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.

The Bethesda Pool, Site of One of Jesus’ Miracles

12/03 | 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.

The Siloam Pool: Where Jesus Healed the Blind Man

12/03 | 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.

Mark and John: A Wedding at Cana—Whose and Where?

11/16 | In a guest post republished from his blog, James Tabor discusses the wedding at Cana from the Gospels of Mark and John. Whose wedding was this and why was Jesus   Read more…

Posted in Jesus/Historical Jesus, New Testament.


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