After 2,000 years, archaeologists have uncovered the steps where Jesus Christ performed the miraculous healing of a blind man, as recounted in the New Testament.
As reported by Fox News, archaeologists successfully unearthed a set of approximately eight steps that lead into the Pool of Siloam, a biblical site originally built nearly 2,700 years ago.
Ze’ev Orenstein, who serves as the Director of International Affairs for the City of David Foundation, shared insights about this remarkable discovery with Fox News Digital.
“The ongoing excavations within the City of David — the historic site of biblical Jerusalem — particularly of the Pool of Siloam and the Pilgrimage Road, serve as one of the greatest affirmations of that heritage and the millennia-old bond Jews and Christians have with Jerusalem,” he said.
“Having said these things, He (Jesus) spit on the ground and made mud with the saliva. Then He anointed the man’s eyes with the mud and said to him, ‘Go, wash in the pool of Siloam’ (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing.”
Orenstein emphasized that these findings were not a matter of faith alone but a matter of undeniable fact.
Orenstein explained that the half-mile span, running from the Pool of Siloam in the south to the Western Wall, Southern Steps, and Temple Mount, held profound significance globally.
He added that there existed no other half-mile anywhere on Earth that held as much importance for billions of people as the one situated within the City of David.
In 2022, it was jointly announced by the Israel Antiquities Authority, the Israel National Parks Authority, and the City of David Foundation that they would excavate and open the historical site to the public.
Rev. Johnnie Moore, President of the Congress of Christian Leaders, conveyed to Fox News Digital that the discovery of the Pool represented “evidence of history that had been carefully preserved and revealed at just the right moment.”
He further elaborated that, from a theological perspective, it validated Scripture, substantiated Scripture geographically, and reaffirmed Israel’s indisputable and unparalleled connection to Jerusalem politically.
Furthermore, Moore stated, “Some discoveries are theoretical,” however, “This one is an undeniable.”
“It is proof of the story of the Bible and of its people, Israel,” he continued.