The sanative property of this pool has been supposed by some
to have been communicated by the blood of the sacrifices, and
others have referred it to the mineral properties of the
waters. But, 1. The beasts for sacrifice were not washed
here, but in a laver in the temple. 2. No natural property
could cure all manner of diseases. 3. The cure only extended
to the first who entered. 4. It took place only at one
particular time. 5. As the healing was effected by
immersion, it must have been instantaneous; and it was never
failing in it effects. All which, not being observed in
medicinal waters, determine the cures to have been miraculous,
as expressly stated in the text.
Ps 119:60 Pr 6:4 8:17 Ec 9:10 Ho 13:13 Mt 6:33 11:12
Lu 13:24-28 16:16
* was made.
2Ki 5:10-14 Eze 47:8 Zec 13:1 14:8 1Co 6:11 1Jo 1:7