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Hezekiah’s Tunnel
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hezekiah’s Tunnel
Hezekiah’s Tunnel A tunnel carved beneath the City of David that runs from the Gihon Spring to the Pool of Siloam and is attributed to King Hezekiah.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Water Works
WATER WORKS. Because of the necessity of water for human existence, access to and/or storage of this commodity has been a matter of constant concern, and particularly so in the marginally arid regions typical of the E Mediterranean land masses.A. IntroductionB. SpringsC. WellsD. Cisterns and Reservoirs
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Siloam Tunnel
Siloam Tunnel. Conduit, also known as Hezekiah’s tunnel, built by Hezekiah at the time of the Assyrian invasion to bring water into Jerusalem (2 Kgs 20:20; 2 Chr 32:2–4).See Siloam, Pool of.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Waterworks
Waterworks Water is the lifeblood of the cultures of the Near East. The river valleys of ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt had a continuous supply of water, but it had to be harnessed through irrigation canals, small dams, and systems of sluice gates to broaden the areas of cultivation. In Syro-Palestine
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Siloam Tunnel
SILOAM TUNNEL* Conduit, also known as Hezekiah’s tunnel, built by Hezekiah at the time of the Assyrian invasion to bring water into Jerusalem (2 Kgs 20:20; 2 Chr 32:2–4). See Siloam, Pool of.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Siloam Tunnel
Siloam (si-loh´uhm) tunnel, a subterranean water supply system in ancient Jerusalem, also known as Hezekiah’s tunnel. The tunnel carried water from the the Gihon spring to the Siloam Pool, located inside the city walls. The tunnel replaced an earlier aqueduct system that is also referred to in the Bible,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Siloam
Siloam (Gk. Silōam; Heb. Šīlōaḥ) TunnelThe subterranean water supply system in ancient Jerusalem attributed to King Hezekiah that carried water from the Gihon Spring, the city’s only perennial source of water, to the Siloam Pool, a reservoir located in the southern reaches of the Tyropoeon Valley.
Water Works
Water WorksThe inhabitants of ancient Palestine developed ingenious techniques to manage seasonal and scarce water resources. Stone terrace walls were constructed along the contours of the steep hillsides, providing new land for cultivation, controlling erosion, and impeding the flow of water down the
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Water Supply
WATER SUPPLY In prehistoric and early historic times man was very limited in his choice of sites for dwelling places, since he had to be in the immediate vicinity of permanent sources of water such as rivers, springs or freshwater lakes. But he learned at an early date to excavate cisterns in order to
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books
Water and Water Systems
WATER AND WATER SYSTEMSWater is essential for sustaining the life of plants and animals, including humans. One of the determinants for human habitation is the availability of water sources for human and animal consumption and for agricultural pursuits. Climatic and ecological conditions in Palestine
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
WATER WORKS
WATER WORKS [מַיִםmayim]. Water is crucial for survival for all living creatures, especially so in arid lands such as in the biblical world. Earliest habitation focused on a consistent supply of water in settlement choices. Springs, rivers, and lakes attracted settlers with prospects of irrigation and
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