#1235 – The Sewers of Jerusalem
This week’s program was edited with Wavepad software, a new program and also running on a new computer. And so to go along with the changes, a new weblog.
The program this week has one other unique aspect to it. Our opening topic, The Sewers of Jerusalem, is taken from a weblog post by Ferrell Jenkins, a retired professor of Biblical Studies. On a recent visit to Jerusalem he walked through the recently excavated sewers underneath the road leading from the Temple Mount to the Pool of Siloam. We got a brief look at this area during out 2008 tour, as the following two photos show.
This week we’re also talking about a pagan altar, found in an excavation in Ashkelon; a fire that threatened the excavated city of Gamla in the Golan; and the decapolis city of Pella, where many Christians fled during the first century Roman attack on Jerusalem. It turns out Pella has an Early Bronze Age history previously unknown to archaeologists.