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August 12, 2005

The ancient Pool of Siloam, which was fed by the same spring that now runs underground through Hezekiah’s tunnel under the Old City of Jerusalem of King David’s time, has been uncovered as attested in the article which closes this supplement to 183B & 185A.

Priests were required to go down into a cavern under Herod’s temple to immerse nightly in a spring that flowed under it. It was mandatory they do so before coming on duty the following day. Their self-immersion was a mikvah, or ritual bath, without which they were not allowed to participate in the three daily sacrifices.

For the last 29 years I have lectured about the spring that ran from the southwest to the northeast under the temple on the northern end of Herod’s temple foundation. It continued northeast into the old Pool of Siloam outside the northeastern corner of the temple mount, then east, then southeast, then south down the Kidron Valley, and finally became visible by walking down two flights of stairs to step into the water that flowed south through Hezekiah’s Tunnel for some 1750 feet. This is the spring that will be cut off when the land is lifted from Geba to Rimmon, and thereby surface on the temple mount to flow some 4000 cubits to the east through the divided Mount of Olives. You will find details on it in Archive Prophecy Updates 183B and 185A, and Figures of it under Archive Birth Pang Figures 42 through 48. During the non-rainy time of the year, when the water table of springs and wells dropped in Israel, additional water was supplied to the spring by a conduit of water that was brought northward to western Jerusalem from springs to the south and west of Jerusalem.

Zechariah 14:10 – All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place, from Benjamin’s gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto the king’s winepresses.

Zechariah 14:8 – And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.

Ezekiel 47:1-5 – Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar. [2] Then brought he me out of the way of the gate northward, and led me about the way without unto the utter gate by the way that looketh eastward; and, behold, there ran out waters on the right side. [3] And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the waters were to the ancles. [4] Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through; the waters were to the loins. [5] Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over.

The spring that ran under the temple mount northeastward to feed the biblical Pool of Siloam had been archeological unearthed just outside where the northeastern wall of the temple mount stood. The following article from the Los Angeles Times by Thomas H. Maugh describes this recent discovery.
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