Photo by Hershel Shanks

ON THE COVER: Jerusalem’s bright early morning sun bathes a set of newly discovered steps in a golden light. Though seemingly mundane, these steps are no ordinary find: They are steps of the pool where the New Testament says Jesus performed one of his most dramatic miracles (John 9:1–11). Like many important discoveries, these steps were discovered by accident, as editor Hershel Shanks explains in “The Siloam Pool: Where Jesus Cured the Blind Man.”