Thursday, August 11, 2005

Pool of Siloam found in Jerusalem

The accuracy and historicity of the Bible continues to be vindicated as more and more is discovered in the Holy Land. This article in the LA Times reports that the Pool of Siloam was recently discovered. The article begins with these words:
Workers repairing a sewage pipe in the Old City of Jerusalem have discovered the biblical Pool of Siloam, a freshwater reservoir that was a major gathering place for ancient Jews making religious pilgrimages to the city and the reputed site where Jesus cured a man blind from birth, according to the Gospel of John.

The pool was fed by the now famous Hezekiah's Tunnel and is "a much grander affair" than archeologists previously believed, with three tiers of stone stairs allowing easy access to the water, said Hershel Shanks, editor of the Biblical Archaeology Review, which reported the find Monday.

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