Daily Archives: May 7, 2010

A full day in Jerusalem

Our visits today included the City of David excavations. What a tremendous work has been done here. After visiting the work done by Eilat Mazar, of what she thinks is the palace of David (many think this is an overstatement of the evidence), we visited the work done by Yigal Shiloh from 1978 to 1985, walked through the Canaanite water system, visited the Pool of Siloam, then left the area along steps leading up toward the Temple Mount. At some point along the way we were in the sewer of ancient Jerusalem until exiting on the street. We walked completely around the City of David.

For a photo today I want to share a view of the Temple Mount area to the Mount of Olives. This photo was made from St. Peter in Gallicantu, the supposed house of Caiaphas and Annas.

View of theTemple Mount and Mount of Olives.

View of the Temple Mount and the Mount of Olives. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

We also visited Jaffa Gate and saw the newly renovated gate.  Here is how it looks today. Nice, I think.

Jaffa Gate - Newly renovated 2010. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

Newly renovated Jaffa Gate, 2010. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

After visiting the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Pool of Bethesda, other sites along the way, and St. Peter in Gallicantu, we returned to the comfort of our hotel.