walls of jericho

10:41 AM Marcie Parson 2 Comments

On Monday, we drove down to Jericho, the "oldest city of the world." It was beautiful! It literally is in an oasis in the middle of the desert. We saw the oldest man-made structure found in the world, a neolithic tower, and the Elisha spring, among other things.

Then we drove down to King Herod's palace... or what very, very little is left of it. Can you picture it?

Finally, we drove to the Wadi Qelt and St. George's Monastery. WOW. So incredible. We drove to the middle of nowhere (the Judean wilderness) and suddenly we were on the edge of a cliff next to a massive canyon. There is a monastery built into the side of the canyon, and it was breathtaking.

Joshua 6:20
So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.