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Below the streets of Jerusalem’s Old City lies the Praetorium (Matt. 17:27; Mark 15:16) where Jesus was condemned by Pontius Pilate. Located at the beginning of the Via Dolorosa, this is one of the most memorable stops a Christian can make in the Holy City.
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Below the streets of
lies the Praetorium (Matt. 17:27; Mark 15:16) where Jesus was condemned by Pontius Pilate. Located at the beginning of the
, this is one of the most memorable stops a Christian can make in the Holy City.
Over it, in the nineteenth century, the Sisters of Zion built a convent, incorporating the arch said to have been where Pontius Pilate presented Jesus to the people and said “here is the man” (John 19:5). Little did the sisters know that in the coming years, the deeper they dug beneath their convent, the more remains would emerge of this gigantic fortress, built by Herod the Great. Visitors can see a large cistern covered by a later pavement etched with meaningful symbols, including the “game of the King.” Here, many pause in prayer and to recall Jesus’ mocking by the Roman soldiers at the place John called the Gabbata, or “stone pavement” (John 19:13).
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Pools of Bethesda
This is the traditional site of the miraculous healing of a paralyzed man by Jesus, as ...
Ruins of a wayside inn in the side of the Ramon Crater, which has been declared a World...
Precipice Mountain, on the outskirts of Nazareth, is where tradition says the people of...
This river is about 60 kilometers long and flows through the Arif mountain range and th...
National Park Qumran
Qumran, overlooking the Dead Sea, is where the Dead Sea Scrolls, among which are the ol...
This nature reserve gets its name from the wonderfully refreshing natural grove that ha...
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Ein Kerem Hotel
The modern, stylish, classic European desighed Ein Kerem Hotel, is located near Ein Ker...
Eden Hotel, Tiberias
Hotel Eden, Tiberias, is located on a high point above the Sea of Galilee, situate...
Blue Weiss Hotel
The hotel offers 34 rooms each equppied with: AC, telephone, cable television, balcony ...
Blue Hotel is a small hotel located in a quiet alley in the centre of Eilat, within wa...
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