- By the time of Christ, King Herod the Great had expanded the Second Temple making it into a gloriously large structure, much larger than Solomon’s temple. It included Antonia’s Fortress to the north.
- Hezekiah’s tunnel still fed the Pool of Siloam (where Jesus healed the blind man in )
- On the west side of the city, Herod built the Citadel Towers and his palace just to the south.
- The traditional spot for Calvary was just outside the city wall, on the northwest side of the city.
- The Pool of Bathesda (where Jesus healed the lame man who couldn’t reach the waters that were stirred by the angel) was on the north side of the Temple ()
- Despite the excess and disrespectful sacrifices conducted in the Temple, Jesus called it “His Father’s house” (, John 2:16)
- After rejecting Christ, the Temple was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD, just as Jesus had prophesied in ).
This map depicts the walls of Jerusalem in the time of Christ.