What Was the Temple’s Wall of Separation? | BLP Connections: Balustrade Inscription
Dividing walls have existed throughout history, but did a wall of separation exist at the Temple of the Jews? In 1871, and again in 1939, important discoveries were made which confirmed what the Bible describes as a middle wall of hostility. What and where was this wall, and why did it exist? Join with us as we explore the ancient past to learn about the attempted murder of archaeologist John Iliffe, the balustrade inscription, and the connections between faith and fact found within the walls of the ancient city of Jerusalem.
What Does Archaeology Reveal about Armageddon? BLP Connections: Megiddo
Over the past 4000 years some 34 bloody conflicts have occurred near the city of Megiddo, and along the fertile fields of the Jezreel Valley. Great kings and leaders in the Bible, and even the 18th century Napoleon Bonaparte all saw Megiddo as an important military objective. But why? What was discovered among the archaeological remains of Megiddo, and what does its location reveal that will help us to answer this question. And, what does this evidence tell us about the book of Revelation, the battle of Armageddon, and the reliability of the Bible?
Why Did Jesus Condemn Chorazin? | BLP Connections: Chorazin
What does the seat of Moses, a synagogue, an olive press, and a Medusa have to do with Jesus? Join with us as we journey back in time to discover the answer, and to understand why Jesus denounced a city where many miracles and mighty works were done.
Israel: Dry Desert, or Milk and Honey? | BLP Connections: The Heartland of Israel
The land of Israel has numerous places which are dry and inhospitable. So why then does the Bible describe it as “a land flowing with milk and honey”? In a visually powerful and compelling video about the diverse and fascinating terrain and climate of the land of Israel, Bible Land Passages seeks to answer this question. Enrich your appreciation for scripture as you examine for yourself the beautiful landscapes and the abundant fruits that are grown in this agriculturally rich environment. Travel along with the Bible Land Passage film crew as they capture the essence of the major geographic regions of Israel.
Why Did Abraham Plant Trees and Dig Wells in Beersheba? | BLP Connections: Beersheba
On numerous occasions Abraham sojourned in the semi-arid climate of the Negev Basin near Beersheba. Though living the life of a nomad in this often-inhospitable environment, Abraham nevertheless took the time to build altars, dig wells, and plant a tamarisk tree. But why? What was Abraham trying to achieve by planting a tree that he would never see grow to maturity? Travel with us as we answer these questions, and as we explore the connection between fact and faith in the land of the Bible.
What Can You See from Mount Carmel? | BLP Connections: Mt. Carmel
"What Can You See from Mount Carmel?" is a visually powerful and exciting video that examines the geographic setting and historical basis of the famous duel between Elijah and the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18). Witness the beauty of the Jezreel Valley, the grandeur of Mount Carmel, and important archeological discoveries about the religious practices associated with the Canaanite deity called Baal. An examination of this brief video will heighten your understanding of scripture, give you a greater appreciation for the faith of Elijah, and encourage you in your own walk of faith.
The City Of David Underground | BLP Connections: Hezekiah's Tunnel
Deep below the surface of biblical Jerusalem lies a series of ancient waterways and chambers. Who built them and why? Recent discoveries of huge ashlars, now underground, have revealed surprising evidence about how its earliest inhabitants safeguarded their city’s most important water source, how King David’s men may have conquered the city, and how King Hezekiah was able to withstand the siege of the powerful Assyrian army. Join with us as we explore the underground mysteries of one of Jerusalem’s most fascinating tales.
Salt Sea: Finding the Dead Sea in the Bible | BLP Connections: Dead Sea
While we usually think of water as required for life, there is a body of water in the Bible lands that virtually no life can even live. Appropriately named, the Dead Sea, this body of water at the southern end of the Jordan river has stood as a silent witness to many of the events in Bible history. Join Rick Brumback as he looks at this silent, but powerful witness of faith and fact in the land of the Bible.
How Did God Work in Joppa? | BLP Connections: Joppa
Few Mediterranean cities have as long a history as Joppa. The story of this ancient place makes a powerful connection between faith and fact, as this port city played a significant role in some of the most important accounts in the Bible: from Solomon's construction of the Temple to Jonah's attempt to flee God's command to the events leading to Peter preaching the Gospel to the Gentiles. Join Rick Brumback as he looks at the amazing history of the biblical city of Joppa.
Gideon's 300: Battle for the Ages | BLP Connections: Ein Harod
After 7 years of oppression by the Midianites, God called Gideon to save the Israelites from their enemies. Ein Harod, also known as Gideon's Spring, is located on the edge of the Harod Valley at the base of Mount Gilboa, and serves as a central location in Gideon's preparation for battle. Join Rick Brumback as he walks these grounds, visits the spring, and considers the amazing biblical events that transpired in this place.
Where a Sermon Changed the World | BLP Connections: Mt of Beatitudes
Located on the northwest edge of the Sea of Galilee, the Mount of Beatitudes is a serene setting. This natural amphitheater, may have been the location for one of the greatest sermons ever preached, the Sermon on the Mount. In delivering this sermon, Jesus shaped the hearts and minds of an extensive crowd on pivotal issues that had been misapplied: true holiness, dependence on God, and proper relationships with each other. Join Rick Brumback as he considers this lesson on life, given by the One Who gives life.
"A Temple to Yahweh and His Wife?" | BLP Connections: Tel Arad
The city of Arad is located West of the Dead Sea in Southern Israel. It served as an administrative center, with a fortress and temple. However, recent discoveries have shown that this temple had a disturbing blend of Israelite and pagan influences, even having a second altar apparently to a female goddess. Join Rick Brumback as he walks the ruins of Tel Arad and considers the lessons of compromising God's commands.
Bible Land Passages - Connections Program
The story and message of the Bible occur within a real geographical and historical setting. The “Bible Land Passages: Connections” program is dedicated to researching and revealing the truths deduced from various disciplines of study, with the purpose of showing the compelling connections between faith and fact. Our aim is to better understand scripture, strengthen the faith of believers, and to likewise encourage others to consider the reliability of the Bible and rationality of the Christian Faith.