BAR 20:04, Jul/Aug 1994
Jerusalems Underground Water Systems
More Than 40,000 Years Ago
Underground water seeping through rock creates cracks, channels (tunnels) and sinkholes (shafts).
Before 1000 B.C.E.
Did Jebusites (Canaanites) enlarge the underground cavities to create the Warrens Shaft water system?
c. 1000 B.C.E.
If Jebusites created Warrens Shaft water system, did Joab climb through the tsinnor (Warrens Shaft?) to enter and thereby conquer Jerusalem?
After 1000 B.C.E.
Did Israelites enlarge the underground cavities to create the Warrens Shaft water system?
Hezekiah builds his 1,750-foot-tunnel to bring the waters of the Gihon Spring into the city in anticipation of Sennacheribs siege.