Ancient Jerusalem Part 1
Imagine if you could walk the streets of ancient Jerusalem at the time of Christ. What would you see? What would you experience?
Go back in time with me and experience the last days of the life of Jesus Christ. Below is a map of ancient Jerusalem. In the coming days, I will share facts about that city. My latest novel, “The 9th Demon: Time of the Cross” is now available for order as a print book or ebook on amazon. Go to my author’s page and you can find both versions of the book. Link
Fact: The city of Jerusalem was divided into three sections. The “old” city or City of David occupied the lower southeastern corner of the city. At its northern extent towered the great Temple built by Herod.
The western city was divided into the “Lower City” and the “Upper City”. The lower city along the southern extent of Jerusalem is where the lower class citizens lived and where the marketplace could be found.
The Upper City was for the elite and the well off who preferred to live as modern Romans lived. In the Upper City were large homes, Herod’s palace, a huge Theater and the Hippodrome, sight of chariot races. As you read through my new book, you may want to reference this illustration courtesy of Bible History Online.
Tomorrow, I will talk more about the Temple. Enjoy.