Gordons Golgotha

From an article on the Internet we read about the Garden Tomb.

Gordon’s Golgatha was discovered by Schick

“Another example of the interest in Jerusalem and the desire for a Protestant focal point was the establishment of the Garden Tomb as the site of Jesus’ burial. In 1874, Conrad Schick published a paper in Germany describing the tomb. It was published in English the following year and quickly became a focus of Protestant interest. Within 10 year the British general and explorer Charles Gordon proclaimed the tomb to be Jesus’ official burial site, with a nearby rocky outcrop being identified as Golgotha, the place of crucifixion. Subsequent archaeology, however, has shown that the tomb had been carved some seven centuries before Christ’s time and could therefore not be the newly hewn tomb described by the Gospel writers (see “Groundless Claims”).”

Link to article

It would be better maybe to call the place “Schick’s Golgotha”. No wonder the Street from Nablus road to Gordon’s Golgotha is named Conrad Schick Street – though they couldn´t spell his name right!

One reason for Schick as well as Gordon to connect this place with Golgotha was of course that Protestants was excluded from having there own services in the Holy Sepulchre and therefore wanted a place to celebrate the death and resurrection of the Lord.

Schick discovered the place 1867.

Conrad Schick Street


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