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PRIOR TO ARREST IN GETHSEMANE

Jesus of Nazareth seems lost in prayer mere minutes before his arrest in the Gethsemane Garden outside of Jerusalem two days ago. The roaming rabbi was charged with treason and executed on Golgotha -- also called the Place of the Skull or Skull Hill -- yesterday. {Artwork by Henrik Olrik (1830-1890)}.

8 Days in Jerusalem: Day 7 - Jerusalem returning to normal after Passover

{Editor’s Note: This series depicts how the events of Jesus Christ’s last week in Jerusalem could have been reported by a newspaper.

FULL ROOM IN BUNKIE

A standing-room-only crowd attended the Bunkie City Council meeting on April 11. Most were there to support Police Chief Scotty Ferguson’s recommendation to promote auxiliary patrolman Tim Gilbert to a full-time narcotics detective/criminal patrolman. The council rejected the recommended promotion on a 3-2 vote. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Bunkie Council rejects police officer promotion, 3-2

There was a promise of “fireworks” at last Thursday’s (April 11) Bunkie City Council meeting.

DEATH BY CRUCIFIXION

Friends and family mourn at the feet of Jesus of Nazareth earlier today. The sign above his head reads “King of the Jews,” a reference to the charge that the Nazarene, or his followers, sought to overthrow Roman rule and re-establish the Throne of David. {Artwork by Carl Bloch (1834-1890)

8 Days in Jersusalem: Day 6 - Innocent man dies on cross

{Editor’s Note: This series depicts how the events of Jesus Christ’s last week in Jerusalem could have been reported by a newspaper.

JESUS OF NAZARETH OBSERVES PASSOVER
Jesus bar-Joseph of Nazareth speaks with his closest disciples during the Passover meal earlier today. The disciple leaving the room is believed to be Judas Iscariot, who led a mob to the garden at Gethsemane later to arrest the Nazarene healer. {Artwork by Carl Bloch (1834-1890)}

TRIAL AT CAIPHAS' HOUSE

Jesus of Nazareth (back, center) is led away during his trial at Caiphas' house after sundown today (fifth day of the week). The man in the left front corner is a Galilean many thought is one of the philosopher/healer's disciples. However, he said he did not know the Nazarene rabbi. {{Artwork by Carl Bloch (1834-1890)}

8 Days in Jerusalem: Day 5 - Jesus arrested, tried and convicted

{Editor’s Note: This series depicts how the events of Jesus Christ’s last week in Jerusalem could have been reported by a newspaper.

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