Historical Significance
  • This flight of stairs is 210 feet wide. The stairs are a combination of smooth stone slabs and carved bedrock.
  • The stairs alternate between a 35 inch run and a 12 inch run, except for the first and last three steps, which are all 12 inches. The alternating step width caused the Jewish worshippers to proceed toward the Temple Mount with a steady, unrushed pace.
Biblical Significance