- The passages that come after Jesus ascended into heaven in acts 1 talks about the disciples coming down from the mount of olives
- Acts says that the mount of olives is a Shabbat days walk === .62 Miles / 1 Km.
- Question #1: So did Jesus ascend into heaven from the mount of olives?
- Question #2: If you see the map below and measure the distance as a straight line(assuming there were no sophisticated roads back then, See Yellow Line) it would be at least 3 km. Why the discrepancy?
Acts 1:9 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. 10 They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”
Acts 1:12 Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day’s walk[c] from the city.