Archaeologists in Israel have made another discovery connected to stories in the Bible, as they found a large 1,500-year-old pool at an ancient Christian site near Jerusalem where the Ethiopian eunuch, as mentioned in the Book of Acts, might have been baptized. The pool the archaeologists have unearthed is one among several that were built during the Byzantine era dating back to between the 4th and 6th centuries A.D. at Ein Hanniya Park between 2012 and 2016, according to World Israel News. “The most significant finding in the excavation is a large and impressive pool from the Byzantine period,” Irina

Zilberbod, the excavation director for the Israel Antiquities Authority, was quoted as saying. “This pool was built in the center of a spacious complex at the foot of a church that once stood here. Roofed colonnades were built around the pool that gave access to residential wings.” “We believe that some early Christian commentators identified Ein Hanniya as the site where the Ethiopian eunuch was baptized, as described in Acts 8:26–40,” Jerusalem District Archaeologist Dr. Yuval Baruch was quoted as saying. “The baptism of the eunuch by St. Philip was one of the key events in the spread of Christianity. READ MORE