Saturday, June 22, 2019

SHS; Matthew 28: Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20-21

Luke 24:
1 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre,  bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.

Roman era tomb with a rolling stone.

Inside the Garden Tomb.

Luke 24:
13 And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.
14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
15 And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.
This interesting and informative article discusses the various sites that could possibly be Emmaus.

The modern day Israeli Arab town of Abu Ghosh--one possible site of Emmaus. The tower on the far hill is western Jerusalem. Emmaus Motza would be between the center hill with the main Jerusalem road climbing up it and the farthest hill with the tower.

 Emmaus Nicopolis

One more additional and traditional site for Emmaus ( a few miles beyond Emmaus-Nicopolis) is the imposing Trappist monastery at Latrun which guards the entrance to the strategic canyon road up to Jerusalem.

 Image from inside the church of Jesus eating with the two men he met on the road the Emmaus.

For more images and text please see this Easter blog post:

John 21:
1 After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself.

3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.
4 But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.

13 Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise.

15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed  my sheep.

The northern shore of the Sea of Galilee just west of Capernaum.

The northern end of the sea of Galilee. The tree covered hill on the right is the Mount of Beatitudes. Just left of center on the shore is a black church--The Church of the Primacy of St Peter. Primacy. To the left of that is Tabgha with its church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes. These traditional sites are indicative of this shore line being a place very much frequented by Jesus.

The Church of St. Peter's Primacy commemorates Peter being told to "Feed my Sheep" and of the morning breakfast of fish that Jesus and the apostles enjoyed--supposedly while sitting around a large flat rock (Mensa Christus--Table of Christ) that is enshrined within this church.

 Table of Christ front and center.

The shore where Jesus met his fishing apostles.

Feed my lambs. Feed my sheep.

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