Friday, May 8, 2015

Israel // Day Nine

The Temple Mount, one of my favorite places. These steps and walls have been here for thousands of years, and we were able to walk on the very steps that Jesus and His followers walked up to enter into the temple. Somehow the order of this day's pictures got mixed up. The temple mount was one of the last places we saw. Oh, well.

These are the steps on the southern side of the temple which was the main entrance.

Hezekiah's tunnel. King Hezekiah re-routed the Gihon Spring, Jerusalem's water source, and brought it into the city through a tunnel which ended in the Pool of Siloam. In John 9, .Jesus put mud on the eyes of a blind man and sent him to wash his eyes in the Pool of Siloam, and the man was healed.

The Pool of Siloam.

The temple mount as seen from the Mount of Olives right across the valley from the mount.

Olives Trees at the Church of All Nations which sits at Gethsemane.

The Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall. This wall was the closest to the Holy of Holies, so when Jews come here they are coming to be near to where the presence of God was located.

Excavations farther down the Western Wall.

A reproduction of the pinnacle of the temple mount. Here is where the trumpeter would have stood and blown the shofar. This may be the place that Satan took Jesus in Matthew 4 when he was tempting Him.


  1. Dear Emily Ruth,

    I just found your blog and I love it! The photographs you borrow are just spectacular. (; It must've been so cool to see the places Jesus and his followers went in real life. Gah, that's just awesome. Keep posting! As I devour all your archives.


  2. Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I'm so glad you enjoy my blog. :)



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