John 4:20 “…and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is THE PLACE where one ought to worship” Samaritan woman to Jesus (Note: not “Jerusalem is the place”)
- John 11:48 “…and the Romans will come and will be taking away from us both THE PLACE and the nation.” Literal translation where the Chief Priests and Pharisees gathered after the raising of Lazarus. Note that some translations (eg NIV) actually say Temple here although that word is not used.
- John 19:20 ‘This title therefore many of the Jews read, for THE PLACE of the city where Jesus was crucified was near; and it was written in Hebrew, Greek, Latin..’ in Darby's translation—one of the few that is strictly accurate; the Greek actually says, ‘for near was THE PLACE of the city.’
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