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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

Israel's current official presidential residence was constructed while Zalman Shazar se...
An academic branch of Brigham Young University for Middle Eastern Studies, built at the...
. Mount Herzl. The State of Israel’s national cemetery was named after the state visio...
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...

Accommodations

Hotel next to many tourist sites offering various rooms, some facing the Old City, and ...
Luxury hotel opposite David's Citadel, the Dormition Church and the walls of the Old Ci...
The Crowne Plaza Jerusalem hotel is the tallest building in the city and an impressive ...
Located in a magical setting overlooking the old city walls, in the heart of the centra...
Christian Sites