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    The Pool of Siloam Water flows through the tunnel of Hezekiah (727-698 BC) from the spring of Gihon. Hewn through rock, the tunnel is 538 metres long, an important source of water for the city of David. Siloam became a place of Christian pilgrimage because of Jesus healing of the man born blind. John 9.
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    Jesus “spat on the ground and made mud with the saliva and spread the mud on the man's eyes, saying to him, ‘Go, wash in the pool of Siloam’ (which means Sent). Then he went and washed and came back able to see. ” Jn. 9:6-7
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    The remains of early foundations
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    Site of the original pool – reconstructed
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    Sarcophagus, Siloam Pool
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    Bethesda Another miracle took place at Bethesda, a large pool which is associated with the remains of an ancient cistern close to theChurch of St Anne.
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    “Now in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate there is a pool, called in Hebrew Beth-zatha, which has five porticoes. In these lay many invalids - blind, lame, and paralyzed. One man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been there a long time, he said to him, "Do you want to be made well?" The sick man answered him, "Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; and while I am making my way, someone else steps down ahead of me." Jesus said to him, "Stand up, take your mat and walk." At once the man was made well, and he took up his mat and began to walk. Now that day was a Sabbath.” John 5:2-9
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    Cistern
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    A Roman road near Siloam

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Siloam

Water flows through the tunnel of Hezekiah (727-698 BC) from the spring of Gihon. Hewn through rock, the tunnel is 538 metres long, an important source of water for the city of David. Siloam became a place of Christian pilgrimage because of Jesus healing of the man born blind.

John 9.