Jewish Journal

Visualizing the first Holy Week timeline

by Brad A. Greenberg

April 21, 2011 | 4:14 pm

Tomorrow marks Good Friday, and in case you’ve ever struggled to keep straight everything that went on during the first Holy Week, BibleGateway.com has a cool visualization of the timeline.

Click this link and click on the image to enlarge. Here’s the post promoting the timeline:

Follow the lines in the chart to see at a glance what people were doing, where they were, and whom they were with at any point during the week.

For example, below is a closeup of the chart showing Jesus in Gethsemane and his betrayal by Judas. First Jesus draws aside Peter, James, and John and entreats them to pray while Jesus also prays. Then Judas and a crowd arrive; Judas betrays Judas with a kiss, Jesus is arrested, and the disciples flee, while Peter and John follow at a distance. The visualization shows you the main actors in the story and provides Bible references for you to read the story yourself.

The image is being released under a Creative Commons license, which allows the author to limit their copyright and, coincidentally, I’m about 30 pages into writing about in a legal paper.

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