Siloam


Siloam
A pool of water in Jerusalem which served as a reservoir. It was connected by a tunnel to the spring of Gihon and an inscription was discovered by two boys in 1880 which explains that the tunnel was dug from each end; the Hebrew script suggests a date not long before 701 BCE, when Sennacherib laid siege to the city; so the tunnel would have been part of the defence system. Isaiah mentions that its waters ‘flow gently’ (8:6), and there is a record in John 9:7 of Jesus healing a blind man by means of this water. The tower of Siloam (Luke 13:4) which so disastrously collapsed was part of the fortifications.

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  • Siloam — Si•lo•am [[t]sɪˈloʊ əm, saɪ [/t]] n. bib a spring near Jerusalem. John 9:7 …   From formal English to slang

  • Siloam — /saɪˈloʊəm/ (say suy lohuhm), /sə / (say suh ) noun Bible a pool at Jerusalem. John 9:7 …   Australian English dictionary


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