ISRAEL PHOTOS III  -- A COLLECTION OF PHOTOS FROM ISRAEL 

WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF SCENES AND SITES PERTINENT TO THE STUDY OF CHRISTIANITY

CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHER


    

The church was located on a hill that was traditionally associated with the burial of Jesus since the days of Constantine. 


 

This marble monument was built after the original tomb and stone around it was removed.  The Greek Orthodox Church maintained this site as a memorial. 

 

Behind the tomb monument is a hole in the wall and passage to some first century CE (Christian Era) tombs.

There was another theory that Jesus was crucified on a hill NE of the Damascus Gate near a part of Jerusalem that was called the "New City" during the time of Jesus.  The new city was begun outside the second wall of Jerusalem and later enclosed by the third wall.   It has been theorized that Pilate had his headquarters at the Antonio Fortress.  A hill NE of the Damascus Gate might have been the same one named "Golgotha" where Christ was crucified.  Golgotha means "the skull" in Aramaic.  This hill's shape was similar to the shape of a skull.


Golgotha Hill visible from the north wall of Jerusalem behind the bus station - Jan 2006



Photo of Golgotha (Gordon's Calvary) Hill c. 1900

 

Parable of the Mustard Seed
     A Mustard Field Along Highway 87-North Shore of Galilee
     Mustard Seeds in the Palm of a Hand
     A Branching Mustard Plant Near the Jordan River/Bethsaida
     Mustard Field March 1999
     Mustard Flowers
Upper Most Seats of the Synagogue

The Fig Tree
     Mt of Olives Fig Tree April 12-13, 2005
     Fig and Pomegranate trees below Siloam in Jerusalem
     Israel Photos II fig tree page
     Sycomore Fig Tree
The Good Shepherd
The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats
     Goat Herder
Camels
Ritual Cleansing
Shechem
     The Olive Harvest of Samaria
     Mt. Ebal
     Olive Tree
Pearl of Great Price
A First Century Synagogue at Gamala
     View from the Vulture Overlook
     Overview of Gamala
Modern Galilee Fishing Boats
Kursi
     
Caves and/or Tombs
     Steep Slope near the Lake
Hippos
Feeding the 5,000
     On the Mountain
     Walking on Water

     Ramot-Zelon area
     Alternate location
Mt. Hermon
The Pool(s) of Bethesda in Jerusalem

     Healing Pools
     Southern Pool
     Crusader Chapel and St. Ann Church
The Pool of Siloam in Jerusalem
     Gihon Spring
     Hezekiah's Tunnel
     Overlook of Siloam
Tower of Siloam
A Watch Tower in a Vineyard/Olive Grove   
     Grape Vines at Beth Horan
     Towers
 
Mt. Precipice
     South Face
     Summit
     Over the edge
     Measuring Line
     View of Nazareth from near Megiddo
Nazareth
     The Basilica of the Annunciation
Capernaum
Healing a Paralytic in Capernaum
Bethsaida     
Waterskins and Wineskins
The Fish and the Coin
A Denarius
Casting out a demon
The Road to Jericho
     Old Roman Road
     Wilderness Above Jericho

     Old Jericho
Western Wall
Gethsemane and the Cave of  Gethsemane
Church of the Holy Sepulcher
Rolling Stone Tombs - Jerusalem
     Other Rolling Stone Tombs
Rolling Stone Tombs - Jerusalem

     Other Rolling Stone Tombs
Tiberias
Solar Power in Israel

Salt of the earth
Chorazin