The Urantia Book -- Part IV. The Life And
Teachings Of Jesus
PAPER 141: Section 9.
Departing For Jerusalem
On Monday, the last day of March, Jesus and the apostles began their journey
up the hills toward Jerusalem. Lazarus of Bethany had been down to the Jordan
twice to see Jesus, and every arrangement had been made for the Master and his
apostles to make their headquarters with Lazarus and his sisters at Bethany
as long as they might desire to stay in Jerusalem.
The disciples of John remained at Bethany beyond the Jordan, teaching and baptizing
the multitudes, so that Jesus was accompanied only by the twelve when he arrived
at Lazarus's home. Here Jesus and the apostles tarried for five days, resting
and refreshing themselves before going on to Jerusalem for the Passover. It
was a great event in the lives of Martha and Mary to have the Master and his
apostles in the home of their brother, where they could minister to their needs.
On Sunday morning, April 6, Jesus and the apostles went down to Jerusalem; and
this was the first time the Master and all of the twelve had been there together.