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“… out of Tziyon will go forth Torah, the word of ADONAI from Yerushalayim.”
(Isaiah 2:3)
Jew and Gentile (Synagogue and Church), one in Messiah. (Ephesians 2:14)
“For He is our peace, Who made both one, and broke down the middle wall of partition, …”

If your life is not in jeopardy for what you believe, you’re probably on the wrong side!
If you don’t believe Genesis 1-11, how can you possibly believe John 3:16?
“Indeed, all who want to live a godly life united with the Messiah Yeshua will be persecuted.” (2Tim 3:12)
It is what you actually believe that determines how you walk out your faith, “but avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, quarrels and fights about the Torah; because they are worthless and futile.” (Titus 3:9)

The Garden Tomb

The Garden Tomb, Jerusalem

The Garden Tomb is a tomb with two chambers cut out of the solid rock, and dates to the early first century. It is in a beautifully laid out garden not far from the Damascus Gate into Jerusalem's Old City. It's location near the ruined foundation of a spacious house coincides with the Gospel accounts of Yeshua being buried in the tomb of Yosef of Arimathea, a very wealthy man, who may well have had his tomb carved from the rock face in his own garden.

It was discovered by General Gordon on a visit to Jerusalem in 1883. The Scriptures tell us that Yeshua was crucified at Golgotha, which means “place of the skull” which accurately describes a skull-shaped hill less than a hundred meters from the site of the tomb.

Both the skull-shaped hill, known as Gordon's Calvary, and the Garden Tomb are outside the limits of the Old City. Even though the present walls do not follow the same line as those of the first century, both hill and tomb still certainly lie outside the first-century wall, as burial places were considered “unclean” and forbidden within the city walls.

Most evangelical Christians believe it to be the true tomb of Yeshua. If not the true tomb, it is an exact duplicate, perfectly matching the biblical description.

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