In reading the various stages for temples in Jerusalem one can really find that the gods must really be crazy, or perhaps the human perceptions are.
The first temple came along with what appears to be a fascination over an old spring named after a water source in the Garden of Eden called the Gihon
river. The Gihon spring was special because it pulsated and acted like the Earth had a pulse of god with the water that caused much superstition.
The orgin of the pulsating spring was a karst limestone aquifer deep under the site that was chosen for the 1 st temple's location. The first temple
and the palace of David were closely associated as being placed on a terraced build up and land area in the upper City of David area. David's Palace
was to the South of the Temple elevation and Solomon's was to the West of the area. The clean sweet limestone water for the region was special
because it was the only water for 50 miles around at the time and supported life in little Ir David, as well as temple worship via cleanliness.
This water source became an issue for the fortress of Ir David due to its being down at the bottom of an area, rather than the high ground. The
walls of Ir David had to step down the side of the high ground and into the valley and capture the precious and strategic water source for the region.
Due to the water and limestone of the area, a lot of karst areas were formed and there are even issues of major caves under the region and old
escape passages associated. One escape path was down the hillside from the 1 st temple between two gates and appeared to connected a a huge cavern
that ran due East toward the Dead Sea for miles, and a part of this complex of caves appears to have connected to the Solomon Quarry / Zedekiah's Cave
area under the Arab section of Jerusalem to the North of the temple complex now.
These days there is digging around that appears to be finding some of the terraced area of the Ir David area that supported a major structure, which
appears to be this temple and palace complex. The digs are complete with lots of burned up blackened materials and old arrow heads from the fight
for the area, that lost. It is interesting that the site for the 1 st temple does not appear to match the site for the 2 nd temple very well, so the
Holy ground appears to have been lost to a degree, but the digs still continue to discover the real locations, but are impeded by ownership of
property in the Ir David area of present day Jesusalem.
Then everyone knows about the 2 nd temple that came along that most associate with the Wailing Wall area and the second temple being located above the
old Herod wall section of this area. This area isn't the classically defined Ir David region that was a little further South of that point. And
the next burn down for the Jewish god temple happened due to the Romans being tired of the Jewish battles, so they torched crazy Herod's temple,
leveled the entire area, and banned the Jewish from the entire region. Then the Romans came along and built a temple complex to Jupiter on the same
2 nd temple site. That didn't last too long because then the Arabs took the site and built a temple to Allah. It appears technically that Yahweh
and Allah are supposed to be the same god, but god has a different book and Prophet that explains what and who the Arab god is about.
Now, the region has this sort of check-mate, where the Jewish can't seem to find their Holy Ground, and the area of the Dome of the Rock and such
might not be the same precise area as the 1 st temple's big terraced ground platform that was over the Gihon Spring. These days, the Jewish, the
Armenians, the Christians, and the Arabs have a quarter section of this strange place called Jerusalem. It appears the Roman Catholics have a little
hold on the area, plus the old Jewish, and the winners for the Herod sacred ground are the Arabs, and there is continual unrest over who gets to claim
god and what little piece of dirt or rock is Holy. It is big business in Jerusalem for Tourism.
So, one has the Christians and the big search for Jesus history there, with the Jewish not really having any appreciation for the Jesus and Catholics.
Then the Arabs having a little more respect for Jesus as a Prophet, but nothing considered about god and Yahweh being one in the same. All kinds
of things have gotten lost or shifted around. Even folks can't decide where or if the tomb of David exists, and the issues of these underground
karst limestome caves appear to have lots of the hidden secrets stashed away in them.
Various professional and amateur archiologists are looking for the secrets of religion in Jerusalem, and a person named Ron Wyatt claimed to have
found the place the Ark was hidden ahead of the Babylon invasion down in a cavern off Solomon's Quarry, and it appears the current tomb of David may
be close to or sitting over a limestone cave that contains the remains of the Family of David that was similarly moved from under the temple complex
area to this hidden area to keep treasures away from the Babylon Invaders. They had a lot of time to hide things before the Ir David area was burned
to the ground. Today, it appears the undergound Jerusalem may contain more of the secrets of religion than the above ground areas.
It is interesting that there is so much competition for this little plot of ground that appears to have begun over a pulsating spring with good
tasting water, that they considered living water. That same ground water and limestone system appears to have formed the caves that extend for
miles to the East of Jerusalem that was an escape route from siege for the city. It appears that god is almost this rock, above and below that formed
this heart beat spring that became the fascination for a temple of David and the battle for where this sacred spot is today, which appears to be in
question from the various burn downs and rebuilding projects that dramatically reshaped the land surface for this area.
It all points to one thing and that is the gods must be crazy in Jerusalem as they misplaced various things like David's tomb, the Ark, the family
members of David, and even the special spot where the 1 st temple was located. Over the years, they can't decide, in Ir David or Jerusalem, if
Yahweh is god, if Jupiter is god, if Allah is god, or Jesus is god. Leaving to mind that one can only conclude that the gods must really be crazy in
Jerusalem, or this Holy Water really drove the people toward an odd system of beliefs they still can't define.
These days, it does appear that finding god there is looking underground for god and the god relics. It appears what makes god in Jerusalem is the
lost history stashed down in the rocks there, rather than the known history sitting on top the rocks. The secret that makes god work in Jerusalem is
keeping all the relics hidden, and that special reverence for Gihon living water that might well explain temple superstitions on god.
edit on 30-7-2012 by MagnumOpus because: Surely the gods must be crazy in Jerusalem's misplaced temples