How are road “improvements” in the Bible different from what you mean when you talk about road improvements in your city, town, or village?

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    • #95336322
      Mark
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      Cobble stone pathways vs paved smooth roads.

    • #95335039
      Tonya
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      The road improvements in the Bible were done by the individuals who were walking the route and they would pick up stones and clear bushes on the path as they traveled it. Today’s road improvements are done by the Department of Transportation and have may people with motorized equipment to do the improvements.

    • #95319270
      Carolyn
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      They cleared the natural features that obscure the road over time. They did not bring in technologies to broaden, deepen the foundation of roads.

    • #95309990
      Terry
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      Road improvement in Bible times could mean removing rocks from the road, fixing stormwater washouts and cutting back bushing and thorns.
      In Romans times roads were straightened, covered with cobble stones, they had curb stones and milestones.
      Road improvements today would include being paved with asphalt, bridges over streams and rivers, smoother, distance markers showing the distance between different places.

    • #95308298
      Kathleen
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      If ancient roads were improved, it was done by removing rocks from the trail that may otherwise be tripped over. Brush and thorns were cut back and rainstorm damage was repaired where washouts had occurred. Romans would later cobblestone these roads and add stone markers as a better way to allow for easy transportation and the quick deployment of their military.

      The only road improvements in my town are additional flashing stop signs and giant speed bumps. Seldom do local roads get re-paved or pot holes get repaired. Toll roads are always in excellent condition and our larger cities have multiple routes to offer traffic alternatives.

    • #95304469
      Ken
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      Even though the “improved” road offered a clearer road it wasn’t as smooth as roads are today. Also they covered a smaller percentage of the routes compared to today.

    • #95301741
      Terry
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      Today we have paved roads but back in biblical times they either had basically hiking trails or a cobblestone trail

    • #95300454
      Patricia
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      Road improvement in Bible times was removing rocks, trimming vegetation but the roads were still more like footpaths. Road improvements for me is paving, making the roads smooth and wider.

    • #95299272
      Marci
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      Moving rocks, cutting back brush and thorns, and repairing the path after a washout, are the forms of road improvements completed in Biblical times.
      Today, road improvements may involve, road widening, filling pot-holes, or repaving and repainting.

    • #95288602
      Tuyen
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      Road “improvement’s” in the bible time is to take a small walking well travelled path and put cobble stone and once a while a maker called mile stone like Roman road improvement. Equivalent to this a two lane high way becomes a four lanes high way with a center divider. We used to have Route 1 which was quite rustic, but now four lane highway with speed limits of 65 and toll booths!

    • #95278029
      Cheryl
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      Road improvements in biblical times meant removing a stone or brush or repairing storm damage. Today, with modern technology, improvements might mean more lanes, more eits and entrances or additional connecting roads between major thoroughfares. Improvements also mean a smoother ride.

    • #125650
      Chia
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      Roads in the Bible times are merely rustic hiking trails or footpaths. Road improvements meant removing rocks out of the way, cutting back bushes or thorns, or repairing damage caused by winter rainstorms.
      However, road improvements in my city mean we have a hard-surface road with lighting, traffic lights, and a signboard to show the direction and distance to the destination in my city. In addition, there are residential or commercial developments or colleges along the highways.

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