Jerusalem at the Time of Jesus
A traditional site for Jesus’ crucifixion (Matt. 27:33-37
3. Antonia Fortress
Jesus may have been accused, condemned, mocked, and scourged at this site (John 18:28
-19: 16). Paul was arrested and recounted the story of his conversion (Acts 21:31
4. Pool of Bethesda
Jesus healed an invalid on the Sabbath (John 5:2-9
Gabriel promised Zacharias that Elisabeth would bear a son (Luke 1:5-25
). The veil of the temple was rent at the death of the Savior (Matt. 27:51
6. Solomon’s Porch
Jesus proclaimed that he was the Son of God. The Jews attempted to stone him (John 10:22-39
). Peter preached repentance after healing a lame man (Acts 3:11-26
7. Gate Beautiful
Peter and John healed a lame man (Acts 3:1-10
8. Pinnacle of the Temple
Jesus was tempted by Satan (Matt. 4:5-7
). (There are two traditional locations for this event.)
9. Holy Mount (unspecified locations)
a. Tradition holds that here Abraham built an altar for the sacrifice of Isaac (Gen. 22:9-14
c. The Babylonians destroyed the temple in about 587 B.C.
(2 Kgs. 25:8-9
e. Herod expanded the temple plaza and rebuilt the temple starting in 17 B.C.
Jesus was presented as a baby (Luke 2:22-39
i. The Romans under Titus destroyed the temple in A.D. 70.
11. Mount of Olives
a. Jesus foretold the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple. He also spoke of the Second Coming (Matt. 24:3
-25:46; see also JS-M).
c. On October 24, 1841, Elder Orson Hyde dedicated the land for the return of the Jews.
12. Gihon Spring
Solomon was anointed king (1 Kgs. 1:38-39
). Hezekiah had a tunnel dug to bring water from the spring into the city (2 Chr. 32:30
13. Water Gate
Ezra read and interpreted the law of Moses to the people (Neh. 8:1-8
16. Upper Room
The traditional location where Jesus ate the Passover and instituted the sacrament (Matt. 26:20-30
). He washed the feet of the Twelve (John 13:4-17
) and taught them (John 13:18
17. Herod’s Palace
Christ was taken before Herod, possibly at this location (Luke 23:7-11
18. Jerusalem (unspecified locations)
a. Melchizedek ruled as king of Salem (Gen. 14:18
). (See Bible Dictionary, “Salem
c. The city was destroyed by the Babylonians in about 587 B.C.
(2 Kgs. 25:1-11
d. The Holy Ghost was poured out on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-5
e. Peter and John were arrested and brought before the council (Acts 4:1-23
f. Ananias and Sapphira lied to the Lord and lost their lives (Acts 5:1-10
g. Peter and John were arrested, but an angel delivered them from prison (Acts 5:17-19
h. The Apostles chose seven men to assist them (Acts 6:1-6
i. Stephen’s testimony to the Jews was rejected, and he was stoned to death (Acts 6:8
l. The Apostles decided the issue of circumcision (Acts 15:5-29
m. The Romans under Titus destroyed the city in A.D. 70.