Throughout the mortal life of Jesus of Nazareth, every step taken and every word spoken lead ultimately to Atonement.

The raising of Lazarus sets in motion the last days of Christ’s earthly ministry.

For the Christian world, the places and settings wherein Jesus takes his final steps toward the Atonement have become hallowed — the upper room, the Garden of Gethsemane, Calvary, and the empty tomb.

In this segment of the BYU Broadcasting production Messiah: Behold the Lamb of God, scholars explore Jesus’ arrest, trial, and Crucifixion, especially His suffering and Atonement in the Garden of Gethsemane. Also reviewed are the historical and archeological evidence of the Crucifixion and the context of Roman and Jewish law that defined His trial and sentence.

This one-hour presentation contains a number of especially poignant sequences, making it well suited for viewing on this Good Friday.


 A further review of the final days in the life of the Savior of Mankind is provided by BYU professor Daniel Peterson in his short article, The Days Leading Up to Easter Sunday, originally published in the Mormon Times.