[si-loh-uh m, sahy-]
- a spring and pool near Jerusalem. John 9:7.
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Examples from the Web for siloam
Why then should it have been upon them, of all people in the world, that this tower of Siloam had fallen?The Way of All Flesh
So much said Mr. M'Gabbery while struggling in the pool of Siloam.
And that is the pool of Siloam, Sir Lionel; we shall go up there.
It may have been north to south—my thoughts had wandered again to the Tower of Siloam.Castellinaria
Henry Festing Jones
The inscription of Siloam is the oldest known Hebrew inscription.The Expositor's Bible
F. W. Farrar
- Bible a pool in Jerusalem where Jesus cured a man of his blindness (John 9)
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Word Origin and History for siloam
pool and spring outside Jerusalem (John ix:7), from Late Latin, from New Testament Greek, from Hebrew shiloach, literally "sending forth," from shalach "to send."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper