Valley of Jehoshaphat


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Valley of Jehoshaphat

where men will be ultimately tried before God. [O.T.: Joel 3:2]
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We could recognize the Tower of Hippicus, the Mosque of Omar, the Damascus Gate, the Mount of Olives, the Valley of Jehoshaphat, the Tower of David, and the Garden of Gethsemane--and dating from these landmarks could tell very nearly the localities of many others we were not able to distinguish.
The English author, on the other hand, without supposing him less of a conjuror than the Northern Warlock, can, you observed, only have the liberty of selecting his subject amidst the dust of antiquity, where nothing was to be found but dry, sapless, mouldering, and disjointed bones, such as those which filled the valley of Jehoshaphat. You expressed, besides, your apprehension, that the unpatriotic prejudices of my countrymen would not allow fair play to such a work as that of which I endeavoured to demonstrate the probable success.
Let me quote these verses: "For, behold, un those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land." (Joel 3:1-2 King James Version).
Situated between the Mount of Olives and the Mount of Contempt, it is also known as the Valley of Jehoshaphat where, according to the Book of Joel, the Almighty will sit on resurrection day "to judge all the heathen round about".
Before sunrise on Palm Sunday the patriarch and clergy, holding the True Cross, walked from Bethany towards the city, while another procession bearing palms came from the Temple Mount to meet the patriarch in the Valley of Jehoshaphat. Together they opened the Golden Gate and processed around the lesser temples before praying in the Temple of the Lord.
JOEL: THE VALLEY OF JEHOSHAPHAT We know very little of the prophet Joel.