Tomb of Lazarus, Jerusalem

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The Tomb of Lazarus is a traditional spot of pilgrimage located in the West Bank town of al-Eizariya, traditionally identified as the biblical village of Bethany, on the southeast slope of the Mount of Olives, some 2.4 km (1.5 miles) east of Jerusalem. The tomb is the purported site of a miracle recorded in the Gospel of John in which Jesus resurrects Lazarus.HistoryThe site, sacred to both Christians and Muslims, has been identified as the tomb of the gospel account since at least the 4th century AD. As the Catholic Encyclopedia of 1913 states, however, while it is "quite certain that the present village formed about the traditional tomb of Lazarus, which is in a cave in the village", the identification of this particular cave as the actual tomb of Lazarus is "merely possible; it has no strong intrinsic or extrinsic authority." Archeologists have established that the area was used as a cemetery in the 1st century AD, with tombs of this period found "a short distance north of the church."Several Christian churches have existed at the site over the centuries. Since the 16th century, the site of the tomb has been occupied by the al-Uzair Mosque. The adjacent Roman Catholic Church of Saint Lazarus, built between 1952 and 1955 under the auspices of the Franciscan Order, stands upon the site of several much older ones. In 1965, a Greek Orthodox church was built just west of the tomb.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Bethania, the village near Jerusalem is under Palestine where Jesus used to stay at night.and the home town of Lazarus and Martha .near Olive Mountain where Sanoba trees grows plenty. Lazrus Tomb was ...  more »
  • July 1, 2017
    In the village of EL Azariya, part of the Palestinian Authority, about two miles south East of Jerusalem, beyond the partition wall  more »
  • December 27, 2016
    We have visited this important place for Christians. Not sure what happens here to visit independently. Admission to the need to pay a nominal amount from the neighbouring stalls suitable controller. Then is not the most convenient and a bit risky descent to a place where there was a burial Cave of St. Lazarus. The cave is located at a few people
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  • April 3, 2017
    Steep stairs to tomb itself - 13 metres down - you need to be agile - no disabled access. Watch out for the more than hungry desperate shop owners pulling every trick in the book to get you to buy! Pay for toilet, help the church, buy ticket 7 shekels for tomb entry, cheap, come into my shop...we didn't get into the church.
  • May 1, 2017
    The Catholic church just below the tomb location is beautiful and has amazing paintings of Jesus with Martha and Mary
  • May 6, 2017
    Relogious Place, very nice view and history, a place should go for Christian
  • December 28, 2016
    Great spot, thetomb is small, but very interesting. Great piece of history. The shops near by sell cool Arab flutes for very cheap.
  • June 15, 2017
    Historic place, good shopping

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