Tag: Siloam Pool

The Siloam Pool, according to the Gospel of John, is the location where Jesus healed the blind man (John 9:1–11). In June 2004, the ruins of the Siloam Pool were discovered during construction work to repair a large water pipe south of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, at the southern end of the ridge known as the City of David. Archaeologists Ronny Reich and Eli Shukron identified two ancient stone steps, and further excavation revealed that they were part of a monumental pool from the Second Temple period, the period in which Jesus lived.

Gospel of John Commentary: Who Wrote the Gospel of John and How Historical Is It?

07/01 | The Gospels, the first four books of the New Testament, tell the story of the life of Jesus. Yet only one—the Gospel of John—claims to be an eyewitness account, the   Read more…

Posted in New Testament.

The Siloam Pool: Where Jesus Healed the Blind Man

06/02 | The Siloam Pool has long been considered a sacred Christian site, even if the correct identification of the site itself was uncertain. According to the Gospel of John, it was   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites.

The Bethesda Pool, Site of One of Jesus’ Miracles

06/01 | The Bethesda Pool, where Jesus heals the paralytic man in the Gospel of John, is a complex site. It appears to have been a mikveh, or ritual bath. As the   Read more…

Posted in Jerusalem, Jesus/Historical Jesus, New Testament.


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