THERE WERE ACTUALLY TWO

TREASURE MAPS THAT WERE

MADE.

LINE 64 OF THE COPPER

SCROLL IS THE MOST

FASCINATING OF ALL.

HARD TO DECODE, BUT QUITE

COMPELLING.

Reporter: AUTHOR JOEL

ROSENBURG HIT THE NEW YORK'S

BEST-SELLER LIST WITH HIS

NOVEL ON THE COPPER SCROLL.

HE BELIEVES THE SECOND

SCROLL IS STILL OUT THERE,

AND IT COULD LEAD TO THE

GREATEST ARCHEOLOGICAL PRIZE

IN HISTORY.

WHAT IF FINDING THE

TREASURES OF THE COPPER

SCROLL DID, IN FACT, LEAD TO

THE ARK OF THE COVENANT

BEING FOUND?

Reporter: ROSENBERG MAY

BE ON TO SOMETHING.

ANCIENT JEWISH WRITINGS SAY

THE ARK AND OTHER FIRST

TEMPLE TREASURES WERE HIDDEN

BY PRIESTS BEFORE THE

INVASION OF THE

BABYLONIANS.

THEIR LOCATIONS WERE

INSCRIBED ON A TABLET OF

COPPER.

THE KEY SCROLL HAS NEVER

BEEN FOUND, AND NOBODY HAS

ANY IDEA WHERE IT IS.

AND IF, IN FACT, THE

TREASURES THAT ARE DESCRIBED

BY THE COPPER SCROLL ARE, IN

FACT, FROM THE SECOND

TEMPLE, FINDING THEM WOULD,

IN FACT, BE THE MOST

DRAMATIC ARCHEOLOGICAL

DISCOVERY OF ALL TIME.

George: UP NEXT ON

CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS,

REAL-LIFE RAIDERS OF THE

LOST ARK.

THE MAN WHO BELIEVES HE WAS

JUST DAYS AWAY FROM FINDING

THE ARK OF THE COVENANT, AND

WHERE HE BELIEVES IT RESTS

TODAY.

George: AND WELCOME

BACK TO THIS SPECIAL

BROADCAST.

IT IS ONE OF THE GREATEST

UNSOLVED MYSTERIES OF

HISTORY, THE RESTING PLACE

OF THE ARK OF THE COVENANT.

STUDENTS KNOW THE ARK IS A

SACRED VESSEL THAT HELD THE

REMAINS OF THE ORIGINAL 10

COMMANDMENTS, AND THE

CHILDREN OF ISRAEL KEPT IT

IN THE INNER MOST SANCTOM OF

THE TEMPLE.

ARCHEOLOGISTS ARE STILL

SEARCHING FOR THE ARC.

ARK.

Reporter: IN 1981,

INDIANA JONES MADE HIS BIG

SCREEN DEBUT, REIGNITING THE

INTEREST IN THE ARK OF THE

COVENANT.

THAT SAME YEAR, TWO

REAL-LIFE RAIDERS WENT ON

THEIR OWN SEARCH OF THE

ARK.

AND THERE WERE NO NAZIS OR

SNAKE PITS.

AND THIS IS THE PLACE WHERE

THEIR SEARCH CAME TO AN

END.

Reporter: DESIGNED BY

GOD, CREATED BY MOSES, AND

REVERED BY THE ISRAELITES.

FROM THE SINAI DESERT TO THE

TEMPLE OF SOLOMON, THE ARK

OF THE COVENANT WAS THE

PLACE OF MEETING BETWEEN GOD

AND MAN.

IN 586 B.C., ISRAEL WAS

CONQUERED BY THE

BABYLONIANS, AND THE TEMPLE

WAS RAIDED BY

NEBUCHADNEZZAR'S ARMY, AND

THE ARK DISAPPEARED FROM THE

PAGES OF HISTORY.

WHAT HAPPENED?

WHY DID THIS MOST DRAMATIC

INSTRUMENT OF GOD'S GLORY

AND POWER IN HUMAN HISTORY

SUDDENLY VANISH?

Reporter: WHY DO YOU

THINK PEOPLE ARE SO

FASCINATED BY THIS?

> THE LOCATION OF THE ARK

OF THE COVENANT?

IT'S A VERY INTERESTING

QUESTION.

Reporter: THIS

ARCHEOLOGIST HAS SIFTED

THREE CENTURIES ON

JERUSALEM'S HISTORY.

AND IN 45 YEARS, HE HASN'T

FOUND ANY SIGN OF THE ARK.

ALL WHAT WE KNOW IS

LEGENDS.

Reporter: AND THOSE

LEGENDS STRETCH ALL OVER THE

ANCIENT WORLD, STARTING WITH

NEBUCHADNEZZAR IN BABYLON.

THE ARK OF THE COVENANT

WAS MADE OF WOOD, AND IT WAS

GOLD-PLATED.

SUCH AN AMOUNT OF GOLD WOULD

BE MELTED DOWN AT THE TIME

OF WAR, IMMEDIATELY AFTER IT

WAS CAPTURED.

Reporter: YOU THINK IT

IS VERY LIKELY THAT THE ARK

ITSELF WAS DESTROYED AT THAT

TIME?

I THINK SO.

I THINK SO.

Reporter: JEWISH

WRITINGS SAY THE PROPHET

JEREMIAH HID THE ARK ON

MT. EBO IN JORDAN, AND

ANOTHER LEGEND CLAIMS IT WAS

SMUGGLED TO ETHIOPIA BY THE

SON OF KING SOLOMON AND THE

QUEEN OF SHEBA.

IN ISRAEL, MOST RABBIS AGREE

THAT WHEN IT COMES TO THE

ARK, ALL ROADS LEAD BACK

HERE TO JERUSALEM.

THEY SAY THE ARK NEVER LEFT

THE CITY.

AND TO THEM, THE SO-CALLED

LOST ARK WAS NEVER REALLY

LOST.

ON JUNE 7th, 1967, ISRAELI

TROOPS RECAPTURED JERUSALEM

IN THE SIX-DAY WAR.

THE WESTERN WALL WAS IN

JEWISH HANDS.

THOSE HANDS WERE READY TO

DIG.

ARCHEOLOGISTS EXPOSED PARTS

OF THE WALL THAT HAD BEEN

BURIED FOR 2,000 YEARS.

BUT NOT ALL OF THE DIGGING

WAS DONE LEGALLY.

IN 1981, TWO OF ISRAEL'S

HIGHEST-RANKING RABBIS

PICKED UP THEIR PICK AXES

AND STARTING CHISELING UNDER

THE TEMPLE MOUNT.

HE KNEW AT THE END OF THE

GAME, HE WOULD COME TO THE

SECURE AREA WHERE THE ART OF

COVENANT IS LOCATED.

Reporter: GERSHIM IS

ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO

LIBERATED THE WESTERN WALL

IN 1967.0

AND HE WAS THERE 14 YEARS

LATER, THE NIGHT THE RABBI

OPENED A SECRET PASSAGE IN

THE WALL.

AFTER MIDNIGHT, I WAS IN

THE BED ALREADY.

AND HE CALLED ME AND SAID TO

ME, GERSHIM, COME

IMMEDIATELY.

DON'T WAIT.

YOUR DREAM IS GOING TO BE

FULFILLED.

THE MESSIAH CAME, AND HE

TOLD ME HE IS COMING

ALMOST.

Reporter: BUT FIRST

CAME A SUB TERRAINIAN

SLUGFEST.

THERE WERE

DEMONSTRATORS.

THEY STARTED TO THROW STONES

ON THE WORKERS.

THEY SAID THEY ARE COMING TO

BUILD THE TEMPLE UNDERNEATH

THE TOP OF THE ROCK.

Reporter: AT THE END OF

THE DAY, THE PASSAGE TO THE

TEMPLE MOUNT WAS PERMANENTLY

SEALED BY ISRAELI POLICE.

NO DOUBT, I TELL YOU --

NO DOUBT.

WE NEEDED JUST MAYBE TWO

DAYS MORE TO COME TO THE

PLACE WHERE THE ARK OF

COVENANT IS LOCATED.

THE WORK WAS DONE WITHOUT

ARCHEOLOGY OFFICIALS.

Reporter: DAN BAHAT

DIRECTED THE EXCAVATION OF

THE WESTERN WALL TUNNELS,

AND ACCORDING TO HIM, THE

SEARCH FOR THE ARK STARTS

WITH JEREMIAH 3: 16.

JEREMIAH SAYS THERE WILL

COME A DAY WHEN THE ARK OF

THE COVENANT WILL NOT BE

SEEN, NOR WILL IT BE

VISITED.

IN OTHER WORDS, THIS WAS A

HINT FROM GOD, DON'T LOOK

FOR THE ARK OF THE

COVENANT.

Reporter: SCHOLARS MAY

NOT AGREE ON THE FATE OF THE

ARK, BUT MANY OF THEM AGREE

ON ONE THING: ITS DISCOVERY

COULD SET IN MOTION ANOTHER

EVENT THAT HAS BEEN 2,000 IN

THE MAKING.

THE REBUILDING OF THE JEWISH

TEMPLE.

PERHAPS WHEN IT IS TIME

TO BUILD

THE THIRD TEMPLE,

THE SECOND TI TEMPLE

TREASURE

WILL BE FOUND.

WHY?

BECAUSE IN

ESRA

AND

NEHEMIAH, THE BIBLE

INDICATED WHEN IT WAS TIME

TO BUILD THE SECOND TEMPLE,

GOD RESTORED THE TREASURES

FROM THE FIRST TEMPLE, WHICH

WERE CARTED OFF TO BABYLON.

WOULDN'T THAT BE DRAMATIC.

IT IS SOON TO COME.

I TELL YOU, AND I PROMISE

YOU, AND YOU CHECK ME.

TEST ME.

IT WILL BE IN OUR LIFETIME.

George: UP NEXT, LAYING

THE FOUNDATIONS FOR THE NEW

TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM.

*

George: AND WELCOME

BACK TO THE BROADCAST.

IN 1967, ISRAELI FORCES

CAPTURED THE CITY OF

JERUSALEM DURING THE SIX-DAY

WAR.

AFTER NEARLY 2,000 YEARS OF

EXILE, THE JEWISH PEOPLE

WERE CLOSE TO THEIR DREAM OF

A NEW TEMPLE, BUT THAT

DREAM, WELL, IT LASTED FOR

JUST A FEW DAYS.

THE TEMPLE MOUNT WAS LATER

RETURNED TO THE MUSLIM

AUTHORITIES, AND FOUR

DECADES LATER JEWS ARE STILL

FORBIDDEN TO WORSHIP THERE.

BUT AS CHRIS MITCHELL

REPORTS, THAT HASN'T STOPPED

SOME PEOPLE FROM MAKING BIG

PLANS TO BUILD THE NEXT

TEMPLE.

WE WANT TO COME BACK TO

THIS PLACE, TO THE TEMPLE

MOUNT, TO MEET AGAIN OUR

GOD.

THE TEMPLE MOUNT IS THE

SEAT OF GOD, THE PLACE THE

LORD WILL CHOOSE.

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

Reporter: EVERY DAY,

THREE TIMES A DAY, JEWS

RECITE THIS PRAYER.

"MAY IT BE YOUR WILL THAT

THE TEMPLE BE SPEEDILY

REBUILT IN OUR OWN TIME."

IT'S A PRAYER THEY HAVE

PRAYED FOR ALMOST 2,000

YEARS.

BUT JEWS HERE IN JERUSALEM

ARE DOING MORE THAN JUST

PRAYING.

JUST A FEW STEPS AWAY FROM

THE WESTERN WALL, RABBIS AND

CRAFTSMEN ARE BUILDING WHAT

THEY CALL A TEMPLE IN

WAITING.

WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BUILD A

TEMPLE, AND NOTHING ABOUT

THAT CHANGED.

NOTHING ABOUT COMMANDMENT

CHANGED.

Reporter: HEIM IS A

DIRECTOR AT THE TEMPLE

INSTITUTE IN JERUSALEM.

THE TEMPLE INSTITUTE IS

ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN RESEARCH

AND PREPARATION FOR THE

RESEM SHORESHEPPARDRE

RESEMPTION OF THE TEMPLE.

Reporter: THIS IS

COVERED WITH 95 POUNDS OF

PURE GOLD AND HAS A PRICE

TAG OF $2 BILLION.

PIECE BY PIECE, THE THIRD

TEMPLE IS TAKING SHAPE, WITH

PRIESTS' GARMENTS, VESSELS,

AND COPPER, AND GOLD AND

SILVER.

AND A NEW GENERATION OF LEVI

PRIESTS ESPECIALLY TRAINED

FOR TEMPLE SERVICE.

WE HAVE ENOUGH IN PLACE

NOW TO RESUME THE DIVINE

SERVICE AND TO BUILD A

TEMPLE.

BUT OBVIOUSLY A LOT OF

THINGS HAVE TO HAPPEN IN

ORDER FOR THIS TO HAPPEN.

Reporter: RICHMOND

ISN'T THE ONLY ONE WHO IS

READY TO REBUILD.

YOU ACTUALLY HAVE

BLUEPRINTS, ARCHITECTURAL

DRAWINGS FOR THE THIRD

TEMPLE?

3,000 YEARS AFTER SOLOMON

BUILT THE FIRST TEMPLE,

ANOTHER SOLOMON IS LAYING

THE FOUNDATIONS FOR THE

THIRD.

FROM THE WOMB OF MY

MOTHER, I HAVE A TASK AND A

MISSION IN MY LIFE, WHICH IS

CONNECTED WITH THE REBIRTH

OF ISRAEL.

Reporter: GERSHIM

SOLOMON LEADS A GROUP CALLED

"THE TEMPLE MOUNT

FAITHFUL."

THEY COMMISSIONED THESE

CORNER STONES FOR THE THIRD

TEMPLE.

FOR SEVERAL YEARS, SOLOMON

AND HIS FOLLOWERS TRIED TO

PLACE THE STONES ON THE

TEMPLE MOUNT.

AND EVERY YEAR THEY WERE

STOPPED BY ISRAELI POLICE.

UNFORTUNATELY, WEAKNESS

OF THE LEADERSHIP DID NOT

ALLOW US TO BRING THE CORNER

STONES TO THE RIGHT PLACE.

AND THE TEMPLE SHOULD BE

BUILT ON THE SAME LOCATION

OF THE FIRST AND THE SECOND

TEMPLE.

Reporter: BUT THAT

LOCATION IS ALREADY OCCUPIED.

THE HOLIEST SITE FOR JEWS IS

ALSO

THE

THIRD

HOLIEST SITE

FOR MUSLIMS.

THE TEMPLE MOUNT,

35 ACRES OF

IT, IS THE MOST

EXPLOSIVE PIECE OF

TERRITORY

ON THE FACE OF THE PLANET.

Reporter: IN 2002,

PALESTINIAN LEADER YASSER

ARAFAT TOLD AN ARAB

NEWSPAPER THAT THE ISRAELIS

FOUND NOT A SINGLE STONE,

PROVING THAT THE TEMPLE OF

SOLOMON WAS THERE, BECAUSE

THE TEMPLE WAS NOT IN

PALESTINE AT ALL.

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

Reporter: DR. YOUSEF IS

IN CHARGE OF TOURISM AT THE

DOME OF THE ROCK.

HERE IS WHAT HE HAD TO SAY

WHEN I ASKED HIM ABOUT THE

JEWISH TEMPLE.

IT IS NOT AN UNDEINITIAL

FACT.

THAT IS STUPID BECAUSE

THE ARABS THEMSELVES CALL

JERUSALEM THE PLACE OF THE

TEMPLE, AND THE GOLDEN DOME

RIGHT BEHIND ME, THE DOME OF

THE ROCK, WAS BUILT IN ORDER

TO REPLACE SOLOMON'S

TEMPLE.

Reporter: GABRIELLE

BARKA IS PUSHING THE

ARCHEOLOGICAL ENVELOPE.

MUSLIM LAW FORBIDS ANY

DIGGING ON THE MOUNT

ITSELF.

SO INSTEAD HE IS DIGGING

THROUGH ITS TRASH.

THEY HAVE HERE THE ENTIRE

HISTORY OF THE TEMPLE

MOUNT.

Reporter: HE AND HIS

TEAM ARE SIFTING THROUGH

TRUCKLOADS OF DEBRIS,

UNEARTHED BY BULLDOZERS AND

DISCARDED BY MUSLIM

AUTHORITIES.

AMONG THEIR FINDS, A BABBLE

BABBLA BABBLE.

DO YOU THINK THERE WILL

BE A TIME WHEN YOU CAN

INVESTIGATE WHAT IS UNDER

THE TEMPLE MOUNT?

NO, I DON'T.

Reporter: SOME OF THE

MOST DRAMATIC TRACES OF

TEMPLE LIFE HAVE BEEN

UNVEILED HERE, AT THE

WESTERN WALL.

HISTORY WAS PART OF THE

MARKETPLACE, OUTSIDE THE

SECOND TEMPLE.

ON THE WALLS, YOU CAN STILL

SEE THE MARKS FROM THE

FIRES.

OVERTURNED STONES STILL

LYING, WHERE THEY WERE

THROWN FROM THE TOP OF THE

TEMPLE MOUNT, BY THE ARMIES

OF ROME.

ON ONE STONE IS A HEB BRIE

HEBREW INSCRIPTION, IT IS A

SET OF ANCIENT DIRECTIONS TO

THE SOUTHWEST WORS CORNER

OF THE TEMPLE, WHERE

TRUMPETERS ANNOUNCED THE

ARRIVAL.

AND EVEN MORE INTRIGUING IS

THE PART OF THE WESTERN WALL

THAT IS STILL UNDERGROUND.

IT IS A LYING OF STONES,

AND THIS IS THE MOST

EXCITING ONE.

Reporter: DAN BAHAT

SPENT 40 YEARS EXCAVATING

THE TUNNELS AROUND THE

TEMPLE MOUNT, AND HE SAYS

THE MOST COMPELLING CASE FOR

THE TEMPLE IS YET TO BE

DISCOVERED.

BEHIND THIS STONE IS A

LARGE ARK, WHICH STORED ALL

OF THE TREASURES OF THE

TEMPLE.

BUT WE DON'T KNOW WHERE

THOSE TREASURES ARE.

THE ONLY POSSIBILITY IS IT

MUST BE SUBTERRANEAN.

Reporter: DO YOU THINK

IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE

TREASURES ARE STILL THERE?

I HOPE SO.

MAYBE IN THE FUTURE, WHEN IT

WILL BE POSSIBLE TO DIG,

MAYBE WE WILL GET THERE.

WHEN I SAY "WE," IT MUST BE

MY GRANDCHILDREN.

Reporter: BUT BAHAT'S

INTEREST IN THE TEMPLE IS

STRICTLY IN ITS PAST, NOT

IT'S FUTURE.

THE THIRD TEMPLE WILL BE

WHEN THE MESSIAH COMES.

AND ALL OF US, JEWS AND

CHRISTIANS, ARE WAITING FOR

HIM.

LET'S SEE WHEN HE COMES WHAT

HAPPENS.

RABBIS FOR CENTURIES

ARGUED, ARE WE SUPPOSED TO

BUILD THE TEMPLE AND THEN

THE MESSIAH WILL COME?

OR ARE WE SUPPOSED TO WAIT

AND THE MESSIAH WILL BUILD

THE TEMPLE?

I COULD HEAR THE VOICE OF

GOD, LIKE HE IS SPEAKING TO

ALL OF US.

I BROUGHT YOU HERE TO BUILD

MY HOUSE.

George: FOLKS, I HOPE

YOU HAVE ENJOYED OUR SPECIAL

ON THE MODERN MYSTERIES OF

ISRAEL.

IF YOU WANT TO READ MORE ON

THESE DISCOVERIES, YOU CAN

LIKE OUR HISTORY AND

ARCHEOLOGICAL PAGE ON

Facebook.

FOR CHRIS, HUDA, JONA,

JESSICA, I'M GEORGE THOMAS.

AND UNTIL NEXT WEEK,

GOOD-BYE AND GOD BLESS.

--------------------------

"NEWSWATCH" AND PROMOS,

JULY 11, 2014.

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