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Gates to the city | The Times of Israel

Gates to the city | The Times of Israel

Located in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem, the Pool of Bethesda is where Jesus healed a paralyzed man according to the Gospel of John. The name Bethesda means either House of Mercy or House of Grace. The pool was a gathering place for the blind, sick and crippled during biblical times. It was understood at the time that when an angel stirred the waters, the first person into the water would be healed.

Pool Of Bethesda

Located in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem, the Pool of Bethesda is where Jesus healed a paralyzed man according to the Gospel of John. The name Bethesda means either House of Mercy or House of Grace. The pool was a gathering place for the blind, sick and crippled during biblical times. It was understood at the time that when an angel stirred the waters, the first person into the water would be healed.

The south side of the Dome of the Rock as seen through the free-standing arches. Note the sundial at the top right corner of the image which may have been used to determine prayer timings.

The south side of the Dome of the Rock as seen through the free-standing arches. Note the sundial at the top right corner of the image which may have been used to determine prayer timings.

Jewish Cemetery on Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Instead of flowers, which would not last long, people put stones on the graves to indicate that they have visited.

Jewish Cemetery on Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Instead of flowers, which would not last long, people put stones on the graves to indicate that they have visited.

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