TOUR:

In the Footsteps of Jesus

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Let us visit some of the major archaeological sites in Jerusalem and see how archaeology matches Bible history. Some of these discoveries shed light upon some of the important events in Jesus’ life.

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About the tour:

Important events preceding Jesus’ death occurred at places in or near Jerusalem: the garden of Gethsemane, the Sanhedrin hall, the house of Caiaphas, the palace of Governor Pilate, and eventually Golgotha. What happened on the final night of Jesus’ earthly life? Let us visit some of the major archaeological sites in Jerusalem and see how archaeology matches Bible history. Some of these discoveries shed light upon some of the important events in Jesus’ life.

About the museum/location:

In the Jewish Quarter of the Old City in Jerusalem, we find a nicely restored excavation site from the first century C.E., known as the Herodian Quarter (Wohl Museum). The buildings were located in the Upper City, where Jerusalem’s wealthy people lived, including the high priests.

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POOL OF BETHZATHA - North of the temple, at the pool of Bethzatha, Jesus healed a man who had suffered for 38 years. An investigation of the site has revealed that the two pools were divided by a dam. A sluice gate within the structure of this dam could be opened in order to allow water to flow from the reservoir through a channel into the bottom of the ritual bath. On such occasions, the rush of water would have disturbed the pool’s surface.

POOL OF BETHZATHA - North of the temple, at the pool of Bethzatha, Jesus healed a man who had suffered for 38 years. An investigation of the site has revealed that the two pools were divided by a dam. A sluice gate within the structure of this dam could be opened in order to allow water to flow from the reservoir through a channel into the bottom of the ritual bath. On such occasions, the rush of water would have disturbed the pool’s surface.

GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE – According to the Bible, Gethsemane was located east of Jerusalem, across the Kidron Valley, on or near the Mount of Olives. Here, Jesus found a refuge where he could quietly teach his disciples. The exact location of the garden of Gethsemane cannot be determined, because all the trees around Jerusalem were cut down during the Roman siege in 70 C.E. One tradition identifies Gethsemane with the garden that is located at the foot of the Mount of Olives, at the fork of the road on its west slope. Eight olive trees in that garden have been there for centuries.

GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE – According to the Bible, Gethsemane was located east of Jerusalem, across the Kidron Valley, on or near the Mount of Olives. Here, Jesus found a refuge where he could quietly teach his disciples. The exact location of the garden of Gethsemane cannot be determined, because all the trees around Jerusalem were cut down during the Roman siege in 70 C.E. One tradition identifies Gethsemane with the garden that is located at the foot of the Mount of Olives, at the fork of the road on its west slope. Eight olive trees in that garden have been there for centuries.

MOUNT OF OLIVES - Standing on the Mount of Olives to the east of Jerusalem, a person can look across the Kidron Valley and see the site where the temple once stood. A few days before his death, Jesus approached Jerusalem by way of the Mount of Olives. Picture him stopping to look west at the city and weeping over it. His view would have been similar to what we see today.

MOUNT OF OLIVES - Standing on the Mount of Olives to the east of Jerusalem, a person can look across the Kidron Valley and see the site where the temple once stood. A few days before his death, Jesus approached Jerusalem by way of the Mount of Olives. Picture him stopping to look west at the city and weeping over it. His view would have been similar to what we see today.

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