Pool of Bethesda

The Pool of Bethesda is a pool in Jerusalem known from the New Testament account of Jesus miraculously healing a paralysed man, from the fifth chapter of the Gospel of John, where it is described as being near the Sheep Gate, surrounded by five covered colonnades or porticoes. It is now associated with the site of a pool in the current Muslim Quarter of the city, near the gate now called the Lions' Gate or St. Stephen's Gate and the Church of St. Anne, that was excavated in the late 19th century.

Pool of Bethesda
Location on a map of Old Jerusalem
The ruins of the Byzantine Church, adjacent to the site of the Pool of Bethesda
Model of the pools during the Second Temple Period (Israel Museum)

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