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Mount Nebo, Jordan

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by Audrey (subscribe)
I am a writer living in Adelaide. I love food and travel.
Published January 19th 2018
After 10 years of renovation
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View from Mount Nebo


Mount Nebo is the place mentioned in the Bible, where Moses was shown the Promised Land. The 34th chapter of the book of Deuteronomy states that Moses went up to Mount Nebo and God showed him "all the land of Gilead as far as Dan, all Naphtali and the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the Western Sea, the South, and the plain of the Valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, as far as Zoar". On a clear day, you can see the city of Jericho in the West Bank and possibly also the city of Jerusalem in Israel. We were there in early January and the view was pretty good. However, conditions vary significantly depending on the weather.

Moses Memorial Church
Moses Memorial Church


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Mosaic floor in Moses Memorial Church


The Moses Memorial Church on the summit, which had been closed for reconstructions for many years, is now open to visitors. It houses beautiful remnants of some mosaic floors. Next to the church is an Italian-designed bronze memorial standing on the viewing platform. It symbolises the serpent Moses lifted up in the wilderness.

Bronze memorial on Mount Nebo


Entry fee is JD2 per person and it is open daily from 8am to 4pm. Mount Nebo is located in the Madaba region of Jordan, approximately 46km from Israel's city of Jerusalem.
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Why? Because the church is now open after 10 years
When: Daily 8am - 4pm
Where: Mount Nebo, Madaba, Jordan
Cost: JD2 per person
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