Why is this important? Scroll to the bottom of the article for the prophecy connections.
PRAYERS TO GOD IN WRONG SPOT?
Temple Mount ‘misplaced’: ‘We’re sitting on kryptonite’
It has been called the most contested plot of land in the world — the fissure at which three major faiths come together, and break apart.
There have been holy wars fought over it and holy writ foretelling of battles yet to come. It’s Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.
But what if history got it wrong? What if the spot where Solomon built the first Jewish Temple, and Herod built the second, was actually about 600 feet to the south, in a place known as the ancient City of David?
Enter Robert Cornuke. He travels the world solving Bible mysteries: Noah’s Ark, the Ark of the Covenant, he’s studied them in depth. Now, he’s obsessed with the Jewish Temple.
His self-deprecating sense of humor and easy-going style have helped him gain access to some of the world’s most sensitive archaeological sites.
But don’t be fooled.
He attacks each mission with the doggedness of a street cop skilled in investigations. That’s because he was a street cop for nearly a decade in California before a three-hour gun battle with a man holed up with 700 rounds of ammo some years ago caused him to rethink his career options.
His new book, “Temple: Amazing New Discoveries that Change Everything About the Location of Solomon’s Temple,” is turning heads in scholarly circles for its pure audacity.
To suggest that the traditional Temple Mount, where Jews have prayed at the Wailing Wall and where Muslims pray at the Dome of the Rock, is actually not the holy ground they believe it to be, is sacrilege to many historians and archaeologists, not to mention clerics.
Yet, his case is so well researched that it’s hard to ignore. Many are reading, and re-reading, perhaps hoping to find some obvious blunder that would allow them to discount its conclusion.
Because, if it is true, that means the unthinkable for Muslims, and opens new possibilities for Jews.
“We have an opportunity to impact history, positively or negatively,” Cornuke said. “What we’re sitting on is the kryptonite of Bible archaeology.”
He was careful to point out this was not his idea. He merely followed up and expanded upon the work of Ernest L. Martin, an archaeologist who wrote the 1994 book, “The Temples that Jerusalem Forgot.”
Filmmaker Ken Klein has also delved into the subject in his documentary, “Jerusalem and the Lost Temple of the Jews.”
“This is not my brainchild,” he told WND. “I’m the benefactor of Dr. Martin, who really came up with this research but his book didn’t get much attention because it contained a lot of minutia that people had to wade through. I tried to write a book that is readable.
“The site has been misdiagnosed and been accepted for so long that no one has ever dared challenge it,” Cornuke continued. “I researched it to the best of my ability, from the standpoint of a police investigator, and came up with a reasonable conclusion.”
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The authentic location of the first two temples is critical for the building of the third temple.
The third temple must be rebuilt for the following prophecies, according to Jesus and the prophet Daniel, to be fulfilled:
Jesus foretold: “So when you see standing in the holy place [the temple of the Jews] ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. … For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.” (Matthew 24:15-21, NIV)
Foretold through Daniel: “… the Anointed One [Jesus Christ] will be put to death and will have nothing.[Fulfilled when Jesus was crucified.] The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. [Fulfilled in 70 AD when the second temple was destroyed by the Romans.] The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed. He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering [Old Testament sacrifice and offering can only take place in the temple]. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.” (Daniel 9:26-27, NIV)
In other words, “he” will desecrate the Jewish temple (which must be rebuilt) IF prophecy is to be fulfilled. Jesus said this will happen BEFORE He returns to “gather his elect” …
Jesus said: “Immediately after the distress of those days
“‘the sun will be darkened,
and the moon will not give its light;
the stars will fall from the sky,
and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’
“THEN will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And THEN all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.” (Matthew 24:29-31, NIV)
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