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Neot Kedumim The Biblical Landscape Reserve in Israel
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Water Wheel
Not a giant hamster wheel, but an ingenious device for moving water from a lower

Visitors can operate this reconstructed water wheel, used for irrigation in various parts of the Middle East since at least the seventh century BCE. The water wheel appears in Bible commentaries as a "wheel of fortune" image. A commentary on Psalm 75:8 "God is the judge; he lowers one and raises another": "What is the world like? It is like the wheel in the garden with its clay jugs. The lower ones go up full, and the upper ones come down empty. Thus not everyone who is rich today will be rich tomorrow, and not everyone who si poor today will be poor tomorrow."





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