The Pool of Siloam was built around 2,700 years ago, as part of Jerusalem’s water system. (Photo: Reuters)
JAKARTA – The location of Jesus when he performed the miracle of healing a blind man was found in Jerusalem. This discovery was revealed after archaeologists excavated the site of the Ancient Pool of Siloam.
At this site, archaeologists found a number of artifacts such as eight steps and footprints. The Pool of Siloam itself was built around 2,700 years ago, as part of Jerusalem’s water system.
Quoted from The Jerusalem Post, Friday (22/9/2023), the Pool of Siloam is believed to be the location where Jesus healed the blind as mentioned in the New Testament. Meanwhile, clues about the location were first mentioned in the Old Testament.
The Israel Antiquities Authority, the Israel National Parks Authority, and the City of David Foundation announced that the Ancient Pools of Siloam will be open to the public for the first time in 2,000 years.
To date, only a small portion of the site has been completely excavated and is accessible to the public out of a total area of 1.25 hectares. It is hoped that more sites will become accessible over time as more areas are excavated.
The Rev. Johnnie Moore, president of the Congress of Christian Leaders, said the Pool of Siloam is historical evidence that should be preserved.
“Theologically, this confirms scripture. Geographically, this affirms scripture and politically, it affirms Israel’s unquestionable and incomparable relationship with Jerusalem. Some findings are theoretical. This one cannot be denied. “That is evidence of the story of the Bible and its people, Israel,” he said.