Bible Lands Museum
Jerusalem is a city in the Middle East, located on a plateau in the Judaean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea. It is one of the oldest cities in the world, and is considered holy to the three major Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. A visit through the Bible Lands Museum, an archaeological museum in Jerusalem, is an exploration of the culture of these people and their faiths. Located in David’s Citadel inside Jaffa Gate you will learn a fascinating story of the world’s three monotheistic religions.
The Western Wall
Other popular bible land sites to visit are The Western Wall, Wailing Wall, or Kotel, known in Islam as the Buraq Wall, an ancient limestone wall in the Old City of Jerusalem. It is a relatively small segment of a far longer ancient retaining wall, known also in its entirety as the “Western Wall”. A place of prayer and pilgrimage sacred to the Jewish people, it is the only remains of the Second Temple of Jerusalem held to be uniquely holy by the ancient Jews and destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE. The authenticity of the Western Wall has been confirmed by tradition, history, and archaeological research. The wall itself dating back from about the 2nd century BCE.
Calvary or Golgotha, was according to the Gospels, a site immediately outside Jerusalem’s walls where Jesus was crucified over 2000 years ago. Matthew and Mark’s gospels translate the term to mean “place of [the] skull”. It is referred to in all four Gospels. The hill of execution was apparently near a road and not far from the sepulchre where Jesus was buried. Its exact location is uncertain, but most scholars prefer either the spot now covered by the Church of the Holy Sepulchre or a hillock called Gordon’s Calvary just north of the Damascus Gate. Wherever your feet travel you will not be able to deny the spiritual atmosphere of these biblical holy land sites.