Acts 1:12-14 (ANIV)
Metthias chosen to replace Judas
12 Then they [the Apostles] returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day’s walk  from the city. 13 When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying. Those present were Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew; James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. 14 They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.
That is, about .75 miles (about 1,100 metres).
TIME OF DAY:
Not specified in Bible. I have set this scene in the early afternoon.
The sun is high in the sky, behind the viewer.
A crowd of people walking through the gateway, either going out into the surrounding countryside, or coming in to the city of Jerusalem. This influx of people includes the 11 disciples/apostles coming back from the Mount of Olives.
Simon/Peter, Andrew, James (son of Zebedee), John (son of Zebedee), Bartholomew/Nathaniel, James/Cleopas (son of Alphaeus), Matthew/Levi, Philip, Simon the zealot, Thaddeus/Judas (son of James), Thomas/Didymus. See scene below for who’s who in this scene.
This scene shows people (including Jesus’ apostles) passing through the East Gate in the wall of Jerusalem. In the background is the Mount of Olives. We can only see one of the two huge iron bound wooden gates that can be securely locked to keep out invaders.
There are two versions of this scene:
01) (Previous page) Acts 01 – Matthias replaces Judas – Scene 01 – Apostles return to Jerusalem (Version 01). In this version strong yellow sunlight coming from high above illuminates the figures closest to the viewer. Strong shadows from the walls above the gate occur across most of the figures.
02) (This page) Acts 01 – Matthias replaces Judas – Scene 01 – Apostles return to Jerusalem (Version 02). In this version I have omitted the strong sunlight & shadows, so that more of the figures clothing & skin colourations can be seen.
Here is the scene without the figures in the foreground.
Acts 01 – Matthias replaces Judas – Scene 01 – Apostles return to Jerusalem – Townscape
Here is the scene with the figures named.
Acts 01 – Matthias replaces Judas – Scene 01 – Apostles return to Jerusalem – Named Apostles