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REV. ATIF HIMADEH, PASTOR

WHERE IS CALVARY

By Atif Himadeh

WHERE IS CALVARY
IN THE SCRIPTURE

When all the books of history are abolished, and when all the traditions vanish and perish forever, there will be one book left. That book is the Bible; Jesus said: "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away". Matt. 24:35

So let us first study where Calvary is from the scripture's point of view. When we start studying any subject we begin with the O.T. which is full of types.

TYPES FROM SACRIFICE

We will take our first Verse from Lev. 1:11, "And he shall kill it on the side of the altar northward before the Lord, and the priests, Aaron's sons, shall sprinkle his blood round about the altar." Also in Lev. 4:24. When a ruler ignorantly sins, "And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the goat, and kill it in the place where they kill the burnt offering before the Lord: it is a sin offering".

Although there are not so many verses that deal with this fact, one verse in the perfect Eternal Word Of God is enough. The rest of the verses just mention, "Where they kill the burnt offering". That is stated clearly in Leviticus to be towards the North. "... and shall kill it on the side of the altar northward". Lev. 1:11.

The writer of Hebrews mentions that Jesus suffered outside the gate: "We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle. For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp. Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate". Hebrew 13:10-12.

The hill of Calvary north of the city

In Leviticus God commanded the priests to kill all the offerings north of the altar, and Hebrews tells us that Jesus Christ "... suffered without the gate" Heb. 13:12. So Jesus Christ shed his blood and suffered outside the gate north of the city. Today, this place is known as Gordon's Calvary.

TYPES FROM THE TEMPLE

There are two tables in the Holy place. On the table towards the south stands the candlestick, while the shewbread is placed on the Table on the north side. No, wonder the shewbread is placed on the North, for it is the symbol of the broken body of Jesus Christ

PLAN OF THE JEWISH TABERNACLE

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WHERE IS CALVARY
ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST
Location
Jerusalem
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