Then Yahweh said to Isaiah, “Go out now to meet Ahaz, you and Shearjashub your son, at the end of the channel from the upper pool on the highway to the Launderer’s Field. Bible

“upper pool.” As the population of Jerusalem grew and expanded north from its only natural water source, the Gihon Spring, aqueducts and huge cisterns were needed to provide water for the population. Today there are huge pools outside of Jerusalem that used to supply water to the city, but although they are called “Solomon’s pools,” Solomon did not build them.

Commentary for: Isaiah 7:3