SILOAM (Hebrew: SHILOAH; Arabic: SILWAN) is an ancient site in
Jerusalem , located in the East
Jerusalem neighborhood of
south of the Old City . According to the Hebrew Bible,
built around the "serpent -stone",
Zoheleth , where
Adonijah gave his
feast in the time of
Solomon . It is the site of the Pool of Siloam
Tower of Siloam , both mentioned in the
New Testament .
* 1 Antiquity
* 3 Archaeology
* 4 References
Silwan, late 19th century
Josephus described the waters of
Siloam as "sweet and abundant."
In the New Testament, the collapse of the
Tower of Siloam is cited by
Jesus as one of two examples where sudden, untimely death came to
people who didn't necessarily deserve it more than most other sinful
According to the
Gospel of John
Gospel of John ,
Jesus healed a man who had been
blind from birth.
Jesus spat on the ground, made mud with the saliva,
and spread the mud over the blind man’s eyes. He then told the man,
“Go wash yourself in the Pool of Siloam.” So the man went and
washed and came back seeing. A pool and church were built in
the Byzantine empress Eudocia (c. 400–460 CE) to commemorate this
New Testament miracle.
An inscription from Siloam, from the lintel of
Siloam inscription was discovered in the water tunnel built
during the reign of
Hezekiah , in the early 7th century BC. The Siloam
inscription is now preserved in the Archeological Museum of Istanbul,
Turkey . Another important inscription found at
Siloam is the lintel
Shebna -yahu's tomb (known as the
Shebna Inscription ), which is in
the collections of the
British Museum .
In 2004, archaeologists excavating the site for the Israel
Antiquities Authority found biblical-era coins marked with ancient
Jewish writing, pottery shards and a stone bottle cork that confirmed
the identification of the site as the biblical
* ^ Smith, Stelman. The Exhaustive Dictionary of Bible Names.
Bridge Logos, 2009. ISBN 978-0882707518
* ^ "The
Siloam Pool Where
Jesus Healed the Blind Man".
Biblicalarchaeology.org. 2011-05-25. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
* ^ Plushnick, Ramit. "Archaeologists identify remains of Siloam
Pool, where it is believed
Jesus miraculously gave sight to a blind
man". Highbeam.com. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
Wikimedia Commons has media related to SILOAM .
Coordinates : 31°46′12.29″N 35°14′10.17″E /
31.7700806°N 35.2361583°E / 31.77