Matthew 27:33-37 And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of the skull. They gave him vinegar to drink, mixed with gall; and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink. And they crucified, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots. And sitting down, they watched him there, and set up over his head his accusation, written: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS.


The Hill of Golgotha still resembles a grinning skull. It is my opinion that the site known as "Gordon's Cavalry" is the actual site of the crucifixion which lies near a 1st century tomb in what was once a garden and villa, probably that of Joseph of Arimathea.

The traditional site in what is now the Church of the Holy Sepuchre was chosen from a dream by the Emperor Constantine's Christian mother, Helena. I find it hard to believe that the tomb of an important member of the Sanhedrin would be within yards of a popular site of execution. (Photo. Jack Kilmon)