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View looking down to the Pool of Siloam. The water from Hezekiah’s Tunnel exits into the pool from underneath the arch. If flows towards the viewer.

The Siloam Inscription was found about 20 ft. [m.] inside the tunnel from this exit. Click Here for brief comments on the inscription.

The Pool of Siloam has undergone many changes over the years, but in the New Testament, a man who was blind was told by Jesus to go wash his eyes in this pool (John 9:1–12). In addition, during the Feast of Tabernacles water was drawn from this pool for use in the Temple rituals.

For another view and a more complete description of the tunnel Click Here.