“Jerusalem,” New Era, Apr. 2019, 6–7.
When Jesus Christ’s mortal ministry was coming to a close, He returned to Jerusalem. He had visited here as an infant, as a young man, and at various times in His ministry. And He came here one last time to complete His most important mission: to atone for the sins of the world, die, and be resurrected.
Here are some of the places and events from the Savior’s final days in Jerusalem. Other than the temple, Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, and Antonia Fortress, locations shown are best guesses for the places named.
The resurrected Jesus appeared to two of His disciples as they traveled (see Luke 24:13–35).
After being arrested, Jesus was taken before Herod (see Luke 23:7–11).
Jesus and the Twelve ate the Passover meal (the Last Supper). Jesus instituted the sacrament (see Luke 22:7–20).
Jesus was brought before the chief priests, and Peter denied that he knew Jesus (see Matthew 26:57–75).
Jesus’s body was laid in a tomb (see John 19:38–42).
Angels opened the tomb (see Matthew 28:2–4).
Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene in the garden outside the tomb (see John 20:1–17).
Jesus was crucified
(see Matthew 27:33–37).
Jesus was accused before Pilate, condemned, mocked, and scourged and Barabbas released (see John 18:28–19:16). This fortress was a likely location for these events.
After entering Jerusalem, Jesus cast the moneychangers out of the temple (see Matthew 21:12–16).
When Jesus died, there was an earthquake and the veil of the temple was rent (see Matthew 27:51).
Jesus foretold the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple, which Roman armies carried out in 70 A.D. and again in 130 A.D. He also spoke of His Second Coming (see Matthew 24, Joseph Smith—Matthew).
Forty days after His Resurrection, Jesus Christ ascended into heaven (see Acts 1:9–12).