Today we left Israel, crossed the border into Jordan, and made our way to Petra for the night. We visited a site now being identified as Bethany Beyond the Jordan, Mount Nebo, Madaba, and then followed he Kings Highway and the Desert Highway to Petra. Here is the photo of the group. I know the photo is a little small, but if you know someone in the group you will probably be able to identify him/her. The photo is made from the Mount of Olives with the city of Jerusalem in the background.
Here are a few photos I intended to upload earlier. The first one is of the Hill of Moreh. Moreh overlooks the Jezreel Valley, and is where Gideon defeated the Midianites.
Then Jerubbaal (that is, Gideon) and all the people who were with him, rose early and camped beside the spring of Harod; and the camp of Midian was on the north side of them by the hill of Moreh in the valley. (Judges 7:1)
And finally, for tonight, here is a photo made in the Iron Age tunnel at Megiddo. Scholars often attribute this tunnel to the time of Ahab, king of Israel about 850 B.C. Walls, water, and food were the three most important necessary things in an ancient city. This tunnel connected the city to the spring that was outside the city.
Tomorrow night we probably will not have Internet access from the hotel at the Dead Sea. Perhaps I will be able to post another photo tomorrow morning before visiting Petra.
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