Pool of Bethesda

As follow-up on yesterday’s post I wanted to include a photo of the pool of Bethesda. There were actually two adjacent pools. Our photo shows excavations of the southern pool.

Southern Pool of Bethesda. Setting of John 5. Photo by Leon Mauldin.

Southern Pool of Bethesda. Setting of John 5. Photo by Leon Mauldin.

These pools date back to about 200 BC, and furnished water for the temple. As noted yesterday, this is the setting of the miracle of John 5, when Jesus healed the man who had been lame for 38 years.

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One Response to Pool of Bethesda

  1. […] previous posts on Bethesda can be seen by clicking here, here, here and […]

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