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Podium Unveiled Where Jesus May Have Been Introduced As Messiah During Pentecost

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The latest excavations done at the City of David site unearthed an ancient street referred to as “the Pilgrimage Road,” which dates back to Jesus’ time and leads from the Shiloach Pool up to the entrances of the temple. Alongside the ancient street, a podium once used for addressing passers-by was unveiled. During Pentecost, pilgrims from all over would gather in Jerusalem to thank God for the first fruits. A famous account of Shavuot is found in Acts 2:1 (CJB): “The festival of Shavu’ot arrived, and the believers gathered together in one place.” According to the Gospels, during this gathering, the Holy Spirit was poured out. The sound of it was heard wide, beyond the house. Peter took the opportunity to explain what was going on, and so he “stood up with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd” (Acts 2:14a, NIV). In his speech, Peter introduces Jesus as the Messiah… (READ MORE)

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