Only a few points need be noticed.
- The practice common in Palestine of carrying foundations down to the solid rock, as in the case of the temple, with structures intended to be permanent. ( Luke 6:48 )
- A feature of some parts of Solomons buildings, as described by Josephus, corresponds remarkably to the method adopted at Nineveh of incrusting or veneering a wall of brick or stone with slabs of a more costly material, as marble or alabaster.
- Another use of walls in Palestine is to support mountain roads Or terraces formed on the sides of hills for purposes of cultivation.
- The "path of the vineyards," ( Numbers 22:24 ) is a pathway through vineyards, with walls on each side.
[T] indicates this entry was also found in Torrey's Topical Textbook
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Walls'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.