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Israel and Jordan - 2019

Our first trip to Israel and Jordan iOS
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    April 27 in Israel ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    There were 26 in all. Brothers and Sisters from Newcastle, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Bendigo, Adelaide, and New Zealand, as far Dunedin. We also had an Aussie bred brother from Texas, USA. We had a newly baptised Chinese brother from Shaftesbury Road, and also a friend from Canberra. Our youngest was in his forties, and the eldest nearly 90.Read more

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  • Day23

    Our Fellow Travellers 2

    April 27 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    There were 26 in all. Brothers and Sisters from Newcastle, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Bendigo, Adelaide, and New Zealand, as far Dunedin. We also had an Aussie bred brother from Texas, USA. We had a newly baptised Chinese brother from Shaftesbury Road, and also a friend from Canberra. Our youngest was in his forties, and the eldest nearly 90.Read more

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    Our fellow travellers 1

    April 27 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    There were 26 in all. Brothers and Sisters from Newcastle, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Bendigo, Adelaide, and New Zealand, as far Dunedin. We also had an Aussie bred brother from Texas, USA. We had a newly baptised Chinese brother from Shaftesbury Road, and also a friend from Canberra. Our youngest was in his forties, and the eldest nearly 90.Read more

  • Day22

    Amman - Citadel, Temple of Hercules

    April 26 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    High on a hill in the centre of Amman is the Roman ruins of the Citadel or Temple of Hercules. The temple was massive and lots of ruins remain.
    You get a 360 view of Amman city up here!
    This is the spot where David arranged death of Uriah so he could marry his wife, Bethsheba. David stayed back in Jerusalem and sent word to his 1st in command, Joab, to make sure Uriah was killed in the battle. A low point in David's life.Read more

  • Day22

    Jordan River Baptism Site

    April 26 in Jordan ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

    The Jordan River is the natural boundary separating Israel and Jordan.
    Jordan boasts this spot as the place where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. It fits in with the biblical account so it may have been this place.
    The river is greatly reduced in water flow due to damming of the river and water being piped out at spots further up.
    There was a church built here, and 4 other ones close by.
    Had our Breaking of Bread meeting here.
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  • Day21

    Amman

    April 25 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Amman is the largest city in Jordan.
    It's a mix of rich, poor, Beduion, sheep pens, markets, top knot shopping malls, resorts etc.
    All the housing must be faced with the white stone that is abundant in the area.
    It's very clean, toilets spotless, and the people friendly and happy!
    There are a lot of "guest workers" as it is polite way of calling refugees - so they do a lot of cheap manual work like cleaning.
    Here is a little look at Amman life.
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  • Day20

    Mt Nebo

    April 24 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    The place where Moses was told to go to view the Promised Land. He died on the Mt, but his burial site is unknown.
    You can see the Dead Sea, Jericho, Jerusalem and Amman. It was a bit hazy but you could make it out.
    There is a memorial to Moses, a dipiction of the brazen serpent on the pole, and a church there.
    The church has a well preserved mosiac floor depicting animals. It was deliberately covered with another mosaic to preserve it from the Iconistic movement that removed the faces of any statutes or mosaics during that time.
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