The Search for Jerusalem’s Essene Gate and the Church of the Apostles

Jerusalem Discoveries from the Time of Jesus

James D. Tabor

The late Father Bargil Pixner’s well known proposals regarding the location of Jerusalem’s Essene Gate and the Church of the Apostles on Mt. Zion have received a measure of popular acceptance, including in the pages of BAR. This lecture offers an updated evaluation of Pixner’s theory in light of recent textual studies and the findings from the ongoing Mt. Zion excavations.

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