There is no question that Jesus was crucified and buried in Jerusalem. However, there is great debate amongst the different Christian denominations and academic scholars, where exactly in Jerusalem and the Old City was Jesus Crucified and where lays the Tomb of Jesus from whence he rose. The Garden Tomb is a beautiful garden situated right outside the Old City Walls of Jerusalem. Traditionally, Protestants, evangelists, Anglicans and other reform churches believe this to be t
The Garden Tomb is a beautiful garden situated right outside the Old City Walls of Jerusalem. Traditionally, Protestants, evangelists, Anglicans and other reform churches believe this to be the site of Christ’s crucifixion, burial & resurrection. This is opposed to the belief, held by many Catholic, orthodox and Coptic denominations which deem the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to be the site of crucifixion and tomb of Jesus Christ. Notwithstanding, the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem
The name of the hill on which Jesus was crucified appears in all the canonical gospels as ‘Golgotha’ or ‘Calvary’, which is Aramaic and Hebrew for ‘Skull’. It’s possible that the hill was named ‘The Skull’ because of its shape, but it’s also plausible that it was named Golgotha because it was the site of many executions and crucifixions. Many point to the shape within the rock by the Garden Tomb which resembles a human skull as proof to the authenticity of the site and origin
There is little doubt that this tomb belonged to a wealthy man who lived around the first century. The beautiful gardens and wine press outside the tomb serve as an indication for this. Moreover, the groove in front of the tomb was probably used for a rolling stone to make it possible to shut and open the tomb, which was a privilege of the rich at those times. These facts strengthen the claim that this is the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea who contributed his own tomb, which lay
This is believed by many Protestant, Evangelists and Anglican Christians to be the tomb of Jesus Christ. Although many believers agree that we cannot know for a fact that this is the Tomb of Jesus and location of his crucifixion and that the church of the Holy Sepulchre is not the actual site, much evidence points to support this theory. However, as the custodians of the Garden Tomb often clarify, the importance of the site is not whether or not this is actually the Tomb of J
Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel and is considered a holy city in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.Over 3000 years of history can be found here including holy sites such as the‘Stations of the Cross’ – believed by Catholics and Orthodox to be the path taken by Jesus on his way to crucifixion, the Garden Tomb – where protestant sand Anglicans believe Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected, the famous Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa mosque where it is believed
The Jerusalem wall is another name given to the outer wall of the Old city of Jerusalem. It also sometimes refers to the Western Wall, or Wailing Wall, which is by the Temple Mount in Jerusalem The Jerusalem old City wall was built around 1535 AD by the Ottoman rule in the Holy Land and circle the Old City with over 4 Kilometers of Jerusalem stone wall.
In 1981 the Old City and the Jerusalem wall were added included in the prestigious UNESCO world heritage sites list. The
Jaffa street, or Jaffa road, is one of the major streets in the Jerusalem and many city landmarks can be found along the way such as the Jerusalem Mahane Yehuda Market, Zion Square, the Old City walls and the municipality of Jerusalem situated on Safra Square.
Jaffa Road has been closed to vehicular traffic since the establishment of the Jerusalem Light Rail and has been considerably redone to beautify and upgrade the Jerusalem downtown area. Cafes, fashion shops, bars and
The Jaffa Gate, currently the main entrance to the Old City, gate is named so for it served as the gate leading to the port city of Jaffa The Ottomans built a clock tower on the gate structure to commemorate the 30 year rule of Sultan Abdul Hamid II. However, the clock tower was removed and relocated several times by the British mandate which felt that it was visually unfitting. Similar clock towers can still be seen in Jaffa and other parts of the former empire.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the holiest church in Catholic Christianity. Also known as the Church of the Resurrection, the church stands where it is believed that Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre was built in 326 AD by the Roman emperor Constantine the Great, Soon after his conversion to Christianity. Among the main focal points of the Church are: The Calvary / Golgotha – where it is believed that Jesus was crucified, The