Very Old Stones in Jerusalem’s Eastern Wall

Dr. Leen Ritmeyer is an archaeological architect who specializes in Jerusalem and its Temple Mount. He has been involved in numerous excavations and maintains a Blog. He lectures around the world and has been published extensively.

In 2008, Dr. Ritmeyer posted new dating information on some of the stone blocks in the Temple Mount’s eastern wall. I had the privilege today of seeing these stones up close. The video below explains it.

With this dating, these stones have witnessed the Assyrian Sennacharib (2 Kings 19), three assaults by Nebuchadnezzar (2 Kings 24-25), the Return under Zerubbabel (Ezra), the rebuilding of Jerusalem’s wall (Nehemiah), all of the histories with the Greeks and the Maccabees, Herod’s reconstruction, Jesus, and the Roman destruction. This does not include all of the wars and destruction that have occurred here since the 1st century.

You can read Dr. Ritmeyer’s two original posts on the subject here and here.

About LukeChandler

Luke holds an M.A. in Ancient and Classical History and has been an adjunct professor at Florida College in Temple Terrace, Florida. Luke and his wife Melanie have five children. He serves as a minister with the North Terrace Church of Christ and has participated in multiple archaeological excavations in Israel. Luke leads informative, meaningful tours to Europe and the Bible Lands.
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3 Responses to Very Old Stones in Jerusalem’s Eastern Wall

  1. Marshal Ray says:

    Very cool!

  2. Jim Joyner says:

    The link to the video seems to have vanished.

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