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Bibil Identifier bibil:209953
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Nature and History of the Birkat Isra'il and Its Relation to the Pool 'With the Expanse of the Sea' (Sir 50: 3)
Title (English, ) Rereading Charles Warren
Author von Wahlde, Urban C.
Journal Palestine Exploration Quarterly (Volume: 142, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 159-181 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The Birkat Isra'il was the largest pool in Jerusalem when it was constructed. Yet when it is studied, it is often done in connection with the extent of the Temple Platform rather than for its own sake. Charles Warren studied the pool in considerable detail yet several aspects of it remain unexplained, particularly its location within the es-Sahireh valley. Data provided by Warren suggest that the Herodian form of the pool is a secondary construction and that a previous pool had been situated directly over the lowest point of the valley and that this is the pool 'with the expanse of the sea' (Sir 50: 3) built by Simon II.
DOI 10.1179/003103210X12717682047212
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Water
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Sites : Sites (H - L) : Jerusalem / Yerushalayyim / El-Quds
Pericopes Sirach 50,3
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