Esther

Esther

Posted on 08/19/2016


Photo taken on May 23, 2016


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The wild olive on Mount Nebo

The wild olive on Mount Nebo
"According to the final chapter of the Book of Deuteronomy, Moses ascended Mount Nebo to view the Land of Israel, which God had said he would not enter, and to die there; he was buried in an unknown valley location in Moab.[1]

According to Christian tradition, Moses was buried on the mountain, although his place of burial is not specified.(Deuteronomy 34:6) Some Islamic traditions also stated the same,[2] although there is a grave of Moses located at Maqam El-Nabi Musa, 11 km (6.8 mi) south of Jericho and 20 km (12 mi) east of Jerusalem in the Judean wilderness.[3] Scholars continue to dispute whether the mountain currently known as Nebo is the same as the mountain referred to in Deuteronomy.

According to 2 Maccabees, (2:4–7), the prophet Jeremiah hid the tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant in a cave there.

On March 20, 2000, Pope John Paul II visited the site during his pilgrimage to the Holy Land.[4] During his visit he planted an olive tree beside the Byzantine chapel as a symbol of peace.[5] Pope Benedict XVI visited the site in 2009, gave a speech, and looked out from the top of the mountain in the direction of Jerusalem.[6]

A serpentine cross sculpture (the Brazen Serpent Monument) atop Mount Nebo was created by Italian artist Giovanni Fantoni. It is symbolic of the bronze serpent created by Moses in the wilderness (Numbers 21:4–9) and the cross upon which Jesus was crucified (John 3:14)."

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Nebo

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William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Incredible capture!

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2 years ago.
Christine
Christine
Lovely composition and muted tones, subtly drawing the eye to explore the distance, then return to the foreground.
2 years ago.
El pare
El pare
I like the point of view and composition.
2 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Awesome vista !
2 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Thanks for visiting.
2 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Interesting information. Very desolate country.
2 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Thanks, Ron. It was definitely arid.
2 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Fascinating view
2 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Thanks, Sanna.
2 years ago.