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The Tomb of Zechariah

  • Mount of Olives, Jerusalem

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The last prophets
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on April 25, 2020

We only passed by this tomb walking down from Mount of Olives from the Church of the Pater Noster to Dominus Flevit on day 4 of our pilgrimage. We also walked thru a Jewish cemetery which tradition dates back 3000 years ago with an outstanding view of panoramic Jerusalem with the Dome of the...

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We only passed by this tomb walking down from Mount of Olives from the Church of the Pater Noster to Dominus Flevit on day 4 of our pilgrimage. We also walked thru a Jewish cemetery which tradition dates back 3000 years ago with an outstanding view of panoramic Jerusalem with the Dome of the Rock. It mush have been the most expensive cemetery in the world.

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The most authentic place on the mount of Olive
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on March 8, 2020

You climb some steep stairs to the bottom of a cave. The guard gave us candles to light up the cave, and he even placed candles in front ot the graves of the three prophets. Since churches have been built over most of the sacred places where Jesus went, this was a lot...

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You climb some steep stairs to the bottom of a cave. The guard gave us candles to light up the cave, and he even placed candles in front ot the graves of the three prophets. Since churches have been built over most of the sacred places where Jesus went, this was a lot more authentic and an insight in the burial habits back then

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Spectacular History
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on February 25, 2020

Tomb of the Prophets Tradition identifies this as the resting place for Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. The view across the graves is incredible as you look to west and southwest. Our guide told us that people wish to be buried in that area because tradition says that the Messiah (Jesus) will return via...

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Tomb of the Prophets Tradition identifies this as the resting place for Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. The view across the graves is incredible as you look to west and southwest. Our guide told us that people wish to be buried in that area because tradition says that the Messiah (Jesus) will return via the East Gate. Thus, they will be some of the first to see the Messiah. Suleiman the Magnificent sealed the gate shut in AD 1540-41 in order to prevent the Jewish Messiah from gaining access to Jerusalem. Time will tell how that plan works out. However, one can see the East Gate from this area.

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