|Overview - John 5|
|1||Jesus on the sabbath day cures him that was diseased eight and thirty years.|
|10||The Jews therefore cavil, and persecute him for it.|
|17||He answers for himself, and reproves them, shewing by the testimony of his Father,|
|36||of his works,|
|39||and of the scriptures, who he is.|
John 5:2 (King James Version)
Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.
- or, gate.
- Nehemiah 3:1 ; 12:39
- Isaiah 22:9 Isaiah 22:11
- The supposed remains of the pool of Bethesda are situated on the east of Jerusalem, contiguous on one side to St. Stephen's gate, and on the other to the area of the temple. Maundrell states that, "it is 120 paces long, and forty broad, and at least eight deep, but void of water. At its west end it discovers some old arches, now damned up. These some will have to be porches, in which sat that multitude of lame, halt, and blind. But it is not likely, for instead of five, there are but three."