The biblical Pool of Siloam in Jerusalem will be excavated and opened to the public in 2023 says the Israel Antiquities Authority
A quick trip to our archives on Biblical Archaeology shows you just how much fascinating Bible truth has been bubbling up to the surface over the past few years, making it feel like God is perhaps ‘sending us a message’ on the coming end times. Today’s article on the resurfacing of the Pool of Siloam, the place where Jesus restored sight to the blind man, has profound significance for us in the closing moments of the Church Age. Jesus, who is the ‘light of the world’, allowed a blind man to see again at the pool of Siloam, so to what might He be opening our eyes to in 2023? Plenty!
“And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.” John 9:7 (KJB)
The world you live in through the eyes of your newspaper bears little to no resemblance to the actual world we live in as shown to us in the Bible. Jeremiah shows us the end times false prophets who are believed, Habakkuk shows us true prophecy that’s not believed, and Revelation shows us a lukewarm and soundly-asleep Laodicean Church in the days before the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church. I believe that the reopening of the Pool of Siloam will be part of some stunning end times events that will take place in 2023, and on our Wednesday night ‘Rightly Dividing’ King James Bible Study we will take a ‘deep dive’ into and see where we come up.
Pool of Siloam in Jerusalem to be excavated, opened to the public
FROM ISRAEL TODAY: An ancient Jerusalem pool that was used by millions of Jewish pilgrims during the time of the Second Temple two millennia ago as a ritual bath before ascending the Temple Mount, and revered by Christians as the site where Jesus cured a blind man, will be fully excavated and then opened to the public, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Tuesday.
The Pool of Siloam, located in the southern portion of the City of David, the ancient epicenter of Jerusalem, and just outside the Old City walls is expected to become one of the most important historic and tourist sites in the city. The pool has been a focal point for archaeologists and scholars for the last 150 years. The excavations are set to begin in January and will continue for at least several months, while the site is expected to open to the public in about a year.
The City of David, a top tourist attraction in the capital, is adjacent to the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan.
The Pool of Siloam was uncovered at the end of the 19th century, when British and American archaeologists led by Frederick Jones Bliss and Archibald Campbell Dickie exposed some of the steps of the Pool, followed by some work in the 1960s by the British archaeologist Kathleen Kenyon.
The site’s scope was more fully uncovered only in 2004, when the city Gihon water company was carrying out infrastructure work and a tractor accidentally laid bare more of the location, leading to a partial excavation at the time, said Dr. Amit Re’em, the Jerusalem district archaeologist for the Israel Antiquities Authority. The well-preserved pool covered with ashlar carved stone was a monumental site, and the consensus in the archaeological community was that this was indeed the Siloam Pool, he said. READ MORE
The Pool of Siloam in Jerusalem
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