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Meaning: house of mercy; house of graceBethsaida” and “Beth-zatha” (John 5:2, Revised King James Version marginal note).
Eusebius the historian (A.D. 330) calls it “the sheep-pool.”
Under these “porches” or colonnades were usually a large number of sick people waiting for the “troubling of the water.”
Article Version: September 1, 2017