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(1.00)(Nah 2:8)

tn Orfleeing away”; or (maintaining the imagery of the pool of water) “draining away.”

(0.88)(Nah 2:8)

sn <i>Nineveh was like a pool of wateri>. This is an appropriate simile because Nineveh was famous for its artificial pools, many of which serviced the royal gardens. Two rivers also flowed through the city: the Tebiltu and the Khoser.

(0.76)(Joh 9:7)

tn The pools name in Hebrew is <i>shiloahi> from the Hebrew verbto send.” In <data ref="Bible:Ge 49:10">Gen 49:10data> the somewhat obscure <i>shilohi> was interpreted messianically by later Jewish tradition, and some have seen a lexical connection between the two names (although this is somewhat dubious). It is known, however, that it was from the pool of Siloam that the water which was poured out at the altar during the feast of Tabernacles was drawn.

(0.75)(Joh 5:2)

sn On the location of the <i>pool called Bethzathai>, the double-pool of St. Anne is the probable site, and has been excavated; the pools were trapezoidal in shape, 165 ft (49.5 m) wide at one end, 220 ft (66 m) wide at the other, and 315 ft (94.5 m) long, divided by a central partition. There were colonnades (rows of columns) on all 4 sides and on the partition, thus forming the <i>five covered walkwaysi> mentioned in <data ref="Bible:Jn 5:2">John 5:2data>. Stairways at the corners permitted descent to the pool.

(0.75)(Jer 41:12)

tn <i>Hebi> “the many [or great] waters.” This is generally identified with the pool of Gibeon mentioned in <data ref="Bible:2Sa 2:13">2 Sam 2:13data>.

(0.75)(Psa 84:6)

tc The MT reads <span class="hebrew">בְּרָכוֹתspan> (<span class="translit">b<sup>esup>rakhotspan>, “blessings”) but the preceding reference to aspringfavors an emendation to <span class="hebrew">בְּרֵכוֹתspan> (<span class="translit">b<sup>esup>rekhotspan>, “pools”).

(0.71)(Joh 9:7)

sn This is a parenthetical note by the author. Why does he comment on the meaning of the name of the pool? Here, the significance is that the Father <i>senti> the Son, and the Son <i>senti> the man born blind. The name of the pool is applicable to the man, but also to Jesus himself, who was sent from heaven.

(0.71)(Joh 5:2)

sn The pool had five porticoes. These were <i>covered walkwaysi> formed by rows of columns supporting a roof and open on the side facing the pool. People could stand, sit, or walk on these colonnaded porches, protected from the weather and the heat of the sun.

(0.71)(Isa 22:11)

tn The antecedent of the third feminine singular suffix here and in the next line is unclear. The closest feminine noun ispoolin the first half of the verse. Perhaps thisold poolsymbolizes the entire city, which had prospered because of Gods provision and protection through the years.

(0.63)(Num 19:17)

tn The expression is literallyliving water.” Living water is the fresh, flowing spring water that is clear, life-giving, and not the collected pools of stagnant or dirty water.

(0.61)(Nah 2:8)

tn The termpool” (<span class="hebrew">בְּרֵכָהspan>, <span class="translit">b<sup>esup>rekhahspan>) usually refers to a man-made artificial water reservoir fed by water aqueducts rather than to a natural pond (<i>HALOTi> 161 s.v.). For example, it is used in reference to man-made water reservoirs for the royal gardens (<data ref="Bible:Ec 2:6">Eccl 2:6data>; <data ref="Bible:Ne 2:14">Neh 2:14data>); man-made water reservoirs in Jerusalem, some of which were fed by aqueducts (<data ref="Bible:2Ki 18:17">2 Kgs 18:17data>; <data ref="Bible:2Ki 20:20">20:20data>; <data ref="Bible:Is 7:3">Isa 7:3data>; <data ref="Bible:Is 22:9">22:9data>, <data ref="Bible:Is 22:11">11data>; <data ref="Bible:Is 36:2">36:2data>; <data ref="Bible:Ne 3:15">Neh 3:15data>, <data ref="Bible:Ne 3:16">16data>); the pool of Gibeon (<data ref="Bible:2Sa 2:13">2 Sam 2:13data>); the pool of Hebron (<data ref="Bible:2Sa 4:12">2 Sam 4:12data>); the pool of Samaria (<data ref="Bible:1Ki 22:38">1 Kgs 22:38data>); and the pools of Heshbon (<data ref="Bible:So 7:5">Song 7:5data>). The pool of Siloam, built by Hezekiah and fed by the underground aqueduct known as Hezekiahs Tunnel, is designated by the term <span class="hebrew">בְּרֵכָהspan> in <data ref="Bible:2Ki 20:20">2 Kgs 20:20data> and the Siloam Inscription (line 5).

(0.54)(Joh 5:2)

tn The site of the miracle is also something of a problem: <span class="greek">προβατικῇspan> (<span class="translit">probatikēspan>) is usually taken as a reference to the Sheep <i>Gatei> near the temple. Some (R. E. Brown and others) would place the word <span class="greek">κολυμβήθραspan> (<span class="translit">kolumbēthraspan>) with <span class="greek">προβατικῇspan> to readin Jerusalem, by the Sheep <i>Pooli>, there is (another pool) with the Hebrew name.” This would imply that there is reference to two pools in the context rather than only one. This does not seem necessary (although it is a grammatical possibility). The gender of the words does not help since both are feminine (as is the participle <span class="greek">ἐπιλεγομένηspan> [<span class="translit">epilegomenēspan>]). Note however that Browns suggestion would require a feminine word to be supplied (for the participle <span class="greek">ἐπιλεγομένηspan> to modify). The traditional understanding of the phrase as a reference to the Sheep Gate near the temple appears more probably correct.

(0.50)(Psa 84:6)

sn <i>Pools of wateri>. Because water is so necessary for life, it makes an apt symbol for divine favor and blessing. As the pilgrims traveled to Jerusalem, God provided for their physical needs and gave them a token of his favor and of the blessings awaiting them at the temple.

(0.50)(2Ki 20:20)

tn <i>Hebi> “As for the rest of the events of Hezekiah, and all his strength, and how he made a pool and a conduit and brought water to the city, are they not written on the scroll of the events of the days of the kings of Judah?”

(0.50)(Gen 35:21)

sn The location of <i>Migdal Ederi> is not given. It appears to be somewhere between Bethlehem and Hebron. Various traditions have identified it as at the shepherdsfields near Bethlehem (the Hebrew name <i>Migdal Ederi> meanstower of the flock”; see <data ref="Bible:Mic 4:8">Mic 4:8data>) or located it near Solomons pools.

(0.44)(Jer 52:7)

sn The kings garden is mentioned again in <data ref="Bible:Ne 3:15">Neh 3:15data> in conjunction with the pool of Siloam and the stairs that go down from the City of David. This would have been in the southern part of the city near the Tyropean Valley, which agrees with the reference to thetwo walls,” which were probably the walls on the eastern and western hills.

(0.44)(Jer 39:4)

sn The <i>kings gardeni> is mentioned again in <data ref="Bible:Ne 3:15">Neh 3:15data> in conjunction with the pool of Siloam and the stairs that go down from the City of David. This would have been in the southern part of the city near the Tyropean Valley. The location agrees with the reference to thetwo walls,” which were probably the walls on the eastern and western hills.

(0.44)(Isa 49:10)

tn <i>Hebi> “and the heat and the sun will not strike them.” In <data ref="Bible:Is 35:7">Isa 35:7data>, its only other occurrence in the OT, <span class="hebrew">שָׁרָבspan> (<span class="translit">sharavspan>) stands parallel toparched groundand in contrast topool.” In later Hebrew and Aramaic it refers todry heat, heat of the sun” (Jastrow 1627 s.v.). Here it likely has this nuance and forms a hendiadys withsun.”

(0.44)(2Ki 25:4)

sn The kings garden is mentioned again in <data ref="Bible:Ne 3:15">Neh 3:15data> in conjunction with the pool of Siloam and the stairs that go down from the City of David. This would have been in the southern part of the city near the Tyropean Valley which agrees with the reference to thetwo wallswhich were probably the walls on the eastern and western hills.

(0.37)(Jer 51:32)

tn The wordsThey will report thathave been supplied in the translation to show the linkage between this verse and the previous one. This is still a part of the report of the messengers. The meaning of the word translatedreed marsheshas seemed inappropriate to some commentators because it elsewhere refers topools.” However, all the commentaries consulted agree that the word here refers to the reedy marshes that surrounded Babylon. (For a fuller discussion regarding the meaning of this word and attempts to connect it with a word meaningfortress,” see W. L. Holladay, <i>Jeremiahi> [Hermeneia], 2:427.)