Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Biblical and Sacred Sites in Jordan

Biblical and Sacred Sites in Jordan 

Baptism Site the place where John the Baptist lived and baptized Jesus. 
Baptism Site Terrace
Greek Orthodox Church of St John the Baptist
Dead Sea popularly know as the lowest place on earth, due to high salinity our body is more buoyant making it easy to float. According to Biblical tradition this was the site of the infamous cities Sodom and Gomorrah.  

Salt Formation at the Dead Sea

Floating at the Dead Sea
Madaba St. George Church famous for its Byzantine and Umayyad Mosaics, on the floor of the church you’ll see the 6th century mosaic map of Palestine.

St. George Church in Madaba
Mosaic Floor
Mukawir is a fortress set on a high hill near the Dead Sea. This is where the beheading of John the Baptist took place after Salome's fateful dance.
Mount Nebo the place where Moses overlook the Promised Land and his burial place.
Mt Nebo View Point
Rolling Stone in Mt Nebo

Pillar of Lot’s Wife and the Cave of Lot 
along the Dead Sea Road is located a salt formation known as "Lot's Wife as a Pillar of Salt". The story of Lot's wife begins in Genesis 19. After two angels arrive in Sodom and urge Lot to get his family and flee, and not look back. Lot's wife looked back making her into a pillar of salt.
Pillar of Lots Wife
Shrine of the Beheading of St. John Baptist is an early 20th century Roman Catholic Church belonging to the Patriarchate of Jerusalem.
St John the Baptist Church in Madaba