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English Bible Dictionary

Walls

 

Only a few points need be noticed.

  • The practice common in Palestine of carrying foundations down to the solid rock, as in the case of the temple, with structures intended to be permanent. (Luke 6:48)

  • A feature of some parts of Solomon's buildings, as described by Josephus, corresponds remarkably to the method adopted at Nineveh of incrusting or veneering a wall of brick or stone with slabs of a more costly material, as marble or alabaster.

  • Another use of walls in Palestine is to support mountain roads | terraces formed on the sides of hills for purposes of cultivation.

  • The "path of the vineyards," (Numbers 22:24) is a pathway through vineyards, with walls on each side.

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