Replica Of Ancient Baal Temple Arch Unveiled In NYC Today
A replica of the ancient arch that stood in front of the temple of Baal in Palmyra, Syria was erected in New York City today. The Institute for Digital Archaeology unveiled the structure in City Hall Park. It is also known as the Triumphal Arch.
The arch was previously on display in London’s Trafalgar Square in April. The Institute for Digital Archaeology posted a picture yesterday on Twitter before the structure was unveiled as well as a video of its construction. An article was published last December on the history of the arch in the British newspaper, the Guardian.
Baal was an ancient Phoenician god that was associated with many pagan, barbaric rituals. Palmyra was located just northeast of the city of Damascus.
Many Christian prophetic leaders have expressed concern about the rebuilding of the replica arch.
Rabbi Johnathan Cahn posted a picture of the arch on Facebook just prior to the unveiling. He is the New York Times bestselling author of the Harbinger, the Mystery of the Shemitah and most recently, the Book of Mysteries. Christian news websites such as Charisma News also covered the story.
What does the Bible have to say about Baal? Plenty. In Jeremiah 11:13, Baal was referred to as a “shameful thing.” In Jeremiah 11: 17, those who offered up sacrifices up to this pagan god “provoked the Lord.” Even evil queen Jezebel worshipped Baal.
In Romans 11: 4, when speaking about the remnant, the Lord said “I have kept for myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”
The controversial exhibition will remain open until September 23rd.