Kidron Valley

Kidron Valley runs between the east wall of Jerusalem along the Temple Mount, and the Mount of Olives, and extends through the Judean desert. The spring of Gihon is located there, the main water source for Jerusalem. King Hezekiah built a tunnel to bring water into Jerusalem in preparation for the Assyrian siege.

King Asa burned the idol made by his grandmother Maacah at the Kidron Brook (1 Kings 15:13), and king Josiah had Hilkiah the High Priest destroy all the equipment used in the worship of the pagan god Baal, in the fields of the Kidron Valley (2 Kings 23:4).

Today, the Valley is a beautiful place to take a walk through the Archaeological Gardens. The tombs of Absalom, Jehoshaphat, Zechariah, and St. James also are found there.

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