The name for the pool in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate where Jesus is recorded to have healed a paralyzed man on a Sabbath (John 5: 9). The reading in some MSS of Bethesda is followed by AV and REB, but NRSV prefers Bethzatha, of other MSS, known as a northern extension of the city. The double pool has been excavated; there was also a subterranean bath nearby, which could have been in use for therapeutic purposes—so possibly John 5: 2–9 has fused two adjacent places into one.