Wednesday, June 1, 2011

King David Bought Temple Mount 3000 Years Ago

King David bought the Temple Mount and Jerusalem from the Jebusites 3000 years ago.

He bought the place from Arauna the Jebusite. Why did he need to buy a place which G-d had promised and given for ever to the people of Israel? The answer is that three places in the land of Israel were bought by the people of Israel even though the land had been promised by G-d because when nations come and say: "this land does not belong to you.", the answer to them will be: "This land was given to us by G-d Who is the owner of all the universe, and we also paid for those three places which symbolize this land." These three places are the Temple Mount, The Machpelah cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron and the Tomb of Joseph in Shechem. King David built an altar and made a thanksgiving sacrifice on this rock. His son, King Solomon, built the First Temple, on this rock, 3,000 years ago. The rock became the place of sacrifice in the First and Second Temples when the altar was built on the rock.

After the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE, when the people of Israel were taken into exile by their enemies, the Temple Mount and the rock of Abraham became a place of foreign pagan worship up until the present time.

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