Valley of the Dry Bones: Ezekiel 37: 1-3

“The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, and caused me to pass by them round about:  and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.  And he said unto me, son of man, can these bones live?  And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest.”  (KJV)


During the May 2004 Operation Imminent Trumpet Expedition in Israel a group was taken to a mysterious valley in the wilderness of Zin where the burial place of Aaron is located on the mountain seen in the background. It was here that the children of Israel wandered for forty years in this harsh desert and thus did not enter the promises because of unbelief. What is so mysterious about this valley and what has baffled archeologists and geologists, was how did these hundreds of thousands of rounded stones get here at the base of this mountain? With this seen nowhere else in Israel, how did this placement of smooth large stones come about? Did the ancient Israelites place them here to commemorate the death of their families or did God supernaturally create this valley for a future purpose?

You will notice that this valley is exclusively covered with rounded stones and rarely is one stone found on top of another! One Israeli archeologist believes that this is the Valley of Dry Bones (Ezekiel 37) and that this is the location not only to commemorate the burial place of Aaron, but also of the entire generation of Israelites that were laid low in the wilderness by God. This site is located just a few kilometers away from…the entry point that the 12 spies were sent by Moses into the Promised land.

These unusual stones are made up of calcium and phosphate (exactly what is contained in human bones)…and since this is the same area that the Children of Israel could not enter the Promised Land, and later died in this wilderness during their forty year march, then this is a very special and mysterious valley indeed!

And the Lord said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God, Thou knowest.” Again He said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.’ So I prophesied as He commanded me and the breath came into them, and they came to life, and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army. Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel; behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope has perished. We are completely cut off.” Therefore prophesy, and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God, ‘Behold, I will open your graves and cause you to come up out of your graves, My People; and I will bring you into the land of Israel.” (Ezekiel 37:3-4;10-12)

Tel Aviv : Israel | Jul 29, 2010
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