Jerusalem at the Time of Jesus This article discusses Jerusalem at the time of Jesus. Jesus of Nazareth, who is called by such names as Jesus Christ by Christians or Eesa in the Quran and other Islamic literature, was born in Bethlehem in the year 5 BC, but spent most of his life in Jerusalem, the center of Judaism.
According to Christian beliefs, Jesus eventually died of crucifixion in the year 30 CE between the age of 33 and 35 years old. According to the Islamic belief, however, Jesus did not die of crucifixion. Jerusalem at the Time of Jesus
The Quran too indirectly references Jerusalem and Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus. Jesus (Eesa) and Mary are mentioned in many parts of the Quran, related to Jesus’s birth around Jerusalem. Jerusalem at the Time of Jesus
As Jesus (Eesa) reached adulthood, he spent most of his time in Jerusalem. Jerusalem at that time was “a small, isolated hill fortress, valued more for its location than its size or splendor.”At that time, however, Jerusalem was known as the City of David. Jerusalem at the Time of Jesus
During the time of Jesus (Eesa), Jerusalem’s working class lived in the crowded and noisy precincts of lower Jerusalem. The rich and powerful Jewish families on the other hand, along with the high ranking Roman officials lived in upper Jerusalem. Jerusalem at the Time of Jesus
It was in Jerusalem where Jesus spent the last months of his life on this earth where he was sentenced to death and was crucified (per Christian beliefs) in Golgotha, a place located just outside the wall of Jerusalem. Jerusalem at the Time of Jesus
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