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Self Guided Tour - Jerusalem Old City

Jerusalem is such a special city with Biblical and historical sites almost too numerous to count. While tours with your church or a paid guide are a great way to enhance your experience at these places, many people chose to explore this sites on their own. Since this is how we toured the Old City of Jerusalem, we wanted to provide an easy resource for others who may want to encounter history in this way. In this blog, you'll find many of the sites near the Old City, the Biblical scripture passage(s) associated with the site, as well as a worship song to help you center your mind and spirit while you're there. Be sure to check out our separate blog following the Stations of the Cross, or Via Dolorosa as well as our Sea of Galilee Tour. We hope this greatly enhances your experience in this truly special place.


Temple Mount

Binding of Isaac on Mount Moriah Gen 22

Mary and Joseph took him to Jerusalem Luke 2:22-38

He overturned the tables of the money changers, Mark 11:15-19

He saw a poor widow putting in two mites Luke 21:1-4

Mount of Olives

He was lifted up and a cloud took him Acts 1:3-12

On that day his feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives Zechariah 14:1-9

Palm Sunday Road

See your king comes to you, humble, riding on a donkey Matt 21:1-11; Zech 9:9

"This is the day that the Lord has made; let us be glad.." Psalm 118:24

Garden of Gethsemane

"My soul is very sorrowful, even to death" Matt 26:36-56

City of David

Songs of Ascent. Psalms 120 through 134

Pinnacle of the Temple. Matthew 4:5

Baptism of 3,000 on the Day of Pentecost. Acts 2:14-41

Pool of Siloam

Healing of the man blind from birth John 9:1-7

Caiaphas House

And they led Jesus to the High Priest. Mark 14:53-72

Other Places of Interest

We did not visit these sites, but tradition points to these locations for the specific scriptures listed.

Eastern Gate

"The Lord said to me, This gate shall remain shut..." Ezekiel 44:1-4

The Teardrop Church

"What will be the sign of your coming?" Matt 24

As he approached Jerusalem, he wept over it... Luke 19:41-44

Pool of Bethesda

Healing of the man who was lame for 38 years John 5:1-9

Pilate's Judgment Hall

"Hail, King of the Jews!" John 19:1-16

Pilate said to them, "Behold the Man!" John 19:5

Upper Room

The Last Supper Mark 14:12-26

All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit Acts 2:1-12

Garden Tomb

He went out to the place of the Skull John 19:19-30

At the place Jesus was crucified there was a garden John 19:31-42

"I have seen the Lord!" | Jesus rose up from the grave John 20:1-18


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