Passion of the Christ - THE TOMB

Jerusalem at the time of Jesus—click on the image for a full-page view. Executions and burials took place outside the city gates. This image is online via Brigham Young University (with the following key to locations):

                                1.    The Temple
                                2.    Southern Wall and Royal Stoa
                                11.  The Mount of Olives
                                13.  The Kidron Valley
                                15.  City of David (Mt. Ophel)
                                17.  The Pool of Siloam
                                18.  The Tyropoean Valley
                                20.  Lower City (Poor section)
                                23.  Upper City (Wealthy section)
                                24.  David's Tomb
                                27.  The Theater
                                28.  The Market Place
                                29.  Herod's Palace
                                36.  Antonia Fortress (NT - Castle)


Where was the tomb, cut out of rock, which Joseph used for Jesus’ burial? Today two places make that claim. The Garden Tomb, near the hill with the skull-like rock formations, is one contender. The other is a tomb (covered at the top with marble) inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

What does the Bible say about the tomb’s location? The Gospel of John reports:

At the place where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had ever been laid.

The Garden Tomb seems to fit that description, but arguments in favor of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre exist as well.

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5190stories and lessons created

Original Release: Feb 01, 2004

Updated Last Revision: Jul 05, 2019

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