In 2 Samuel chapter 2, a battle ensued at Gibeon in which Abner and the servants of Saul’s son Ish-bosheth were defeated by the servants of David. There was a meeting at the “pool of Gibeon” prior to that. This pool was also the location where Ishmael deceived and slaughtered the seventy in Jeremiah 41.
Excavations at Gibeon (located about 6 miles from Jerusalem at tel el-jib) revealed an elaborate water system. One part of that system is a huge circular shaft (37 feet in diameter). It was cut into the bedrock about 82 feet deep. At the bottom of it, there was the water table that formed a pool. The pool was reached by a staircase that was also cut into the limestone. More information can be found in this article at Ferrell’s Travel Blog.
Tomorrow, we start week 8 in our reading schedule.
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