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Luke (in his gospel and in the book of Acts) records Jesus' ascension as having occurred at Bethany (Luke 24:50) on the southeastern slope of the Mount of Olives (just outside Jerusalem), which, as mentioned in Acts 1:12, was at a distance of a Sabbath day's journey (2,000 cubits, or approximately 3,000 feet, based on Joshua 3:4, where that was the required separation distance in the Israelite camp between the people and the tabernacle containing the Ark of the Covenant, where the people would have gathered for worship on the Sabbath) from Jerusalem. (Matthew's gospel ends with the risen Christ on a mountain in Galilee, but it does not record His ascension from that point (Matthew 28:16-20).)
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