Bethesda

[buh-thez-duh]
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noun

a pool in Biblical Jerusalem, believed to have healing powers. John 5:2–4.
a city in central Maryland; residential suburb of Washington, D.C.
(lowercase) a chapel.

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Bethesda

noun

New Testament a pool in Jerusalem reputed to have healing powers, where a paralysed man was healed by Jesus (John 5:2)
a chapel of any of certain Nonconformist Christian sects
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Word Origin and History for bethesda

Bethesda

1857, name of a pool in Jerusalem (John v:2), from Greek Bethesda, from Aramaic beth hesda "house of mercy," or perhaps "place of flowing water." Popular as a name for religious meeting houses among some Protestant denominations.

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