Thursday, March 11, 2010

Student Photos of Mount Nebo / Mount Pisgah in Jordan

In my Deuteronomy seminar, K. Guy shared these photos of Mount Nebo from her recent trip there. This is the traditional site where Moses viewed the Promised Land, and where he is believed to have died and been buried. In these shots, we are looking west, over the Jordan River, toward Bethlehem and Jericho (both names noted on the map-marker stone).

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For this location on Google-Maps, click here.

"Mount Nebo (Hebrew: הַר נְבוֹ, Har Nevo, Arabic: جبل نيبو, Jabal Nibu) is an elevated ridge that is approximately 817 meters (2680 feet) above sea level, in what is now western Jordan. The view from the summit provides a panorama of the Holy Land and, to the north, a more limited one of the valley of the River Jordan. The West Bank city of Jericho is usually visible from the summit" (Wikipedia).

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