Recent Discoveries In Bible Lands -- By: Anonymous
BSP 12:2 (Spring 1999) p. 61
Recent Discoveries In Bible Lands
“He is not here”—but was He ever?
The Church of the Holy Sepulcher
The most recent and comprehensive study of the Constantinian, Crusader and modern Churches of the Holy Sepulcher has just been completed. Findings offer no great revelations, but clarify what scholars have been piecing together over the past century.
In the spirit of the season, the six occupants of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher—Latin Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Armenian, Syrian, Coptic and Ethiopian churches—have agreed to open a new door. It only took five years of negotiations between the various church groups and a public announcement by officials of Israel’s Ministry of Religious Affairs last spring that the structure was a potentially serious fire hazard (see ABR Newsletter 29.6). On the heels of recent renovations of the church’s ceiling and the removal of the famous ladder at the church’s one open entrance, make one wonder if revival is breaking out in the church!
While the new door is good news in itself, church officials recently received even better news from Medievalist professor Martin Biddle. The church houses the final five stations of the Via Dolorosa
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