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The Third Wall of Agrippa I

Emmet W. Hamrick
The Biblical Archaeologist
Vol. 40, No. 1 (Mar., 1977), pp. 18-22
DOI: 10.2307/3209570
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3209570
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The Third Wall of Agrippa I
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Abstract

Josephus reports that Jerusalem at the time of the Roman siege in A.D. 70 had three north walls (J.W. 5. 136-60). The third or outermost, he says, had been started by Herod Agrippa I (A.D. 41-44), but after completing little more than its foundation he suspended work on the wall. It was finished by the Jewish insurgents of the First Revolt between the retreat of Cestius Gallus and the attack of Titus (A.D. 66-70). Josephus, who lavishes praise on the wall, traces its line with respect to several 1st-century landmarks.

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