"Mukawir / King Herod's hilltop palace of Machearus" Mukawir by Vabate

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The remains of King Herod's hilltop palace of Machearus still stands. This is the place where Herod Antipas beheaded John the Baptist at the request of Salome.

Matthew 14

At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,
And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.
For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife.
For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.
And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.
But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them *, and pleased Herod.
Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask.
And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger.
And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.
And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.
And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.
And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.

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  • Aug 27, 2009 at 3:42 AM

    Excuse me? Buy the driver a coke, take his picture so that ? What kind of racist thing is this to say? Where is the compassion towards a human being? It sounds like you're talking about a dog not a Jordanian bus driver to me. Cheers

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    Feb 13, 2009 at 8:57 AM

    Hi, I drove all the way here in October but regret I didnt walk on up!! how silly! but anyway good to see your tips and intro page here!

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