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in the footsteps of paul
 Jerusalem
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 Introduction
 Tarsus (Birth - 30CE)
 Jerusalem (30-34)
 Antioch (34-43)
 Spreading the Word (43-48)
 The Wider World (49-50)
 Corinth (50-52)
 Ephesus (52-56)
 Into the Fire (56-70)
Jerusalem Today
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Western Wall
Western Wall
(photo courtesy Israel Ministry of Tourism)

Vista of Jerusalem
Vista of Jerusalem
(photo courtesy Israel Ministry of Tourism)

Vista of Jerusalem
Vista of Jerusalem
(photo courtesy Israel Ministry of Tourism)


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erusalem Today is the center of three world religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. A section of the Western Wall of the Temple of Jerusalem remains. The South side of the Temple Mount hosts excavations of houses, ritual baths, a synagogue, and mosaics. The Church of the Holy Sepulcher stands on a site identified in the fourth century as the tomb of Jesus. The Holyland Hotel has a scale model of Herodian Jerusalem. Artefacts of all periods are located in the Israel Museum. In Caesarea Maritima, remains include an aqueduct and theater. In the theater at Caesarea Maritima an inscription of Pontius Pilate was found. On Lake Kinneret -- the Sea of Galilee -- ruins can be found in Tiberias and Capernaum. In Capernaum there is a partially restored synagogue, the "House of St. Peter," and a group of residences grouped around courtyards. In Tiberias, the ruins of a synagogue include a zodiac mosaic. Between Tiberias and Capernaum is Ginnosar, where the remains of a first century fishing boat are housed.

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