Body

For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. 13For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we bebond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

14For the body is not one member, but many. 15If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 16And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 17If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling18But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. 19And if they were all one member, where were the body? 20But now are they many members, yet but one body. 21And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. 22Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:23And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. 24For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked: 25That there should be no schism in the body; butthat the members should have the same care one for another. 26And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

27Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

Eye

Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are healthy, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are unhealthy, your body also is full of darkness.

Woe to the worthless shepherd, who deserts the flock! May the sword strike his arm and his right eye! May his arm be completely withered, his right eye totally blinded

How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?

You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

And if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell,

Ear

That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”

The ear tests the words it hears just as the mouth distinguishes between foods.
Job said, ‘The ear tests the words it hears just as the mouth distinguishes between foods.’

The heavens declare… 

Updated 9 August 2017…

I have been studying many signs in many season that much more skilled prophets have laid out very well. Here I put things in the order of my understanding of when all these signs and seasons happened.  I have provided a Bibliography below.  

Genesis 1 King James Version (KJV)

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs(Strongs 226), and for seasons (Strongs 4150), and for days, and years: 15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. 16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. 17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

Strongs Concordance  226 : oth: a sign

1 sign, pledge, token Genesis 4:15 (J); אוֺת אֱמֶת true, token Joshua 2:12 (J); of blood of Passover Exodus 12:13 (P); אוֺת לְטוֺבָה token for good Psalm 86:17; pledges, assurances of travelers Job 21:29.

8 signs, tokens of changes of weather & times Genesis 1:14 (P; of heavenly luminaries) אוֺתוֺת הַשָּׁמַיִם Jeremiah 10:2 (changes of the heavens as omens to frighten the nations) compare Psalm 65:9.

Strongs Concordance  4150 : moed: appointed time, place, or meeting

b. in particular (compare Exodus 13:10; Exodus 23:15; Exodus 34:18), sacred season, RV usually set feast or appointed season(wider than חַג, which was only a feast celebrated by a pilgrimage),׳יוֺם (ימי) מ day (s) of appointed season (i.e. festivals) Hosea 9:5;Hosea 12:10; Lamentations 2:7,22

Many pastors have taught about the moedim, but here I would like to specifically name Rabbi Michael Roodt,  as it was through his teachings on the Spring and Fall feasts that I came to understand the moedim

What are the Moedim? Appointed times?

What was the Vision and Prophecy that was sealed until the Time before the end? 

In Genesis 3 YHWH provides us with the Prophecy that would be fulfilled in the end of days. So the Prophecy is laid out in Genesis 3.

The Vision was given to John on the Island of Patmos, and he was told to seal it up until the end .

Isaiah 28

Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.10For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: 11For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. 12To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear. 13But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.

What is the precept here?

1. A rule or principle prescribing a particular course of action or conduct.
2. Law A direction or order issued by an authority; a writ, command, or process.

The closest Jupiter-Saturn conjunction that can be calculated occurred on January 29, -4294 (4295 BCE) when they were 0.0139 degrees apart in Virgo. The Stellarium images show the close proximity increasing to March 21, the vernal equinox of 4295 BCE.

Closest Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction in Virgo. 2 pm March 21, 4295 BCE, Shush (Susa), Iran (Persia) Image generated by the Stellarium program

Noah’s Flood Event 

Genesis 7

10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.

11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.

At the time Tower of Babel. 

And the Earth was divided” According to Genesis 10:25 and 1 Chronicles 1:19, it was during the time of Peleg that “the earth was divided” – traditionally, this is often assumed to be just before, during, or after the failure of Nimrod’s Tower of Babel.

Genesis 19 The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah

24Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; 25And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

26But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

27And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the LORD: 28And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.


Joshua’s Long Day

Joshua 10

Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.

And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.

The Earth Tilted: King Hezekiah

Isaiah 38:8

Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees, which is gone down in the sun dial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward. So the sun returned ten degrees, by which degrees it was gone down.

4 BC – 33 AD

At the Birth of Yawushua

Discovered or revealed to Rick Larson, who presented it to the Christian community  in a documentary in 2007.

In 3 BC:

DIVINE DISCOVERIES 

Rick went to the book of Matthew in the Bible, where he created a list of nine qualities that he believes a star would have to have before it could be considered the Star of Bethlehem: 

  1. It signified birth. 
  2. It signified kingship. Jupiter, which is called the “King Planet”, begins to move in a shallow circle like a halo to crown Regulus, a star that is often called the “King Star”. 
  3. It had a connection with the Jewish nation. The starry coronation occurred in the constellation of Leo, the Lion – the symbol of Judah’s tribe
  4. It rose in the east, like other stars. The constellation which rises east behind Leo is Virgo, The Virgin.
  5. It appeared at a precise time. When Jupiter and Regulus first meet, Virgo rose clothed in the sun with a new moon symbolically birthed at her feet.
  6. Herod didn’t know when it appeared.
  7.  It endured over time.Nine months later, as Jupiter continues its pageantry and finishes crossing Regulus, it appears to join Venus. The biggest planet and brightest planet became the most brilliant star ever seen in the night sky. 
  8. It was ahead of the Magi as they went south from Jerusalem to Bethlehem.
  9. It stopped over Bethlehem.Then as Jupiter entered full retrograde, it reached a complete stop. Magi viewing from Jerusalem would have seen it stopped in the sky above the little town of Bethlehem in December. 

At the Death of Yawushua

100 AD – 1500 AD

1500 AD – 2000 AD

Pastor Mark Blitz from the El Shaddai Ministries were given the key to understand the importance of the Blood moon tetrad and their relationship with the history of Israel.  He shared this information with the Christian community starting in 2008.

On May 19th in 1780 a dark day occured in New England in America. This dark day covered the New England states and parts of Canada. The darkness was observed as far north as Portland, Maine, and extended south to New Jersey. And the daytime darkness was so complete that candles were required from noontime that day until the middle of the next night.

“Three centuries ago in parts of North America, a strange event turned morning to night. It remains wreathed in mystery – so what caused the Dark Day? The Dark Day, as it’s become known, took place on May 19, 1780 in New England and parts of eastern Canada. For the past 232 years historians and scientists have argued over the origins of this strange event.” (bbc news – source)

“The sense that a decisive moment was afoot would have been bolstered by the fact that during the preceding days, the sun and moon glowed red.” (bbc news –source)

2000 AD – 3000 AD

2012

Because of the Nibiru NASA connection that’s been claimed, the space agency put out a statement to say there is no Nibiru or Planet X coming to destroy Earth in 2012. Proponents of the fictitious planet note that, in 1984, a scientific paper was published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters which discussed several infrared sources with “no counterparts” that turned up in a survey of the sky. Such surveys are common in astronomy, and usually involve follow-ups that individually detail the more interesting sources. In the follow-up of the 1984 survey, most of the sources turned out to be distant galaxies. None were identified as planets. Both papers are available to the public. (By Nola Taylor Redd, Space.com Contributor | May 4, 2012 02:51pm ET)

The easiest and most verifiable piece of evidence arguing against the existence of the theoretical planet can be performed by anyone – according to the information available, a planet with a 3,600 orbit that is due to impact Earth in 2012 should be available to the naked eye. Easily-performed calculations show that by April 2012, it would be brighter than the faintest stars viewed from a city, and almost as bright as Mars at its dimmest. This would make it visible to astronomers everywhere. (By Nola Taylor Redd, Space.com Contributor | May 4, 2012 02:51pm ET)

2014 – 2016

September 2016

From 1948 / 2018

2017

Using gamatria and counting the number of days between events

Matthew 24:30 

And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 

Significantly, Freemasonry and the occult world have long awaited the arrival of Planet X. The occultists, in their Secret Doctrine, teach that the ancients once worshiped gods and deities, mighty men of renown, who came to Earth from the heavens, from a planet star called Sirius.

Unexplained deviations in the orbits of Uranus and Neptune point to a large outer solar system body of 4 to 8 Earth masses, on a highly tilted orbit, beyond 7 billion miles from the sun – NASA Press Release

Planet X, a huge planetary body, or star, is headed our way. Described as a great “Red Star,” the path of this approaching, heavenly object puts it on a potential, head-to-head collision course with our planet, Earth.

 Prophecy

Deuteronomy 29

22So that the generation to come of your children that shall rise up after you, and the stranger that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses which the LORD hath laid upon it; 23And thatthe whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the LORD overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath: 24Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath the LORD done thus unto this land? what meaneth the heat of this great anger? 25Then men shall say, Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD God of their fathers, which he made with them when he brought them forth out of the land of Egypt:

2 Peter 2:6

And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;


Revelation 15:1


Verse Concepts

Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels who had seven plagues, which are the last, because in them the wrath of God is finished.

Bibliography 

 

http://prophecy.landmarkbiblebaptist.net

https://graceandtruthdotme2.files.wordpress.com

http://d1s6yijfrvmtp9.cloudfront.net

http://www.space.com/15551-nibiru.html

http://www.texemarrs.com/022003/planet_x.htm

http://zoroastrianastrology.blogspot.co.za/p/world-horoscope.html

http://www1.cbn.com/700club/star-bethlehem

http://www.signs-of-end-times.com/celestial-signs-sun-stars-moon.html

Millenial temple 

6For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land7And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts. 8The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts. 9The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts.

Why did God devote nine chapters of the Bible to an in-depth description of the millennial temple? He tells us the dimensions and the components of the temple structure, among other things. This will be the world headquarters for 1,000 years, and then the headquarters of the universe for all eternity! This temple will fill this world with the wonderful truth of God after millennia of darkness.

The Temple will be on much higher ground than it is today, because of future changes to the landscape in Jerusalem due to Earthquakes. The whole area, Ezekiel tells us, will be on a high elevation and the area around it will become a flattened plain.

The Temple area itself will be about 1.7 km x 1.7 km x 1.7 km x 1.7 km. 

The temple described in Ezekiel chapters 40-48 will be built immediately after Jesus Christ returns. 

Outer walls

  • North gate
  • East gate
  • South gate
  • West gate

Outer court

Inner court

“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the Lord, and shall water the valley of Shittim” (Joel 3:18). 

Third temple : Jerusalem 

10 May 2017

While several Christian bible teachers have pointed out similarities between President Trump and Cyrus, few have raised the point that a primary part of Cyrus’ divine calling was to order the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem (Isaiah 44:28, Ezra 1:2).

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If President Trump really has a similar calling to King Cyrus, could it be that God would use this real estate developer turned President to facilitate the greatest property development of modern time – the rebuilding of the Temple?
Read more at http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=1015#mQ7x9SFQ6IcbHvUG.99

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Jews still mourn the destruction of the Temple, principally on Tisha B’av (the Ninth of the month of Av), the date traditionally associated with the destruction of both the First and Second Temples, and other catastrophes that befell the people. But the Jewish longing for “Zion” evolved from being focused mainly on the loss of the ritual center of the Temple, to mourning over the loss of the land. It therefore made sense that the modern movement dedicated to reestablishment of a Jewish national home in the Land of Israel called itself “Zionism.”

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While the Sanhedrin is looking for a Cyrus type figure to arise to help support the building of the Third Temple, many Christians tend to link the rebuilding of the Temple not with a Cyrus but rather with the anti-Christ himself.

In his day, King Cyrus helped build a temple in Jerusalem at divine instruction, which was later defiled by Antiochus and then frequented by Jesus the Messiah.

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Could it be that God will likewise in the End Times raise up a new Cyrus figure that will help facilitate the rebuilding of the temple – which will later be defiled before the Messiah finally returns to take His rightful place in the Temple?

Read more at http://www.prophecynewswatch.com

6For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land7And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts. 8The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts. 9The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts.

 

 

 

Second Temple


With the fall of Babylon, the Persian emperor Cyrus the Great allowed the Jews to return to the Land of Israel, beginning in 538. A rebuilt temple was dedicated in 515 B.C.E. – a little-known precursor to the grand structure called Herod’s Temple.

That Second Temple was an expanded and significantly upgraded structure whose construction was led by the half-Jewish, half-Edumean Herod, the Roman-appointed king of Judea who died in 4 B.C.E. 

So the priests (kohen) , and the Levite , and some of the people, and the singers, and the porters, and the Nethinims, dwelt in their cities, and all Israel in their cities

 בְּנֵיהַֿלְוִיִּם levite 1 Chronicles 15:15 (bearing ark), 1 Chronicles 24:30 (tribal designation). — 


נְתִינִים noun masculine plural Nethinim(properly those given to the service of the sanctuary, as Levites are calledנְתוּנִים Numbers 3:9Numbers 8:16,19); — only 1 Chronicles 9:2 (where distinguished from priests and Levites) 

And when the seventh month was come, and the children of Israel were in the cities, the people gathered themselves together as one man to Jerusalem. 

2Then stood up : 

  • Jeshua the son of Jozadak, 
  • and his brethren the priests, 
  • and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, 
  • and his brethren, 

    it is written in the law of Moses the man of God.3And they set the altar upon his bases; for fear was upon them because of the people of those countries: 

    • and they offered burnt offerings thereon unto the LORD, even burnt offerings morning and evening. 
    • 4They kept also the feast of tabernacles, as it is written, 
    • and offeredthe daily burnt offerings by number, according to the custom, as the duty of every day required; 
    • 5And afterwardoffered the continual burnt offering, both of the new moons, and of all the set feasts of the LORD that were consecrated, and of every one that willingly offered a freewill offering unto the LORD. 


    From the first day of the seventh month began they to offer burnt offerings unto the LORD. But the foundation of the temple of the LORD was not yet laid. 7They gave money also unto the masons, and to the carpenters; and meat, and drink, and oil, unto them of Zidon, and to them of Tyre, to bring cedar trees from Lebanon to the sea of Joppa, according to the grant that they had of Cyrus king of Persia.


    Now in the second year of their coming unto the house of God at Jerusalem, in the second month

    began Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and the remnant of their brethren the priests and the Levites, and all they that were come out of the captivity unto Jerusalem; and appointed the Levites, from twenty years old and upward, to set forward the work of the house of the LORD. 

    • 9Then stood Jeshua with his sons and his brethren, 
    • Kadmiel and his sons, the sons of Judah, together, to set forward the workmen in the house of God:
    •  the sons of Henadadwith their sons and their brethren the Levites.

    And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD, they set the priests in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites the sons of Asaph with cymbals, to praise the LORD, after the ordinance of David king of Israel. 

    11And they sang together by course in praising and giving thanks unto the LORD; because he is good, for his mercy endureth for ever toward Israel. And all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid. 12But many of the priests and Levites and chief of the fathers, who were ancient men, that had seen the first house, when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, wept with a loud voice; and many shouted aloud for joy:13So that the people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people: for the people shouted with a loud shout, and the noise was heard afar off.

    North is at the top of the map. The Mount of Olives is on the far right, Mount Zion on the left. Mount Moriah rises as a long ridge at the south end of the City of David and continues on past the present Temple Mount, and reaches its highest point outside the Northern walls of the Old City, at the top of the map.


    In the seventh month, in the one and twentieth day of the month, came the word of the LORD by the prophet Haggai, saying, 2Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and to the residue of the people, saying, 3Whois left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do ye see it now? is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing? 4Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the LORD; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the LORD, and work: for I am with you, saith the LORD of hosts: 5According tothe word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not. 6For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land7And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts. 8The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts. 9The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts.

    Solomon’s Temple called by the Jews, the “First Temple” was destroyed by the siege of Nebuchadnezzar and the armies of Babylon on the 9th of Av in 586 BC. Some seventy years later, approximately, Jewish exiles were allowed to return to Jerusalem to build an altar, the “Second” Jewish temple, and finally the walls of the city. Although modest in comparison to the First Temple, the Second Temple was later greatly enlarged and expanded by Herod the Great. 

    Fort Antony, where the current Done of the Rock stands, connected to the Temple mount with a causeway.

    This latter temple was the Temple in which Jesus was dedicated, and where He taught and cast out the money changers on two occasions.

    But the now-magnificent Second Temple was destroyed by General Titus and besieging Roman armies on the 9th of Av in AD 70. This destruction had been predicted by Jesus earlier (see Matthew 24, Luke 21)

    After two violent wars with Rome, the City of David was so completely destroyed that it could not be recognized as a city. The Roman emperor Hadrian decreed that it would be used as an area where the Upper City could dump trash and garbage. It continued in that condition for hundreds of years. The Upper City developed, and people forgot what a marvelous little city this had once been. They simply guessed where strategic locations in the City of David must have been in the Upper City. Of course, this was a normal mistake.

    First temple : Solomon 


    18And Gad came that day to David, and said unto him, Go up, rear an altar unto the LORD in the threshingfloor of Araunah the Jebusite.

    24And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the LORD my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver. 25And David built there an altar unto the LORD, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. 

    25So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels of gold by weight. 26And David built there an altar unto the LORD, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings, and called upon the LORD

    The price of Araunah’s threshing floor, where David offered his sacrifices, was only fifty shekels of silver for the threshing for and the oxen. However, David (possibly later) paid Araunah (also called Ornan) “six hundred shekels of gold” for his “place” (I Chronicles 21:25). This place evidently included all the grounds on which the magnificent temple of Solomon would eventually be built.

    1Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where the LORDappeared unto David his father, in the place that David had prepared in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.

    The land David chose, a threshing floor, was associated with Moriah, where the patriarch Abraham brought his son Isaac for sacrifice (Genesis 22:14). (In the Bible, the mount is also referred to as “Zion,” a name that eventually came to encompass the entire Land of Israel.)

    The land on which Solomon built the temple had been acquired by King David, Solomon’s father, who thought to build a grand temple himself. But the Lord, according to the biblical story, rejected David’s ambition because of the king’s sins and the job passed to the son. Mount Ophel, where the Spring of Siloam poured tons of water under the threshold of the temple every minute (Ezek 47:1), after which the water was distributed wherever it was needed. This marvelous little City of David was unique in having running water 3,000 years ago. Aristeas, Tacitus and 1 Enoch tell of the inexhaustible spring water system that was indescribably well developed, gushing tons of water into the temple area for sacrifices. Hezekiah’s tunnel directed water under Mount Ophel to the Pool of Siloam.

    Solomon’s Temple called by the Jews, the “First Temple” was destroyed by the siege of Nebuchadnezzar and the armies of Babylon on the 9th of Av in 586 BC

    Solomon’s Temple sustained several attacks by foreign powers before finally, in 586 B.C.E., being totally destroyed by the army of Nebuchadnezzar, the Babylonian king. The residents of Judah were sent into a short-lived exile, in what is present-day Iraq.