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could have been constructed at during that king’s reign.

The pool could be accessed (during a time of war or siege, for example) from inside the city, underground, via the stepped, curved tunnel which passed beneath the city walls, and then through the fortified corridor flanking the pool on the north.

Finally, Reich & Shukron make some attempt to deal with the biblical passages often cited as referrring to the Siloam Tunnel and ascribing that project to King Hezekiah.

In the case of 2 Kings — how Hezekiah (NASB) — the authors simply note that the verse does not mention any specific location.

This brings us to Reich & Shukron’s most striking new proposal: a re-dating of the Siloam Tunnel – and therefore of the famous Siloam Inscription – to the late 9th/early 8th century BC, thus breaking the longstanding association of both with the reign of King Hezekiah almost a century later. First, they have arrived at a particular understanding of the tunnel was built: that the northern team of diggers did not start from the spring itself but rather from the bottom of the Round Chamber, creating Tunnel IV.