Pool of Bethesda in Jerusalem
The Pool of Bethseda was on this site, directly below the grassy area but quite a ways down underneath all the layers of ground that have built up over the centuries. What you see now are the remains of a Crusader era church built over the site. In other pictures on this page you will see the height of the Crusader era church which will give you a feeling for how many layers of the city have been built over the site through the centuries.
Pool of Bethesda video:
Another video of the Pool of Bethesda:
John 5, v1 -9 (NIV):
The Healing at the Pool
Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals. 2 Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda[a] and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. 3 Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed.  [b] 5 One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?”
7 “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.”
8 Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” 9 At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.
St. Ann’s Church and the Pool of Bethesda:
A third video of the Pool of Bethesda:
360 degree photo (you can move you mouse of your cell phone to “look around” the area taken in the photo)
another 360 photo (you can move you mouse of your cell phone to “look around” the area taken in the photo)
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