Thursday, November 15, 2012

Israel's Temple: Arabs burning ancient cedars of Lebanon for firewood


Video: Arabs Burning 'First Temple Cedars of Lebanon'
Arabs are burning ancient beams of wood that had apparently been used during the period of the Holy Temple
"A group of Jews that ascended the Temple Mount Sunday were shocked to see that ancient beams of wood that had apparently been used during the period of the Holy Temple were being used as firewood by Arabs on the Mount, and off it. Archaeologists have dated the wood as far back as the First Temple period, and appear to be among the celebrated “Cedars of Lebanon” mentioned in the Tanach."

The history of the Cedars of Lebanon are interesting. From the website "Building the World," a website born of the two-volume work, Building the World: An Encyclopedia of the Great Engineering Projects in History, written by Frank P. Davidson and Kathleen Lusk Brooke.

"The Cedars of Lebanon, famous for fragrance, are also legendary for their strength for building. But in ancient times, however, these trees were the arbors of the Phoenicians. It was their King, Hiram of Tyre, (still the 4th largest city in what is now Lebanon) who entered into a cooperative agreement with the Hebrews. In what may be one of the first multi-national ventures in history, Hiram’s Phoenicians supplied cedar and fir building materials. In exchange, Solomon’s Hebrews supplied food, “twenty thousand measures of wheat.” In an ingenious delivery system, timber was floated down the river from Lebanon to a pick-up location in Israel where food supplies awaited."


He plants and grows the cedars-
"The trees of the LORD are well watered, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted." (Psalm 104:16)

And He breaks them down-
"The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars; the LORD breaks the cedars of Lebanon." (Psalm 29:5)


Selah

3 comments:

  1. Hi Elizabeth, another prophecy fulfilled, from Zechariah 11 in the first verse...Open your doors, O Lebanon, so that fire may devour your cedars!
    Rebecca x

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    1. Great one, Rebecca!!!

      The prophecy is poetic and beautiful in written form but also terrible because it was real, and also future, evoking a storm of judgment that will descend and sweep away in a fire all the tall cedars and then the smaller trees. The poetry is because it will sweep away all the highest rulers down tot he smallest.

      God does this because they reject Him. This was believed to have been fulfilled in 70 AD as the common interpretation goes, but will again be fulfilled in the bigger judgment to come.

      Great find, Rebecca! It gives me a lot to think about! Thanks so much!!!

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  2. Your Most Welcome Elizabeth glad to be of some help.
    Rebecca x

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