Biblical Archaeology
Combining the Past and Present
This is a shot of the Kidron Valley, with the tomb you are looking at dates back 2,000 years, belonging to the Bnei Hezir priestly family.
 
The tomb dates to the second century BCE, the Hellenistic period, and the time of the Hasmonean monarchy in Jewish history. The name Hezir belongs to a priestly family mentioned in 1 Chron. 24:15! The monolith structure next to the tomb is known as the Tomb of Zachariah.
 
In the bottom picture - you can see a gathering of Jews praying to save Jews from Europe during the Second World War. In the Bible, King Josiah used the Kidron Valley as a way to cleanse Jerusalem of idolatry.
 
“The king ordered Hilkiah the high priest, the priests next in rank and the doorkeepers to remove from the Temple of the Lord all the articles made for Baal and Asherah and all the starry hosts. He burned them outside Jerusalem in the fields of the Kidron Valley and took the ashes to Bethel.”
2 Kings 23: 4-5
# Biblical Archaeology # City of David
Anna Latigue 04:45 11.10.2021
Wonderful pictures! Thank you
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