Another Cool Find

Archaeologists have made another great discovery:

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Archaeologists in Jerusalem have unearthed a paved assembly area and water channel at the site of a pool where some Christians believe Jesus gave sight to a blind man, Israel’s Antiquities Authority said on Thursday.

The discovery allows them to build a better picture of what the Siloam Pool might have looked like nearly 2,000 years ago — suggesting it was meant for ritual immersion rather than for use as a reservoir as some have thought.

“We have excavated it and dated it very accurately with coins found in the cement which the pool was built of,” Roni Reich of Haifa University, one of the dig leaders, told Reuters. “Hopefully we can continue the dig.”

The earliest coins to be found dated from the middle of the century before Jesus’s birth.

One of the things I find most amazing is that no archaeological discovery in the Middle East has yet contradicted the history recorded in the Bible.

The Pool of Siloam

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