Why Did Christ Die in Jerusalem?

Let’s consider why Christ suffered in Jerusalem (but outside its walls) in a place called “the skull.” St. Thomas Aquinas covered these matters in his Summa Theologiae, Part III, Question 46, Article 10. “First of all,” Aquinas says, “because Jerusalem was God’s chosen place for the offering of sacrifices to Himself: and these figurative sacrifices foreshadowed Christ’s Passion.”