The days in Israel have been unbelievable. There have been so many sites already that have made a deep impact on us. Today we were incredibly fortunate to be led by one of the most (if not THE most) renown Israeli archaeologists, Eli Shukron, to various discoveries in Jerusalem. Eli has spent his life excavating large portions of Jerusalem–especially in the City of David. At the site of the Gihon spring he told us that they hauled away 11,000 tons of dirt to uncover it.
Eli is also the man who discovered the Pool of Siloam (John 9:7) in 2004. This site was lost and laid undiscovered from 70 AD to 2004. There are many exciting new things that Eli shared with us that he also discovered recently, but more of that will come out in the upcoming weeks and months. For more info on the Pool of Siloam, click here. For more info on biblical travel destinations go to LivingPassages.com