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Kidron Valley

kidron_valley Between the city of Jerusalem and the Mount of Olives, the Kidron Valley flows from north to south eventually emptying into the Dead Sea. This view from the ancient City of David looks south where the Hinnom Valley merges into the Kidron Valley. The homes on the side of the hill are in the Arab village of Silwan.

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Podcast #2 - The Mountains Around Jerusalem

[soundcloud url="" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] In Psalm 125, the psalmist draws a beautiful comparison between the mountains of Jerusalem and the love and protection that God provides to His people. But, in order to fully appreciate what the psalmist means, you have to have an complete understanding of the geography of Jerusalem. That is what we will be discussing on this program.

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The Hinnom Valley

The Hinnom Valley from the top of the Mount of Olives.The traditional southern boundary of the city of Jerusalem is the Hinnom Valley. If you are a student of the Bible at all, then you can probably list a number of times that it is referenced. While serving as boundary between the tribes of Benjamin and Judah, it also is the location of many terrible acts of pagan worship. The Hinnom Valley comes through the western side of the city before turning east and merges into the Kidron Valley. The confluence of the Hinnom and Kidron Valleys is very near the location of En Rogel, which we read about in 1 Kings 1.

Yesterday, I read a really good article by Kyle Pope from Focus Online about the Hinnom Valley. I invite all of you to read it as well.