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Bible Encyclopedias

1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Bethesda

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House of Mercy," John v. 2), better perhaps Bethzatha Or Bethsaida, a pool or public bath in Jerusalem, where miraculous cures were believed to be performed. The following identifications have been suggested: Birket Isra`il, near St Stephen's gate; a large cistern, near St Anne's church; the "Twin Pools," north of the Haram (the ancient Temple area); the Hammam esh-Shifa', or pool of healing, west of the Haram; the Virgin's fountain, south of the Haram; and the "Pool of Siloam." Which, if any, of these identifications is correct, it is impossible to say.

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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Bethesda'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/bri/b/bethesda.html. 1910.

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