Tomb of Zechariah, Jerusalem

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The Tomb of Zechariah is an ancient stone monument adjacent to the Tomb of Benei Hezir.Architectural descriptionThe monument is a monolith—it is completely carved out of the solid rock and does not contain a burial chamber. The lowest part of the monument is a crepidoma, a base made of three steps. Above it there is a stylobate, upon which there is a decoration of two ionic columns between two half ionic columns and at the corners there are two pilasters. The capitals are of the Ionic order and are decorated with the egg-and-dart decoration. The upper part of the monument is an Egyptian-style cornice upon which sits a pyramid. Interestingly the fine masonry and decoration that is visible on the western side, the facade, is on the western side alone. On the other sides of the tomb the work is extremely rough and unfinished; it seems as if the work was abruptly stopped before the artists could finish the job.Identification of the tombAccording to a Jewish tradition, which is first suggested by the 1215 CE writings of Menahem haHebroni, this is the tomb of the priest Zechariah Ben Jehoiada, a figure that the Book of Chronicles records to have been stoned: And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, which stood above the people, and said unto them, Thus saith God, Why transgress ye the commandments of the Lord, that ye cannot prosper? because ye have forsaken the Lord, he hath also forsaken you. And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the Lord There is no documentary evidence as to where he was buried, and the tomb does not contain a body as it is a solid object carved from the rock.
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  • The best way to appreciate its monumentality, besides being able to see it along with the other 2 and the whole mount of olive trees, is from the road that borders the old city between the Golden Gate and dong Gate
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  • The tomb of The Great Sacharlia, the son of the priest, Yehoye, is the Sacharli, who was killed by the stones of the Great Asch of the South. The south side of the tomb of the sand-in-custody. The tomb of Zachariah was truly excavated with a whole stone in the rock, and there is a hole in the northern rock of the tomb leading all the way to the tomb of Chichizi. In late January 2019, the tomb was large and beautiful, bigger than it had been seen in the road film before!
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  • We traveled to our Holy Land, The State of Israel, on a journey of faith, visiting many important historical sites. Jerusalem was unique for each stone, path, road, building is a treasure of history. The tomb of Zacharias is a monolith monument —completely carved out of the solid rock and does not contain a burial chamber. The lowest part of the monument is a crepidoma, a base made of three steps. Above it there is a stylobate, upon which there is a decoration of two ionic columns between two half ionic columns and at the corners there are two pilasters. The capitals are of the Ionic order and are decorated with the egg-and-dart decoration. The upper part of the monument is an Egyptian-style cornice upon which sits a pyramid. The fine masonry and decoration that is visible on the western side, the facade, is only the western side. On the other sides of the tomb the work is extremely rough and unfinished; it seems as if the work was stopped before the artists could finish the job. Looking at the sites, experiencing being there, was an honor... we are blessed to have been able to journey to our Holy Land in our lifetime!
  • It's one of our prophet Zakaria AS's tomb.. May Allah bless him..
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