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5,000 years ago a temple existed in one of the most important places in the world’s history, Megiddo. According to Noah Wiener this Temple, “has proven to be the most monumental single edifice so far uncovered in the EB I Levant and ranks among the largest structures of its time in the Near East.”( See the article here).

Megiddo sits right in the middle of the Via Maris, the most important trade route that goes between Egypt and Mesopotamia. The Via Maris dates back to the Early Bronze Age and Megiddo is an important piece in this road. Whoever controlled Megiddo could control who got through and it was also used as an administrative site for Assyrian King Tiglath Pileser III. Megiddo is a Tel that boasts over 20 layers of cities that have been built on top of each other.

Megiddo is a site of importance in both ancient and modern history. We’ll talk more about that in the coming days. But today I want us to focus on this huge temple that existed 5,000 years ago! Even before the temple was built, archaeological excavations discovered human settlements in Megiddo close to the Pre-Pottery Neolithic Period (8300-5500 BCE). As humans began their religious pursuits, many different fertility cults existed. These cults were a way to offer sacrifices to the higher powers for food, children, and more.

How do these cults and ancient religious systems help us understand the modern world? How can a religious cult, that we don’t even know about, contribute to our evolutionary technological advances of the 21st century? Hope. 5,000 years ago was an entirely different world than what we know today. We have cars, smart phones, airplanes, and almost every technological advancement short of time travel (that we know of). And yet between those 5,000 years we are still a people who believe in hope…that one day things will get better.

Megiddo’s Great Temple shows that humanity is in many ways still the same. We struggle with how things are. We want things to be better. We want the same “normal” things in life: health, wealth, and a good legacy (though those look much different today). As we strive through the ins and outs of our incredibly advanced world, let us continually strive for a world where all people are cared for. Let us strive to end poverty and hunger. Let us bring hope to a world crying out for it.

Click Here to learn more about the Holy Land and Megiddo with one of our seminars.

5,000 years ago a temple existed in one of the most important places in the world’s history, Megiddo. According Noah Wiener this Temple, “has proven to be the most monumental single edifice so far uncovered in the EB I Levant and ranks among the largest structures of its time in the Near East.” (See the article here).

Megiddo sits right in the middle of the Via Maris, the most important trade route that goes between Egypt and Mesopotamia. The Via Maris dates back to the Early Bronze Age and Megiddo is an important piece in this road. Whoever controlled Megiddo could control who got through and it was also used as an administrative site for Assyrian King Tiglath Pileser III. Megiddo is a Tel that boasts over 20 layers of cities that have been built on top of each other.

Megiddo is a site of importance in both ancient and modern history. We’ll talk more about that in the coming days. But today I want us to focus on this huge temple that existed 5,000 years ago! Even before the temple was built, archaeological excavations discovered human settlements in Megiddo close to the Pre-Pottery Neolithic Period (8300-5500 BCE). As humans began their religious pursuits, many different fertility cults existed. These cults were a way to offer sacrifices to the higher powers for food, children, and more.

How do these cults and ancient religious systems help us understand the modern world? How can a religious cult, that we don’t even know about, contribute to our evolutionary technological advances of the 21st century? Hope. 5,000 years ago was an entirely different world than what we know today. We have cars, smart phones, airplanes, and almost every technological advancement short of time travel (that we know of). And yet between those 5,000 years we are still a people who believe in hope…that one day things will get better.

Megiddo’s Great Temple shows that humanity is in many ways still the same. We struggle with how things are. We want things to be better. We want the same “normal” things in life: health, wealth, and a good legacy (though those look much different today). As we strive through the ins and outs of our incredibly advanced world, let us continually strive for a world where all people are cared for. Let us strive to end poverty and hunger. Let us bring hope to a world crying out for it.

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