Mount Nebo

Mount Nebo (ﺠـبـﻞِ نـﻴـبـو) is an elevated ridge in Jordan, mentioned in Bible as the place where Musa (Moses) was granted a view of the Promised Land. Pilgrims like Egeria or Petrus the Iberer were following this route which starts from Livias, in the plain. At the sixth mile, they did a turn southwards to the Spring of Moses and Mount Nebo.

According to a few Islamic scholars Musa As was buried on this mountain, although there is another grave that is also said to be that of Musa As 11km south of Jericho.

Date Landscape Notes Reference
c. Panoramic view on the North side towards the Ascent from the Plains of Moab to Esbus. In the foreground, two Roman milestones from the same road (displaced). N/A
c. View from Ras Siyagha on the Plains of Moab. And Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is opposite Jericho. N/A
c. View from the retaining wall of the Byzantine Monastery of Mount Nebo on the west side. To the right is the Ayoun Musa valley. N/A
c. A probable replica of Brazen Serpent created by Giovanni Fantoni atop Mount Nebo, symbolic of bronze serpent created by Moses in the wilderness. N/A
c. Atrium, narthex, and facade of the Memorial Church of Moses as it is today. N/A
c. Interior of the Memorial of Moses. The modern chapel presbytery, builty to protect the site and provide worship space, remnants of of mosaic floors from different periods can be seen. N/A
c. View of the hill of Khirbet el-Mukhayyet, identified with the City of Nebo of Moabite Period (defensive walls and tombs of the Iron Age II), Roman Period (Herodian tombs), and Byzantine Period (the churches). N/A
Latest Update: February 11, 2015
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