Bible Miracles: Hezekiah’s Tunnel

The Siloam Tunnel, also known as Hezekiah’s Tunnel is a water channel that was created and formed beneath the City of David in Jerusalem in ancient times. The tunnel leads from the Gihon Spring to the Pool of Siloam. It was explored in 1838 by the American biblical scholar Edward Robinson and in 1865 by Charles Warren. But it was Warren in 1871  who suggested that the Pool of Siloam may have been “dug by King Hezekiah. In 2 Chronicles 32:30, we read,

It was Hezekiah who blocked the upper outlet of the Gihon spring and channeled the water down to the west side of the City of David. He succeeded in everything he undertook.

And also as in 2 Kings 20:20

As for the other events of Hezekiah’s reign, all his achievements and how he made the pool and the tunnel by which he brought water into the city, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah?

If indeed built under Hezekiah, it dates to a time when Jerusalem was planning for an approaching siege by the Assyrians, led by Sennacherib. Now skeptics always said that if a king had dug a tunnel under Jerusalem we would be able to find it and that’s exactly what we find a huge tunnel that matches perfectly the biblical description of Hezekiah tunnel.  This proves that the Bible is a historically accurate book ever penned and hundreds of ancient discoveries verify its accuracy.


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