A friend of mine sent me a link to a blog post entitled, Holy Hole!
Apparently, the Muslims (or at least some) are blaming the Israelis for the “5.3-magnitude earthquake,” claiming they are “digging tunnels in the area that undermine the stability in the area of the Al-Aqsa mosque.” The Islamic Movement “urged Islamic states to take action to stop Israeli excavations in the area.”
It is interesting at the blog to note “the hole was a meter deep, two meters long and meter and a half wide” compared to a 1927 shot of Jerusalem.
Scripture does call for the rebuilding of the Jewish temple:
1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
I have heard and read, but not really intensive study, that the Jewish temple could be rebuilt near or next to the Dome of the Rock, for the Dome of the Rock would merely be inside “the court which is without the temple” that is left out and “given unto the Gentiles.”
Got some insight further into these matters, share it!