Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Jerusalem's Pool of Siloam Discovered

The Drudge Report has a news flash reporting the uncovering of the freshwater Pool of Siloam.

``Scholars have said that there wasn't a Pool of Siloam and that John was using a religious conceit'' to illustrate a point, said New Testament scholar James H. Charlesworth of the Princeton Theological Seminary. ``Now we have found the Pool of Siloam ... exactly where John said it was.'' A gospel that was thought to be ``pure theology is now shown to be grounded in history,'' he said.

I like Dr. Charlesworth's excitement here but not his rhetoric. After all, "pure theology" is always and forever "grounded in history."