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Siloam, Tower of
        mentioned only Luke 13:4. The place here spoken of is the
        village now called Silwan, or Kefr Silwan, on the east of the
        valley of Kidron, and to the NE of the pool. It stands
        on the west slope of the Mount of Olives.
        As illustrative of the movement of small bands of Canaanites
        from place to place, and the intermingling of Canaanites and
        Israelites even in small towns in earlier times, M.C. Ganneau
        records the following curious fact: "Among the inhabitants of
        the village (of Siloam) there are a hundred or so domiciled for
        the most part in the lower quarter, and forming a group apart
        from the rest, called Dhiabrye, i.e., men of Dhiban. It appears
        that at some remote period a colony from the capital of king
        Mesha (Dibon-Moab) crossed the Jordan and fixed itself at the
        gates of Jerusalem at Silwan. The memory of this migration is
        still preserved; and I am assured by the people themselves that
        many of their number are installed in other villages round
        Jerusalem" (quoted by Henderson, Israel).
Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'Siloam, Tower of' Eastons Bible Dictionary". - Eastons; 1897.

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