0 Likes

Pools of Bethesda, Old City, Jerusalem
Middle East

Ruins of twin pools in the north side of the old city, close to the Lions gate.

These pools supplied water to the temple during the times of the first and second temple (until Herod). There are references in the old testament to the "upper pool", which may have been the name of the northern pool.

Adjacent to the pools were baths and a healing center. These baths are the site of the healing miracle of Jesus in the pools of the sheep market, which was also called "Bethesda".

Later, a Byzantine basilica was built over parts of the pools. The Crusaders built a small chapel over its ruins, and later a larger Basilica nearby ( St. Anna - reviewed in a separate page).

Copyright: Zoran Strajin
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 12034x6017
Uploaded: 11/06/2012
Updated: 01/09/2014
Views:

...


Tags: pools of bethesda; old city; jerusalem; ruine; church; israel; pools; archeaology
comments powered by Disqus

Zoran Strajin
Pool of Bethesda - underground part !!! - Jerusalem
Werner Joemann
Annakirche am Teich Betesda in Jerusalem
Werner Joemann
Wohnung von Anna und Joachim - Eltern der Gottesmutter Maria
Zoran Strajin
Via Dolorosa, 2nd station, Jerusalem
Zoran Strajin
Ortodox Chapel, Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem
Zoran Strajin
Church of the Condemnation and Imposition of the Cross, Jerusalem
Zoran Strajin
Church of the Flagellation, Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem
Zoran Strajin
The Nuns Ascent and Via Dolorosa intersection, Jerusalem
Zoran Strajin
Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem - the Stone of Anointing in sight
Zoran Strajin
Ecce Homo Church, Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem
Zoran Strajin
Ecce Homo Church, Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem - (done with Machinery HDR Effects)
Zoran Strajin
Temple Mount Garden [Dome of the Rock in Sight], north aproach, Mount Moriah, Jerusalem
Werner Joemann
Herbst am Muehlbach in Sythen
Thang Bui
Halong Bay 3
NT360 Sanal Tur
Arnavutkoy belediyesi tasoluk yesil camii avlu
Cepгей Рощин
Dynjandisfoss
Kyu-Yong Choi
Republic of Korea mountains secret bookstore, and offices
Vil Muhametshin
Gutmana Cave in autumn, Sigulda, Gauja National Park, Latvia
Andrea Biffi
sulla vetta del Galbiga
Jan Koehn
Autumn forest
Stefan Geens
Linotype machine, Naples, Italy
Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji
Vakil Mosque
Tomáš Klíma
Colorful autumn
Frank Ellmerich
Fishing Village
Zoran Strajin
View from the top of Mt. Zion, Jerusalem
Zoran Strajin
Solomon's Stables - in the front of the gate, Temple Mount, Jerusalem
Zoran Strajin
Inner City Parish Church - Budapest
Zoran Strajin
St. Catherine Church - Bethlehem
Zoran Strajin
Back entrance of Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem --- ULTRA CLOSE!!!
Zoran Strajin
INTERIOR of St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna
Zoran Strajin
Jerusalem by Night, Jaffa Gate in sight
Zoran Strajin
CC - Emperor Suite - Caesarea, Israel
Zoran Strajin
EH - Pardes Hannah, Israel
Zoran Strajin
Tunnels on southern side of Petrovaradin Fortress
Zoran Strajin
St. Peter's Church, Vienna [done with SNS-HDR]
Zoran Strajin
At the bank of Danube river - Sr. Kamenica
More About Middle East

Modern civilization began right here in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley. Also known as the Fertile Crescent or Mesopotamia, this is the place where, six thousand years ago, agriculture, writing and mathematics were brought into widespread use.The term "Middle East" comes from the British navy, which used it to describe the countries on the trade route from Europe to India and China. Everything from Afghanistan to Morocco may possibly be classified as "middle eastern", depending on whom you ask -- and when.Only a partial list of past Empires in the middle eastern territory includes Sumeria, Babylonia, Persia, the Ottoman Empire and the Roman Empire!When northern Europe was still lurking about in slimy cold stone castles playing chess, the Middle East was enjoying the flowers of poetry, luxurious craftsmanship, music and literature. In fact, the Renaissance in Europe was partly inspired by stories brought back from the middle east by travelers along the trade route.Strategic location, religious history and the world's largest supply of crude oil have kept the Middle East at the center of world activity for centuries. The saga continues.Text by Steve Smith.