The Pool of Bethesda was a pool in Jerusalem 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. 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.For Bethesda and beyond, use our Jerusalem travel planning website to get the most from your Jerusalem vacation.
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We usually stop here and listen to a devotional teaching. After of course we sing in St. Anne's. It's a lovely spot to imagine what it was like in Jesus' time. more »
The map given us when we paid the entrance was really helpful in finding out where the healing of the lame man took place, and this was another place of living Bible stories more »
I have rated 5 star because the Pool of Bethesda is a very important place to visit! However, please check with a nearby christian tourist advice center in Jerusalem, in other to be directed to the right address. Unfortunately, we relied on the Google Map but it was incorrect when we visited the pool. We were later informed the pool is by the Old City (Muslim Quater) Path of Beth Zetha Valley in Jerusalem Israel.
Just NOT the place! The Bethesda pools are in Old town at St Anne’s church
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