Antique print dated 1895.
The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.
In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.
Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a
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Entitled – Jerusalem. The Pool of Siloam.
Below the picture an inscription reads:
Jerusalem. – The present Arab village at Siloam is called Silwan, and a most miserable place it is, some of the huts being old sepulchres hewn in the rocks.
Near here must have stood that Tower of Siloam of which we read that it “fell and slew eighteen persons” (Luke xiii. 4).
At the base of Ophel, the projecting part of Moriah, which here rises to a height of 40ft. or 50ft., runs the rill described by Milton as
Siloah’s brook that flowed. Fast by the oracle of God.
This is identical with the rill described by Isaiah (viii. 6) : “The waters of Siloah that go softly.”
We may here note that vast numbers of devout pilgrims annually visit the Holy City from all parts of the world; and these pious people, Bible in hand, endeavour to identify as far as possible every place mentioned in Holy Scripture; consequently, the guides, if they are up to their work, “will point out with becoming gravity any number of sacred sites in a given tour.”
This fact was communicated to us by a gentleman who makes travelling the business of his life.
Following the above-mentioned stream in a north-westerly direction, we reach the Pool of Siloam, shown in our view.
It is 53ft. long, 18ft. broad, and 19ft. deep.
Some broken columns and other fragments show that an edifice – probably a church – was formerly built over the Pool.
Here, no doubt, was the King’s Garden, which Nehemiah speaks of as being “near the pool of Siloah” (iii. 15).
On the left here is the Fountain of the Virgin, an artificial pool cut into the side of Ophel, and with a basin 11ft. square.
Up the valley north of the squalid village of Silwan, on the right, is the Jews’ Cemetery.
The ground here is covered with tombstones, from the Kedron half-way up the Mount of Olives.
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