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... Jacob's name. 2nd stop - Jarash - a major Roman city, majestic city of marble. Parables - Prodigal son went away to a far country, this would have been a city that he would come too. The markets, temples & immorality. Like chapter 15 Stairs that lead to temple ...
Leaving Nazareth and traveling back to Jericho and Dead Sea
Traveled by the valley of the shadow of death that David spoke of. Wild animals in the hills were a threat. Psalm 23.
1stop - Qumran & caves in the hills, ruins of Qumran
Took out the complete Isaiah scroll found here in the cave, cave 1
2nd stop Dead Sea,
Put feet in the water ...
... castle we went to was Qasr Kharana. The outside has been restored beautifully. The inside showed signs of vandalism. This castle is located on a trade route and could have possibly been a meeting space for Damascus elite and local Bedouin. The next castle we went to was Qusayr Amra, one of the best preserved desert buildings of floor to ceiling frescos. The consensus amongst historians feel that this was built between AD 705-715. Depicted in this castle ...
... Amra which is the most famous of the desert castles, the building that's left is just a small part of the actually castle but they are restoring it and it has some good examples of early islamic art (when it was secular) decorating the insides. Being only small it didn't take long to look around but we did stop with some bedouin for tea by the fire and were encouraged to try and drum along (poorly) to the radio :D
We finished the tea and then to Qasr Azraq which ...
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The desert castles- Qasr Kharaneh, Qasr Azraq and Qusayr Amra- are in the eastern desert of Jordan. The term desert castle is a misnomer for both Qasr Kharaneh and Qusayr Amra, since the former’s function is unclear but believed to be a caravanserai ("hotel" for caravans) as well as an agricultural center from the 8th century AD, and the latter was a royal bath house, part of a much larger estate. Azraq fort is ...