Updated: Feb 10, 2019
We have mentioned the disconnect between people's understanding of the true location of Jerusalem. Most people think Biblical Jerusalem is situated within in the confines of what is today known as the Old City. We clarified, and will keep on clarifying that the origins of the ancient Biblical Jerusalem, Jerusalem in the time of King David lies OUTSIDE the Old City walls.
But the same goes for Zion. Today when you look on your map you will see that Mt Zion is indicated to the south west of Temple Mount. Again, this is NOT the true location of Zion. The City of David together with Temple Mount is. (I have taken a screenshot of the modern day map, and indicated the places of discussion in the picture to the left). Though it is not exactly clear when this change happened, strong evidence points to the crusader period, when they created a "new zion" on the hill adjacent to the City of David. As Nathalie points out in our video below, this is a very tangible manifestation of Replacement Theology.
But G-d stays true to the His beloved city, and as we discuss in the video, the city is now rising from her dormancy. Indeed G-d is not man, that He should lie, nor the son of man that He should change His mind (Numbers 23:19). Zion stays Zion in character, in purpose and in location. In light of this, it is not only that we should get our facts straight, it's the facts, the truth that "straightens" us out. So now more than ever, we have to make sure that we align ourselves, calibrate ourselves with Zion herself.
Video at the bottom of this page.
In the video I speak of the markers (tziunim) that will guide us back to Zion. A "Tziun". It is the same spelling as "Tzion" (or Zion in English).
Set up road markers for yourself; make yourself guideposts; consider well the highway, the road by which you went. Return, O virgin Israel, return to these your cities
We have created such a tziun for you to mark your way back. It is the Zion Script, written in Jerusalem by a Torah Scribe. This parchment carries not only the word Tzion (Zion), but it comes from the very place it represents. You will have a piece of Tzion in your home! I encourage you to buy this parchment. Place it on the wall in your house that faces Jerusalem. Align yourself constantly with Zion.
More than this, partner with me: let's get one of these in every house that takes G-d's word and the importance seriously. Imagine people from all over the word, facing Zion when they do their daily prayers. Imagine the spiritual power, correcting us, strengthening and encouraging Zion and fighting all the enemies of Zion who whishes to destroy her.
For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem's sake I will not remain quiet, till her vindication shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch.
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