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The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
A land of biblical stories and ancient civilaztions, Jordan witnessed the rise and fall of numerous rich and powerful empires and was the setting stage for a number of miracles mentioned in both the Old & New Testaments and the Qur’an. Ongoing digs reveal the traces of civilizations dating as far back as prehistoric times, making Jordan one of the most interesting destinations in the world and your trip one of the most memorable.
Day 1 | Amman Airport – Amman City Tour – Amman
Day 2 | Um Qais – Anjara – Jerash – Tel Mar Elias
Day 3 | Madaba – Mnt. Nebo – Mukawir – Um Rassas – Petra
Day 4 | Petra
Day 5 | Aqaba – Lot’s Cave – Dead Sea
Day 6 | Bethany The Baptism Site
Day 7 | Dead Sea – Amman Airport
Bethany beyond the Jordan
It is here that Christians recall the baptism of Jesus. Matthew (3:5-6 and 16) states that Christ was baptised by John n the Jordan. “At that times Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee, and was baptised by John in the Jordan” (Mark 1:9). As he was emerging from the water, he saw the skies open, and the Holy Spirit descended on him in the form of a dove. A voice from heaven declared: “You are my beloved son, and I am well pleased with you.” (Mark 1:11)
Jerash, formerly knows as Gerasa, is indisputably the most complete and best preserved Graeco-Roman city in the Middle East & is noted in the Bible as the “region of the Garasenes” (Mark 5:1; Luke 8:26). Within a large ecclesiastical complex within the city there is a fountain where Byzantine citizens once annually celebrated Jesus miracle of turning water into wine.
Gadara (Umm Qays)
The old Decapolis city of Gadara (modern-day Umm Qays), with its spectabular panoramic views overlooking the Sea of Galilee, is the site of Jesus’ miracle of the Gadarene swine.
Siyagha (Mnt. Nebo)
Moses went up from the desert of Moab onto Mnt. Nebo, to the peak of Pisgah opposite Jericho, and there God showed him the Promised Land, saying: “This is the land I promised Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, saying, I will give it to your descendants: I have let you see it with your eyes, but you will not enter it.” (Deuteronomy 34:4)
The city was famous for the skill of mosaic makers & the most important 6th century AD mosaic knows as “Madaba mosaic map” located int eh Greek Orthodox church – the oldest existing map of Jordan, Palestine & Egypt.
Elija’s Hill (Tel Mar Elias)
Associated wiith the Prophet Elijah. It is believed that this place was formerly Tishbi, the home of Elijah, a native of Giliad in Transjordan (2 Kings 17:1). The fact that this is a religious site is substantiated by the two churches that were built on the Tall (hilltop) at the end of the Byzantine period.
Mephaath (Umm Ar-Rasas)
Complex of ruins including the church of Saint Stephen. Inscriptions discovered inside the church confirm the ancient name of the city: Mephaath. It is mentioned in the Book of Joshua: And Moses had given an inheritance to the tribe of Reuben, to each of their families; and their territory was from Aroer, on the bank of the river Arnon…Heshbon, & all the cities on the plateau: Dibon, Bamoth Baal, Beth Baal Meon, Jahaz & Kedemoth, Mephaath..”(Joshua 13:15 et seq.)
Ain Abata (Lot’s Cave)
The infamous Sodom and Gomorrah & other cities of the Dead Sea plain, or (Cities of the Valley) where the subject of some of the most dramatic and enduring Old Testament stories, including that of Lot, whose wife was turned into a pillar of salt for disobeying God’s will. Lot and hit two daughters survived and fled to a cave near the small town of Zoar (modern-day Safi).
It was here, at this hilltop fortified palace, overlooking the Dead Sea region and the distant hills of Palestine and Israel that herod imprisoned and beheaded John the Babtist after Salome’s fateful dance. “he was beheaded after Salome’s fateful dance” Matthew 14:3-11
The ancient town of Anjara is located in the hills of Gilead east of the Jordan Valley. The town is mentioned in the Bible as a place where Jesus, His mother Mary and his disciples, passed through and rested in a nearby cave.
Package based on 3-star hotels. Min 20 persons travelling together.