Healing the Man Born Blind1 As He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth.
2 And His disciples asked Him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he would be born blind?"
3 Jesus answered, "It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in him.
4 "We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work.
5 "While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world."
6 When He had said this, He spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and applied the clay to his eyes,
7 and said to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (which is translated, Sent) So he went away and washed, and came back seeing.
January 2006 Location of Siloam
According to Josephus the first century Roman wall of Jerusalem turned from N-S to E-W above Siloam. Siloam was in the photo below the blue arrow. The Roman wall turned close to the pool. This area was relatively flat and the towers and wall in this area were probably about 35 feet high as Josephus explained the old wall had 60 towers 20 cubits high along the 20 cubit high wall; with turrets and battlements the entire height was recorded as 25 cubits (Josephus War Book V Chapter IV).