An Incredible Experience
Biblical Israel Ministries & Tours (BIMT) offers exciting experiences on each and every tour. One of these experiences includes walking through Hezekiah’s Tunnel It is a highlight encounter for many! With flashlights in hand (or on our head), and with water shoes or flip-flops on our feet, we walk through about calf-deep (other than at the start and end) water.
The tunnel is about shoulder width and about 1,720 feet long. It was carved by Hezekiah’s team of engineers in anticipation of Sennacherib and the Assyrian army invading the land and surrounding the city. In fact, throughout the walk you can see the chisel marks in the bedrock.
The tunnel was discovered in the 1800s. The water that flows is still the same water that flowed in biblical days from the Gihon Spring.
“One of the great adventures to do while in Jerusalem is to walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel. There is no experience like this! It’s like walking through biblical history.”
According to the Siloam Inscription found towards the end of the tunnel, this incredible engineering feat was accomplished by two teams of rock cutters, each starting at opposite ends. One can clearly see the meeting point (see photo) where the two teams completed the project.
The tunnel is mentioned in the Bible in several places – 2 Kings 20, 2 Chronicles 32, and Isaiah 8.
It takes about 20 minutes to walk through the tunnel today. If you feel led to travel with us and walk through the tunnel, contact Dr. John DeLancey through this website – www.biblicalisraeltours.com or email DrJohn@biblicalisraeltours.com.
Enjoy the photo below!