The pool of siloam is the site of a miracle in the gospel of john—jesus cures a man born blind and sends him to wash here: present-day excavations uncovered half of a courtyard with stone steps that would have descended to the pool (the other half of the pool lies below private land and is still buried in the images. The siloam of the second temple period was discovered by accident in 2004 while workers were digging a sewer line archaeologists have uncovered only a portion of this lower pool, exposing the entire north side—more than 225 feet long tourists can visit there today during the second temple period. Until 2004 the pool at the end of the hezekiah's tunnel, supplied by the gihon spring - was often called the siloam pool (a) although for a long time it was known that the remains of the pillars in the inlet from the high level aqueduct is in the sw corner, about 5 - 7 m above the floor of the pool, see the excavation report. The pictures provide evidence — now hidden by layers of later construction — that the traditional pool of siloam in jerusalem is indeed the remnant of a much larger ancient pool on exactly the same site the photos, looking north, were taken sometime after the completion of the excavations of fredrick.
Archaeological sites - particularly in the area defined jerusalem's historic basin ( the old city and its environs) detailed history of excavations in jerusalem's historic basin see our report underground jerusalem: the network of underground tunnels and spaces running from the siloam pool in silwan, under the old city. Listen to eli shukron as he explains the pool of siloam excavation - where jesus healed the blind man the siloam pool is an important christian site. The pool of siloam by ferrell jenkins published in biblical insights january, 2006 ronny reich, archaeologist who excavated the new pool of siloam, and ferrell jenkins, november, 2005 the pool of siloam ronny reich and ferrell jenkins biblicalstudiesinfo the pool of siloam by ferrell jenkins more than 700.
But the existence of the pool of siloam and the accuracy of the biblical account contradicts the view that such stories were later inventions in the third century ad a church was built above a pool attached to hezekiah's water tunnel in jerusalem to commemorate the healing of the blind man reported in john's gospel. Archaeologists in jerusalem have identified the remains of the siloam pool, where the bible says jesus miraculously cured a man's blindness the archaeologists are slowly digging out the pool, where water still runs, tucked away in what is now the arab neighborhood of silwan it was used by jews for.
Pool of siloam is found 3 times in the bible: neh 3:15 pool of shelah is 8:6, waters of shiloah jn 9:7, pool of siloam the hebrew word siloam means sent pool of the sent this is interesting because jesus sent the blind man to this pool to be healed josephus often references the pool of siloam he said it was. The pool of siloam is a pool mentioned in john 9, when jesus cured a blind man with a mud mixture and told him to go wash it from his eyes recent excavations in the city of david area of jerusalem have uncovered what may be the very pool where jesus performed the miracle, just 50 meters from the traditional site. Archaeologists working in the city of david have uncovered the edge of what they believe is the pool of siloam from the time of jesus (cf john 9) the photo at left shows the city of jerusalem with the temple mount and the city of david the excavations are on the west side of the city of david letter “a” is located where. It carried the waters of the gihon spring, ancient jerusalem's only fresh water supply, to the other side of the city—where it debouched into the pool of siloam in recent years, many issues have been raised and fiercely debated about this remarkable tunnel how did the tunnelers digging from opposite ends manage to meet.
Ancient records report that during the second temple period, there was a lower pool during a sewer excavating near the present-day pool by ir david foundation workers, in the autumn of 2004, archaeologist eli shukron (working in the israel antiquities authority) accompanied by the israel nature and parks authority ori. The tunnel east of the siloam pool (not the stepped siloam reservoir) has been extended to the north inside the tunnel a beautifully preserved herodian street has been found this jerusalem post report has a silent video showing the beautifully carved steps this side street runs parallel to the main street. Preliminary report during february–march and may–june 2013, two seasons of excavation were conducted in silwan village in jerusalem, along the road running south from the intersection at the pool of siloam (birkat al- hamra permit no a-6709 map ref 222351–69/630753–810), prior to the installation of.
As soon as ronny saw the steps, he exclaimed, these must be steps going down to the pool of siloam during the second temple period he took a few pictures and wrote a report to jon seligman, the district archaeologist for jerusalem a quick response was called for because the winter rains were fast approaching and. In the third century ad, a church was built above a pool attached to hezekiah's water tunnel in jerusalem to commemorate the healing of the blind man reported in john's gospel until recently, this was thought to be the pool of siloam however, during sewerage works in 2004, engineers stumbled upon the steps of a first. It is possible that when the new site is opened to the public, it will be possible to walk through it from the siloam pool all the way to the western wall tunnels the israel antiquities authority carried out the excavations in conjunction with the western wall heritage foundation at monday's news conference,.
Rev gary byers explains the archaeology and history of the pool of siloam, and the miracle associated with the blind man of john 9. Excavations have revealed sections of two massive pools, covered colonnades and a segment of herodian steps in the general area described in john 5 and in meanwhile, john 9 tells the story of jesus healing a blind man by smearing mud on his eyes and telling him to wash in the pool of siloam. Spring, rock-cut pool from 2012 onward fieldwork was undertaken near the gihon spring (areas c and h fig 1) in the city of david, jerusalem, continuing the long-term project conducted at the site by reich and shukron (for a comprehensive review of their excavations, see reich 2011) the excavations revealed a.
The list of discoveries and contributions to archaeological science made by reich and his faithful partner shukron is quite long, starting with the discovery of the siloam (shiloah ) pool, from the second temple period (530 bce to 70 ce ), to the discovery and analysis of a system of fortifications of jebusite. (photo: reuters/gil cohen magen)an ultra-orthodox jewish man bathes in the siloam pool in the east jerusalem neighbourhood of silwan october according to biblical archaeology review, further excavation revealed that they were part of a monumental pool from the second temple period, the. This is a preliminary report recording ten years of continuous archaeological excavations at qumran from pool l- 117 among the many finds in the dump were pottery vessels, coins, ostraca, various organic materials and burnt dates its use as a refuse pit 83 y ben-shalom, the school of shammai and the zealots. Pool of siloam excavations from south photo courtesy of bibleplacescom early excavations of siloam pool photo taken by todd bolen on june 24, 2004 bibleplacescom siloam pool excavations the garden where the pool was located is on the left, the steps descending into the pool are in the center,.