THE CITY: THEN AND NOW
a reconstruction of Jerusalem during Jesus' lifetime, based on archaeological
and historical evidence as well as speculation.
No one knows where the
Temple stood, though it's assumed it was built over the sacred stone that now
lies under the Dome of the Rock.
Roll over a number to see the site as
it exists today.
Reputed site of
Jesus' crucifixion and tomb. NOW: Church of the Holy
First built ca. A.D. 326
THEN: Wealthy residential
Luxurious two story houses.NOW: Jewish
Restored after the 1967 war.
THEN: West side of Temple
Huge platform built by Herod.NOW: Western (Wailing)
Remains are an important Jewish shrine.
THEN: Main entrance
passageways to Temple Mount.NOW: Al-Aqsa Mosque
One of Islam's
THEN: Beautiful Gate
may have entered the city.NOW: Golden Gate
Blocked site where
believers expect Messiah to enter.
BARON WOLMAN |