Jul 11, 2010

Joseph's Tomb

Moses took the bones of Joseph with him because Joseph had made the sons of Israel swear an oath. He had said, "God will surely come to your aid, and then you must carry my bones up with you from this place." (Exo 13:19)
For a thousand years, Jews had prayed at and cared for the Tomb of the Patriarch Joseph. The Samaritans had worshipped at the Tomb for 1,700 years.

On October 7, 2000, Ehud Barak ordered Israeli Border Police to withdraw from guarding the Tomb in the West Bank city of Nablus (Shechem). Within hours it was destroyed. Since then there has been a pattern of the IDF escorting religious Jews to clean up the destruction, and then more desecration after they leave.
The bones of Joseph which the Children of Israel brought up from Egypt were buried in Shechem in the portion of the field that had been purchased by Jacob. (Joshua 24:32)

6 comments:

gary ledebur said...

In 1869 Mark Twain wrote of the site: "Few tombs on earth command the veneration of so many races and men of diverse creeds as this of Joseph. Samaritan and Jew, Moslem and Christian alike, revere it, and honour it with their visits"

michael molovinsky said...

there is a history in Islam of turning other religion sites into Mosques, such as the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul (Constantinople) in the Wikipedia, a submitted article states that the tomb was of a Joseph, a Muslim cleric. comments as such will not be hosted here.

gary ledebur said...

"comments as such will not be hosted here." ---- Does that mean any comments from Mark Twain? me? or comments that are not pro Israel?

michael molovinsky said...

comments that state the tomb is not joseph, son of jacob; biblical archaeology has become political in the middle east.

gary ledebur said...

"But as for you, ye thought evil against me (Joseph); but God meant it unto good..."

Genesis 50:20

Anonymous said...

AVI COHEN was looking good with the Liverpool trophies for the 747 site visitors yesterday!

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