Jordan 3: Biblical Sites of Nebo and Machareus; Madaba and drive to Petra

by Steve Ray on September 10, 2018

Always great to visit these biblical sites in Jordan. We started the day with Mass at Mount Nebo where Moses looked out over the Promised Land and died. Father Gavin gave another excellent family which you can listen to here. I gave my talk there at the end of Moses’ life which you can see/watch here.

We spent a good bit of time in Madaba which you see in the movie including an authentic Jordanian lunch and the famous mosaic map of the Holy Land. We also went to a mosaic factory and learned all the history of ancient Christian mosaics and how they were made.

On our drive down to Petra we stopped at at Herod’s Fortress where John the Baptist was arrested and beheaded. I gave my talk there on the end of John‘s life. Then as the sun was setting over the beautiful mountains we arrived in Petra.