The Pool of Siloam, the biblical site where Jesus healed the blind man, is due to be open to the public this year. It is yet another example of the rich Jewish and Christian history within Jerusalem and yet more confirmation of the Bible’s accuracy.

The account of Jesus healing the blind man is found in John 9:1-11 which explains the location as the Pool of Siloam.

The Pool of Siloam is over 2,700 years old and was thought to have been lost to history. No one knew exactly where it was located until a discovery was made in 2004. Since then archaeologists have been slowly unearthing the pool to the point where it is now nearly ready to be open to the public.

In 2023, the “vast majority” of the pool — located in the southern portion of the City of David and within the area of the Jerusalem Walls National Park — will simultaneously be available for public viewing and subject to excavation.

“The Pool of Siloam’s excavation is highly significant to Christians around the world,” said Pastor John Hagee, the founder and chairman of Christians United for Israel.

Hagee continued: “… The Pool of Siloam and the Pilgrimage Road, both located within the City of David, are among the most inspiring archaeological affirmations of the Bible.

“Christians are deeply blessed by the City of David’s work and Israel’s enduring commitment to ensuring religious freedom to all who visit and live in the Holy Land, especially Jerusalem — the undivided capital of Israel,” added Hagee.

The excavation of the Pool of Siloam will reportedly last a few years.

“One of most significant sites affirming Jerusalem’s Biblical heritage — not simply as a matter of faith, but as a matter of fact — with significance to billions around the world, will be made fully accessible for the first time in 2,000 years,” Ze’ev Orenstein, the director of international affairs for the City of David Foundation in Jerusalem, told Fox News Digital.

Orenstein then added: “Despite ongoing efforts at the United Nations and Palestinian leadership to erase Jerusalem’s heritage, in a few years’ time, the millions of people visiting the City of David annually will literally be able to walk in the footsteps of the Bible, connecting with the roots of their heritage and identity.”

CUFI has long been interested in this important archaeological project which includes both the excavation of the Pool of Siloam and also the Pilgrim Road, which was the main road between the pool and the Temple Mount. It is highly significant to Biblical history and to the Jewish people’s claim to the land of Israel and Jerusalem as their capital.

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