Quick Answer: How far from Jerusalem was Jesus crucified?

How far did Jesus carry the cross to Golgotha?

How far was Golgotha from Galilee? There is the “Feast of Dedication” that Jesus attended for another round trip of 240 miles (386 km). Then Jesus does a final walk from Galilee to Jerusalem to be crucified. (Luke 17:11) This is 120 miles (193 km).

Where is the real Golgotha located?

Its exact location is uncertain, but most scholars prefer either the spot now covered by the Church of the Holy Sepulchre or a hillock called Gordon’s Calvary just north of the Damascus Gate.

Why did Pontius Pilate crucify Jesus?

Pontius Pilate served as the prefect of Judaea from 26 to 36 A.D. He convicted Jesus of treason and declared that Jesus thought himself King of the Jews, and had Jesus crucified.

What direction was Jesus facing on the cross?

Also in the celebrated temple of Solomon, the Gate of the Lord was placed eastward. Moreover Christ, when He hung on the Cross, had His face turned towards the West, and so we worship, striving after Him.

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