BAR 25:01, Jan/Feb 1999
First Person: New Life for an Old Theory
Davids general may have infiltrated Jerusalem via the water tunnels, after all
The article by Ronny Reich and Eli Shukron (Light at the End of the TunnelWarrens Shaft Theory of Davids Conquest Shattered) on ancient Jerusalems water system promises to be one of the most carefully read and widely cited articles we have ever publishedbecause of its implications for King Davids conquest of Jerusalem. Yet the authors do not pursue those implications. As they say in the last paragraph of their article, Whether any part of this water system may be associated with the tsinnor referred to in the Bible, we leave to others.