Sunday, September 21, 2014
This mosaic shows how the river was once close enough that early builders were able to divert enough water to create a baptism site for the pilgrims of the Middle Ages.
To the left are the remains of part of the channel where the river was diverted by early Christians to create this baptism site. The roof near the bottom of the stairs was some sort of pavilion, and maybe a place to change wet clothes.
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Here we are looking north and east towards the mountains of Jordan and below towards the mountains of Jerusalem. The tiny round dome is close to the Jordanian baptism site. Beyond it is Jericho. It was from this area that a chariot of fire, seen only by Elisha, took Elijah by a whirlwind into heaven.
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Sunday, February 9, 2014
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The black behind the screen below is the wall that separates Lebanon from Israel.
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Tuesday, February 4, 2014
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Sunday, November 17, 2013
How did they get those small stones to stay up in the upper arch, for almost a 1,000 years? It is easy to see the structure in the doorway of the shaped stones and the keystone. It is not so easy to see in the upper arch.
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The Hyraxes are about the size of a cat.
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Saturday, November 2, 2013
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