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Kidron Valley, Jerusalem
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The Kidron Valley is the valley on the eastern side of The Old City of Jerusalem, separating the Temple Mount from the Mount of Olives. It continues east through the Judean Desert in the West Bank, towards the Dead Sea, descending 4000 feet along its 20-mile course. The settlement Kedar, located on a ridge above the valley, is named after it. The neighborhood of Wadi al-Joz bears the valley's Arabic name. The Hebrew Bible calls it Emek Yehoshafat, the "Valley of Jehoshaphat". It appears in Jewish eschatologic prophecies, which include the return of Elijah, followed by the arrival of the Messiah, and the War of Gog and Magog and Judgment Day.The central point of reference for the Kidron Valley is its confluence of Jerusalem’s richest concentration of rock-hewn tombs. This area, located on the periphery of the village Silwan, was one of the main burial grounds of Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period. Several of these tombs were also used later in time, either as burial or as shelters for hermits and monks of the large monastic communities, which inhabited the Kidron Valley. The ancient tombs in this area attracted the attention of ancient travelers, most notably Benjamin of Tudela.
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  • This valles is first of all the dune river bed who don't is filled the rainy tombree qua and its course is at the final was dead 20 km further... lined sea East by the Jewish cemetery of the Mount of olives for 3000 years and led ' across the walls of the temple of jerusalem... mount it's the or starts the race of this [wadi] ousd
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  • Kidron Valley, so named by name flowing on her stream cedron, located between the Temple Mount and the Mount of olives. Jewish tradition connects this valley with the Iosofatovoj Valley of the old testament. It was here that will be condemned by the peoples who brought evil to the people of Israel. In the Christian tradition this valley also is named after the place where the last judgment will occur. In the Valley are Jewish, Christian and Muslim cemeteries with many revered tombs of Jews of Absalom, Zacharias, Iosofata, as well as the Apostle Jacob. The Valley is mentioned in the Gospels as multiple path Jesus from Bethany to Jerusalem and back.
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  • It is a good choice for walking from the city to the area of Mount of olives and the viewpoint from which can be an extraordinary perspective of Jerusalem.
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