Monday, August 13, 2012

Morsi wants changes to Israel-Egypt peace treaty; 1,300 year old olive oil factory unearthed in Tel Aviv

From the Times of Israel
"An exceptional 1,300-year-old olive oil factory was unearthed Tuesday during excavations in the Tel Aviv suburb of Hod Hasharon. The Israel Antiquities Authority’s find, dated to the late Byzantine or early Muslim period, narrowly escaped being paved over by a planned roadway."
"Excavators found a pressing floor for olives, a piping system, trenches, and cisterns that drained and stored the fresh olive oil. Stone weights used for pressing sacks of olives were found beside the ruins. By the archaeologists’ estimations, the site was an industrial concern and not private."

"Archaeologist Amit Ram with the Israel Antiquities Authority told Maariv that the olive press was carved out of older building stones that were sunk into the earth. The Hod Hasharon olive press is an exceptional find because most olive presses are typically hewn out of the living rock already in the place, he said. In this case, however, the soft, red earth demanded that a solid foundation be constructed, so mason-worked blocks were imported to build the press. City authorities were investigating the possibility of diverting the planned roadway to make room for a small archaeological park centered around the site."

Really cool! The bible says-

"For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing out in the valleys and hills, 8a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey," (Deuteronomy 8:7-8)

In other news from the Times of Israel,

Morsi reportedly mulls amending peace treaty with Israel
Egypt president may move to extend full sovereignty over Sinai in wake of attack on border police, his adviser says
"Eyptian President Mohammed Morsi is considering amending the Camp David Accords to expand Egypt’s control over the Sinai, Egyptian media reported Monday. Morsi legal adviser Mohamed Gadallah told newspaper al Masry al Youm that Morsi was looking into the possibility of changing the accord to give Egypt full sovereignty and control of the entire peninsula."

Egypt is in Prophecy. It's in  Isaiah 19, "A prophecy against Egypt". A very unpleasant near-future is prophesied for her but a glorious, GLORIOUS slightly further away future is prophesied.

And here is a short but very interesting interpretation of chapter 19 in Isaiah, explaining which verses were past, which may be occurring now, and which are to come. A theologian-expert on Old Testament named Dr. Walter C. Kaiser Jr. wrote it. His bio is at the bottom of the page, so be a Berean and compare what he is saying about the verses to actual scripture. Personally, I think it is interesting and credible.

If Egypt claims land in the Sinai that is Israel's in God's sight, He will not be happy!!!

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