Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Verse 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Thousands of years ago, the prophet Ezekiel foretold a future time
in which the arid land of Israel would come alive for its people. Now Doug
Hershey’s breathtaking book documents the fulfillment of this vision, from the
hills of Shiloh where shepherds once roamed, to the booming city of Tel Aviv,
founded on sand dunes, to the stellar beaches of Caesarea, transformed from a
small village into one of Israel's most stunning coastal cities and finally
Jerusalem, the Eternal City of Peace, where in ancient times the power of
worship resounded from the Temple. Here, rarely seen photographs taken between
the 1880s and the 1940s juxtaposed with contemporary images of the same
locations illustrate the region's biblical history as a place of monumental
battle, celebration, worship, and awesome resilience.
by helicopter or on foot, on their own or with the aid of locals, author Doug
Hershey and photographer Elise Monique Theriault negotiate the terrain to
access the vantage points required to match the original photos, from the
rooftop of Israel's National Museum of Science, Technology and Space in Haifa,
to Jaffa Port's breakwater, and much more. Their quest creates a collection
that will inspire and captivate as it illuminates Israel's foretold awakening
in a new and unforgettable way.
help facilitate this dramatic view of history, Israel Rising will start at the
beginning. It will look at what exactly Ezekiel prophesied. It will explore the
historical accounts from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim eyewitnesses of what the
land and region has experience and endured. And photos from the 1880s-1940s
will be compared to new photos of the same locations. With more than 175
photos, Israel Rising will depict the transformation of Israel as it celebrates
its 70th anniversary.