Arlene (19 Apr 2012)
"For Donna Danna..."

Hi Donna Danna....Jesus was not crucified in Jerusalem.  Golgotha was where He was crucified.  Golgotha is not inside the gates of Jerusalem.  When Rev.11:8 refers to "spiritual Sodom and Egypt," it is referring to the world as it is corrupted in God's eyes and is now pending God's judgments.

My point in sending that article was not to debate where Jesus was crucified, but it was to point out that these "witnesses" will lay dead all over the world when their ministry is through.  They are 144,000 people, not just literally "two," just as literal Jerusalem is not "Sodom and Egypt."

We know Jesus was crucified on Golgotha, "the Place of the Skull," and that it was located just outside of Jerusalem's walls. "For the place where Jesus was crucified was near the ! city" (John 19:20). "Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate" (Hebrews 13:12). The problem is that we don't know from the Bible outside which city gate it took place. We do know it was a gate that saw some traffic since passerbys saw and mocked Jesus (Matthew 27:39; Mark 15:29; Luke 23:35). The place contained a garden and new tombs. "Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid" (John 19:41). It probably was on a rise since the women looked on from a distance (Mark 15:40).