"Awake, awake, put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; for henceforth there shall no more come unto thee the uncircumcised and the unclean." Isaiah 52:1
The Garden Tomb itself was discovered in 1867, and was soon identified as the burial place of Jesus, mainly because of its location in the area that had been identified as Calvary. Another factor in its favor was the recent discovery the tombstone of the deacon Nonnus in the nearby Church of St. Stephen, which mentioned the Holy Sepulchre.
The Garden Tomb. He is Alive!
Spread your robe over your handmaid, because you are a redeeming kinsman." Ruth 3:9. Timeless. I love Ruth and Boaz. I think Naomi has one of the most provocative lines in the whole bible. "The man will not be in rest until he have finished the thing this day." Wow. The man's in love. Also on the back burner of my brain: Boaz is a near kinsman to Naomi; but to Ruth only by promise (her previous marriage, defunct. ) Something there; I just haven't got my mind wrapped around it yet.
'Lament of the Faithful at the Wailing Wall, Jerusalem' by Gustav Bauernfeind, German. Oil, 1890.
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The Church Originally built by the mother of Emperor Constantine in 330 A.D., the Church of the Holy Sepulcher commemorates the hill of crucifixion and the tomb of Christ's burial. On grounds of tradition alone, this church is the best candidate for the location of these events. The Garden Tomb was not identified as such until the 19th century.
Jerusalem. The only part of Herod's Hellenization that remains today is the Wailing Wall, which is not a part of the temple.