Pool of Siloam Drawn by W. D. Bartlett, published in The Christian in Palestine, 1847.

From Past to Present

The photo at the left shows the Pool of Siloam in June 1995. The pool is the exit from Hezekiah's Tunnel.

The account of the construction of the tunnel under Jerusalem by King Hezekiah, shortly before the city was besieged by Sennacherib in about 701 BC, is described in 2 Kings 20:20 and 2 Chronicles 32:2-4, 30. The tunnel is a third of a mile long, mostly less than three feet wide, and, in a few places, less than five feet in height. It winds under the City of David from the Gihon Spring, an important site in Old Testament Jerusalem, to the Pool of Siloam.


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