Thanksgiving on the Temple Mount Jerusalem

November 2009 Jerusalem, Israel

Then the Lord said to him, Take off your sandals; the place where you are standing is holy ground. Acts 7:33
“Then the Lord said to him, ‘Take off your sandals; the place where you are standing is holy ground.” Acts 7:33
For Christians, Jews and Muslims, this is a very holy ground.  “By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice.”  Hebrews 11:17.  The Muslims built their golden domed shrine over the rock here on Mount Mariah where Abraham offered his son. 
Sid Roth led a group to Israel in November 2009.  We traveled throughout Isreal on the Purple Bus with Don Allen as our leader.

Nancye and Danny Ricketts at the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount.  This Islamic shrine was completed in 691 A.D. by Abd al-Malik.  It was said that “His building spoke to Jews by its location, to Christians by its interior decroration.”  It is near the center of the Temple Mount.  The dome, 60 feet in diameter, is covered with gold leaf.  The blue tiles have been replaced.  The original tiles were sent by Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent in 1545.  They were fired at the ancient town of Nicaea in Bythinia, where Constantine convened a church council in the 4th century.  I visited that walled city when in was in Turkey in 1962. 

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This building next to the Dome of the Rock is called the “Dome of the Chain.” 

TempleOldMan

This old man wanted to be friendly, but he knew no English at all.

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Nancye and Carroll.

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This is the Moroccan Gate leaving the Temple Mount.

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The Al-Aqsa Mosque is opposite the Dome of the Rock.  The dome is now covered with lead. 

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Nancye in a Temple Mount gateway. 

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Our guide Yosee tells about the Temple Mount.

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