The Pools of Ancient Jerusalem
photos by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D. - taken February 1994

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The Pool of Bethesda 
(see John 5)

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Archaeological remains...

of the ancient double-pool...

that was a 
healing shrine...
due to its 
abundant water...
near the modern
Church of St. Anne.
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Sick people came
to this pool...
known for its
five porticoes...
in the Hellenistic
and Roman eras...
to be healed
of their illnesses.
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The Pool of Siloam
(see John 9)

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View downhill
towards Siloam
Entrance gate
to pool today
Stairs down
toward pool
Overview of 
today's pool
Next to a
private building
Outlet of King
Hezekiah's Tunnel

 


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