Biblical Facts of Bethesda:- The Pool of Bethesda (also known as Bethesda) is located near the Sheep Gate just north of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem holy city of God. In his gospel account, John describes such a pool, surrounded by five covered colonnades (John 5:2). Now there is at Jerusalem near by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty eight years. When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he Saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole? The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another stepped down before me. Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the Sabbath".
Archlogical Facts of Bethesda:- The place is now thought to be the pool found during the repairs in 1888 near St. Anne's Church in the Bezetha quarter of Jerusalem not far from the Sheep's Gate and Tower of Antonia. It is below the crypt of the ruined fourth-century church and has a five-arch portico with faded frescoes of the miracle of Christ's healing. A spring-fed pool with five porches where invalids waited their turn to step into the mysteriously troubled waters that was supposed to possess healing virtue (Jn 5:2-4). The disturbance of the water by an angel, are placed in brackets in the NASB because there is not sufficient attestation by early texts. Here Jesus healed the man who was lame for thirty-eight years. But recent archaeological discoveries have once again confirmed the Biblical account. In 1956, digging at the ancient Biblical site of Bethesda, archaeologists unearthed a rectangular pool with a portico on each side and a fifth one dividing the pool into 2 separate compartments. check the following site to know more about Bethesda Pool:-
(1)-Site of Bethesda :- http://www.biblewalks.com/Sites/Bethesda.html
(2)-Site of St Anne's Church:-http://www.biblewalks.com/Sites/StAnna.html
(3)-Site of Holy Land Jerusalem:- http://www.biblewalks.com/index.html