Siloam

[si-loh-uh m, sahy-]
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Historical Examples of siloam

  • Why then should it have been upon them, of all people in the world, that this tower of Siloam had fallen?

  • And that is the pool of Siloam, Sir Lionel; we shall go up there.

    The Bertrams

    Anthony Trollope

  • So much said Mr. M'Gabbery while struggling in the pool of Siloam.

    The Bertrams

    Anthony Trollope

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for siloam

Siloam

noun
  1. 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

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."

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