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🔼The name Shiloah in the Bible
Shiloah is the name of a pool outside Jerusalem mentioned by Isaiah (8:6) and by Nehemiah as Shelah (3:15). In the New Testament this name returns as Siloam (Luke 13:4, John 9:7).
🔼Etymology of the name Shiloah
The name Shiloah comes from the verb שלח (shalah) meaning send out or let go:
NOBSE Study Bible Name List, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names and John the evangelist (John 9:7) agree: the name Shiloah means Sent.