King's Evangelical Divinity School

16 March 2010

Hamas Announces "Day of Rage"

Hamas has announced a day of rage to mark the dedication of the newly-rebuilt Hurva synagogue in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City, which was destroyed by Arab League troops in the 1947 Arab-Israeli war. I'm struggling to understand why Hamas has taken this line. After all, I've seen this building and it's a fair way from the Temple Mount, in a part of Jerusalem that had a strong Jewish presence during the Ottoman period. Might it be because Hamas maintains Israel has no right at all, religious or otherwise, to any part of the land or city?

1 comment:

Andrew Sibley said...

Perhaps this is the reason Calvin
If the Vilna Gaon was right, the 3rd Temple is on its way

"If the 18th-century rabbinic authority the Vilna Gaon was right, on March 16, 2010, construction will begin on the third Temple. His projection states that the auspicious day will coincide with the third completion of the Hurva Synagogue in Jerusalem's Jewish Quarter.

The great day is at hand: On March 15, the reconstructed Hurva Synagogue, considered the most important house of prayer in Jerusalem will be rededicated. It was last destroyed in the War of Independence."

One wonder's what God is thinking when people plan to resume animal sacrifices in a third temple and ignore the perfect sacrifice of his son.