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Siloam
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
An artificial pool that received waters from the Spring of Gihon through Hezekiah’s Tunnel. Jesus, when healing the man who was born blind, told him to wash in the Pool of Siloam as part of the process of regaining his sight (John 9:7). For further information, see these articles: Gihon, Spring of; Hezekiah’s Tunnel; Siloam Channel.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Siloam, Pool of
Siloam, Pool of (κολυμβήθρα Σιλωάμ, kolymbēthra Silōam). An artificial pool that received waters from the Spring of Gihon through Hezekiah’s Tunnel. Jesus, when healing the man who was born blind, told him to wash in the Pool of Siloam as part of the process of regaining his sight (John 9:7). For further
Shelah, Pool of
Shelah, Pool of (שֶׁ֫לַח‎, shelach). A pool located within the King’s Garden in Jerusalem. Shallum, son of Col-hozeh, rebuilt its walls during Nehemiah’s reconstruction (Neh 3:15). It is possible that it is the same as the King’s Pool of Neh 2:14 or the “artificial pool” of Neh 3:16, but neither identification
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Siloam, Pool of (Place)
SILOAM, POOL OF (PLACE) [Gk kolymbēthra tou Silōam (κολυμβηθρα του Σιλωαμ)]. Siloam, and its related forms (Heb silōaḥ [Isa 8:6]; šelaḥ [Neh 3:15]) probably applied originally to the earliest reservoir, and later to any other reservoirs which collected water from the channels or aqueducts on the
Shelah, Pool of (Place)
SHELAH, POOL OF (PLACE) [Heb bĕrēkat (בְּרֵכַתhaššelaḥ (הַשֶּׁלַח)]. Name of a pool near the King’s Garden in the area of the Fountain Gate, where Shallun under Nehemiah’s governorship repaired the city wall of Jerusalem (Neh 3:15). The LXX reads tōn kōdiōn “of the sheepskins” for Shelah. However,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Siloam, Pool of
Siloam, Pool of. Pool mentioned in John 9. Jesus, after anointing with clay the eyes of a blind man, directed him to go and wash in the pool. The man obeyed; he washed and came back with his sight fully restored.The Pool of Siloam of NT days marked the emergence of Hezekiah’s tunnel, dug during the
Shelah, Pool of
Shelah, Pool of. Reservoir in the King’s Garden in Jerusalem (Neh 3:15).See Siloam, Pool of.
Siloah
Siloah. kjv rendering of Shelah, an alternate name for the Pool of Siloam, in Nehemiah 3:15.See Siloam, Pool of.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Siloam
Siloam si-lōʹəm [Gk. Silōam] (Lk. 13:4; Jn. 9:7, 11); SHILOAH shī-lōʹə [Heb. šilō (a)ḥ—‘sent,’ ‘conducted’] (Isa. 8:6); SHELAH shēʹlə [Heb. šelaḥ] (Neh. 3:15); AV (in Nehemiah) SILOAH. A name that, in view of its meaning (“conducted”), was probably applied first to an aqueduct on the east
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Siloam, Pool of
SILOAM, POOL OF Pool mentioned in John 9. Jesus, after anointing with clay the eyes of a blind man, directed him to go and wash in the pool. The man obeyed. He washed and came back with his sight fully restored.The pool of Siloam of NT days marked the emergence of Hezekiah’s tunnel, dug during the threat
Shiloah
SHILOAH* Name of an aqueduct in Jerusalem (Is 8:6; see nlt mg). See Siloam, Pool of.
Siloah
SILOAH* kjv rendering of Shelah, an alternate name for the pool of Siloam, in Nehemiah 3:15. See Siloam, Pool of.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Siloam, Pool of
SILOAM, POOL OF. The name Siloam or Shiloah means “send” or “conducted,” especially applied to the sending of water through an aqueduct. In Jn 9:7 this name is given to the pool of water S of the temple in Jerusalem. Josephus says that this pool was situated at the extremity of the Tyropean Valley (valley
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Siloam
SILOAM. One of the principal sources of water supply to Jerusalem was the intermittent pool of Gihon (‘Virgin’s Fountain’) below the Fountain Gate (Ne. 3:15) and ESE of the city. This fed water along an open canal, which flowed slowly along the SE slopes, called šilôaḥ (‘Sender’; lxx Silōam, Is.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Siloam
Siloam (Gk. Silōam; Heb. Šīlōaḥ) TunnelThe subterranean water supply system in ancient Jerusalem attributed to King Hezekiah that carried water from the Gihon Spring, the city’s only perennial source of water, to the Siloam Pool, a reservoir located in the southern reaches of the Tyropoeon Valley.
Siloam Channel
Siloam (Gk. Silōam; Heb. Šīlōaḥ) ChannelChannel II, the water supply system in ancient Jerusalem that opened ca. 3 m. (10 ft.) above the floor of the Gihon Spring and followed a course that ran outside the fortification wall on the City of David’s east slope. It is a composite system, consisting
Shelah, Pool of
Shelah, Pool of (Heb. bĕrēḵaṯ haššelaḥ)A reservoir in the King’s Garden (Neh. 3:15; cf. John 9:7, “pool of Siloam”), perhaps the same as the King’s Pool (2:14) or the “lower pool” (Isa. 22:9).
Shiloah, Waters of
Shiloah, Waters of (Heb. mê haššilōaḥ)A pool and aqueduct in Jerusalem, part of the Siloam Channel water system (Isa. 8:6).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Siloam
Siloam [sĭlōˊəm] (Gk. Silōam; from Heb. šilōaḥ [Siloah], “sent out”). A pool or reservoir in Jerusalem, part of a complex of water works that carried water from the Gihon spring, located on the eastern slope of the Ophel ridge above the Kidron valley, into Jerusalem.Some underground means
Shelah, Pool of
SHELAH [shēˊlə], POOL OF (Heb. berēḵaṯ haššelaḥ). A reservoir in the King’s Garden (Neh. 3:15), perhaps the same as the King’s Pool (2:14) or the “lower pool” (Isa. 22:9). See Siloam, Pool of.
Shiloah, Waters of
SHILOAH [shī lōˊə], WATERS OF (Heb. mê haššilōaḥ). A pool and aqueduct in Jerusalem, part of the Siloam water system (Isa. 8:6).
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Siloam
SILOAM This important source of water for Jerusalem is mentioned once in the Bible as ‘the waters of Shiloah’ (Isa 8:6) and later as ‘the pool of Shiloah’ (Neh. 3:15); it is referred to in the New Testament as ‘the pool of Siloam’ (John 9:7). Except for the indication in Nehemiah (3:15) that the wall
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Siloam
SILOAM An aqueduct and pool that was one of the chief water sources for the city of Jerusalem. The Siloam brought water from the Gihon spring on the southeastern slope of the city along an open canal to the Lower Pool, the pool of Siloam (cf. Isa 22:9). This water-supply system was greatly improved when
Shelah, Pool Of
SHELAH, POOL OF A pool near the King’s Garden in Jerusalem; Shallum repaired its wall under Nehemiah (Neh 3:15). It is probably the modern Birket el-Hamra.
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Siloam, Pool of
Siloam, Pool of. A pool or reservoir at *Jerusalem, mentioned several times in the OT, and almost certainly the modern Birket Silwān. In the NT it is referred to only twice, namely in the incident of the man born blind (Jn. 9:1 ff.), whom Christ told to go and wash in this pool, and in Christ’s
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