"Early Christianity in the Middle East" Damascus Off The Beaten Path Tip by plexus77

Damascus Off The Beaten Path: 47 reviews and 84 photos

  House of Ananias
by plexus77

In the bible the Apostle Paul was send to the house of Ananias in Damascus to await recovering of his sight. The bible says to "go to the street called Straight Street to the House of Ananias.
Well, the street isn't exactly straight, maybe it leads straight TO somewhere, I don't know.
Nevertheless, the house the Apostle Paul visited and stayed in, is indeed there in Damascus. Bab Sharqi (East Gate Street), is the modern name for this famous street.
The first thing you will notice, is the level of the streets in Damascus have raised alot in the last 2,000 years. The rooms in the house of Ananias which were on the ground floor in Pauls time are now in the basement!!

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  • Written Dec 10, 2003
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