15/12/2005

Jericho, key to the Jordan Valley

 

Jericho, the "City of Palms" spreads out on the west side of the Jordan River at 825 feet below sea level. The Old Testament site of Tell es-Sultan is in the distance and is the city Joshua destroyed.  In Jesus' day a new center had been constructed on the wadi banks in the foreground, by the Hasmonean rulers and Herod the Great.

 

 

 

 

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