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 Post subject: Biblical Pool of Siloam.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 4:41 am 
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I found this so interesting! I does make one just cleave the the exact words, in the Bible.

August 9, 2005

Sewage workers find biblical Pool of Siloam

Los Angeles Times
Workers repairing a sewage pipe in Jerusalem have discovered the biblical Pool of Siloam, a freshwater reservoir that was a major gathering place for ancient Jews making religious pilgrimages to the city and the reputed site where Jesus cured a man blind from birth, according to the gospel of John.

The pool was fed by the now famous Hezekiah's Tunnel and is ``a much grander affair'' than archeologists previously believed, with three tiers of stone stairs allowing easy access to the water, according to Hershel Shanks, editor of Biblical Archeology Review, which reported the find Monday.

``Scholars have said that there wasn't a Pool of Siloam and that John was using a religious conceit'' to illustrate a point, said Bible scholar James Charlesworth of the Princeton Theological Seminary. ``Now we have found the pool ... exactly where John said it was.''

A gospel that was thought to be ``pure theology is now shown to be grounded in history,'' he said.

The discovery puts a new spotlight on what is called the pilgrimage to Jerusalem, a trip that religious law required ancient Jews to make at least once a year, said archeologist Ronny Reich of the University of Haifa, who excavated the pool.
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Thanks for posting. There have been alot of these "Oh so Scripture was right after all" discoveries.

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