Mount Nebo and the Basilica of MosesOctober 7 in Jordan
Early morning start for a long day south.
We head south west for under an hour to Mount Nebo, and the Basilica of Moses. The Basilica has a magnificent view over the Jordan Valley and the North end of the Dead Sea. Although hazy at this time in the morning, we can see the oasis town of Jericho and the place on the Jordan River were John did his baptisms.
Mount Nebo is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land, and is where he died. No one knows precisely where. Although the Mount was inhabited far back, it was the Christians that built a church as a monument to Moses.Read more