This Scriptural 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 did eat, Yeshua took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body. And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it. And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many. Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of Elohim. And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. Mark 14:22-26
Here is the view from the Mount of Olives, overlooking the old city of Jerusalem.
And Yeshua saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered. But after that I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee. Mark 14:27-28
This is the path that leads down the Mount of Olives to the Garden of Gethsemane.
And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall 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 taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy; And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch. And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt. Mark 14:33-36
Here is the hill outside the city, where Messiah was believed to have been crucified.
And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The 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 now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath, Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counseller, which also waited for the kingdom of Elohim, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Yeshua. 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 bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre. Mark 15:46
Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie, And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together 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!