The purpose of this blog is to provide the larger context to the current situation in the Middle East. The history will be provided through video and audio recordings of my late father, Dr. David Neiman –an expert on the ancient near east and the relationship between the Church and the Jews. He based his theses on historical records, linguistics and a deep understanding of the Bible and its origins.
If there ever was an energy vortex on this planet, it is the rock in the center of The Dome of the Rock.
The gold-domed building, known as the Dome of the Rock, is a shrine within the Temple Mount complex. Inside the building is an unadorned rock called the Foundation Stone. It is the peak of Mount Moriah. There is a hole in the rock that leads to an underground cavern called the Well of Souls. Around the rock an ornately decorated building was constructed.
Jews believe it is the place where Abraham took Isaac for sacrifice. Muslims believe that it was Ishmael who was chosen by Abraham for the same task.
Jews believe it is the site of the Holy of Holies, the inner sanctuary of the Jewish Temple. Muslims believe that Muhammed ascended to heaven from that same spot.
King David purchased the site from Araunah, the former Jebusite king, for 600 Shekels after he conquered the city.
Before Islam and before Judaism it was an altar to the Canaanite god, El Elyon.
Christians have their own history of attempting to control this highly-charged geographical location. This video tells of the first dispute over the Temple Mount after the second Jewish Temple was destroyed.