Jason Clark

The Siloam Pool as it might have looked during the New Testament era is shown here in an artist’s rendition. Bathers would have enjoyed a view of the Kidron Valley, just east of the City of David. In the Gospel of John, when Jesus cures the blind man, he tells him, “Go to Siloam and wash” (John 9:11). The pool probably served as a miqveh, a Jewish ritual bath.