Latin: Terra Sancta
Land of Israel, Promised Land
The term “Holy Land” typically refers to a region in the Middle East with significant religious and historical importance to several major world religions, particularly Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
The Holy Land is generally considered to encompass a region that includes modern-day Israel, the Palestinian territories, part of Jordan, and some areas of Egypt and Syria. The Holy Land has a rich historical heritage, with a history that dates back thousands of years. It has been the site of numerous empires, conflicts, and civilizations.
The connection between Jesus and the Holy Land is profound and central to the Christian faith. The Holy Land is the setting for many events in the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.
Jesus was born in this town.
A significant portion of Jesus’ ministry took place in the region of Galilee.
A town often referred to as Jesus’ “own city” in the New Testament.
The Gospel accounts describe Jesus being baptized by John the Baptist in the Jordan River, marking the beginning of his public ministry.
The Last Supper, where Jesus shared the Passover meal with his disciples and instituted the Eucharist, is traditionally associated with the Upper Room in Jerusalem. The Gospel accounts describe Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, which is commemorated as Palm Sunday, and his subsequent trial, crucifixion, and burial in the city.
Mount of Olives
According to Christian tradition, Jesus ascended to heaven from the Mount of Olives, which overlooks Jerusalem.