Category Archives: D) From Jerusalem to Hebron

1) When did Zachariah depart from Jerusalem to his home?

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When did Zachariah depart from Jerusalem to his home?

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Zachariah and his wife  had longed for God to give them a biological child (Luke 1: 13). News from the angel that God has granted them should have made Zachariah happy.

The news would eliminate disgrace his wife in the middle of Israeli society, which looked down on barren women (Luke 1: 25). As his response, Zachariah went home soon after completion of his task.

And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his service were accomplished, he departed to his own house. (Luke 1: 23)

Zachariah did not wait for dawn. He traveled JerusalemHebron night dangerous trip in 6 BC century for the sake of immediate reach home and broke the news to his wife.

Lokasi Bait Allah dari era Nabi Daud (1000 SM) hingga era Isa Al-Masih (1 M). Inilah latar tempat di mana kisah Jibril mendatangi Zakharia berlangsung. Umar bin Khattab merintis masjid di lokasi ini, dan lalu dibangun oleh Abdul Malik. Buntut dari tindakan mereka adalah rebutan lahan yang berlangsung abadi antara Israel dengan pengikut Umar bin Kattab sampai saat ini.
Temple site from King David era (1000 BC) to Jesus Christ era (1 AD). Umar bin Khattab pioneered mosque in this location, and then Abd al Malik built it in 7 AD century.

Zachariah task completed at the end of 15th of Tishri at about 5:33 pm. After preparing for his night travel, e.g. setting up a lamp, he departed Jerusalem to his home in Hebron.


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2) How long was Jerusalem-Hebron trip?

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How long was Jerusalem-Hebron trip?

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Modern highway of approximately 41.8 km in length runs from Jerusalem to Hebron, with travel time of about 1 hour 15 minutes by car.

Meanwhile, traditional road of approximately 53.9 km in length runs from Jerusalem to Hebron, with travel time of about 11 hour 35 minutes on foot.

The estimated time is of the modern era, in which Jerusalem-Hebron trip is far better than in 1 AD century, without any beast, such as lions, tigers, wolves and bears. In addition, lighting for night travel in the present day is better with flashlight, which is much lighter than any light source in 1 AD century.

It can be argued, night travel time of 11 hours 35 minutes in modern era may be a little faster than in 1 AD century. Even so, we will use this estimated time in our discussion under assumption that Zachariah had a smooth journey from Jerusalem to Hebron without any trouble and without taking a rest.


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3) When did Zachariah get his home in Hebron?

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When did Zachariah get his home in Hebron?

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Travel time from Jerusalem to Hebron is approximately 11 hours 35 minutes on foot. Zachariah did not come from the rich, nobles, high priest, or the army classes, he walked on foot.

Assuming his smooth travel without any obstacle or no rest, Zachariah got home on 16th of Tishri 3756 5:08 a.m.


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