A Visit To The Most Ancient Place In Jerusalem

by Phil Schneider

Jerusalem, the heart of the Land of Israel is more than 5,000 years old. But the Jewish history in Jerusalem is not just one of traditions. It is being dug up every day. The dry and wet paths under the City of David, reveal the past on a daily basis via jars, coins, and even walls of the city.

The City of David is not merely a tourist attraction that reveals the past. It is a tourist attraction because it connects the past to the present. It is no more than a few minutes to walk from the Western Wall and the Temple Mount to the ancient City of David.

David bought, yes – bought with money, the City of David, more than 3,000 years ago from the Jebusites. That is the most powerful claim of the Jewish people to the land adjacent to the Temple Mount. The Temple was not built by King David. G-d decreed that King David’s son, King Solomon would build the Temple. The Temple lasted for more than 400 years. After the Babylonian destruction, the Temple was rebuilt a mere 70 years later and lasted for another 400+ years.

All of the rich Jewish history of the area, for more than 1,000 years, took place before the creation of Muhammad and the Muslim religion. The best proof that the Jewish people are the indigenous people in the Land of Israel is right under the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem and the City of David next door.

Col. Kemp

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