Daily Archives: May 6, 2010

Back in Israel from Jordan

Yesterday we visited Petra and enjoyed the evening on the shores of the Dead Sea in Jordan. I did not have a good connection at the Dead Sea hotel, so I was unable to post anything.

This morning we crossed back into Israel. These crossings always take a bit of time. We left our hotel at 8 a.m. and arrived at the border before 9:00 a.m. It probably took an hour or more to complete the procedures.

We visited Masada, Qumran, and Jericho. I am sure that I will later want to tell you some things about Jericho, but it will have to wait. After I take care of some of the details of the tour with a group of 46 persons it doesn’t leave a lot of time or energy for blogging.

Everyone in our group is doing well. I don’t think there is anyone who is not enjoying this travel experience.

Tuesday we went to Mount Nebo. From there it is possible to see the northern end of the Dead Sea. I think the view was the clearest I have ever seen, and I have been there numerous times since 1967.

The Dead Sea as seen from Mount Nebo. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

The Dead Sea as seen from Mount Nebo. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

Mount Nebo is the place from which Moses viewed the land that the LORD had promised to Abraham’s seed (Deuteronomy 34:1-8).

Some of the other members of our group are posting interesting material. Scroll down to May 2 for a post containing the links.