Evidence in Jerusalem

Bethesda’s name is derived from the Aramaic meaning “House of Mercy” or “House of Grace”. It was located near the Sheep Gate associated with the Temple Mount (not too far from where the present Lion’s Gate resides).  From such a gate, sheep would be taken...

On the lower western slopes of the Mount of Olives is Gethsemane. The name is derived from an Aramaic term meaning “oil press”.  All over this area would have been olive tree orchards. Any oil press here no doubt would have been involved in...

The town of Bethany is on the southeastern slope of the Mount. Today, the Arab village of Al Azariyeh is found here (which means, “the place of Lazarus”). Scriptural Significance There are probably more assemblies/meeting houses named after ‘Bethany’ than any other place in the Bible. There...

As you make your way from the top of the Mount and down toward the Kidron Valley, you’ll find a Roman Catholic Church called “Dominus Flevit.”  The name is derived from the Latin meaning, “The Lord Wept.” The building is purposely shaped like a tear drop....