Dec 12, 2010

Mount of Temptation


The Palestinian Authority unsuccessfully tried to increase tourism to Jericho this year, no rush, the town might be the oldest inhabited city on earth, 10,000 years. In 1895 the Greek Orthodox Church built the Mount of Temptation Monastery, where the devil tried three times to tempt Jesus during his forty days of prayer and fast. Steeped in both the Old and New Testaments, next to Jerusalem, it is the most excavated city in the Holy Land.

related post on Jericho

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rock on.

History and culture kick hind quarters.

Happy Holidays.

Greg L said...

Mike,

Just wanted to let you know that I dropped by here and read a few posts. You've got a good blog here and I'll circle back as you update. I can see that we're going to have a different view of some matters, but that's cool. The world could get pretty boring if everyone agreed. I'm adding you to my blogroll as well.