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Mount of Olives

View over Jerusalem from the Olive Mountain.

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View over Jerusalem from the Olive Mountain.

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Mount of Olives viewed from Jerusalem

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Mount of Olives seen from the tower of Church of Redeemer.

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Graves on Mount of Olives.

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Jews began burying their dead on the hill that later became known as the Mount of Olives about three millennia ago. It was a convenient site a short walk from the city walls. Over the centuries, burial here became linked to a prophecy in the Book of Zecharia according to which the Messiah would approach Jerusalem from the mount, splitting it in two. Those interred on the hill, this belief posited, would be the first to be resurrected.

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Siloam pool

As recently as 2004 the site of the Siloam pool was found in the Old City of Jerusalem.

A painting on the wall by Mural shows what the pool of Siloam might have looked like.

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Paintings at the site of the Siloam pool excavations showing how the site could have looked at Jesus time.

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Western Wall

Ceremonial cleansing at the Western Wall prayer area.

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Ceremonial cleansing at the Western Wall prayer area.

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Prayer at the Western Wall.

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Western Wall from the west.

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Western wall viewed from south.

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Jewish Quarter

The Main Square.

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The Cardo - Roman main street

In the old city is a reconstruction made of how the main street (cardo, heart in Greek) could have looked at the 5th hundred century. In the city Madaba in Jordan was a large mosaic map found. In the center is Jerusalem. The main street (cardo) who runs through the whole city is clearly visible with its pillars.

A painting showing how the cardo could have looked like.

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Pillars and the wall in the cardo.

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A small replica of the Madaba Mosaic Map that was found 1896 in Jordan. It shows how Jerusalem looked like during the period 542 and 570 AD.

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Hinnom Valley

The Hinnom Valley is located just south of the old city i Jerusalem. It is also called “the valley of the son of Hinnom” or “Valley of Benhinnom.” This was shortened to “Valley Hinnom” which in Hebrew is pronounced, “Ge Hinnom” and transliterated into Greek as “Gehenna.” Thus, the Hinnom Valley is the Gehenna of the New Testament, which is associated with fire, judgment, the Lake of Fire, eternal fire and Hell. At its lowest point, the Hinnom Valley is also the lowest point in the city of Jerusalem. If the Temple Mount on Mount Moriah is the highest point in the city and represents the presence of the Lord, then the lowest point of the city would also have illustrative value. There is also a legend about a garbage dump with a fire, but this came very late and was introduced by Rabbi David Kimchi in AD 1200.

Looking down at the Hinnom Valley from Jerusalem.

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Jesus warns about a place called hell, where their worm never dies and the fire is never quenched. (Mark 9:47b-48)

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Down in the valley where there today is a park.

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The Hinnom Valley an early morning.

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The Hinnom Valley seen from Mount Sion.

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The early sun over Hinnom Valley and Mount Sion to the left.

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Mordern Jerusalem

Here are some pictures of the modern Jerusalem.

The buss company that operates in Jerusalem and Israel is called Egged.

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The Chords Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge at the entrance to the city of Jerusalem, build 2008.

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At the entrance to the temple mount a guard shows compassion to one of the thousands cats in Jerusalem.

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Fresh bread just outside the Damascus gate.

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FOTO: Göran Larsson

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FOTO: Anders Wester

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First temple

David prepared for the first temple and his Salomon was the one who built it on the Temple Mount (Mount Zion) 1006 B.C. It was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar II after the Siege of Jerusalem 587 B.C.

Model of the first temple and the city of David.

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Jerusalem at the first temple period.

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A piece of the wall from the first temple period have been excavated.

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The wall was eight meters (26 feet) high.

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Map showing the wall during the temple period, and where this piece was found.

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Model of a burial cave from the first temple period.

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The Garden Tomb (Gordons Golgotha)

The Garden Tomb or Gordon´s Calvary is just outside the city walls and close to the Damascus Gate, is a rock-cut tomb considered by some to be the site of the burial and resurrection of Jesus. It is a nice garden where there is a tomb, winepress and the hill that looks like a skull.

The Skull hill, just above the Arabic buss station.

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The park is a beautiful place today.

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It could have been a similar rock-cut tomb that Joseph of Arimathea owned and buried Jesus in.

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It could have been a similar rock-cut tomb that Joseph of Arimathea owned and buried Jesus in.

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He is not here - he is risen!

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Inside the tomb.

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A tomb stone that could be rolled to close the grave.

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An ancient wine press.

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An ancient wine press.

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From the bus station.

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The crowded street uutside Gordons Golgatha in the morning before an easter service.

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Temple Mount

The Temple Mount is a holy place for both Jews, Christians, Roman paganism, and Islam. The site is the location of Abraham´s binding of Isaac, and of two Jewish Temples. According to Jewish tradition it was here God created Adam.

On the temple Mount is today the Dome of the Rock, it was completion in 691 AD.

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During the building of the underground mosque thousands of tons of ancient fill from the site have been dumped in the Kidron Valley where Israeli archaeologist have found remains from as early as the First Temple period.

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The pinnacle of the temple might be the south east corner of the temple area, and could be the place which the devil took Jesus and tempted him.

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Golden Gate (the east gate)

The Golden gate is located on the east walls of the old city of Jerusalem, leading to the temple mount. It is regarded as a Holy site for all faiths - Jewish (arrival of the Messiah) and Christian (entrance of Jesus on Palm Sunday) and Muslim (site of future resurrection). The current gate was built in the 6th/7th C AD over the ruins of the second temple gate, and sealed since the 16th C.

The Golden gate view from the temple mount.

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The Golden gate from outside the wall.

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The Golden gate is now closed, exactly as prophesied in Ezekiel 44:1.

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The Golden Gate from Mount of Olives.

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Kidron Valley

Kidron Valley

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The Kidron Valley and Mount of Olive to the left.

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The bottom of the Kidron Valley facing south.

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Botanic Garden

Botanic garden in West Jerusalem. Along the Bible trail are many of the spices found in the Bible.

The view from Abrahams tent could have been something like this. The picture comes from Jerusalem Botanic garden.

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Beautiful Gate

A possible location is the Double Gate in the southern wall of the Temple Mount.

The Gate Beautiful could be the Nicanor Gate that Josefus mentions in his writings. Model by the Ritmeyer Archaeological Design.

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The south side of the Temple and the stairs leading up to the south gates.

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Gethsemane

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FOTO: FreeBibleImages.org



Solomons porch

Solomon`s Porch was located on the inside of the eastern wall of the Temple Mount.

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Antonia Fortress (Barracks)

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The Jerusalem Archaeological Park - Davidson Center

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Israel Museum

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Second Temple Model (at Israel Museum)

The model recreates Jerusalem in 66 CE. In that fateful year, the Great Revolt against the Romans erupted, resulting in the destruction of the city and the Temple. The model took four years to complete and in 1966 the model opened to the public on the premises of the hotel and quickly became a popular attraction. In 2006 it was relocated to the Israel Museum.

Second Temple model at Israel Museum.

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Approach to Jerusalem from North East at 66 AD.

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Approach to Jerusalem from North West corner around 66 AD.

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The city from North with the Damascus gate, around 66 AD.

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Golgotha just outside the city wall. The Antonia fortress and the temple are seen in the background.

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FOTO: Tony Larsson

Golgotha just outside the city wall. The Antonia fortress and the temple are seen in the background.

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Golgotha just outside the city wall. The Antonia fortress and the temple are seen in the background.

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FOTO: Tony Larsson

The Western wall at Jesus time. Robinsons arc in the south-west corner.

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FOTO: Tony Larsson

Siloam Pool.

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FOTO: Tony Larsdal

Siloam pool and the road up to the temple.

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The Temple seen from east (Mount of Olives).

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The lower city seen from south.

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Herod´s palace in the forefront.

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Jerusalem viewed from South West. The large building to the left is the house of Caiaphas, the high priest.

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Golgotha, Antonia fortress and the Temple vied from west.

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Mansion in the new city.

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Tyropean valley.

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Northern Temple Mount and the Pool Of Israel.

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Sheep pool north of the Temple Mount.

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Southern Temple Mount, viewed from east.

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The Temple with Salomon´s Colonnade, viewed from north-east.

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FOTO: Tony Larsdal

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