Walking in the Bible’s footsteps… in the Holy Land

Ein Karen is a small community in the outskirts of Jerusalem; it is an important place, mainly due to two reasons: The first is that John the Baptist is believed to have been born in Ein Karem.  The second is that tradition has it that the stones that had built the Jewish second Temple’s altar, had been brought from...

Jesus’ crucifixion is described in all four gospels. After the trial, Jesus was required to carry his cross; the route is believed to be the Via Dolorosa, in Jerusalem.  On the top if the cross an inscription was carved with the words: “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews”. After receiving Pilate’s permission, the...

Jesus had set out for a walk, after the last supper, apparently it was a place called: "the garden of Gethsemane",in Jerusaelm. At this very place, Judas comes to meet Jesus, accompanied by a group of Jewish religious people, as well as some armed men and kisses Jesus, in order to mark him. While being arrested,...

The Last Supper is the final meal which Jesus shared with his twelve apostles, in Jerusalem before his crucifixion.  This supper is mentioned in length in all four Gospels. It is during that same supper that Jesus predicted that one of his apostles will betray him and hand him over to the authorities.

Further to the Gospels, Jesus’ final entry into Jerusalem occurred at the beginning of the last week of his life, just a few days before the Last Supper. Jesus is believed to have ridden a donkey into the city. It is told that along his path, people have made small tributes and sang for him. The city had already been...

The village of Kanna, a small place in the Galilee, is a place where Jesus had performed his first miracle.  Jesus was invited to a wedding at the village; a large feast had been prepared. Alas, the people soon discovered that they had run out of wine (they probably were poor and hadn’t enough money to pay for the...

The general belief is that Jesus was born to Mary and Joseph, in the town of Bethlehem in Judea, while staying overnight at the stables. The belief is that he had been placed (to sleep) in a manger, directly after his birth.  The town of Bethlehem is situated in the West Bank, about six miles south to...

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