E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Curzon says that Solomon cut down a cedar, and buried it on the spot where the pool of Bethesda used to stand. A few days before the crucifixion, this cedar floated to the surface of the pool, and was employed as the upright of the Saviours cross. (Monasteries of the Levant.) (See CROSS.)