Jerusalem – The Holy City

Jerusalem acts as the Holy City for three monotheistic religions. It’s said to have two natures: the heavenly, and the earthly. Sometimes, the earthly elements seem just the same as any regular city. Even navigating the streets of the city, checking out the holy sites and seeking out spiritual moments, you may be slightly jostled by crowds who lack the respect that you have for the city.

The Western Wall is the last remaining piece of the Jerusalem Temple.

The temple was destroyed more than 2,000 years ago by the romans. The Western Wall consists of 1,455 feet of wall, which you can find near the Western Wall Tunnel.

Many visitors claim to feel awestruck when seeing the Western Wall. Crowds pray here, which inspires many visitors to also stop and say a prayer.

The Western Wall Tunnel has since been remodeled and now is reminiscent of a Passover pilgrimage by the child Jesus. You’ll see the spot where Peter healed a beggar and where Jesus confronted merchants and money-changers.

Mount of Olives – The Route From Jerusalem to Bethany

East of Jerusalem’s Old City, separating it from the Judean Desert, sits the Mount of Olives.

The Mount of Olives is one of the most important sites in the space around Jerusalem that’s mentioned in the Scriptures.

Mount of Olives first appears when it is mentioned as the escape route King David took during his son Absalom’s rebellion. It’s referred to often in the New Testament because it is the route from Jerusalem to Bethany. It was Jesus’s favorite spot for teaching. It is in this spot that the Dominum Flevit church was built by the Franciscan order in 1954. This Byzantine church is shaped like a tear.

Across from the Church of All Nations, located at the foot of the mountain, is the Gardens of Gethsemane. Next to this are the churches adjacent to Mount Scopus, including the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and the convent of Pater Noster.

Garden Tomb – “Place of the Skull”

Garden Tomb sits among well maintained trees and gardens, providing a peaceful environment where visitors can pray and reflect. However, any claim that Christ was buried and rose from the dead here is not authentic.

The open tomb is carved into the face of the rock and features skull-like erosion in a limestone cliff nearby, which can be found down the alley off Nablus Road.

Protestant pilgrims especially love this spot and preferred it over the cluttered Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which could be found in the Old City. For some time, it was formally supported by the Anglican church.


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For the last 30 year as a tour guide I’m sharing knowledge of the holy land and the bible, recently that a lot of the knowledge been packed in a dvd set. One of the things I known for are my phrases, You can see what those phrases turn in to below.

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