Evidence in Jerusalem

In 722 BC, the Northern Kingdom of Israel fell to the Assyrians. The Assyrian king, Sennacherib, pressed on to the south and also attacked the Southern Kingdom of Judah. We read in the Bible about the efforts that King Hezekiah made in preparation for the...

In the City of David or Ophel is a complex ancient water system. The city itself is situated on a hill of limestone. Underground water contains enough Carbon Dioxide to form karstic caves. These caves have been exploited over time to form water shafts and...

In 2005, archeologists digging in Ophel located what they believe are the remains of King David’s Palace. Specifically, a wall to a very large building has been unearthed from his time. The archeologist credited with the important find is Eilat Mazar.  She is quick to offer...

Meaning ‘fortified mound’ or ‘tower’, Ophel is the name given to a promontory just outside the Old City of Jerusalem, south of the Temple Mount.   This is a good time to take a look at the valleys that encompass the environs of Jerusalem: There are three valleys...