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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  • First, the entrance from the Mount of Olives is under construction and makes it difficult to access. Second, to have a good view, better to skirt the wall between the Golden and Dong gates
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  • See the tomb of Assaloma, see the majestic tombstones of those who want to be the first at the moment of resurrection from the dead, since it is in the Kedron Valley, or the valley of Josafatov (God's judgment) by Christian and Jewish then toadi will come the Savior for resurrection from the dead and God's judgment of people. Near the Kedron Valley there are unique catacombs where ancient Jewish prophets are buried. The entrance there is paid, a place under the patronage of the Orthodox diocese.
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