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.

Ancient Roman Theater Exposed Under Jerusalem’s Western Wall

11/01 | An Israel Antiquities Authority excavation underneath Wilson’s Arch of Jerusalem’s Western Wall uncovered a Roman-era theater more than 1,700 years old.   Read more…

Posted in Jerusalem.

The Bethesda Pool, Site of One of Jesus’ Miracles

08/26 | 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.

Hezekiah’s Religious Reform—In the Bible and Archaeology

08/16 | One of the most significant changes in the religious life of ancient Israel occurred during the reign of the Judahite king Hezekiah, in the late eighth century B.C.E. According to   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel.


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