ISRAEL PHOTOS III  -- A COLLECTION OF PHOTOS FROM ISRAEL 

WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF SCENES AND SITES PERTINENT TO THE STUDY OF CHRISTIANITY


OVERLOOKING THE POOL OF SILOAM AT JERUSALEM


View of Siloam from the Mt. of Offense (Sept. 2003) Dark Blue Arrows Pointing to Area of Ancient Pools Near Lower Center

John 9:11-- ASV

"He answered, The man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to Siloam, and wash: so I went away and washed, and I received sight."

The tunnel of Hezekiah discharged its water to the Byzantine Pool of Siloam.  In 2005 the Herodian pool of Siloam was uncovered in the area indicated as the Lower Pool in the photo.  It was where a blind man was healed after following Jesus' instructions.  Directly below the arrow at the Pool of Siloam there was a cliff at the brow of a hill and the water from the pool flowed out of the pool past the lower pool where there was a garden of figs and pomegranates.  Eventually the stream flowed into a city pipe under the street.  The Kidron Valley was at the bottom of the photo above).  Quarrying during Roman times changed the shape of the lower city; especially in the area to the right of Siloam.  It was there that the quarrying exposed some tombs thought to be the tombs of Judean kings.  


2003 Silwan -- Royal Tombs

The Bordeaux Pilgrim visited this area circa 333 AD.  He wrote the following:

"Also as you come out of Jerusalem to go up Mount Sion, on the left hand, below in the valley, beside the wall, is a pool which is called Siloe and has four porticoes; and there is another large pool outside it."

The lower pool was rediscovered in 2005 during some sewer construction and found to be the Roman era Pool of Siloam from the times of Jesus.

The Franciscan Cyberspot website with the Bordeaux Pilgrim testimony: http://198.62.75.1/www1/ofm/pilgr/bord/10Bord07bJerus.html

Parable of the Mustard Seed
     A Mustard Field Along Highway 87-North Shore of Galilee
     Mustard Seeds in the Palm of a Hand
     A Branching Mustard Plant Near the Jordan River/Bethsaida
     Mustard Field March 1999
     Mustard Flowers
Upper Most Seats of the Synagogue

The Fig Tree
     Mt of Olives Fig Tree April 12-13, 2005
     Fig and Pomegranate trees below Siloam in Jerusalem
     Israel Photos II fig tree page
     Sycomore Fig Tree
The Good Shepherd
The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats
     Goat Herder
Camels
Ritual Cleansing
Shechem
     The Olive Harvest of Samaria
     Mt. Ebal
     Olive Tree
Pearl of Great Price
A First Century Synagogue at Gamala
     View from the Vulture Overlook
     Overview of Gamala
Modern Galilee Fishing Boats
Kursi
     
Caves and/or Tombs
     Steep Slope near the Lake
Hippos
Feeding the 5,000
     On the Mountain
     Walking on Water

     Ramot-Zelon area
     Alternate location
Mt. Hermon
The Pool(s) of Bethesda in Jerusalem

     Healing Pools
     Southern Pool
     Crusader Chapel and St. Ann Church
The Pool of Siloam in Jerusalem
     Gihon Spring
     Hezekiah's Tunnel
     Overlook of Siloam
Tower of Siloam

     Grape Vines at Beth Horan
     Towers

A Watch Tower in a Vineyard/Olive Grove
Mt. Precipice
     South Face
     Summit
     Over the edge
     Measuring Line
     View of Nazareth from near Megiddo
Nazareth
     The Basilica of the Annunciation
Capernaum
Healing a Paralytic in Capernaum
Bethsaida      
Waterskins and Wineskins
The Fish and the Coin
A Denarius
Casting out a demon
The Road to Jericho
     Old Roman Road
     Wilderness Above Jericho

     Old Jericho
Western Wall
Gethsemane and the Cave of  Gethsemane
Church of the Holy Sepulcher
Rolling Stone Tombs - Jerusalem
     Other Rolling Stone Tombs
Tiberias

Solar Power in Israel

Salt of the earth
Chorazin

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