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The 2000-year-old Southern Steps to the Temple have been unearthed. Most likely Jesus walked these very steps to enter the temple. Photo by T. Keener.

Wednesday… the Journey to the Cross

Bethany, on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives less than 2 miles from Jerusalem, was a favorite place of rest and refuge for Jesus. This was where Martha, Mary and Lazarus lived. It was in Bethany where Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead.

Bethany, on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives less than 2 miles from Jerusalem, was a favorite place of rest and refuge for Jesus. This was where Martha, Mary and Lazarus lived. It was in Bethany where Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead.

The scriptures don’t give us specific events that happened today, but we do know that with Passover approaching the chief priests and scribes are plotting ways to put Jesus to death.

Satan enters Judas Iscariot, who agrees to hand over Jesus to the chief priests for thirty pieces of silver. Judas now begins watching for an opportunity to betray His Lord.

Jesus continues to teach in the Temple and to spend the night in Bethany. Bethany was the home of Mary, Martha and Lazarus. It was here that Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead.

Additional reading:

Luke 21:37-38
Matthew 26:3-5
Mark 14:1-2
Luke 22:1-6

 

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