Jesus was crucified by Pontius Pilate in the Garden of Gethsemane in the reign of Tiberius Caesar. Jesus’ body was first prepared for burial, but this was moved to the Garden of Gethsemane by his disciples, who told him that he must die on the cross in order to fulfil God’s will. He said he would do it, but not today.
Jesus was surrounded by his disciples while he was on the cross. The prefect and the chief priests as well as the Jewish high priest came. Then the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate, came and announced to them that if Jesus did not rise from the dead, he would be executed. When the soldiers broke down the door of the tomb, they found it empty. They therefore decided to let Jesus go free to the crowd.
It was after this that the disciples told Jesus that he must go to Jerusalem and be crucified. Jesus complied, but he went to the Mount of Olives, and as he sat on the place where he had been before, he looked up into heaven and cried, “My Father, if you are willing, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.” It was then that the Father sent his angel to speak to him.
Jesus said, “My hour has not yet come. “Father, the hour has not yet come.” The angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Jesus, for you have found favour with God.
Jesus answered him, “If I tell you, ‘I love you,’ and you ask me again, ‘What do you love?’ I will tell you, ‘Your Father which is in heaven.’ “
Jesus told the disciples, “I am going away, and you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the power of God and coming on the clouds of heaven.” So the disciples were filled with joy and said, “Is not this the son of David?” He said to them, “You have said so.” And he was carried up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God.
From then on the Holy Spirit was upon him, and he began to do and say all the things that were required of him by the Father. On the morning of the Day of Pentecost he was taken up from the people and led up to heaven by the angel that was given to him. The next day he appeared to his disciples in a different form, and they asked him, “Where were you?”
Jesus said to them, “Where were you when I left you? Ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you.”
Frequently Answered Questions
Where Was Jesus Crucified?
Jesus was crucified at a spot called Golgotha, which is outside Jerusalem. In Aramaic, Golgotha means “place of the skull.” Calvaria is a Latin word for the skull.
How common was Crucifixion in Roman times?
Persians were invented crucifixion in 300-400BC. During Roman times, it was developed to give punishment to the most dangerous criminals. The upright wooden cross was the most well-known technique at that time, and the victims took to die depending on how they were crucified.