"Jericho" Outside the City Tip by machomikemd
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Jericho is a 40 minute drive from Jerusalem down the Judean Desert to the West Bank and into Palestinian Authority Checkpoints. Jericho is famous in the Bible as the wall of Jericho came down when Joshua called on Yahweh to make the walls fall down and also it is the Place where Jesus met Zachhaeus, the tax collector and near the town is the biblical site of the Mount of Temptation where Jesus was tempted by the devil. besides the Christian sites, Jericho is more known as a Unesco World Heritage Site as there are many unearthed excavations around the town of the different archeological remains of different civilizations of different periods.
according to wikipedia:
Jericho (/ˈdʒɛrɪkoʊ/; Arabic: أريحا ʾArīḥā [ʔaˈriːħaː] ( listen); Hebrew: יְרִיחוֹ Yeriḥo [jeʁiˈχo] ( listen)) is a city located near the Jordan River in the West Bank. It is the administrative seat of the Jericho Governorate. In 2007, it had a population of 18,346. The city was occupied by Jordan from 1948 to 1967, and has been held under Israeli occupation since 1967; administrative control was handed over to the Palestinian Authority in 1994. It is believed to be one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of more than 20 successive settlements in Jericho, the first of which dates back 11,000 years (9000 BC), almost to the very beginning of the Holocene epoch of the Earth's history.
Jericho is described in the Old Testament as the "City of Palm Trees". Copious springs in and around the city attracted human habitation for thousands of years. It is known in Judeo-Christian tradition as the place of the Israelites' return from bondage in Egypt, led by Joshua, the successor to Moses
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