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POOL OF SILOAM DISCOVERED IN 2004 CONFIRMS JOHN 9:7

POOL OF SILOAM DISCOVERED IN 2004 CONFIRMS JOHN 9:7

Until 2004, the pool and church built by Byzantine empress Eudocia to commemorate the site was thought by some Bible believers to have likely been the Pool of Siloam. In fact, many “experts” doubted the existence of the Pool of Siloam, period. Many of these “experts” also doubted the authenticity of the entire gospel of John, thinking that it was written long after the Apostle John had died, and was largely a book of legend and fiction.

Pool of Siloam steps
In 2004, the stepped remains of the ancient Siloam Pool, long thought to be located elsewhere, were uncovered near the City of David. According to the Gospel of John, it was at this sacred Christian site that Jesus healed the blind man.

Archaeological discoveries are forcing more and more skeptics to rethink their positions. The actual, genuine Pool of Siloam that was in use in Jesus day was accidently discovered in 2004. During construction work to repair a large water pipe south of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, at the southern end of ridge known as the City of David, archaeologists began to uncover what we now know is the Pool of Siloam. Numismatic evidence—coins from the late Hasmonean period (c 90 BCE) and from the Jewish revolt (c 63 CE)—prove that this pool was in use in Jesus’ day. This and other evidence has convinced archaeologists beyond any doubt that this was indeed the Pool of Siloam in John 9. read more

CLAY SEAL OF ISAIAH THE PROPHET APPARENTLY FOUND

CLAY SEAL OF ISAIAH THE PROPHET APPARENTLY FOUND

For the first time, archaeological evidence (a seal impression) of Isaiah has been discovered, it seems. See the article by Michelle Starr published on February 23, 2018. The book of Isaiah is quoted more often than any other prophetic Old Testament book, and is second only to Psalms in overall New Testament quotes:

The Biblical figure Isaiah who prophesied the coming of the Messiah may have been an actual real person.

Researchers have found an ancient clay seal from around the time he was reportedly alive, marked with his name. read more

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