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The Pool of Siloam Essay

  • Submitted by: EmeraldAble
  • on November 12, 2012
  • Category: History
  • Length: 759 words

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Archeological Proof #2: The Pool of Siloam
            Emerald Able

Mr Marr                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1

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                        October 22, 2012

                             
      The   first Pool of Siloam was   constructed   in the first century AD to supply water for the city of Jerusalem.   The water that flowed into the pool came

from a spring through Hezekiah's tunnel, built in the 8th century.   King Hezekiah tunnel was   built under the city to keep the water supply safe , in case of an attack by the

assyrians. According to some Bible scholars, it is believed that the pool of Siloam supplied the pool of Bethesda. The Placenza   pilgrim (6th century) wrote:     You descend

by many steps to Siloam, and above Siloam is a hanging basicilica beneath which the water of Siloam rises.   Siloam has two basins constructed of marble which are separated

each other by a screen   Men was in one and women in the other to gain a blessing.   In these waters miracles take place, and lepers are cleansed. In front of the court is large

man-made pool and people are continually washing there; for at regular intervals the spring sends a great deal of water into the basins, which goes down the valley

of Gethsemane (which they also call Jehosaphat) as far as the River Jordan.  


      The Pool of Siloam was used by the Jews during the Feast of Tabernacle for their purification rituals.   Jesus used the pool of Siloam to perform a miracle.   In   John 9:7,  

Jesus saw a blind man and put clay on his...

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