Across the Kidron Valley
Across the Kidron Valley

   The nomad in this 36" x 36" painting is standing on the west side of the Mount of Olives. He is looking west out across the Kidron Valley of ancient Israel/Palestine over the old city to the still barren western hill now called Mount Zion. To the north is the Temple Mount. At the far right stands Solomon's Temple. Moving to the left is the royal palace complex, and yet farther to the Ieft, the Citadel. Moving outside the walls is the site of the Gihon Spring.

   According to ancient rabbinic sources, the Ark of the Covenant rested on the foundation stone in the Holy of Holies in Solomon's Temple. The Second Temple was rebuilt on the same spot. Here, on this very 'navel of the earth' now stands the Muslim Dome of the Rock.

36" X 36" Acrylic on Canvas Painting

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