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Pool of Bethesda

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At the Pool of Bethesda Jesus healed a man who had been ill for 38 years.
Pool of Bethesda

Pool of Bethesda

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Located just north of the Temple Mount, the Pool of Bethesda is one of the few Jerusalem sites in which there isn't any argument about the exact spot. It's here where Jesus healed the man who'd been ill for 38 years, as recorded in John 5. Helpless people laid at the pool, seeking miracles. At the time of Christ, the colonnades were visible, although the pool wouldn't be enclosed as it is today.

John 5:2-8
Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie-the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there ... he asked him, "Do you want to get well?"

"Sir," the invalid replied, "I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me."

Then Jesus said to him, "Get up! Pick up your mat and walk." (NIV)

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