Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Garden Tomb

No words to express what we were feeling...

Golgotha, Place of the Skull

This is a picture of a hill that is to the left. It looks like a skull which is why they called it Golgotha.

You can sort of see it behind John. We are convinced that Jesus was crucified on that hill behind John. This was one of the most moving places for me.

David and Goliath

This is the hill that David came down to fight Goliath. He got his stone from the now dried out brook where the people are getting rocks from.

John, James, and Ron

Dirkses and Zaps

The Dead Sea

A Dead Sea Mud wrap!

You really do float!

Check out was even in his hair!

The Purple Bus #2

The Zappia's

The Jennings and DeJesus'

Ed and Suzie

Rachel, Junice, and Laura

John and Julie, Stan and Kathleen

The Purple Bus


Masada is one of Herod's 3 fortress cities built around 37 BC. It's located in the wilderness of Judea just off of the Dead Sea and 15 miles north of Sodom

The view of the Dead Sea from Masada

The Cable car that took us to the top.


You can see the bottom layer is part of the original Wall.

You can see the archway that was an original gate into the city.

My Dude with the El Oksa Mosque behind him.

Kathy, me, and Jody

Same pic accept with John and Ron too

More of the Wall

The Dirkse's and the Zappia's at at Historical Monument

The Western/Wailing Wall

This wall is the remains of the wall that Herod built around the temple. The Jewish people come here to stick their prayers in the wall and pray and cry.

The Via Delarosa

This is the street that Jesus walked down as He carried the cross.

The very road that He stepped on.

The Temple Mount

This is where the original Temple used to be. It was intended that the Dome of the Rock be built over it but mistakenly they miscalculated. The Dome is just a few hundred feet to the left.

It was amazing to actually go onto the temple Mount. This is one angle on the Dome of the Rock. You had to enter through very high security to go here.

This is the Lion's Gate into the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem.