ERICH LESSING/ART RESOURCE, NY
SILOAM INSCRIPTION. The Siloam Tunnel Inscription is a beautiful example of Old Hebrew script. Dated to c. 700 B.C.E., it recounts the creation of a tunnel to connect the Gihon Spring with the Pool of Siloam in Jerusalem (see 2 Kings 20:20). Digging through bedrock, two teams began on opposite ends and met in the middle. Found in 1880 near one end of the tunnel, this inscription shares some similarities with the writing of the Shapira Scrolls.