Mishnah, Middot 2.3 mentions 13 breaches that were made in the soreg by the Greek (i.e., Seleucid) kings and were then fenced up again, probably by Jonathan the Hasmonean (see Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews 13.181). While Josephus states that the stone balustrade was 3 cubits high (Jewish War 5.193), the Mishnah gives its height as only 10 handbreadths, or 1.67 cubits (or 2.5 Roman feet) (Middot 2.3).