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Pools of Bethesda

pools of bethesdah

The Pools of Bethesda were apperently a public ritual bath complex (like the “Pool of Siloam”  ) which enabled large crowds to immerse and purify before entering the Temple Mount .

saint anne church

These pools are also known from John 5 as a place where Jesus performed a healing miracle.

Near the 1st century pools is a completly preserved romanesque style church from Crusaders times. 

By mediaval tradition it is placed where Mary, mother of Jesus, was born.


Book a Private Tour to the Pools of Bethesda

The Pools of Bethesda are in the Muslim Quarter  of the Old City   of Jerusalem.

Contact me for a proposal of a full day tour of Jerusalem, that will also include a visit to the Pools of Bethesda.



Points of Interest in the Area

via dolorosa stations of cross Via Dolorosa
 marys birth place Mary’s Birth Place
 Mormon tours Jerusalem Temple Mount Temple Mount
Jerusalem private tour Day Tour of Jerusalem

An American Student chanting inside “Saint Anne” Church at the Pools of Bethesda