The Garden Tomb in Jerusalem

The Entrance to the Garden Tomb.

This tomb was discovered in 1867, at which time it was proposed that this was the burial place of Jesus, mainly because of its nearness to what would become known as “Gordon’s Calvary“.  Since that time, some Protestant piety has encouraged this identification, although the wardens of the property (The Garden Tomb Association) stress that it is the resurrection of Jesus, not the issue of finding the exact spot of his burial, that is important.

Inside of the tomb are the partial remains of a burial bench.  Looking at “burial place” #5 (below) The date of the tomb is not certain.

A plan of the interior of the tomb.

The Modern Door into the Tomb.

The Guides at  Garden Tomb stress that it is the resurrection of Jesus, not the issue of finding the exact spot of his burial, that is important.

To visit the official site of the Garden Tomb Association Click Here.

To view, what in my opinion is the best “rolling stone tomb” in Israel Click Here.

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2 responses to “The Garden Tomb in Jerusalem

  1. “With spices and precious
    Balm, we arrayed Him ;
    Faithful and gracious.
    We tenderly laid Him :
    Linen to bind Him
    Cleanlily wound we:
    Ah ! when we would find Him
    Christ no more found we !”

    “Christ is ascended !
    Bliss hath invested Him,
    Woes that molested Him,
    Trials that tested Him,
    Gloriously ended…”

  2. Wonderful romantic Jerusalem ! One day I like to visit it and to learn more about this inspiring land. Sadly I was not able tu study this land more deeply !

    “Has He, victoriously,
    Burst from the vaulted
    Grave, and ail-gloriously
    Now sits exalted ?
    Is He, in glow of birth,
    Rapture creative near ?
    Ah ! to the woe of earth
    Still are we native here.
    We, His aspiring
    Followers, Him we miss ;
    Weeping, desiring.
    Master, Thy bliss…”

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