Final Blog

February 22, 2017

Well, this is the last blog from Israel. 


We started our day with a visit to an alternate site of the crucifixion and a garden tomb. Ever since we got here, our guide has always said, "There are no addresses in the bible, so we are not sure if this s the exact spot."  So there were alternates in many places


In the early 1900's, someone was staying in Jerusalem and noticed a hill that appeared to have a face on it.  It is hard to see in the picture but the eyes are the two voids in the rock below the corner of the building at the top center of the picture.  The nose is there but it is eroded away since it was first spotted.


 During archeological digs, they also found a garden and a tomb.   The first one is the tomb door and the second is the track the stone would be rolled in.  Incide3ntally, the stone was not necessarily round.  The means it would take some muscle to move it. (our guide did tell us that the study of this area dates this tomb to about 100 ad and that the Church of the Holy Sepulcher is probably the proper site.





Next, we went to a site of a 1:50 scale  model of Jerusalem in Jesus time.  Every time they find archeological discovery, they fix the model to be accurate.another site



With the exception of the walkway, this is the view Jesus would have had on the Mount of Olives and Gethsemane.


Next, we went to the Shrine of the Book to see the history and pieces from the Dead Sea Scrolls.  We could not take pictures inside so this is the only one I can give you.  it is the outside of the museum and it is in the shape of the top of the jars found in the cave.




Incidentally, they just found more scrolls in the vicinity of the first cave a week ago.


Next we went to Yad Vashem,  the Holocaust  museum in Jerusalem.  Again I have no pictures.  It is hard to visit such a site and think of the cruelty of the human race.  To think of what one person did to another simply because of their nationality or anything for that matter is heart breaking.


We ended our tour this afternoon in the same place we were a few days ago, overlooking Jerusalem. 


This trip was eye opening for me and now I understand Ezra's statement that we are going to read a new bible.  Knowing distances and where  these places are and also physically walking the terrain gives a new meaning to what I have read in the bible.  It brings a new perspective to what I only had in print.. 


What a great trip.  Anyone want too go?

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Featured Posts

On February 9th, I will be heading on the first leg of my journey to Israel. If I have Internet access, I plan to blog my journey every evening. 

The f...

What is this about?

January 21, 2017

Please reload

Recent Posts

February 22, 2017

February 21, 2017

February 20, 2017

February 19, 2017

February 18, 2017

February 17, 2017

February 14, 2017

February 14, 2017

Please reload

Please reload

Search By Tags

I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!

Please reload

Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square