Was Jesus crucified on Mount Sinai?  Where was he taken after the Resurrection?

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teachersage eNotes educator| Certified Educator

All four of the gospel accounts of Jesus's life agree that he was crucified at Golgotha or Calvary, not Mount Sinai. Golgotha, which was probably just outside of the walls of Jerusalem, was called the "place of the skull." Some scholars say that the area received this name because it was located on a hill that looked like a human skull or skullcap. Others contend that it was named the "place of the skull" because it was an area of execution. In either case, it was where crucifixion, a gruesome form of execution, took place. Since the Romans used crucifixion both to punish and to deter crime, it makes sense that the site could be seen by passersby, as noted in both the gospels of Matthew and Mark. 

According to the gospel of John, 19:38-42, Jesus was buried by Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus in a new tomb where no corpse had ever lain. Following that, Jesus was resurrected, according to the Bible, and was on the earth for 40 days. He interacted with some of his disciples: notably, Thomas and Peter. After this time on earth, he was taken up in bodily form to heaven. 

larrygates eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Jesus was crucified at a place called Golgotha, or "the place of a skull." After his death, he was buried in a tomb belonging to Joseph of Arimithea. Golgotha is just outside the city gates of Jerusalem. Mt. Sinai is some distance from there in the Sinai Peninsula. It is the site where Moses received the Ten Commandments. There is no evidence that Jesus was anywhere near Mt. Sinai.

After his resurrection, Jesus was not "taken" anywhere. He apparently was seen by many, but travelled alone of his own free will. Forty days after his resurrection, he ascended into heaven, or was "taken up."

luiji | Student

Jesus was crucified on Golgatha.

After he died though, his body was placed in a tomb, but Jesus went to heaven. We know this because he said to one of the crimminals beside Him: "today you will be with me in paridise."

wattersr | Student

Thanks you guys!  Yeah I heard somewhere that some of his disciples wandered with him after the resurrection and followed him to Mount Sinai, and it was there that he ascended to Heaven.  It would make since due to God using this Mountain as the place to descend when giving Moses the commandments.

godismyrock16 | Student

yes, that is correct.you spoke to the right person on that one-b/c larry is 100% correct. you may be thinking of the sermon on the mount which Jesus gave(maybe?) but Jesus was indeed crucified on Golgatha or "skull hill" -english version of the word after translated from "the place of the skull."hope that helps:)