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Excavations will be taking place at the biblical Pool of Siloam in Jerusalem, leading to unprecedented public access to the site of a miracle performed by Jesus Christ.
The Israel Antiquities Authority, the Israel National Parks Authority and the City of David Foundation announced the project on Tuesday, according to Fox News.
“The Pool of Siloam’s excavation is highly significant to Christians around the world,” Pastor John Hagee, the founder and chairman of Christians United for Israel, told the outlet.
“It was at this site that Jesus healed the blind man,” Hagee said, referring to the miracle described in John 9, “and it is at this site that, 2,000 years ago, Jewish pilgrims cleansed themselves prior to entering the Second Temple.”
A small section of the pool has been excavated and made public, but the new project seeks to go beyond that, according to Ze’ev Orenstein, director of international affairs for the City of David Foundation.
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“One of most significant sites affirming Jerusalem’s Biblical heritage — not simply as a matter of faith, but as a matter of fact — with significance to billions around the world, will be made fully accessible for the first time in 2,000 years,” Orenstein told Fox News.
“Despite ongoing efforts at the United Nations and Palestinian leadership to erase Jerusalem’s heritage, in a few years’ time, the millions of people visiting the City of David annually will literally be able to walk in the footsteps of the Bible, connecting with the roots of their heritage and identity,” he said.
“Some discoveries are theoretical. This one is an undeniable. It is proof of the story of the Bible and of its people, Israel.”