This Biblical Calendar page features images from Jerusalem, from the Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Upper Room, Mount Moriah Skull Hill and the Tomb of Messiah.
Here is the outside of what is believed to be the upper room, where Messiah and His disciples shared a meal, and the communion bread and wine.
And wherever he enters, say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says, “Where is the guest room in which I am to eat the Passover with My taught ones? And he shall show you a large upper room, furnished, ready. Prepare for us there. Mark 14:14-15
Here is the inside of the upper room.
And as they were eating, Yahusha took bread, having blessed, broke it, gave it to them and said, “Take, eat, this is My body.” And taking the cup, giving thanks, He gave it to them, and they all drank from it. And He said to them, “This is My blood, that of the renewed covenant, which is shed for many. “Truly, I say to you, I shall certainly no more drink of the fruit of the vine till that day when I drink it anew in the reign of Elohim.” And having sung a song, they went out to the Mount of Olives. Mark 14:22-26
Here is the view from the Mount of Olives, overlooking the old city of Jerusalem.
And having sung a song, they went out to the Mount of Olives. And Yahusha said to them, “All of you shall stumble in Me this night, for it has been written, ‘I shall strike the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.’ “But after I am raised, I shall go before you to Galilee.” Mark 14:26-28
This is the path that leads down the Mount of Olives to the Garden of Gethsemane.
And they came to a place called Gethsemane. And He said to His taught ones, “Sit here while I pray.” Mark 14:32
Here is what is believed to be the Garden of Gethsemane, where Messiah would have prayed and been in great agony.
And He took with Him Peter, and James, and John, and He began to be greatly amazed, and to be deeply distressed. And He said to them, “My being is exceedingly grieved, even to death. Stay here and watch.” And He went on a little, and fell on the ground, and was praying that if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him. And He said, “Abba, Father, all is possible for You. Make this cup pass from Me. Yet not what I desire, but what You desire.” Mark 14:33-36
Here is the hill outside the city, where Messiah was believed to have been crucified.
And they brought Him to the place Golgotha, which is translated, Place of a Skull. Mark 15:22
There is a garden area outside of where His tomb is believed to have been, where we had a lesson from our Pastor and we shared in communion.
Here is the outside of what is believed to be the tomb where Messiah was buried.
And when evening had come, because it was the Preparation Day, that is, the day before the Sabbath, Joseph of Arimathaea, a prominent council member, who was himself waiting for the reign of Elohim, came, boldly went in to Pilate and asked for the body of Yahusha. Mark 15:43
It may have been Joseph of Arimathaea’s personal tomb for him and his family to use in the future, which he gave up for Messiah. No doubt the Jewish leaders would have had His body buried in a place where criminals were placed, but He was laid in a rich man’s tomb which was worthy of the King.
“And He was appointed a grave with the wrong, and with the rich at His death, because He had done no violence (wrong), nor was deceit in His mouth.” Isaiah 53:9
The large round stone would have been rolled in the channel to cover the entrance and then sealed. (The wall had to be repaired.) The door sign says He is not here, for He is risen.
Here is the inside of the tomb. One side of the stone had been cut out for a body to be placed in, but the other side had not yet been finished.
And he, having bought fine linen, took Him down, and wrapped Him in the linen. And he laid Him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock, and rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb. Mark 15:46
Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. And he saw the linen wrappings lying, and the cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but folded up in a place by itself. John 20:6-7
The folded napkin indicates thought, care, and composure; and clearly showed, that the body was not taken away in a hurry, or by thieves.
Instead it signified a Hebrew tradition between a Master and his servant, which every Jewish boy knew.
When the servant set the dinner table for the master, he made sure that it was exactly the way the master wanted it. The table was furnished perfectly, and then the servant would wait, just out of sight, until the master had finished eating, and the servant would not dare touch that table, until the master was finished. Now if the master was done eating, he would rise from the table, wipe his fingers, his mouth, and clean his beard, and would wad up that napkin and toss it onto the table. The servant would then know to clear the table. For in those days, the wadded napkin meant, ‘I’m done’. But if the master got up from the table, and folded his napkin, and laid it beside his plate, the servant would not dare touch the table, because……….
The folded napkin meant, I’m coming back!
To read more about Passover and how to observe it, read Observing The Biblical Spring Feasts