The last of the walls was put together in a hurry, indicating that the settlement had been destroyed by nomadic invaders. Another wall was built by a more sophisticated culture in the Middle Bronze Age with a steep plastered escarpment leading up to mud bricks on top. After this there was a hiatus until later Iron Age material dating to around the seventh century BCE. They did not find substantial evidence for renewed occupation in the Late Bronze Age at the time of Joshua and the biblical story of the Battle of Jericho , which in general agreed with the earlier statement by Watzinger that "in the time of Joshua, Jericho was a heap of ruins, on which stood perhaps a few isolated huts".
The wall is considered part of an early proto-city. The Neolithic wall was complemented by a stone tower built into it. The wall was possibly built in order to prevent floods and the tower used for ceremonial purposes  but the dimensions of the wall approximately 1. Furthermore, the construction of such a project implies some sort of social organization, division of labour , and classes.
Surrounding the wall was a ditch 8. As we have discovered nothing in the way of heavy flint picks , one can only suppose that it was carried out with stone mauls , perhaps helped by splitting with fire and water. The town of Jericho, which was about 2. In fact, evidence suggests that construction started prior to the agricultural revolution.
The town contained round mud-brick houses, yet no street planning. Speculation persists about the purpose of the tower and it may have had several purposes. Unfollow walls of jericho to stop getting updates on your eBay Feed.
You'll receive email and Feed alerts when new items arrive. Turn off email alerts. Skip to main content. Refine more Format Format. Items in search results Shop by Category. Vinyl Records. Men's T-Shirts.
Search refinements Categories. Music CDs Records The only thing it advertised was that the people of Jericho had built it. It is a prospect that would have staggered Enlightenment-era theorists. What philosopher Gaston Bachelard once observed about the invention of fire might also be said of wall-building. It was always and already a matter of ideology, an ideology born the instant the people of Jericho began stacking their undressed stones.
As compared to the significance of that act, the manner of the stacking is almost unremarkable. The initial wall of circa BCE, built shortly after the regular settlement was established, was nearly 12 feet high and six feet wide at the base. The wall, from its earliest incarnation, was already entirely of stone, brought to the site more or less as found in the surrounding hills and set up against an internal earthen bank with a flat top. Winnowing slightly in width at the upper end to lessen the vertical load, the wall was sloped back slightly, but other than that it did not sport any crenellations or other features that would enhance its defensive strength.
It could not have been terribly effective as a barrier, not even against the occasional alluvial washes descending from the uplands, which appear to have progressively eroded it and required it to be periodically reinforced.
See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions Price. Vinyl "Please retry". Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Wall of Jericho. Keepers of the Seven Keys PT. Walls of Jericho. Check out our turntable store for a great selection of turntables, needles, accessories, and more.
Register a free business account. Customer reviews. How does Amazon calculate star ratings? The model takes into account factors including the age of a rating, whether the ratings are from verified purchasers, and factors that establish reviewer trustworthiness.
Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. This album is definitely one of the most overlooked releases from the pumpkins as evidenced by the fact that, aside from "How Many Tears", they do not incorporate any of these tracks into their current live set After a rather intriguing and funny intro , We have "Starlight", one of their better opening songs In the late s, due to a manufacturing error, side one of several cassette copies of Walls of Jericho accidentally contained the music of Celtic Frost 's To Mega Therion , confusing many first-time Helloween listeners.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved Encyclopaedia Metallum.Walls of Jericho is a metalcore band. Albums: The Bound Feed the Gagged, All Hail the Dead, No One Can Save You From Yourself. Members: Candace Kucsulain, Chris Rawson, Mike Hasty, Dustin Schoenhofer, Aaron Ruby.