Area G and The Four Quarters

Area G and The Four Quarters of The Old City Area G and the four quarters are located in the Old City. Traditionally, the Old City has been divided into four uneven quarters, although the current designations were introduced only in the 19th century. Today, the Old City is roughly divided (going counterclockwise from the northeastern […]

The Temple Mount & Dome of the Rock

It will be a special treat if we are able to go up on The Temple Mount. John and I had the opportunity and by all means we are so very glad we did not miss it. There is no guarantee that we will be able to as at any time, The Arabs can decide […]

Hezekiah’s Tunnel and The Pool of Siloam

Hezekiah’s Tunnel and The Pool of Siloam We will walk in illuminated darkness through the water of Hezekiah’s Tunnel, where water has flowed since the time of the prophets. We will pass through the underground tunnels  through which the city was conquered and residents fled. Go down to the hidden spring where kings were coronated., […]

Herodium

Herodium Seven miles south of Jerusalem is Herodium. We will get a great opportunity on this trip to visit the place that is believed to be Herod the Great’s tomb. He built this fortress as his palace between 23 -15 BCE. It is 758 meters above sea level and the highest elevation in the Judean […]

Southern Wall Excavations

Southern Wall Excavations & The Archaeological Park The southern wall excavations area is located on the south-west side of the temple mount, inside the old city. The area is approached thru the Ha’Ashpathot (Dung) gate, which is located on the south side of the area, which is today an Archaeological park. This was a highlight […]

The Western Wall

The Western Wall The Western Wall in the Old City in Jerusalem is the section of the Western supporting wall of the Temple Mount which has remained intact since the destruction of the Second Temple Period.  It became the most sacred spot in Jewish religious and national consciousness and tradition by virtue of its proximity to […]

The Garden Tomb & The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre There has been much debate about the location revered by Christian Pilgrims as the site of Jesus’ Crucifixion and Burial. Since the first century, the location we will see inside The Church of the Holy Sepulchre has been regarded as the actual site. Seeming that it goes back to […]

Antonia Fortress & The Great Wall

Antonia Fortress (Fort of Antony) The Antonia Fortress was a military barracks built around 19 BC by Herod the Great in Jerusalem on the site of earlier Ptolemaic and Hasmonean strongholds, named after Herod’s patron Mark Antony. The fortress was built at the eastern end of the great wall of the city (the second wall), on the […]

Via Dolorosa

Via Dolorosa – The Way of Suffering Via Dolorosa or Way of the Cross is  about as well known as any religious sight in the world. The route Our Lord took from His place of sentencing to the cross has always been contested. The more research and excavation lead to more and more knowledge. There are […]

Pool of Bethesda

Pool of Bethesda The Pool of Bethesda is from John 5, Verse 2, “Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic called Bethesda, which has five roofed colonnades.  In these lay a multitude of invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed.  One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years.  When Jesus saw […]