Jesus’ ministry on earth reached its climax with the seven day Passover Feast on which He would be the sacrificial Lamb. His final visit to Jerusalem would start with his stay in Bethany. From there we walk with Jesus, the disciples and the crowds down to the Kidron Valley and up to the Temple. Singing the Songs of Ascent from Psalms, the crowds attending the Passover would have had to come to the recently uncovered ritual baths where they had to be cleansed before entering into the presence of God on the Temple Mount.
We see beautiful panoramic views of the Mount of Olives, the Kidron Valley and the Temple Mount. Before leaving Bethany, Jesus was anointed by Mary before his triumphal entry into Jerusalem as a prelude to the crucifixion a few days later.