Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Second Temple-era ritual bath discovered at Gethsemane

ARCHAEOLOGY: Ancient ritual bath may mark first New Testament-era find at Jesus’ Gethsemane. 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 (Amanda Borschel-Dan, Times of Israel).

The article also notes that there is a Byzantine-era church at the site. Perhaps this post is relevant.

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