I am thinking about tunnels tonight so thought I would share a few images wandering through my thoughts.
The first is Hezekiah’s Tunnel in Jerusalem. I am thinking about this tunnel as I saw a video interview with Todd Bolen earlier today which was about the tunnel.
The tunnel is about 533 meters long, so think about walking around a track almost one and a half times. You are walking through water the whole time. For me, it came up to mid-thigh in some places.
The tunnel runs from the Gihon Spring to the Pool of Siloam.
An inscription was found in the tunnel. The original is in a museum in Istanbul, but a copy is in place where the original was.
For more about this tunnel see my post Hezekiah’s Tunnel.
Just beside Hezekiah’s Tunnel is an older Canaanite Tunnel.
This tunnel is not as long and is much easier to walk through. However, it is a bit narrow at some spots.
For more about this tunnel see The Canaanite Tunnel.
I have been through each of these tunnel. Both are very interesting, so you should make sure you experience both of them if you go to Jerusalem.
I also thought of another tunnel that I visited during a tour to Turkey.
The Titus Tunnel is near Selucia and was built to divert floodwater and to also provide a consistent water supply to the area and prevent silting of the harbor.
The Titus Tunnel was build by Titus and dedicated to his father Vespasian. We climbed all the way through the tunnel and were able to find an inscription mentioning both Titus and Vespasian.
The inscription reads: “Divine Vespasian and Divine Titus made it”
For a little more about the Titus Tunnel visit my post Antakya and Selucia.
I was in a tunnel with a Missionary team 1980 in Frankfurt waiting for the train to our city.