Daily Archives: July 25, 2007

Hezekiah’s Tunnel

In Istanbul we visited the Palestine Room at the Istanbul Archaeological Museum. There we saw the stone inscription, sometimes called the Siloam Inscription, which was taken from Hezekiah’s tunnel in Jerusalem during the Ottoman period. Recently I posted an article about Hezekiah’s Tunnel at BiblicalStudies.info, along with several photographs of the tunnel. This tunnel, built by the King of Judah about 710 B.C., is mentioned in 2 Kings 20:20.

The photo below shows the inscription in its case in Istanbul. There is some recent talk indicating that this inscription might be returned to Jerusalem.

Hezekiah’s Tunnel (Siloam) Inscription