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Road to Bethlehem
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View looking south southeast towards Bethlehem.  The Elisa Monastery on the left side of the picture is situated in a low "saddle" and from it one can look down into Bethlehem or back to modern Jerusalem.

The road on the right side of the image is the main road that runs from Jerusalem to Bethlehem and it follows the ancient route. According to the Protoevangelium of James, Mary rested (Kathisma, Greek for “seat” or “chair”) on the way to Bethlehem.

The Kathisma Church is located just off the right side of the image—right next to the road.

For brief descriptive comments on the Kathisma Church Click Here.