Friday, October 23, 2015

Joseph's Tomb

Exo 13:19  And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him: for he had straitly sworn the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones away hence with you.

The tradition is that Joseph was buried in the West Bank in Shechum, because that is where his brothers sold him into slavery. His burial place was mentioned in the book of Joshua.

Jos 24:32  And the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up out of Egypt, buried they in Shechem, in a parcel of ground which Jacob bought of the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for an hundred pieces of silver: and it became the inheritance of the children of Joseph.

Because the tomb is in Palestinian land access to the tomb is denied or restricted.

On December 22, 2014, Jews who were visiting the tomb to light candles for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah discovered that the site had been vandalized. Lights were broken and electrical wiring had been cut. It was the first time Jews were allowed to visit the tomb in over a month. (On October 16, 2015, the tomb site was burned by gasoline bombs, but the actual tomb was not damaged.) (Wikipedia)

Palestinians attack Jews and the Jews respond back, so it goes from the beginning, the conflict between the Children of Ishmael and Esau with the covenant people of Israel. It will get worse and worse until Jesus returns. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

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