Jerusalem's Western Wall burst pipe mistaken for prophecy fulfillment

Worshippers at Jerusalem’s Western Wall on Tuesday were amazed to see water flowing from the ancient stones, and some interpreted it as a sign of the messiah’s imminent arrival.

Praying at Jerusalem's Western Wall.

Praying at Jerusalem's Western Wall. Image by Brian Jeffery Beggerly / CC BY 2.0

Their excitement was short-lived however, as maintenance staff confirmed the water was a result of a burst water pipe. There is a prophecy in the bible’s Old Testament that says  water flowing from ‘the house of the Lord’ in Jerusalem signifies the coming of the messiah. Read more:

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