Jerusalem – Israel | Day 8
We began our adventure in Old Jerusalem today. We have 2 more full days here. There is so much to see.
We started near King David’s tomb and many people believe that the ‘upper room’ was above this tomb. It is highly unlikely that the actual upper room was in this location (for many reasons). However, we read the story of the Last Supper and Acts 2 “day of Pentecost”. I had a hard time reading through this. Very emotional. That was followed by a great prayer by us all.
Then, we walked down steps (Jerusalem is hilly like San Marcos) to the place where Jesus was taken to Caiphas. We were able to go into the actual ‘dungeon’ where they kept prisoners overnight. Jesus was held in this little room. It was about 15′ x 15′ and about 15′ tall. There was a small hole in the ceiling where they moved people in and out.
After lunch, we went to a MASSIVE replica of the Old City of Jerusalem. It was probably 75′ wide and 3′ tall. We had to go up to another level to see the whole thing. It made the whole city and story unfold before us. For the first time, we could actually get a good perspective where everything happened.
We spent the afternoon at the Jerusalem Holocaust Museum. I had been to the one in Washington DC, however, to walk side by side Jews throughout the exhibits was intense.
Tomorrow, we continue to walk through the Old Jerusalem and follow the stations of the Cross.
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