Tomb of Lazarus Jerusalem

Today we are visiting the Tomb of Lazarus near Lazarus house which was also the house of Marta and Mary.

Bethany was the home of Lazarus and his two sisters: Martha and Mary, and here is where, according to the Gospel of John (Lazarus John 11), Jesus  performed the raising of Lazarus Miracle when he brought Lazarus back to life four days after his death – it is important to point out that the fact that Lazarus was dead for 4 days, made this Jesus Miracle Lazarus the only time in the history were a person came back to live after so many days.

This Miracle of Lazarus raised from the dead, explains the crowds seeking Jesus on Palm Sunday.

The tomb of Lazarus at al-Eizariya, generally believed to be the biblical Bethany, is a place of pilgrimage to this day and it is located on the southeast slopes of the Mount of Olives here in Jerusalem

Several Christian churches have existed at the site over the centuries.  First was a 4th century church called the Lazarium which was destroyed by an earthquake in the 6th century. The present yard contains the remnants of a mosaic floor of that church.   Then a larger church was built and remained intact until the Crusader Area.

In 1143 a Benedictine convent dedicated to Martha and Mary was built near the tomb of Lazarus and today we can find here a Roman Catholic Church of Saint Lazarus which was built in 1995. Also, in 1965 a Greek Orthodox church was built just west to the bomb of Lazarus.

The Tomb of Lazarus:

Today, the entrance to the tomb of Lazarus Jerusalem is via a flight of uneven rock-cut steps from the street. As it was described in 1896, there were twenty-four steps from the then-modern street level, which is the same as today, leading to a square chamber serving as a place of prayer. At this chamber we can see the original entrance to Lazarus tomb from Lazarus house. When the Ottomans built the Al-Uzair mosque, in the 16th Century, between Lazarus house and this tomb, they have blocked this path. Later on, the Franciscans open the entrance that we use today. Here on that opening in the floor there was a stone covering the Tomb of Lazarus and that was removed in order to let Lazarus out. From that window, Jesus called Lazarus to wake up. Now this chamber here below is believed to be the tomb of Lazarus. Can you believe it???

That is for today, and until we meet in my next video let’s All Live the Jerusalem Experience!!

11 Comments

  1. Jo Pascoe:

    Eran, this is just wonderful, Jerusalem experience is a great website. Placing the viewer right there .
    I love it, and look forward to watching more.
    Great to be in Australia and watching Jerusalem , my two favourite places.
    Thanks again ,
    God Bless and keep you.

    posted on: November 15, 2012 Reply
  2. Lavey:

    HI Eran.. Thank youso much for advertising Jesus… excellent videos!!

    posted on: November 16, 2012 Reply
  3. Michael A. Torillas:

    Thanks for showing to us the actual place, where Lazarus was resurrected by the Lord Jesus. Thanks again for giving me a foretaste of such trip I’m longing and expecting for, if ever by God’s Grace I may win this free ticket and stay in abraham hostel. May God bless you with long life, so each who desire to go there who can’t afford may experience the real Jerusalem.

    posted on: November 17, 2012 Reply
  4. Emilie P. Callanta:

    Remarkable! This video gives us hope that God is full of Mercy. Jesus did not come to prevent us from physical but rather from spiritual death. Lazarus represents situations is life that are beyond human control but only JESUS alone can raise us up. Thanks Eran! Hope I could join you and others in the real JERUSALEM EXPERIENCE!

    posted on: December 2, 2012 Reply
  5. Luis San Fernando:

    Very nice Eran! The Lord bless you for your efforts to let us see the holy sites of Christianity in Israel!

    posted on: December 6, 2012 Reply
  6. Endalamaw Zerihun:

    Eran Thank you a lot you are letting me to draw and visualize how God saves our life

    posted on: December 9, 2012 Reply
  7. biruk:

    i wish to be there for a long time and am still wishing. Let Gods mercy be with you.

    posted on: December 11, 2012 Reply
  8. Patrice Percival:

    Wow, it’s amazing to see on video where Jesus walked, taught and loved everyone. It makes me want to cry knowing the torture he went through. I would love to visit Isreal only because Jesus was there. Just seeing all that it’s more than amazing to know what God can do. Amen

    posted on: December 23, 2012 Reply
  9. Rowena Velas-Trilles:

    Just amazing, thanks Eran for sharing this website of yours. God speed.

    posted on: December 26, 2012 Reply
  10. yodit:

    thank you!!!

    posted on: February 11, 2013 Reply
  11. Sue:

    I was in Jerusalem last year but could not get to visit the Tomb of Lazarus. But with your video I can feel as I am there.

    Great Job and God Bless you.

    posted on: May 11, 2014 Reply

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