It is believed that Jesus was removed from the crucifix, laid on the stone slab and prepared for burial. There he was anointed with holy oil, washed, and then wrapped in a shroud.
The lacquered wooden manger displays are some of the most popular souvenirs bought by tourists visiting the West Bank Palestinian town that is by tradition the birthplace of Jesus.
It’s time to change that.
Today, the Feast of Tabernacles’ celebrations in Jerusalem has become a magnet for tens of thousands of Evangelical Friends of Zion from every continent.
Christine Darg from the Jerusalem Channel released a half-hour video in which she shows how, in her view, current events prove the validity of Evangelical ideas about the end-times.
The portrait, which depicts Christ in vivid blue and crimson robes and holding a crystal orb, is one of fewer than 20 da Vinci paintings still in existence.