Can You Dig It?

Gezer 2014 - Diagram of the Gezer Water System

By Gary D. Myers

Some of the blog readers have mentioned to me that they aren't quite clear on the specifics of the water system at Gezer. Hopefully the graphic above will help explain and illustrate the specifics of the system that are known. The tunnel/shaft of the massive ancient water system at Gezer measures 15 feet wide by 24 feet high (at it widest and highest point) and stretches 130 feet into the ground at a 38-degree angle. It is possible that the system was cut by Canaanites and dates to the Early Bronze Age. When NOBTS started the dig, nearly 65 percent of the tunnel was filled with dirt.