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Streets, buildings, The Cardo, St. James Armenian Church, St. Ann's church, Pools of Bethseda, Burnt House, Israel Tower Museum, Solomon's Quarry, Green Door Pizza
1010 The Cardo,
a first centry street, Jewish Quarter
(Also available as a Scripture Picture)
ISRA-ii-SSR1-35 Burnt House
This is an excavation of a first century home that was burned when the Romans destroyed Jerusalem in A.D. 70.
ISRA-ii-SSR1-34 Mosaic Floor, 1st century,
excavation of a wealthy person's home in the Upper City
(Israelite Tower Museum)
ISRA-ii-SSR1-36 Hezekiah's Wall
In the Jewish Quarter, this is part of the city wall built by the people of Hezekiah's time. Also called the Broad Wall.
ISRA-ii-SSR1-33 Pool of Bethseda
John 5:1-7, Jesus healed a lame man on the Sabbath.
Also see Via Dolorosa on Page 15
ISRA-ii-SSR1-39 Well shaft
II Samuel 5:8, This is the well through which David's men entered the city and captured the Jebusite city and called it Jerusalem.
ISRA-ii-SSR1-40 Hezekiah's Tunnel
Coming through with flashlights
The Bible barely mentions this tunnel, II Kings 20:20 and II Chronicles 32:30,
but it is quite an engineering feat - they started at opposite ends (Spring of Gihon in Kidron Valley and Pool of Siloam inside the city),
chiseled through 200 feet of solid rock, and met in the middle! It still carries water today. When I walked through it, the water came up to my hips in some areas. I've known others who walked through when the water level was higher, and they said it was scary with water up to their chins and just enough air space for their heads.
ISRA-ii-SSR1-41 Hezekiah's Tunnel, exit
Exiting the tunnel at the Pool of Siloam. Light at the end of the tunnel was a welcome sight!
ISRA-ii-SSR1-42 Pool of Siloam
John 9:1-41 - Jesus healed a man who was born blind by putting mud on his eyes and telling him to wash it off at the Pool of Siloam.
Luke 13:4-5 - Jesus mentions a tower of Siloam that fell and killed 18 people.
(see Model City-1, for an idea of how the pool would have looked with pillars all around it and a tower nearby.)
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