While cleaning for Passover, together with the apocalyptic feeling that the coronavirus has generated, he felt it was time to clear his conscience, and he asked me to help him return the ballista stone to the Israel Antiquities Authority
Out of all of the stories that we have done thus far on the subject of biblical archaeology, this perhaps is one of the most unique and original we have come across. The stolen object that man returned for Passover is called a ballista stone, and it was used in a catapult in war time, as I have illustrated in the title photo in this article. What makes this particular ballista stone so unique is that biblical archaeologists say it was likely used in the seige of Jerusalem by the Romans way back in 70 AD. Wow, that’s very cool.
“And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.” Matthew 24:1,2 (KJB)
The verses in Matthew and Luke that describe the fall of Jerusalem at the hands of an invading army were fulfilling in type when the Romans laid seige to Jerusalem in 70 AD, and it will be fulfilled completely when the armies of Antichrist take it during the time of the great Tribulation.
The man who had stolen it said he was returning it now because the Passover is coming up, and with the coronavirus spreading so fast, he didn’t want it on his conscience if the world was ending.
“And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.” Luke 21:20,21 (KJB)
I don’t know about you, but the timing of this fascinating Passover story is suspiciously heaven-sent, and perhaps a prophetic harbinger of what is to come in 2020? You will read about it first here at Now The End Begins.
Fearing End of World From Coronavirus, 70 AD Ballista Thief Returns 2,000-Year-Old Artifact After 15 Years
FROM BREITBART NEWS: An Israeli man returned a 2,000-year-old catapult bolt to the Israel Antiquities Authority some 15 years after he took off with it while visiting the archaeological site of the Jerusalem Walls National Park in the City of David, saying he wanted to clear his conscience before the end of the world.
“The time has come to clear my conscience. It feels that the end of the world is near,” the remorseful man said, according to an Israel Antiquities Authority press release on Monday. The anonymous man didn’t return the artifact, also known as a ballista stone, directly but used a go-between, Moshe Manies, who agreed to keep his identity a secret.
The original theft occurred when two rebellious youths touring City of David site close to the Old City of Jerusalem came across the ballistae, which had been catapulted at fortifications, Manies said.
“One of the boys took one of the stones home. Meanwhile, he married and raised a family, and told me that for the past 15 years the stone has been weighing heavily on his heart,” Manies wrote in a Facebook post.
“And now, when he came across it while cleaning for Passover, together with the apocalyptic feeling that the coronavirus has generated, he felt it was time to clear his conscience, and he asked me to help him return it to the Israel Antiquities Authority,” Manies added.
Ballistae are a form of ancient weapons used in the besiege of cities. The stone would be mounted on the ballistae and catapulted onto forces standing on fortress walls, the IAA’s release said. READ MORE
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