Holy City story and sites
Preparation of the Lamb
(Photo taken Fall 2010 of the Pools of Bethesda, located near the north retaining wall of the Temple Mt.. It is the area of the ancient sheep gate, where the lambs in Jesus’ time were washed, prepared for slaughter, and taken up on the Temple Mt. to be sacrificed. It is also the area of the Roman Barracks called the Antonia, where Jesus was beaten and prepared for the Cross. Today, it is still an area of enmity, being the area occupied by muslims who say Jesus did not go to the cross. )
Preparation of the Lamb &
Fall 2010 below:
ST. STEPHEN'S GATE
& POOLS OF BETHESDA IN MUSLIM QUARTER
Area of healing - an angel would trouble the water & people were healed
Area of a healing by Jesus - He healed a man who could not get into the water
Area of preparation of the lambs for sacrifice on the Temple Mt.
(The Ancient Sheep Gate)
Area of preparation of Jesus, the Lamb of God, for sacrifice
(Antonia Roman Barracks)
Area where it is believed that Stephen, the first martyr of the church,
was taken outside the gate to be stoned.
"BY HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED"
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