Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Reader Survey: Favorite Site in Jerusalem

We had some fun last summer with a series of reader surveys, and we thought we would do some more as we await word of the discovery of ancient archives in the excavations of Hazor, Abel Beth Maacah, and Gath.

To kick this series off this year, we’re asking you to choose your favorite site in Jerusalem. There are many options, and this provides you with an opportunity to think through your highlights and select one for the top of your list. Then, if you like, you can tell us why.

You might start by thinking through major sites in the Old City, including the Jewish Quarter, Christian Quarter, Western Wall, and Temple Mount. But don’t forget the City of David, Mount of Olives, or Garden Tomb.

Important sites from the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) include Hezekiah’s Tunnel, the Broad Wall, and the Ketef Hinnom tombs. Favorites from the New Testament include the Pools of Bethesda, Pool of Siloam, southern Temple Mount excavations, and the Holy Sepulcher.

There’s also the Tower of David Museum, Israel Museum, and Bible Lands Museum. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone put the JUC campus or Shaban’s shop.

The more that participate, the more interesting the results will be, so feel free to tell others to join in. We’ll share the results, including some of the responses, later this week.

(Email readers may need to click through to fill in the survey.)

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3 Comments:

  • What are you referring to "awaiting word of ancient archives" discovered?

    By Blogger GMI Man, at Wed Jul 19, 11:56:00 AM  

  • Just what I said. We are awaiting word of these discoveries. In the case of Hazor, we've been waiting a long time. But I'm hopefully that Aren Maeir, with his enormous team of diggers, will do better at Gath. That would be especially impressive given the relative dearth of Philistine written material.

    By Blogger Todd Bolen, at Wed Jul 19, 12:01:00 PM  

  • Ok. Great. Thanks.

    By Blogger GMI Man, at Wed Jul 19, 12:57:00 PM  

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