Objective: What do history and the Bible tell us about walls in the ancient world? 

Join us as we explore two of the most famous and formidable walls in the Bible, the walls of Jericho, and Nehemiah's Wall. 

First, visit the Walls of Jericho, the oldest in the ancient world. Why did they fall before the Israelites without a battle? Were they doomed by a massive earthquake or a miracle of God? 

Next, come with us as we explore Nehemiah's Wall. Built up under threat of imminent attack, Nehemiah's Wall became one of the greatest feats of military engineering history. Nehemiah's Wall would serve to protect Jerusalem for the next four centuries, providing an era of unparalleled peace and prosperity. 

Learn why these walls were built, and find out what the scriptures tell us about 'Walls in the Bible.'

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What others have been saying about this course:

Mary Richards-Bishop

“I found this course quite informative and concise. It was was clear and easily understood. Thank you!”

“I found this course quite informative and concise. It was was clear and easily understood. Thank you!”

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Dalea Pozo

“Interesting, I did not know that there are over 3000 walls. ”

“Interesting, I did not know that there are over 3000 walls. ”

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Lerma ung

“Clearly presented! Quiz enables reflection on the topic. Maybe defining the references from the Bible would be useful to redirect the reader to read more.”

“Clearly presented! Quiz enables reflection on the topic. Maybe defining the references from the Bible would be useful to redirect the reader to read more.”

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    Explore the Bible - 'Walls in the Bible'

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Explore the Bible - 'Walls in the Bible' - STUDY GUIDE
    • Explore the Bible - 'Walls in the Bible' - VIDEO
    • Explore the Bible - 'Walls in the Bible' - QUIZ

Instructor(s)

Instructor Bio:

Marshall Connolly has spent his life in service to God and the Church as an educator and writer. He is a graduate of the California State University system and has earned bachelor's degrees in English and History, as well as a teaching credential. He has completed additional studies at Whitman College, and the University of San Diego. His interests include science and apologetics and he writes on both subjects for Catholic Online (catholic.org), the World's Catholic Library.

He serves as the first Director of Education for Catholic Online School.

Marshall Connolly

Director of Education

Marshall Connolly