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The "Temple Mount" In Jerusalem is the Remains of Fort Antonia

Discussion in 'Eschatology - Endtimes & Prophecy Forum' started by BABerean2, Jun 18, 2018.

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    Joseph Farah of World Net Daily introduces this film, which reveals the true location of the ancient Jewish temples in Jerusalem.

    The area now known as the "Temple Mount" is the remains of Fort Antonia, based on the writings of Josephus.

    Josephus said Herod the Great rebuilt Fort Antonia upon a gigantic rock about 75 feet tall.
    The location of that rock is now under "The Dome of the Rock".


    Most modern articles written about Fort Antonia are based upon a model constructed during 1973, that does not agree with the writings of Josephus.





    From Wars of the Jews by Flavius Josephus, Book 5, Chapter 5, Section 8.

    "8. Now as to the tower of Antonia, it was situated at the corner of two cloisters of the court of the temple; of that on the west, and that on the north; it was erected upon a rock of fifty cubits in height, and was on a great precipice; it was the work of king Herod, wherein he demonstrated his natural magnanimity. In the first place, the rock itself was covered over with smooth pieces of stone, from its foundation, both for ornament, and that any one who would either try to get up or to go down it might not be able to hold his feet upon it. Next to this, and before you come to the edifice of the tower itself, there was a wall three cubits high; but within that wall all the space of the tower of Antonia itself was built upon, to the height of forty cubits. The inward parts had the largeness and form of a palace, it being parted into all kinds of rooms and other conveniences, such as courts, and places for bathing, and broad spaces for camps; insomuch that, by having all conveniences that cities wanted, it might seem to be composed of several cities, but by its magnificence it seemed a palace. And as the entire structure resembled that of a tower, it contained also four other distinct towers at its four corners; whereof the others were but fifty cubits high; whereas that which lay upon the southeast corner was seventy cubits high, that from thence the whole temple might be viewed; but on the corner where it joined to the two cloisters of the temple, it had passages down to them both, through which the guard (for there always lay in this tower a Roman legion) went several ways among the cloisters, with their arms, on the Jewish festivals, in order to watch the people, that they might not there attempt to make any innovations; for the temple was a fortress that guarded the city, as was the tower of Antonia a guard to the temple; and in that tower were the guards of those three (14). There was also a peculiar fortress belonging to the upper city, which was Herod’s palace; but for the hill Bezetha, it was divided from the tower Antonia, as we have already told you; and as that hill on which the tower of Antonia stood was the highest of these three, so did it adjoin to the new city, and was the only place that hindered the sight of the temple on the north. And this shall suffice at present to have spoken about the city and the walls about it, because I have proposed to myself to make a more accurate description of it elsewhere."

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    Josephus said a "legion" of Roman soldiers were located at Fort Antonia.
    Therefore, the model constructed during 1973 cannot be correct.

    We have clues in the Book of Acts which reveal that Fort Antonia was higher than the Jewish temple.

    Act 21:31 Now as they were seeking to kill him, news came to the commander of the garrison that all Jerusalem was in an uproar.

    Act 21:32 He immediately took soldiers and centurions, and ran down to them. And when they saw the commander and the soldiers, they stopped beating Paul.

    Act 21:34 And some among the multitude cried one thing and some another. So when he could not ascertain the truth because of the tumult, he commanded him to be taken into the barracks.
    Act 21:35 When he reached the stairs, he had to be carried by the soldiers because of the violence of the mob.

    Act 21:37 Then as Paul was about to be led into the barracks, he said to the commander, "May I speak to you?" He replied, "Can you speak Greek?

    Act 21:40 So when he had given him permission, Paul stood on the stairs and motioned with his hand to the people. And when there was a great silence, he spoke to them in the Hebrew language, saying,



    Act 23:23 And he called for two centurions, saying, "Prepare two hundred soldiers, seventy horsemen, and two hundred spearmen to go to Caesarea at the third hour of the night;
    (Did the Romans send all of the soldiers with Paul, without leaving any in reserve, or were there thousands of soldiers in Fort Antonia?)


    Act 23:35 he said, "I will hear you when your accusers also have come." And he commanded him to be kept in Herod's Praetorium.




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