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.

Baptismal Site “Bethany Beyond the Jordan” Added to UNESCO World Heritage List

09/29 | In 2015, UNESCO added the archaeological complex at Al-Maghtas, Jordan—called the Biblical “Bethany beyond the Jordan”—to its World Heritage List. Another tradition places the baptismal site on the west bank   Read more…

Posted in News, Biblical Archaeology Places, Biblical Archaeology Sites.

Pilgrims’ Progress to Byzantine Jerusalem

09/05 | Jerusalem has been revered as a holy city for millennia—with pilgrims a staple feature in its bustling streets. Egeria’s Travels and the journals of the Bordeaux Pilgrim and the Piacenza   Read more…

Posted in Jerusalem.

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

09/01 | 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.


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