Bethzatha

Bethzatha (Beth-zay´thuh; Heb., “house of olives”)

A name appearing only in (John 5:2) (NRSV; some manuscripts read Bethesda, “house of mercy,” while others have Bethsaida, “house of the fisherman”). All seem to refer to a pool just north of the Temple in Jerusalem. It was here, according to (John 5:2-9), that Jesus healed the man who had been sick for thirty-eight years.

John 5:2

2Now in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate there is a pool, called in Hebrew Beth-zatha, which has five porticoes.

John 5:2-9

2Now in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate there is a pool, called in Hebrew Beth-zatha, which has five porticoes.3In these lay many invalids—blind, lame, and paralyze ... View more

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