ANOTHER site assumed to be purely Biblical is now proven to be rooted in history.

The Pool of Siloam, where Jesus miraculously healed a blind man as documented in the Gospel of John, was first discovered by workers repairing a damaged sewer line in the Old Jerusalem late last year. Recent developments in excavation have further authenticated the spot.

Upon the discovery of the pool’s three flights of stone stairs providing an easy access to water, Eli Shukron of the Israel Antiquities Authority said he was “100 per cent sure it was the Siloam pool.”

Built in the first century BC and destroyed by Roman Emperor Titus in 70 AD, the Pool of Siloam helps prove the historical authenticity of the Bible because the one mentioned in the Bible is found exactly where John said it was.

According to the Gospel of John, Jesus encountered a chronic blind man on his way to the temple. After spitting on dust and rubbing it on the man’s eyes, Jesus asked him to wash himself in the Pool of Siloam where the blind man finally recovered his sight. Kathleen T. Valle with reports from Catholic World News

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