Nehemiah’s Wall Uncovered!

Broad Wall

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Post 22 – Some of Nehemiah’s wall survives and may be seen in a couple of places in old Jerusalem! Pictured above is the “Broad Wall” referred to at Nehemiah 3:8. It is 8 meters wide (26 ft), truly a broad wall. Archeologists estimate the wall was as high as it was wide. It was repaired during Nehemiah’s time but it was originally built by King Hezekiah in preparation for the Assyrian invasion (2 Chronicles 32:5). The same wall is referenced by Isaiah who mentioned that houses were torn down in its construction (Isaiah 22:10). Evidence of those homes were found during the Broad Wall’s excavation. The wall was uncovered in the 70’s after heavy fighting in 1967 had destroyed much of the Jewish quarter of old Jerusalem. Other portions of Nehemiah’s wall may be see in the City of David. #weeklybiblereadingarcheology #biblereadingarcheology #biblereadingarchaeology

 

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