Jerusalem’s Eastern Wall

November 17, 2014

In ancient times, city walls were essential for defense and security. An unwalled city was defenseless.

The concept of a city without walls is used metaphorically in Proverbs 25:28: “Whoever has no rule over his own spirit Is like a city broken down, without walls.”

Here is a view of Jerusalem’s eastern old city wall, as you look to the south.

Jerusalem's Eastern Wall. Photo by Leon Mauldin.

Jerusalem’s Eastern Wall. Photo by Leon Mauldin.

A close up of Jerusalem’s Eastern Gate:

Eastern Gate  in Jerusalem. Photo by Leon Mauldin.

Eastern Gate in Jerusalem. Photo by Leon Mauldin.

Today a Muslim cemetery is located at the front of the gate.

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