Jerusalem at the Time of Jesus, 1st Century A.D. —
1) Read about the places below where Jesus went during his last days on Earth.
2) Label each place using the numbered locations on the map of Jerusalem at the Time of Jesus.
The place outside the city gate where Jesus was crucified. It means “the place of the skull.”
The hand-hewn cave that Joseph of Arimathea donated for Jesus’ burial and the surrounding area where Christ appeared to Mary Magdalene the morning of his resurrection.
The Roman headquarters where Jesus was sentenced to death by Pilate and then abused by his Roman soldiers.
Jerusalem’s holy place where Jesus visited as a boy — and worshiped and taught as a man.
- This was the 2nd one built in Jerusalem. It was destroyed by Rome in 70 A.D.
- The Dome of the Rock (a Muslim shrine) now stands in its place. The rock is thought to be the foundation stone upon which the Ark of the Covenant sat in the Holy of Holies. It is also considered to be the place where Abraham set up the altar to sacrifice his son Isaac.
A section of the Temple where the Jews tried to stone Jesus for saying that he and the Father are one.
The grove of olive trees where Jesus prayed the night before he was betrayed and arrested.
Matthew 26:36–46 and Luke 22:39–54
The mountain top from which Jesus ascended into heaven 40 days after his resurrection.
The place where Jesus was first questioned after his arrest by the High Priest and Peter denied that he knew Jesus.
The house where Jesus ate the Passover meal with his disciples and established the Lord’s Supper.
The place where Jesus was taken to be questioned by Herod Antipas, son of King Herod the Great who had magnificently remodeled the 2nd Temple.
Dearest Father, Thank you for sending your Son to live among people on Earth. Thank you that by studying history, geography, and culture, I can better understand what took place at the time Jesus lived and the truths he taught. Help me to never give up seeking to understand Jesus better, so that I might love and obey you more. Amen.