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Jesus of Nazareth

Jesus of Nazareth

Map showing events in the life of Jesus

Follow events in Jesus' life

Jesus at the home of Martha and Mary, painting

Martha and Mary

Reconstruction of the Temple in Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Reconstruction of Herod's palace at Jericho

Jericho

Herod the Great, from the TV series 'Rome'

The Herodian dynasty

 


 

 

  





 

 


 

 

 

Galilee, Samaria, Jericho, Jerusalem 

Map of Jesus' last journey to Jerusalem

When the days drew near for him to be received up (Luke 9: 51), at the end of his stay in Galilee, Jesus began to foretell of his fate in Jerusalem to his disciples, 'and they were greatly distressed' (Matthew 17:23). 

We may possibly insert into the story of Jesus‘ last journey to Jerusalem the incident mentioned in Luke 9:52~56. Perhaps Jesus intended to take the shorter route to Jerusalem by way of Samaria but, as the people would not receive him, he turned eastward and went through Perea, the 'Judea beyond the Jordan'. 

From there, he and his disciples crossed the Jordan and continued by way of Jericho, where he stayed at the house of Zacchaeus, a chief tax-collector, probably of the imperial estates in the Jordan valley, inherited by the emperor from the Herodian dynasty

Two blind beggars were healed outside the town. Then Jesus continued along thc pilgrim road, which went up to the Mount of Olives and so to Bethphage on the mount and to Bethany, where he stayed at the house of Martha and Mary, the sisters of Lazarus.

Gospel texts:  Matthew 16:21, 17:22-27, 19:1-2, 20:17, 29-34
                           Mark 8:31, 10:1, 32, 46-52, 11:1-2
                           Luke 9:51-56, 10:38-42, 13:22, 18:31-42, 19:1-10, 28-35
                          John 12:1-8

 

Reconstruction of the palace of King Herod at Jericho, which Jesus would have seen

Reconstruction of the palace of King Herod at Jericho, which Jesus would have seen

Excavated remains of the palace at Jericho

Excavated remains of the palace at Jericho

 

Aerial photograph of the Jerusalem area, with the Temple Mount, the Mount of Olives, Bethphage and Bethany

Aerial photo of the Jerusalem area, with the Temple Mount, the Mount of Olives, Bethphage and Bethany

19th century photograph of Bethany

19th century photograph of Bethany

 


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