Wooden crosses from Israel –
Buy a hand crafted wooden cross and Jesus crosses from the heart of the Holy Land – Jerusalem. Crosses made by a Christian family business in the town of Jesus’ birth, Bethlehem.
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18)
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Handcrafted Olive Wood Carving Made in Bethlehem
These unique pieces are hand carved by Christian, family-owned workshops in Bethlehem. Olive trees are an important part of the landscape of central Israel, and are mentioned many times throughout the Bible. Some of the olive trees in Bethlehem are estimated to be as much as 2,000 years old, so the olive wood used in these crosses is a piece of Biblical history in of itself.
Olive wood carving actually began as a Christian handicraft in the Holy Land as early as the fourth century B.C. to create gifts for early pilgrims. Some of the descendants of early craftsmen here are still carving olive wood figures today. These carvings are not just a simple souvenir, but rather a piece of history that supports a long tradition of Christians living in Israel.
You are welcome to visit us on your tour of Jerusalem. Our shop is located at 24 Christian Quarter road. We also ship worldwide from the heart of the Holy Land.
Click the links below to discover more about olive wood crosses and their connection with scripture and the price Jesus paid in Jerusalem for our salvation.
Olive wood buying guides
The Jerusalem Cross
Jesus in the 7 Biblical Feasts: Yom Kippur
The Draw to Jerusalem
What does the 'Jerusalem Cross' mean?
HERITAGE, a family, History and Olive Wood
What is the significance of olive wood in the Bible?
The 'Roots' of Olive Wood Gifts in Christianity