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Photographs of the Holy Land

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“Photographs of the Holy Land,” New Testament Stories (2005), 180–83

“Photographs,” New Testament Stories, 180–83

Photographs of the Holy Land

(Numbers in parentheses are the chapter numbers of stories that took place at or near the place pictured.)


Bethlehem Jesus Christ was born in this city. (5, 7)

Herod's temple

Temple This is a model of the temple in Jerusalem where Jesus taught the gospel and drove out the people who sold animals for sacrifices. (1, 6, 9, 11, 13, 45, 56)

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Steps to the Temple These are the actual steps that led to the temple.


Nazareth Jesus grew up in this city. (2, 4, 9, 17)


Jerusalem Jesus and His Apostles spent a lot of time teaching in this city. Jesus died and was resurrected here. (6, 39–40, 44–57, 63)

Jordan River

Jordan River John the Baptist baptized Jesus Christ somewhere in this river. (10)

Dead Sea

Judean Wilderness Jesus Christ fasted and was tempted by the devil in the wilderness after His baptism. (11)

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Samaria Jesus taught a woman about living water at a well in this land. Most Jews hated the people of Samaria. (15, 58)

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Galilee and the Sea of Galilee Many people believe this hillside is where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount. The Sea of Galilee is in the background. Jesus taught the gospel to many people, including His Apostles, near here. Jesus calmed a storm on the Sea of Galilee. (18–22, 29, 34, 36)


Capernaum These ruins are in the city of Capernaum. Jesus performed many miracles in this city. (23–25, 30)

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Caesarea Philippi In this area Jesus testified of His death and Resurrection, and Peter testified that Jesus is the Son of God. (32)

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Jericho In the parable of the good Samaritan, a man was nearly killed while traveling on the road to this city. (35)

Mt. Tabor, Israel

Mount Tabor This may be where the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ took place. (33)

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Garden of Gethsemane Jesus Christ prayed, suffered for our sins, was betrayed by Judas Iscariot, and was arrested in this garden. (51, 52)

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Golgotha This may be where Jesus Christ died on the cross. (53)

Garden Tomb

Garden Tomb This may be where Jesus Christ was buried, was resurrected, and talked with Mary Magdalene. (53, 54)