putting the fun in funnel
On Monday, we had yet another excuse to put off homework, ahem, I mean, field trip. We walked to the City of David, which is just south of the temple mount. Naturally, we took this opportunity to take as many bath-sheba pics as possible (see 2 Samuel 11). We hiked through Hezekiah's tunnel, which connects the Gihon spring to the pool of Siloam - meaning we trudged through knee-deep water in a pitch black tunnel for about a quarter of a mile. You can bet your bottom dollar that we turned on the strobe light setting on our headlamps and danced the whole way. It was so fun. We found our way to the pool of Siloam, where Jesus healed a blind man on the sabbath (see St. John 9). The pool was just recently excavated and is one of the places that actually dates back to Jesus' time. What an incredible feeling to be standing on the same steps that the Savior walked on.
cue harp music
sun bathing bath-sheba style
inside Hezekiah's tunnel (post-pitch-black-dp)
Jeru style. How embarrassing.
6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,
7 And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.