Located in Kibbutz Tzuba Israel, around a 20 minute drive from Jerusalem, is the Cave of John the Baptist – a cave believed to have once been used by John the Baptist for baptism rituals. The cave contains archeological references to John the Baptist, including images depicting his life. Additionally, during the 4th and 5th centuries CE, the cave was used by Byzantine monks as a holy place dedicated to John the Baptist.
British archeologist, Shimon Gibson, discovered the cave in 1999 and wrote a book about his discovery called, “The Cave of John the Baptist: The Stunning Archaeological Discovery that has Redefined Christian History.”
The cave is situated in a pastoral location near the town of Ein Karem, which is the traditional birthplace of John the Baptist. We recommend filming at the cave because of the interesting archeological finds and its significance to the understanding of the roots of Christianity and the life of John the Baptist.