Pool of Siloam Hezekiah, a king of Judah in the Eighth century B.C., built a tunnel through Mount Ophel in Jerusalem southward from the underground Gihon Spring through almost 1,750 feet of rock to channel water to the Pool of Siloam inside the city walls.The burial cave is located in the Peace Forest, south of the Gehenna Valley, near the Government House where the United Nations was located.
Paul spent 18 months in Corinth on his second missionary journey.At the end of that time, the Jews took advantage of the inauguration of Gallio as proconsul of Achaia in May or June of 51 A. (see Acts ) to bring Paul before him on the charge of violating their law.A shorter one had been found in 1960 by an Israeli archaeologist, Abraham Negev.The two texts, dating to at least the fifth century, are part of a mosaic floor of a large public building (perhaps a praetorium or archives building) and are identical to that passage in the Greek New Testament.This may be the reason Jesus chose this pool for the miracle.
A stone pavement has also recently been discovered, leading from the pool up Mt. Rolling Stones at Tombs In Matthew (see 28:2) it is stated that an angel descended from heaven to the tomb of Jesus, "rolled back the stone and sat upon it." Many tombs from the time of Christ have been discovered in Jerusalem, and some of them still have these rolling stones by their entrances.
It has been adamantly asserted that no such office existed at that time.
However, an inscription containing this term has been found in that city and is now displayed in the British Museum. 50, a 62 foot square area was paved with stone at the northeast corner of the theater in Corinth, Greece.
Later both Simon Peter and John appeared before him in Jerusalem (Acts 4:6).
Archaeologists have identified the site as the burial cave of the family of Caiaphas.
Archaeological discoveries relating to these settings and periods have enlightened the cultural context in which many of the recorded events occurred and enhanced the credibility of the Biblical record, both the Old and New Testament periods.