POOL OF SILOAM DISCOVERED, AND PEOPLE WILL SOON BE ABLE TO VISIT WHERE JESUS HEALED A BLIND MAN
Televangelists, faith healers and other religious performers often make a point of supposedly healing the blind in public to show their power thru their strong faith and connection to God. You’ve likely seen it depicted on television and the movies where some child or old person suddenly says, “I can see!!!” And then everyone else present reacts in loud religious fervor. But this whole idea, of course, comes from the Bible. The Scriptures, John:9 specifically, where Jesus Christ healed a blind man. Was that real? The answer depends on your faith, I suppose. But the place where it’s written that Jesus accomplished this miracle is real. And it’s been found, and excavated by archeologists.
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2,000 YEARS, PEOPLE CAN SEE WHERE BIBLE SAYS JESUS HEALED BLIND MAN
If you know your Scripture well, you already know this place is the Pool of Siloam. The location is a biblical site that both Christians and Jews cherish, and this news literally means that people can soon visit the site for the first time in 2,000 years. The announcement came from the Israel Antiquities Authority and the City of David Foundation. Aside from the miracle of Jesus healing a blind man, the Pool of Siloam is also where Jewish pilgrims cleansed themselves before entering the Second Temple. The Pool of Siloam and the Pilgrimage Road are both in the City of David, and both represent what the faithful find to be major affirmations of the Bible as fact.
BUILT 2,700 YEARS AGO, THE POOL OF SILOAM WILL TAKE SEVERAL YEARS TO BE FULLY EXCAVATED
The City of David is within the area of the Jerusalem Walls National Park. A small section of the pool has already been successfully excavated already. But the vast majority is still being revealed, and will either be opened to the public piecemeal or all at once when the full excavation is complete. The entire project will take several years, though visitors will soon have a space to view the work as it happens. This pool where the Bible says Jesus healed a blind man was first built about 2,700 years ago as a part of Jerusalem’s water system, during the reign of King Hezekia (also according to the Bible). At its largest, the pool reached the size of about 1 ¼ acres in size.