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Hill of Evil Counsel

The hill’s harsh name harks back to a Byzantine tradition identifying it as the place where the High Priest Caiphas and his colleagues decided to arrest Jesus

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The biblical scenes revealed from the shady walkways and spacious outlooks of this southern Jerusalem hilltop have turned it into a prime open-air Scripture “classroom.”

The hill’s harsh name harks back to a Byzantine tradition identifying it as the place where the High Priest Caiphas and his colleagues decided to arrest Jesus (John 11:47-50).

 

From here you can see everything that makes Jerusalem a goal of Christian travelers: Mount Moriah is the centerpiece. To the west, Mount Zion rises from the Hinnom Valley (Josh. 15:8; Jer. 7:32). On the east is the Kidron Valley (2 Sam. 15:23; John 18:1), and the Mount of Olives (Zech. 14:3), with the Garden of Gethsemane at the foot and the Tower of the Ascension (Acts 1:11) at the top.

The City of David is before you, where Kidron and Hinnom meet. Rounding out this incomparable view is the Judean Desert, peeking out over Bethany.

 

 Sites & Attractions

 
The House of Representatives of the State of Israel, comprising a plenary, conference r...
Memorial established on the Jordanian military post, with a permanent exhibition on the...
Avshalom’s Shrine. An ornate monument from the first century BCE, said to be the tomb o...
Large, well-lit cave in the wall of the Old City, which was a quarry in the days of the...
Monastery of the Order of the Sisters of Zion on Via Dolorosa in the Old City. Part of ...
System of underground tunnels constituting a continuous chain of history from the times...
 

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Harmony Hotel is a boutiqe hotel with 50 rooms facing the roofs and the uniqe alles of ...
The HI-Agron Guest House Hostel is situated in the heart of the Jerusalem and as such i...
Various-sized units in an old Arab house, from single rooms to six-person family suites...
Guest units surrounded by a grassy area, with balconies facing the Jerusalem hills and ...
 

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