|P.1339 - §4 Throughout the whole wide world, no matter where the Jews found themselves dispersed by commerce or oppression, all with one accord kept their hearts centered on the holy temple at Jerusalem. Jewish theology did survive as it was interpreted and practiced at Jerusalem, notwithstanding that it was several times saved from oblivion by the timely intervention of certain Babylonian teachers.|
Ancient map of Jerusalem during the time of Christ, used by permission from Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University. Source
(click the above for a larger image of about 2Mb, and
According to Sarah Shoemaker, the map is from a book entitled "El devoto peregrino y viage de Tierra Santa," and the author is Antonio del Castillo. The edition in the Brandeis University library was published in Paris by Antonio Mureto in 1666.
(with the help of UBRONers, notably Alex Wall.)
This map has more accurate descriptions of places than
the following three maps. It appears that Antonio del Castillo has seen
Adrichem, Christiaan van, 1533-1585
|Jerusalem map 2||Hierosolyma (1657). This map shows the location of Lazarus' tomb, #86. (Jewish National and University Library)|
used by permission (October 20, 2009 - October 20, 2024). English translation is provided. (11 Mb)
The National Library of Israel, Shapell Family Digitization Project, Eran Laor Cartographic Collection, and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Dept. of Geography, Historic Cities Project. Hierosolyma (1656). This color map is similar to that of Antonio del Castilo (1666).
|Jerusalem map 4||Hierosolyma (1590). This map is similar to the above, turned 90 degree (by a quarter revolution).|
(used by permission, original source (Return to God)
1 Mount of Olives
Mount of Olive is on the eastern side of the temple. Jesus would have come down from the Mount of Olives and climbed and entered the temple through the Golden Gate.
1. The Temple
7. The location of the Western Wall (Wailing Wall)
11. The Mount of Olives
13. The Kidron Valley (as it appears today)
15. City of David (Mt. Ophel)
24. David's Tomb
27. The Theater
28. The Market Place
29. Herod's Palace
36. Antonia Fortress (NT - Castle)
source: J B Phillips
This map shows the road from Bethany to Jerusalem, which Jesus followed whenever he visited Lazarus' family.
Model of the Temple.
Mount of Olive is on the east of the Temple, and Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem would have been through the Golden Gate on the eastern side.
Map of the city, British Museum.
|entrance to the Old City|
|women and children are not allowed to enter the prayer area of the Western Wall.|
|wait area for women|