ISRAEL - 1,800-Year-Old Roman Road Found

Arno Froese

Archeologists have uncovered part of an 1,800-year-old Roman road in northern Israel, built in the time of emperor Hadrian, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced.

It said the road, which runs between Acre, Sepphoris and Tiberias, was paved in the 2nd century AD during Hadrian’s rule. The road was completed by his successors and later renovated in the Byzantine period.

The Roman empire established several major roads in the area as part of a need to quickly move military forces, mail and goods, the IAA said in its statement.

During excavation work in the area of the new road section, pottery fragments from the Roman and Byzantine periods were found, as well as metal items and coins dating back to the Roman period.

The excavation works are part of the development works of the Sanhedrin Trail, a 70-kilometer (43-mile) walking path that passes between sites associated with the assembly of 71 sages of the ancient supreme court of Israel., 3 December 2022

Arno's Commentary

Archeology confirms history and vice versa. During these days, it is important for Israel to present evidence of Jewish presence throughout the Promised Land. 

The history of the Roman Empire has been recorded and established throughout the world. It was the Romans that occupied the land of Israel during the life of Jesus Christ on earth. A Jewish priest by the name of Flavius Josephus, born in 37 AD in Jerusalem, writes about Jesus:

“Now, there was about this time Jesus, a wise man, if it be lawful to call him a man, for he was a doer of wonderful works—a teacher of such men as receive the truth with pleasure. He drew over to him both many of the Jews, and many of the Gentiles. He was [the] Christ; and when Pilate, at the suggestion of the principal men amongst us, had condemned him to the cross, those that loved him at the first did not forsake him, for he appeared to them alive again the third day, as the divine prophets had foretold these and ten thousand other wonderful things concerning him; and the tribe of Christians, so named from him, are not extinct at this day” (Antiquities of the Jews, Book 18, Chapter 3, verses 63-64).

How precise! The Church continues to exist and will remain until completed. It is the spiritual temple of which Jesus said, “I will build my church.” When the last one from among the Gentiles is added to that body, it is our understanding that this Church—which is also the temple of God—will be raptured into the presence of the Lord.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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