בריכת השילוח – Waters of Shilo’ah. A pool in the City of David (the ancient site of Jerusalem), whose waters “go softly”, are named in Yesheyahu 8:6 and 22:9. The pool is fed by the Gihon Spring and is accessed through its famed underground tunnels, built by King Hezekiah in the 8th century BCE.

Read more in the Jewish Encyclopedia.

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