In Israel

Harod’s Palace to Church of the Holy Sepulcher to the Garden Tomb

A half day of activity today since this is our last day here. We started off at Herod’s palace where Jesus’ trial is thought to have taken place. We discussed all the events in the trial and scourging of Jesus. Then on to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher – one of the two traditional places of the crucifixion and burial. John thinks it’s this spot for a number of reasons. Here we discussed the crucifixion and all the events that happened after. Blake, Daniel and I got kicked out of the room with the first century tomb in it. There was a misunderstanding.

In the church of the holy sepulcher
In the church of the holy sepulcher

Then off to the garden tomb which is the second likely spot for the crucifixion and burial. Where it happened is not important – that the burial and resurrection did happen is.

Tomb at the garden
Tomb at the garden

For supper John is taking us to his favorite restaurant in Jerusalem. I’ll let you know how his taste is.

Love to MJ, Lane and Holt.

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