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Hill of Evil Counsel

The hill’s harsh name harks back to a Byzantine tradition identifying it as the place where the High Priest Caiphas and his colleagues decided to arrest Jesus

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The biblical scenes revealed from the shady walkways and spacious outlooks of this southern Jerusalem hilltop have turned it into a prime open-air Scripture “classroom.”

The hill’s harsh name harks back to a Byzantine tradition identifying it as the place where the High Priest Caiphas and his colleagues decided to arrest Jesus (John 11:47-50).

 

From here you can see everything that makes Jerusalem a goal of Christian travelers: Mount Moriah is the centerpiece. To the west, Mount Zion rises from the Hinnom Valley (Josh. 15:8; Jer. 7:32). On the east is the Kidron Valley (2 Sam. 15:23; John 18:1), and the Mount of Olives (Zech. 14:3), with the Garden of Gethsemane at the foot and the Tower of the Ascension (Acts 1:11) at the top.

The City of David is before you, where Kidron and Hinnom meet. Rounding out this incomparable view is the Judean Desert, peeking out over Bethany.

 

Sites & Attractions

 
Avshalom’s Shrine. An ornate monument from the first century BCE, said to be the tomb o...
Large, well-lit cave in the wall of the Old City, which was a quarry in the days of the...
Monastery of the Order of the Sisters of Zion on Via Dolorosa in the Old City. Part of ...
System of underground tunnels constituting a continuous chain of history from the times...
Spring in Nakhal Refa'im, with adjoining Ein Yael Museum, an active museum that holds i...
Interactive museum designed to bring the world of science and technology closer to chil...
 

Accommodations

 
Located in a magical setting overlooking the old city walls, in the heart of the centra...
Intimate hotel part of which was built in 1948. Breakfast is served in the hotel dining...
Guest house has four rooms, banquet hall, lobby and classrooms.
Hotel in the eastern part of the city on Salah e-Din Street. There are 54 rooms availab...
Christian Sites