This carved extraordinary wood statue from Bethlehem olive wood in the Holy Land represents The night before Jesus’ death when He kneeled in humble service to wash the feet of his apostles before they began supper, a task usually reserved for the lowliest household servant, commanding us to do the same out of love for our neighbor.
“He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him.” - John 13:4-5
This gorgeous olive wood statue stands with the utmost attention to detail down to the design on the table cloth. Modeled after da Vinci's depiction of Jesus' last passover meal shared with his Apostles, this warm and lively hand carved statue of the Last Supper when Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper, alluded to His death, and predicted Judas’s betrayal.
“Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins’.” - Matthew 26:26-28
After the meal, He took His disciples to the Garden of Gethsemane. This special wood carved statue made of handmade olive wood carvings represents the agony that Jesus had experienced in anguished prayer, alone in the garden, anticipating the events that would soon occur. This wood carved statue is a precious statue to remind us why Jesus Christ has accepted to die for us. It was all just because he had an endless love for us and that he forgives us for our sins.
“And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, ‘Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’” - Matthew 27:46
Before His arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane on the Mount of Olives in the Holy Land, Jesus Christ had turned his anguish to the Archangel Chamuel, who encouraged and comforted Him before facing the challenge ahead. Thus, this piece of perfectly hand carved olive wood, coming to you straight from the Holy Land, Observe the lines of faith and craftsmanship on this wood carving made from Holy Land's one of a kind olive wood.
"He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, 'Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.'" An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him.” - Luke 22:41-43
The next hours were agonizing and full of of beatings, mockings, and whippings with leather thongs tipped with balls of metal and shards of bone. This skillful chiseling of aged olive wood depicts Jesus Christ as the Man of Sorrows as blood drips from his head that is crowned with thorns. The intricate carving of the face’s complexions express Jesus’s agony before His crucifixion with his hands tied on His way to forgive us our sins. This statue of our Lord reminds us of Jesus’ endless and great love for humanity that he would go through all of this agony just for us.
“He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.” Isaiah 53:3
He suffered the humiliation of numerous illegal mock trials, convicted, and made to carry His cross to His own crucifixion. This large detailed rendition carved from Bethlehem olive wood cries forth the excruciating pain of Christ's passion as he drags his cross to his death as blood drips from his head crowned with thorns. Keep this wood statue in your office, company, school and house to remind you of the holiness of Jesus Christ and his endless love.
“They took Jesus, therefore, and He went out, bearing His own cross, to the place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha.” - John 19:17
Jesus Christ corpus is shown hanging on the cross while the Virgin, Mary Magdalene and St. John the Evangelist are depicted in utmost mourning under him. The three mourning figures solicit an emotionally charged response from the viewer. This intimate portrayal of Christ’s death on the cross with St. John melancholy gazing up at the figure of Christ is more than just a statuette or a figurine. This masterfully carved piece, which is hand carved from Holy Land olive wood by Christian artisans in Bethlehem, depicts the moment that Jesus asked John to take care of His mother.
“When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, ‘Woman, behold, your son!’ Then he said to the disciple, ‘Behold, your mother!’ And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.” - John 19:26–27
This beautiful intricately hand carved statue of Jesus carrying the Cross is handmade in Bethlehem from smooth and authentic Holy Land olive wood, depicting the Lord Jesus Christ during his utmost suffering before he died on the cross, a cruel form of death reserved for criminals and slave. This piece features the timeless scripture of (John 3:16).
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
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At our workshop, we have many more other wooden hand carved religious statues which are produced to help Christians in the Holy Land and around the world share their faith and glory to God.
We, the Bethlehem Handicrafts’ team, are so proud to put the Holy Land in your hand by giving you a variety of the best and the most outstanding original Bethlehem’s olive wood carvings with the best quality made in the Holy Land.