Backgrounders on the Bible through Biblical Archaeology

#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.

Siloam Pool Mural

The mural in the excavation area between the Pool of Siloam and Hezekiah's Tunnel

Siloam Street

The Street from the Temple Mount near the Siloam Pool.

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.


2 responses

  1. Gordon —
    Thanks for the notice of my post on the Sewers of Jerusalem. That was one of those fortunate moments we often encounter when traveling.
    You new page looks nice. I think, perhaps, you have failed to include an easy link to the program.
    Best wishes to you and Keith,
    Ferrell Jenkins

    July 6, 2010 at 8:17 am

    • Ferrell, thanks for your comments and your original blog post. You are right, I need an easy link to my program.

      July 6, 2010 at 1:01 pm

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