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BONFILS, Felix.

Pool of Bethesda, Jerusalem.

Stock Code
81339
1885
£500

The Pool known today as the Pool of Bethesda was originally a water reservoir with provided water to the First Jewish Temple starting from the 8th century BC. At some point the pool was divided to two pools by a dam. It is mentioned in the Book of Kings and in the Book of Isaiah of the Jewish Bible. In the 5th century BC the pool was known for its waters healing powers. It is mentioned in the New Testament in the story of Jesus miraculously healing a paralysed man, from the fifth chapter of the Gospel of John, where it is described as being near the Sheep Gate, surrounded by five covered colonnades or porticoes.
In the 5th century AD a church was built on the site, which was demolished in the 11th century. In the 12 century AD the Church of Saint Anne was built near the pool,

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Description

Large albumen print. 285 x 380 mm. Good tonal range and in fair condition, light spotting in upper margin.

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