Bethesda



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.
Contemporary Examples

Ebola Vaccine Will Do Little for Current Crisis Kent Sepkowitz August 27, 2014
Thank Anti-Vaxxers for Lyme Disease Kent Sepkowitz April 12, 2014
The Pentagon’s New Disservice to Soldiers Leslie H. Gelb July 23, 2010
I Would Leave Journalism to Help Rescue JCPenney’s Michael Tomasky April 8, 2013
At U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Anniversary, One Survivor’s Quest Continues Sandra McElwaine April 28, 2013

Historical Examples

George Whitefield Joseph Belcher
Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
Crying for the Light, Vol. 1 [of 3] J. Ewing Ritchie
Christmas Light Ethel Calvert Phillips
George Whitefield Joseph Belcher

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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