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How far did Jesus carry the cross? I have studied several maps of Jerusalem for that time period, but I cannot find one that is to scale.


It is 0.2 miles (0.3 kilometers) from the Praetorium to the traditional location for Golgotha as the crow flies. However, this doesn't tell us how far the cross was carried because we don't know the path Jesus took through the streets of Jerusalem. Though there are many traditions concerning the journey, the Bible contains no records.

As a note of interest, Jerusalem at the time of Jesus was about 0.6 miles (1.0 kilometers) across from wall to wall in the east-west direction.


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