The Old City of Jerusalem

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A prophecy: the word of the Lord concerning Israel. The Lord, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the human spirit within a person, declares: ‘I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves. Zechariah 12:1-4

Western Wall Plaza

Entry to the Western Wall Plaza
Tourist information point and entry sign
The Western Wall at night
Close up of the Western Wall
Jews worshipping at the Western Wall
Two young Jews in the Western Wall Plaza
The Western Wall Plaza in the heart of Old Jerusalem (360 Panorama)

Some of his disciples were remarking about how the temple was adorned with beautiful stones and with gifts dedicated to God. But Jesus said, ‘As for what you see here, the time will come when not one stone will be left on another; every one of them will be thrown down.’ Luke 21:5-6

Central Jerusalem

One of the many lanes and bazaar's of Old Jerusalem
A music shop in the Muslim Quarter
Different colourful fabrics available in Old Jerusalem
Caps for sale in the Jewish Quarter
Pottery shop in Old Jerusalem
A sign to one of the many souvenir and gift shops
A sweet shop in the Muslim Quarter
Typical restaurant menu - Shawerma or Falafel anybody?
A Golden Menorah displayed in the Jewish Quarter
The Damascus Gate, one of several gates to the Old City of the Jerusalem
Lions Gate on the east side of the Old City
A view of our group at Jerusalem's sealed Golden Gate (360 Panorama)

At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ‘Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?’ (which means ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’).’ Mark 15:33-34

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The square in the Christian Quarter containing the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (360 Panorama)
A mosaic of Christ being taken down from the cross
The painted roof inside the church
Inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (360 Panorama)
The lower levels of the Holy Sepulchre, where the cross and tomb may have been located (360 Panorama)

Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie – the blind, the lame, the paralysed’ John 5:2-4

The Pool of Bethesda and the Church of St Anne

The pool of Bethesda
Steps into the pool, where disabled people used to lie
A sign adjacent to the pool of Bethesda
The church of St Anne, near Lion's Gate
Inside the Church of St Anne (360 Panorama)

At that time they will call Jerusalem The Throne of the Lord, and all nations will gather in Jerusalem to honour the name of the Lord. No longer will they follow the stubbornness of their evil hearts. Jeremiah 3:17