Backgrounders on the Bible through Biblical Archaeology

#1300 Return to Jeremiah’s Pit

Jeremiah's Pit

Jeremiah's Pit

Israeli archaeologist Eilat Mazar is upset, according to a recent article in Haaretz newspaper.  She charges that an archaeological excavation of what’s called Jeremiah’s Pit in the City of David is improper.

What’s curious about these charges is that Mazar worked closely with Elad, the organization that controls the City of David area, when she was excavating what’s been called the Palace of King David, just a few feet from Jeremiah’s Pit.  Hmmm, what’s going on here?   There appears to be more than what’s been revealed.

We will resist further speculation though, and instead we’ll revisit Jeremiah’s pit. We’re going into the archives and pulling out the audio from a 2001 visit to this unique site just outside the city walls of Jerusalem. (The photo at left was taken in 2001, at the bottom of Jeremiah’s pit. you can see the ladder by which we descended into the pit.)


4 responses

  1. jeremiah

    The article of Jeremiah’s Pit, is it possible I can have this photo?

    April 18, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    • It’s possible. For what purpose?

      April 18, 2012 at 6:19 pm

      • jeremiah

        We actually went to Israel a couple week ago, we want to take a picture in the Jeremiah’s Pit. But it wasn’t succeed cause they are not allow to visit the pit anymore. This picture will use it for interior illustration as educational use. I have sent a email to for more details. Thank you!

        April 19, 2012 at 4:36 pm

  2. jeremiah

    In order to explain it more clearly, could you please email me then I can reply to you right the way. Thank you!

    April 19, 2012 at 2:02 pm

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