|September 21, 2018|
Was Jesus crucified on a living tree in a garden?
The gospels report that Jesus was crucified and buried in a garden. This garden (called Gethsemane) was located on the Mount of Olives where Jesus often taught his disciples when visiting Jerusalem. The garden was accessible from the major road connecting Jerusalem to Bethany. On the road near the garden was a fig tree (bearing leaves but no fruit). In the days before his death, Jesus cursed this fig tree so that no man would eat of its fruit again. Additionally, a study of New Testament descriptions supports the conclusion that Jesus was likely crucified on a living tree. How do these elements relate to other important passages discussing sin and God’s plan for redeeming mankind?
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