Life of Christ Setting & Symbolism

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Bethlehem

Bethlehem was the town Christ was born into. It signified his status as King of the Jews, since it was also the birthplace of King David.

Galilee

Galilee was the province of Judea which Christ lived in. It was ruled by King Herod.

Nazareth

Jerusalem was the capital of Judea and the location of the temple. When Christ was ready to be given over to the authorities and be executed, he went to Jerusalem, following in the footsteps of all of the prophets who had been murdered in Jerusalem.

Golgotha

Golgotha—"the place of the skull"—was the hill on which Christ was crucified.

The Temple

The Temple was the epicenter of the Jewish religion and the place where ritual animal sacrifice occurred. Christ prophesied that the temple would be destroyed and it would be not longer after his Ascension when the Romans sacked Jerusalem...

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