Ancient ritual bath may mark first New Testament-era find at Jesus’ Gethsemane

Source: The Time of Israel

Olive grove where Jesus spent a night of agony, accepted his betrayal, and was arrested ahead of his crucifixion has until now had no physical link to Second Temple era

By Amanda Borschel-Dan

A Second Temple-era ritual bath that was recently uncovered on Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives at the site believed to be the New Testament’s Gethsemane is being touted as the first evidence that links the pilgrimage site to the period in which Jesus lived.

According to all four Gospels, it is at Gethsemane — which idiomatically means “olive press” in Hebrew — that Jesus spent a night of agony following the Last Supper, accepted his eventual betrayal and execution, and was arrested by the Temple guards of the Sanhedrin.

Categories: Religion, The Muslim Times

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