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Bethesda

[ buh-thez-duh ]
/ bəˈθɛz də /
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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
/ (bəˈθɛzdə) /

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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