The Significance of Golgotha

Sunday, 01 Sep 2019

When thinking about the crucifixion, many people assume that since the Romans were in charge, Jesus was most likely taken to a Roman execution site somewhere outside the city wall of Jerusalem. But in John 19, we’re told that Pilate delivered Jesus over to the chief priests and that they were the ones who led him out of the city.1 So if the Jewish authorities were the ones who ultimately led Jesus to his death, then perhaps we should stop to ask where it is they might have taken him. As it turns out, there ...

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