Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Found: Biblical Pool of Siloam

DRUDGE REPORT FLASH 2004®: "Workers repairing a sewage pipe in the old city of Jerusalem have discovered the biblical Pool of Siloam, a freshwater reservoir that was a major gathering place for ancient Jews making religious pilgrimages to the city and the reputed site where Jesus cured a man blind from birth, the LOS ANGELES TIMES reports.

The pool was fed by the now famous Hezekiah's Tunnel and is ``a much grander affair'' than archeologists previously believed, with three tiers of stone stairs allowing easy access to the water, according to Hershel Shanks, editor of Biblical Archeology Review, which reported the find Monday.

``Scholars have said that there wasn't a Pool of Siloam and that John was using a religious conceit'' to illustrate a point, said New Testament scholar James H. Charlesworth of the Princeton Theological Seminary. ``Now we have found the Pool of Siloam ... exactly where John said it was.''"
Cool, huh.

Even some love for Princeton Seminary, eh Andy?

1 comment:

Andy said...

Charlesworth quoted by a newspaper and it is NOT the obligatory annual Christmas or Eastertide investigation? A Bible scholar knows no greater success.

Now, to celebrate, let's all join in a rousing chorus of the Princeton Seminary fight song....

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