Historical Significance
  • Ancient water tunnel that was dug under the City of David in Jerusalem
  • It is 1750-feet (530m) long and was carved during the reign of Hezekiah to bring water from one side of the city to the other due to a threat by the Assyrians to destroy Jerusalem.
  • Both the Gihon Spring, which is connected to the tunnel, and the Siloam pool at the end would have been used by ancient inhabitants of the City of David
Biblical Significance
  • 2 Kings 20:20; 2 Chronicles 32:30 Descriptions of Hezekiah’s construction of the tunnel
  • John 9 describes Jesus’ healing of a blind man at the Pool of Siloam, the end point of Hezekiah’s Tunnel.