Corner, to the pool of Siloam and valley of the Kidron.
The village of Siloam has also increased in size, and the western slopes of Olivet are being covered with churches, monasteries and houses.
There is no municipal water-supply, and the main drain of the city discharges into the lower pool of Siloam, which has become an open cesspit.
This cubit, or one nearly equal, was used in Judaea in the times of the kings, as the Siloam inscription names a distance of 1758 ft.
Cubit from the Siloam inscription.
The Siloam inscr.
A climax of indignation is reached when a blind man is healed at the pool of Siloam on the sabbath day.
Next in date amongst Semitic records of the Phoenician type to the bowl of Baal-Lebanon and the Moabite stone comes the Hebrew inscription found in the tunnel at the Pool of Siloam in 1881, which possibly dates back to the reign of Hezekiah (700 B.C.).
5 It is commonly believed that Hezekiah constructed the conduit of Siloam, famous for its Hebrew inscription (see Inscriptions, Jerusalem).