Where did Jesus Christ ascend - Bethany or Mount Olivet?
Posted By: Adam Engesath on 8/6/06
Luke 24:50 And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.
Acts 1:12 Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.
In Luke, it says that Jesus went as far as Bethany and then ascended into heaven, but in the book of Acts it states that they returned from the "mount called Olivet" after Jesus ascended into heaven?
Posted By: Dan on 10/25/06
Luke 24:50 states that Jesus led them out as far as Bethany.
Acts 1:12 states that the disciples returned to Jerusalem from Mount Olivet.
Solution: Check out a map of the Jerusalem area and you will discover that Bethany is situated on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives. Jesus apparently led the disciples over the summit and onto the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives. Interestingly, the journey was what is defined as a Sabbath's journey; or a little more than 1/2 mile.
But, what is far more interesting is that the New Jerusalem "lands" on this spot and makes a great plain. Rev. 21:2 and Zech. 14:4. Keep studying.