2,000 Year Old Pool Where Jesus Christ Healed A Blind Man Rediscovered By Archeologists

Archeologists in Jerusalem managed to uncover an amazing historical site, finding the steps that descend into the Pool of Siloam, the place where the Bible shows that Jesus Christ healed a blind man.

The discovery was made during an excavation project being held in Jerusalem by the Israel Antiquities Authority, the Israel National Parks Authority, and the City of David Foundation, per the Daily Wire

Work started on the site back in 2004 after a large water pipe burst. Nothing notable was found at the site until recently when archaeologists found a set of eight steps that dated all the way back to when Jesus used the pool.

“It’s exciting to be a part of a story that’s bigger than ourselves — to be a part of bringing a story to life that has significance not for millions, but for billions,” said Ze’ev Orenstein, director of international affairs for the City of David Foundation. 

The Gospel of John features the story that took place at the baths where Jesus and his disciples encountered a blind man at the pool. The disciples questioned Jesus on what caused the man's blindness, to which Jesus said that the man had been born blind so that God’s work might be revealed to him. 

Jesus proceeded to rub a mixture of clay and saliva over the man's eyes and instructed him to “Go, wash in the Pool of Siloam.” Upon washing the mixture from his eyes, the man was able to see. 

“The ongoing excavations within the City of David — the historic site of Biblical Jerusalem — particularly of the Pool of Siloam and the Pilgrimage Road, serve as one of the greatest affirmations of that heritage and the millennia-old bond Jews and Christians have with Jerusalem,” Orenstein said.

“There is no half mile that means more to more people that affirms Jerusalem’s biblical heritage not simply as a matter of faith, but as a matter of fact,” he said.

“And obviously living in a time where so much of biblical heritage is being questioned — to be able to be unearthing all of this historical heritage and antiquity that shows that whether for Jews or Christians, that you could see it, you could touch it, you could walk on it, that really our heritage in Jerusalem going back thousands of years, not simply a matter of faith, but a matter of fact, being unearthed here in the city of David,” he added.

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