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 New finds bolster the historicity of John's Gospel

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The Pool of Siloam, considered a metaphor in John's Gospel by some New Testament scholars, was in fact a huge basin at the lowest point in the city of Jerusalem. Recent excavations have uncovered two corners and one side of the pool that stretched for half the length of a football field.

"It's very exciting," James Charlesworth, a professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary, told CT. "It's very important for the study of the New Testament."


Some Johannine experts have suggested the story in John 9 of the blind man whom Jesus healed and told to wash in the Pool of Siloam wasn't much more than a metaphor.


"To dismiss John as not historically important is absurd," Charlesworth said. "Now it becomes clear that the Gospel of John does have reliable historical information. We have found there is such a pool, precisely as John describes it."


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 2005/10/27 14:52Profile
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 Re: New finds bolster the historicity of John's Gospel

I've seen some pictures, very impressive too.


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 2005/10/27 17:12Profile
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That's cool. Do you know where we can find some of those pics?

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 2005/10/28 6:02Profile
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Try this for size. :-D [url=http://www.bib-arch.org/siloam.pdf]The Pool of Siloam.[/url]


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 2005/10/28 13:28Profile
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Sweet! Thanks!

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 2005/10/28 13:31Profile
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 Re: New finds bolster the historicity of John's Gospel

GLORY BE TO GOD!

That is amazing :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

Cheers
Michael


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