The Israel Museum is definitely a must-see for any visit to Jerusalem, and is where we started our day. The first thing you see when you walk into this out-door museum is a scale model of the city of Jerusalem from 2,000 years ago. I enjoyed seeing the scale of the Temple compared to everything else around it. Living in the city during that time, everyone would have had a view of the Temple. Can you imagine waking up everyday, looking out your window, and seeing the sun reflecting off the gold on the Temple? It must have been quite a sight!
The second picture is the view of David’s City south of the Temple, with the Temple walls in the background. David had quite a front-row seat to the throne of God. (more…)