Cedar

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 Saviour's cross. (Monasteries of the Levant.) (See Cross .)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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