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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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Coral Sea Divers
.A diving club located across from the Coral Reserve in Eilat. The club offers various...
Nahal Amud Nature Reserve
Nahal Amud Nature Reserve You’ll find a year-round flowing stream, wading pool, orchar...
Zion is one of the Bible’s earliest names for Jerusalem, mentioned in the Bible when Da...
Zippori National Park
Zippori National Park, encompassing the ruins of a talmudic city, is located west of Na...
The Ilana Goor Museum
The Ilana Goor Museum is located in the picturesque alleyways of Old Jaffa, where hist...
Safed (Tsfat), the highest city in Israel, commands a breathtaking view of the Galilee ...
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The David Citadel Hotel
Luxury hotel opposite David's Citadel, the Dormition Church and the walls of the Old Ci...
Crowne Plaza Jerusalem
The Crowne Plaza Jerusalem hotel is the tallest building in the city and an impressive ...
C Hotel Neve Ilan
Hotel rooms overlook the mountains of Judea and are suitable for small families. Some r...
Hotel with rooms of various standards with a sea view. There is a saltwater pool, a spa...
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