This post was first published on my blog Shiloh Musings, Simple Sequencing to Prove Jewish Rights to Temple Mount,

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It's all in the numbers. I just don't understand why the Jewish People, the Israeli Government etc don't just keep on publicizing a simple Time Line to easily prove that not only did we have our Holy Temples on the Temple Mount before the Muslims and Christians showed any interest in that particular piece of Land, but our Jewish connections to it also predate the inventions of their two religions.

Maybe that was a rather unwieldy disjointed run-on sentence, but it's the truth!

Is it because I'm a CPA's daughter that I see the simple numeric proof as the clearest, unencumbered by ideology and invented histories aka lies? I can't understand how anyone who looks objectively at history can think that the Muslims have a stronger claim on the Temple Mount than we Jews have.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Jewish and Muslim grassroots groups, self-declared defenders of their faiths, have played a key role in rising Israeli-Palestinian tensions, stepping up activities at a contested Jerusalem shrine at the heart of the current violence.Each side has accused the other of causing provocations, as religious activists become more organized. (
Early Jewish History is documented/recorded in the Bible, which gives the beginning/creation of the world as having happened 5776 years ago. Just a month ago we celebrated Rosh Hashanah the beginning of the Jewish Year. Judaism began about a thousand years later. That's about four thousand 4,000 years ago at least.
Jewish history (or the history of the Jewish people) is the history of theJews, and their religion and culture, as it developed and interacted with other peoples, religions and cultures. Although Judaism as a religion first appears in Greek records during the Hellenistic period and the earliest mention of Israel is inscribed on the Merneptah Stele dated 1213–1203 BCE, religious literature tells the story of Israelites going back at least as far as c. 1500 BCE. TheJewish diaspora began with the Assyrian conquest and continued on a much larger scale with the Babylonian conquest. Jews were also widespread throughout the Roman Empire, and this carried on to a lesser extent in the period of Byzantine rule in the central and eastern Mediterranean. In 638 CE the Byzantine Empire lost control of the Levant. The Arab Islamic Empireunder Caliph Omar conquered Jerusalem and the lands of Mesopotamia,Syria, Palestine and Egypt. (Wikipedia)
According to Jewish tradition, Abraham was born under the name Abram in the city of Ur in Babylonia in the year 1948 from Creation (circa 1800 BCE). He was the son of Terach, an idol merchant, but from his early childhood, he questioned the faith of his father and sought the truth. He came to believe that the entire universe was the work of a single Creator, and he began to teach this belief to others. (Judaism 101)
Christianity began as an offshoot of Judaism by Jews, and it quickly developed into a separate religion which claimed to be the new updated Judaism. That's why it kept the Jewish Bible and attachment to the Jewish Land and history. Christians then made many changes and additions which are totally contrary to the Basic Jewish Laws including the first of the Ten Commandments which Christians inexplicably claim to follow.
The year one is the first year in the Christian calendar (there is no year zero), which is the calendar presently used (in unison with the Gregorian calendar) almost everywhere in the world. Traditionally, this was held to be the year Jesus was born; however, most modern scholars argue for an earlier or later date, the most agreed upon being between 6 BC and 4 BC. (Wikipedia)
History of Christianity -- how did it all start? Christianity started about 2000 years ago in Judea (present-day Israel) with Jesus Christ and His faithful group of disciples. (All About)
And, lastly, Islam was invented. Its ultimate aim is to replace both Judaism and Christianity.
The history of Islam concerns the religion of Islam and its adherents,Muslims. "Muslim" is an Arabic word meaning "one who submits to God". Muslims and their religion have greatly impacted the political, economic, and militarymilitary history of the Old World, especially the Middle East, where its roots lie. Because of the absence of historical and archaeological record* non-Muslims understand Islam to have originated in Mecca and Medina. Beginning in the 7th century the Islamic world expanded to include people of the Islamic civilization, while consuming non-Muslims living in that civilization. (Wikipedia)
The story of Islam starts with the prophet Muhammad. However, Islam rose in a certain historical and geographical context. What was Arabia like before Muhammad and the rise of the Islamic religion? The Arabian Peninsula was originally the home of nomadic peoples who coped with the desert climate by migrating every season ("Arab" roughly translates as "desert dweller").
When some people groups began to establish settlements around the fifth century BC, many chose Mecca, near the west coast of Saudi Arabia, as their home. It did not offer a favorable climate or many natural resources, but it was the site of the Ka'ba, a large cubical shrine dedicated to various deities.
The religion of the Arab world before the advent of Islam was an animistic polytheism. It was believed that the desert was populated with fiery spirits called jinn. Numerous gods were worshipped as well, with most towns having their own patron god. Mecca soon became the religious center, with 360 shrines, one for each day in the lunar year. Local merchants depended heavily on pilgrims to these shrines for their livelihood, a fact which would become significant for Muhammad. (ReligionFacts)
So, looking simply at the numbers and reading the Jewish Biblical narrative which all three religions claim, it's very clear that the Temple Mount is truly Jewish, and the Muslims are lying usurpers.

photos by Batya Medad

We must stop the desecration of the Temple Mount by the Muslims and restore dignified Jewish worship there! The Temple Mount is JEWISH!!

photos by Batya Medad

photos by Batya Medad

All of the photos here are my own, taken by myself, Batya Medad.

*Could this lack of or "absence of historical and archaeological record" actually prove that what muslims claim to be their history is really a sham, a lie?

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