Pool of Bethesda

The Pool of Bethesda was a pool in known from the New Testament story 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.

Notable Places in the Area

City gate
is one of the Gates of the Old City of Jerusalem. is situated 110 metres southeast of Pool of Bethesda. Photo: Pontificake, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The Church of Saint Anne is a French Roman Catholic church and French national domain located… Photo: Berthold Werner, Public domain.

Place of worship
The is an Islamic shrine located on the in the . is situated 390 metres south of Pool of Bethesda. Photo: Godot13, CC BY-SA 4.0.

City gate
The , as it is called in Christian literature, is the only eastern gate of the and one of only two that used to offer access into the city from that side. is situated 300 metres south of Pool of Bethesda. Photo: Wilson44691, Public domain.

Localities in the Area

represents the eastern half of the once-divided city of . Photo: Papierdrache, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is one of the four quarters of the ancient, walled Old City of Jerusalem.

was a garden at the foot of the in where, according to the four Gospels of the New Testament, Jesus underwent the agony in the garden and was arrested the night before his crucifixion. Photo: Mewasul, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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