Bible and Archaeology Site

Todd Bolen called attention to Bible and Archaeology-Online Museum, a site that features fifty items in chronological order, beginning with the oldest artifacts first. Images are high resolution, and helpful explanations are included. I recommend it as a handy and helpful resource. Visit the site here.

Among the items listed was Hezekiah’s tunnel, dug (701 BC) in anticipation of the Assyrian threat under King Sennacherib. The tunnel brought water from the source, the Gihon Spring, which was outside Jerusalem’s wall, to a pool within the city. Thus the Assyrians would have no water, while the Jewish inhabitants inside Jerusalem would have a ready supply.

Hezekiah's Tunnel in Jerusalem, City of David. Photo by Leon Mauldin.

I previously posted an article on the tunnel here, entitled “The Siloam Inscription.”

Todd’s article may be seen here.

Advertisements

One Response to Bible and Archaeology Site

  1. […] previously posted on the Hezekiah’s tunnel which emptied into the pool of Siloam here and […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: