God made river flowing under Jerusalem!
The largest and most impressive underground water channel
ever discovered in Israel is located near the International Convention Center in
Jerusalem roughly 8000 meters from the Temple Mount.
Whether this is the water course of the Biblical
predictions one can not be certain. The described size of
the cavern is impressive. The natural watercourse above is
impressive. These discoveries have only been made very recently and only
through the use of modern technologies.
And he shewed me a pure river
of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
1 Afterward he
brought me again< div> unto the
door< div> of the house;< div> and, behold, waters< div> issued out< div> from under the threshold< div> of the house< div> eastward:< div> for the forefront< div> of the house< div> stood toward the east,< div> and the waters< div> came down< div> from under from the right< div> side<
div> of the house,< div> at
the south< div> side of the altar.< div> 2 Then brought he me out< div> of the way< div> of the gate< div> northward,< div> and led me about< div> the way< div> without unto the utter< div> gate<
div> by the way< div> that
looketh< div> eastward;< div> and, behold, there ran out< div> waters< div> on the right< div> side.< div> 3 And
when the man< div> that had the
line< div> in his hand< div> went forth< div> eastward,< div> he measured< div> a thousand< div> cubits,< div> and he brought me through< div> the waters;< div> the waters< div> were to the ankles.< div> 4 Again
he measured< div> a thousand,< div> and brought me through< div> the waters;< div> the waters< div> were to the knees.< div> Again he measured< div> a thousand,< div> and brought me through< div> ; the waters< div> were to the loins.< div> 5
Afterward he measured< div> a thousand;< div> and it was a river< div> that I could< div> not pass over< div> : for the waters< div> were risen< div> , waters< div> to swim in,< div> a river< div> that could not be passed over< div> . 6 And he said< div> unto me, Son< div> of man,<
div> hast thou seen< div>
this? Then he brought< div> me, and
caused me to return< div> to the
brink< div> of the river.< div> 7 Now when I had returned< div> , behold, at the bank< div> of the river< div> were very< div> many<
div> trees< div> on the one
side and on the other. 8 Then said< div> he unto me, These waters< div> issue out< div> toward the east< div> country,< div> and go down< div> into the desert [Strongs indicates the Hebrew word is Arabah which is a
specific place on the Globe just north of the Dead Sea near the valley of
Shittim],< div> and go<
div> into the sea:< div>
which being brought forth< div>
into the sea,< div> the waters< div> shall be healed< div> .
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains
shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers
of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of
the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.
See also http://bibleatlas.org/full/valley_of_shittim.htm where
you can click to the Google satellite image.
A cave discovered during excavation work by Israel Railways in Jerusalem
contains the largest and most impressive underground water sources ever
discovered in Israel, scholars say.
The cave was discovered near the International Convention Center in the
capital during construction work on a station for the future high speed
Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train line. Builders came across it while digging a service
shaft at a depth of 75 meters – five meters from the planned bottom of the
Over the past few days, scholars from the Cave Research Unit of the Hebrew
University’s Department of Geography, who were called to the scene by
engineering companies working with Israel Railways, have been crawling through
the underground nooks and crannies. “It’s hard work, crawling through mud into a
cave the end of which we haven’t reached yet,” Prof. Amos Frumkin, head of the
unit, said. Frumkin said the cave is between a half a meter to a few meters
wide, and is a few dozen meters high.
According to an initial survey by Frumkin’s team, the cave developed as water
seeped in from the surface and dissolved the limestone. The resulting cavern is
known as a karstic cave, named after the region in Slovenia where the phenomenon
was first documented. The surveyors said that during their initial exploration,
they found water flowing through the cave from northwest to southeast.
Frumkin estimates the cave to be about 200 meters long but that it could be
longer. A small canyon at the end of the segment that has so far been checked
plunges through cracks down into a series of waterfalls.
Frumkin says the cave “puts Israel on the map of tropical and temperate
karstic regions where underground streams are common.”
The cave also has hydrological significance because it is part of the
mountain aquifer, an underground reservoir into which rainwater flows from the
surface, and that extends all along Israel’s central mountain range, Frumkin
says. “The study of the cave can help us understand the precise mechanism by
which water flows through the aquifer in the Jerusalem area,” he adds.
It will also help researchers understand how pollution leaches into the
ground from the surface. Researchers usually have to drill wells to study this
problem, but the newly discovered cave allows a direct look into the
As opposed to the cave discovered in the Ramle area a few years ago, which
contained crustaceans previously unknown to science, Frumkin says only
microscopic life-forms were found in his explorations. Nevertheless, he says the
cave must be protected as a valuable natural phenomenon, and that this can be
accomplished without impeding construction of the railway