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"AND NOW OUR FEET ARE STANDING
WITHIN YOUR GATEWAYS, O JERUSALEM" 
PSALM 122

 

Bible References for Jerusalem

The Passion begins when Jesus came to Jerusalem for the pilgrimage feast of Passover.  The Temple was thronged with pilgrims from all over Galilee and Judea, as well as those from Alexandria, Rome, Cappadocia, and Cyrene, modern-day Libya.  First century AD historian Josephus wrote that during one Passover there were 255,600 sacrifices in the Temple.  That makes a very crowded city -- with full employment for tour guides! 

The selections below can be the beginning of an enriching exploration of Scriptural events in Jerusalem.

Interested in leading a Holy Land Tour?  See Gila's Tips from A to Z for Holy Land Tour Leaders.

 
Mount of Olives    
"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem" Psalm 122: 6
He was lifted up and a cloud took him Acts 1:  3-12
On that day his feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives Zechariah 14: 1-9
   
Eastern Gate  
"The Lord said to me, This gate shall remain shut..." Ezekiel 44:  1-4
   

Jerusalem as seen from "Palm Sunday Road"

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Jerusalem as seen from "Palm Sunday Road"

 

Tour the Temple Mount with Gila's MP3 audio tour in the company of Abraham and Isaac, David and Solomon, Jesus and the disciples, the angel Gabriel and Mohammed.  Meet many other luminaries, both real and legendary.

LISTEN free to the first two minutes of Gila's Temple Mount audio tour:  Click here and then click "download" at top right

Gila's Temple Mount tour is now also available as a written 24-page PDF with a Temple Mount plan, guidelines for passing the security check and ten recommended reads on the Temple Mount from Gila's bookshelves.

Palm Sunday Road  
See your king comes to you, humble, riding on a donkey Matt 21: 1-11;  Zech 9: 9
"This is the day that the Lord has made; let us be glad.." Psalm 118: 24
   
Dominus Flevit | The Teardrop Church  
"What will be the sign of your coming?" Matt 24
As he approached Jerusalem, he wept over it... Luke 19:  41-44
   
Garden of Gethsemane  
"My soul is very sorrowful, even to death" Matt 26:  36-46
   
Caiaphas House | St Peter en Gallicantu  
And they led Jesus to the High Priest Mark 14:  53-65
"I do not know this man of whom you speak" Mark 14:  66-72
Thou hast put me in the depths of the Pit Psalm 88
   
Pool of Bethesda  
Healing of the man who was lame for 38 years John 5:  1-9
   
Pool of Siloam  
Healing of the man blind from birth John 9:  1-7
Hezekiah's Tunnel II Kings:  19 & 20
   

Devotions on the authentic steps leading down to the Pool of Siloam

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Devotions on the authentic steps leading down to the Pool of Siloam

   
Ecce Homo Church | Pilate's Judgment Hall  
"Hail, King of the Jews!" John 19: 1-16
Pilate said to them, "Behold the Man!" John 19: 5
   
Upper Room  
The Last Supper Mark 14:  12-26
All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit Acts 2: 1-12
   
Southern Wall Excavations  
Songs of Ascent Psalms 120 through 134
Pinnacle of the Temple Matt. 4: 5
Baptism of 3,000 on the Day of Pentecost Acts 2: 14-41
   
Temple Mount  
Binding of Isaac on Mount Moriah Gen  22
Mary and Joseph took him to Jerusalem Luke 2:  22-38
He overturned the tables of the moneychangers Mark 11:  15-19
He saw a poor widow putting in two mites Luke 21:  1-4

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Garden Tomb  
He went out to the place of the Skull John 19:  19-30
At the place Jesus was crucified there was a garden John 19: 31-42
"I have seen the Lord!"  | Jesus rose up from the grave John 20: 1-18

 

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Coming to Jerusalem in 2017?  Would you like to find the venues where you can quietly be transported back in your imagination to the time of Jesus?  To David?  To Abraham? 

Make every minute matter while you "Explore Jerusalem's Soul" with Gila's un-orthodox guide.  This up-to-date PDF (Adobe Acrobat) 46-page guide gives you the Top Ten places to meditate on the Bible, the Top Ten lesser-known churches worth visiting, the Top Ten most rewarding roof-top views and the Top Ten places for sampling Middle Eastern soul food. 

Pick and choose among 40 sites according to your temperament, time frame, impulse and imagination.   More on Gila's Guide...

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