Monday, January 5, 2015

Archaeol. May Have Found Jesus' Trial Bldg.; Bldg. in Jerusalem May Have Been Trial Site

Archaeologists have claimed that an excavated building in Jerusalem's Old City could very well be the site of Jesus Christ's trial by King Herod before He was crucified, the Christian Post website reports today (January 5, 2015).

The discovery was made following a dig that started 15 years ago beneath an abandoned building close to the Tower of David Museum in Jerusalem.

The building had in past centuries been used as a prison by the Ottoman Empire, but according to Amit Re'em -- the Jerusalem district archaeologist who led the excavation -- it could also very well be the site where Jesus was trialed by Herod the Great, as found in the New Testament.

Re'em said that the site "is a great part of the ancient puzzle of Jerusalem and shows the history of the city in a very unique and clear way."

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