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Hezekiah's Tunnel

Hezekiah's Tunnel Certainly one of Jerusalem's most interesting attractions, Hezekiah's tunnel represents the Judean king's project to bring the waters of the Gihon spring securely into the city. II Chronicles 32:30 - "And Hezekiah blocked up the source of the Gihon to a reservoir within the city walls". It's about 550m long and takes 45 minutes to walk. We did it yesterday with two Jewish gentlemen who sang Hebrew songs along the way. The tunnel is pitch black so you need torches. It's also very narrow and you have to crouch most of the way. The water goes as far as your knees. An inscription was found at the half-way point: "The tunneling was completed... While the hewers wielded the ax, each man toward his fellow... there was heard a man's voice calling to his fellow... the hewers hacked each toward the other, ax against ax, and the water flowed from the spring to the pool, a distance of 1,200 cubits..."

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