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  • Day18

    Mount Nebo

    December 23, 2018 in Jordan ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Our second stop on the way to Amman was Mount Nebo. This is where Moses stood and viewed the promise land where his people would go and live. He was not allowed to go though because he had disobeyed what god told him to do so his punishment was not being able to go to the promise land. It is believed he was buried on Mount Nebo but then aren’t sure where. The church is owned by the Fransican Order and has been revamped to show off the beautiful mosaics.Read more

  • Day3

    Petra, Dead Sea and Mount Nebo

    November 21, 2019 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    We wanted to see the sunrise so we got up at 05:30 to be there when the gate opens. The first stop was at the treasury, but we didn't stay long because we wanted to get a better view. So we hiked up to a lookout for about an hour and got there just before the sun touched these ancient stones. From there it was a strenuous walk of 6km to the Monastery. An even larger structure but without the details. Overall less impressive but very picturesque.
    By 12 we were back in the car park after another stop at the treasury and a - crazy overpriced - local Jordanian beer called Petra with the slogan: 'When in Petra, drink Petra'. The only thing we couldn't do was the High Place of Sacrifice trail leading through an oasis because we didn't have time. Initially we had planned to go to Mini Petra on our way to the Dead Sea but decided not to after we've been hiking for 6 hours in the heat.
    Just as we got out of Wadi Musa I stopped to take two hitchhikers with me that had a Dead Sea sign holding up. They happened to be a couple living in Switzerland, Marianna and Sebastién. She's Mexican and he's French. They were super nice people and we enjoyed the time driving with them even though I ended up on a super bad road. Steep climbs and descends, potholes and even partly washed out streets. It got better after about an hour and we arrived at the dead sea and the Lowest Point on Earth Museum. It definitely sounded more interesting than it was but it was included in the Jordan Pass.
    Then we dropped the couple off on the Dead Sea and drove on to Mount Nebo where Moses saw, according to the Bible, the promised land for the first time. We just had half an hour left before it closed so we walked quite quickly through. But it had its upside, the place was almost empty and we saw a beautiful sunset...
    We spent the night in Madaba because it was a lot cheaper than the stays near the Dead Sea. And we got lucky to meet some locals who invited us for tea and some fun conversations.
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    Bettina Menig

    Ich bin beeindruckt. Was für eine tolle Reise ihr macht. Wünsche euch eine super Zeit,😍

  • Day20

    Mt Nebo

    April 24, 2019 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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  • Day20


    April 24, 2019 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Herod had a palace high in the hills overlooking the Dead Sea in
    Machaerus. This was where he was entertaining when Salome danced for him and he offered her anything up to half of the Kingdom. She consulted with her mother and because she was discontent with John the Baptist for condemning her marriage to Herod she told daughter to ask for his head on a platter. As John was imprisoned there at the time Herod had no choice but to grant her wish and John was beheaded.Read more

  • Day3

    Mount Nebo and the Basilica of Moses

    October 7, 2018 in Jordan ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    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.
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  • Day2

    Berg Nebo, Jordanien

    October 23, 2018 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Der Berg Nebo (hebräisch הַר נְבוֹ Har Nəvō, arabisch جبل نيبو, Dschabal Nībū) im Gebirge Abǎrim liegt in Jordanien, er ist Ausläufer jenes Plateaus, das zum Toten Meer hin abfällt. Der Berg Nebo mit einer Höhe von 808 m bietet eine Aussicht in das Jordantal, auf das Tote Meer und nach Israel.
    Laut Deuteronomium ist der Berg Nebo jener Berg, von dem aus Mose das gelobte Land sehen durfte, aber sterben musste, ohne es selbst betreten zu haben. Die religiöse Bedeutung dieses Berges wurde von Papst Benedikt XVI. bei seiner Pilgerreise zu den Heiligen Stätten am 9. Mai 2009 auf folgende Weise beschrieben: „Von diesem heiligen Berg lenkt Mose unseren Blick […] auf die Erfüllung aller Verheißungen Gottes in Christus.“
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  • Day3

    mount nebo, Bethany & river Jordan

    September 24, 2017 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    I genuinely didn't appreciate the religious aspects of visiting Jordan until I took a trip to Mount nebo and Bethany.

    My guide for the day took me first to mount nebo, which is only a short journey from Madaba, but at Bethany he had to leave me at the visitor reception as all visitors had to take the site minibus to the various locations within the site.

    What did surprise me was the barbed wire and military presence in the region - but then again the river Jordan does form part of the border with Israel and when I went down to the river this was certainly made clear by the presence of the Jordanian soldiers with their 'no photo', stance.
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  • Day4

    Mt. Nebo

    November 20, 2018 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    After checking out, we leave Amman and our hotel at 8am. Tonight we will sleep in Petra, but we have lots of things to see on the way.

    The first stop is Mount Nebo, where Moses was shown the Holy Land before dying. The ruins on the mountain date back to over 3.000 years ago, before iron age. After a short walk through olive trees, we reach an impressive stone wheel. Apparently it was
    used as fortress door...
    The most spectacular part is however the panorama: the Jordanian desert is in front of us and stretches out as far as the eye can see. The sand in the air gives everything a golden touch that looks almost magical.

    We move further towards the top, where an even more spectacular view awaits us. We stand exactly in the point from where - according to the legend - Moses saw the Holy Land thousands of years ago: the Jordan River stretches from North to South flowing at the bottom of the Rift Valley all the way into the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth (450m below sea level!!!). On the other side of the river we can clearly see Jericho and not far behind there is Jerusalem. Israel is just at half an hour drive from us!

    On the top of the mount there are the remains of an ancient church, built in the 6th-7th century AD.
    The most spectacular part is inside: old columns and, above all, magnificent mosaics surprisingly well preserved.
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  • Day7

    Vrch Nebo

    November 22, 2017 in Jordan ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Cestou domov sme boli na hore Nebo, kde Mojžiš sa pozeral na úrodne miesto.

    Barani a capi (strohé poznámky z kázne):
    - Autorovi neide o vzťah k Bohu ale o vzťah k ľuďom. To čo je meradlom je človek.
    - V strede synagógy sa ma čítať Tóra. Božie slovo má byť v strede miestnosti (v srdci).
    - Šesť skutkov čo robia spravodliví s jednou výnimkou: navštívenie väzňa (je to hanba). Pri navštívení je priam pravidlo doniesť jedlo. Za koho sa hanbíme? Tí najmenší bratia, tí ktorí sú odsunutí zo spoločnosti, tí ktorých nemáme radi (bezdomovci...)
    - Je zaujímavé že druhá skupina nie sú zlorečení Otcom (nie je to opak predošlého). Boh ich nepreklína... Preklína ich vlastný egoizmus. Zlorečení skončia v ohni. V totálnej absolútnej deštrukcii - ktorá je pripravená pre diabla a pre jeho anjelov.
    - Ľudia sa chcú ospravedlniť: nikde sme ťa nevideli preto sme ti neposlúžili. Keď si si nevšimol núdzneho, zbytočne boli tvoje nábožnosti...
    - Ježiš nehovorí o omši, spovedi, ružencoch, deviatnikoch... hovorí o vzťahu Lásky.
    - Páchatelia neprávosti môžu to byť páchatelia zbytočnosti (koľko zbytočnosti cez deň vykonáme?) - Nepoznám vás! Preto je dobre si dať ráno otázku: prečo vlastne žijem? Načo som tu?
    - Musíme denne sa obrátiť. Apoštola Petra obráti pohan Kornélius. Nepotrebujeme nového pohana Kornélia (príchod utečencov do Európy) na obnovenie Cirkvi?

    - Najsvetlejší boj je pravdepodobne miesto, kde židovský národ sa zastavil a čakal na Mojžiša pred vstupom do zasľúbenej zeme...
    - Chlapec pred cukrárňou
    - Interiér chrámu na hore Nebo a mozaika
    - s Petrou
    - Pohľad na úrodnú zem
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Şiyāghah, Siyaghah, صياغة