The Recently Discovered Pool of Siloam

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In this free sample lecture from the 2006 Jerusalem Perspective Conference, archaeologist and JP contributor Ronny Reich discusses the excavation of the first-century remains of the pool of Siloam discovered in Jerusalem. The complete collection of presentations delivered at the 2006 Jerusalem Perspective Conference is available through the En-Gedi Resource Center.

In this free sample lecture from the 2006 Jerusalem Perspective Conference, “Insights into Jesus of Nazareth: His Words, His Wisdom, His World,” archaeologist and JP contributor Ronny Reich discusses the excavation of the first-century remains of the pool of Siloam discovered in Jerusalem.

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Pool of Siloam excavations from northwest. Photo courtesy of BiblePlaces.com


Pool of Siloam excavations from south. Photo courtesy of BiblePlaces.com.

Pool of Siloam excavations from south. Photo courtesy of BiblePlaces.com.

Early excavations of Siloam Pool. Photo taken by Todd Bolen on June 24, 2004. BiblePlaces.com

Early excavations of Siloam Pool. Photo taken by Todd Bolen on June 24, 2004. BiblePlaces.com

Siloam Pool excavations. The garden where the pool was located is on the left, the steps descending into the pool are in the center, to the right is the cliff. Photo courtesy of BiblePlaces.com.

Siloam Pool excavations. The garden where the pool was located is on the left, the steps descending into the pool are in the center, to the right is the cliff. Photo courtesy of BiblePlaces.com.

Pool of Siloam steps with plaster.

Pool of Siloam steps with plaster. Photo courtesy of BiblePlaces.com.

Closeup of the plaster covered steps. Photo courtesy of BiblePlaces.com.

Closeup of the plaster-covered steps. Photo courtesy of BiblePlaces.com.

Artist's reconstruction of the Pool of Siloam. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Artist’s reconstruction of the Pool of Siloam. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

The complete collection of presentations delivered at the 2006 Jerusalem Perspective Conference is available through the En-Gedi Resource Center. To purchase the lectures in audio MP3 format, or to purchase video recordings of the lectures included in an 8 DVD set, click here.
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  • Ronny Reich

    Ronny Reich

    Archaeologist and epigrapher, Professor Ronny Reich is head of the Department of Archaeology of Haifa University in Israel. Reich received his Ph.D. in Archaeology in 1990 from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for a dissertation, " Miqwa'ot [Jewish ritual immersion baths] in the Land of…
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