Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus

April 08, 2024


109 Curris Business Building (John Deere Auditorium)

Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus

By Jodi Magness, Archaeologist 

Sponsored by the Dr. Jonathan J. Lu and Sayoko Lu Biblical Geography Endowment Fund 

Archaeology enables us to reconstruct with a great degree of accuracy the city of Jerusalem as it appeared in the first century CE, where Jesus spent his final days on earth. This slide-illustrated lecture provides an overview of key sites associated with Jesus in Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount; the Lithostratos pavement and Arch of Ecce Homo; and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.  We also consider the evidence for the historicity of the traditions associating Jesus with some of these sites.