|SHILOAH, WATERS OF |
(sshi' loh' uh) Place name meaning, “being sent.” Waters supplying Jerusalem diverted from the Gihon spring and representing God's supply making reliance on foreign kings unnecessary (Isaiah 8:6). It differs from the Shiloah Tunnel Hezekiah built (2 Kings 20:20). The background may be anointing of kings at the Gihon (1 Kings 1:33-40), thus implying rejection of God's kingship represented through His anointed king.
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