A rare view of the rock at the center of the Dome of the Rock. Muslims refer to it as "as-Sakrah", the rock from where they believe the Prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven. In Jewish tradition, it known as "the Foundation Stone," where Abraham prepared to sacrifice his son and where the Temples stood.
In the Biblical passage found in 1 Kings 9:15 it notes that King Solomon constructed the city wall for the town of Gezer. Archaeologists working at the site have now identified Solomon's wall, and the photo displayed here shows the remains of the gated portion.
It is he who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his wisdom,& by his understanding stretched out the heavens. When he utters his voice there is a tumult of waters in the heavens,& he makes the mist rise from the ends of the earth. He makes lightnings for the rain,& he brings out the wind from his storehouses. Everyone is stupid & without knowledge;goldsmiths are all put to shame by their idols;for their images are false,& there is no breath in them -Jeremiah…
Against Tyre: They shall plunder your wealth and pillage your goods; They will tear down your walls and demolish your splendid houses. Your stones, timbers, and debris they will cast into the sea. I will bring an end to the noise of your songs; the music of your lyres will be heard no more. I will turn you into bare rock, you will become a place for drying nets. You shall never be rebuilt, for I the Lord have spoken— oracle of the Lord God. -Ezekiel 26:12-14(NABRE)
Wine Jars Tel Kabri,Israel: You shall speak to them this word: Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: Every wine-jar should be filled with wine. And they will say to you, “Do you think we do not know that every wine-jar should be filled with wine?”Then you shall say to them: Thus says the Lord: I am about to fill all the inhabitants of this land—the kings who sit on David’s throne, the priests, the prophets, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem—with drunkenness. -Jeremiah 13:12-13(NRSC)
Truly, you have forgotten the God who saves you, the Rock, your refuge, you have not remembered. Therefore, though you plant plants for the Pleasant One, and set out cuttings for a foreign one, Though you make them grow the day you plant them and make them blossom the morning you set them out, The harvest shall disappear on a day of sickness and incurable pain. -Isaiah 17:10-11(NABRE)