Where is Mount Nebo?

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Nebu mountain

Mount Nebo is located in the province of Madaba, south of the Jordanian capital Amman, and is forty-one kilometers away from it, and it is considered one of the most sacred places where thousands of Christians visit it annually, while its importance increased after the visit of the late Pope John Paul II in 2000, where the Vatican adopted it as one of the religious sites The five for the Christian pilgrimage, and its importance is also the presence of the shrine of our master Moses, peace be upon him, as there is a church bearing his name, while the Franciscan Institute of Antiquities of the Guard of the Holy Land has maintained it since 1933, and its name dates back to Nebo, the god of commerce in Babylon, where one of the caravan crossings The eastern desert to the west.

Mount Nebo and the Red Dune

Many scholars consider Mount Nebo to be the red dune mentioned by the Messenger, may God bless him and grant him peace, where he said (The angel of death was sent to Moses, peace be upon them both. So when his instrument came to him, he returned to his Lord, and he said: You sent me to a servant who does not want death. He said: Return to him, then say to him he places his hand on the back of a bull, so he has covered with a hand that is covered That is, Lord, then what? He said: Then death, he said: Now, he said: So he asked God to bring him down from the Holy Land by throwing a stone.) Abu Hurairah said: The Messenger of God, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, said: “If I had sinned then I would have shown you his grave, beside the road under the red dune.”Dune is sometimes interpreted as a mountain of Almighty saying (The day the earth and the mountains trembled, and the mountains were a dense meadow)In another hadith, the Messenger of God said “(I passed to Moses the night of my captivity in the Red Dune. He stood up to pray in his grave)”And the understanding of the two noble hadiths is that the red dune is close to Jerusalem and the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, so that this pure land has been forbidden to enter the children of Israel for forty years. The Torah is that the mountain overlooks the Holy Land, where Moses stood in the Moab Land on Mount Nebo to see the Holy Land while God commanded him not to enter it, so it is most likely that Mount Nebo is the red dune mentioned by the Messenger, may God bless him and grant him peace.

Madaba Mosaic City

The city of Mosaic Madaba is located on the path of kings whose age exceeds five thousand years, it is famous for Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics, as it contains a mosaic map of the Holy Land dating back to the sixth century AD, where it depicts terrain drawings, villages and cities up to the Nile Delta, and this map is located on the floor of the St. George Church built In 1896 in the city center of Madaba, while there is only a quarter of the mosaic map area left, it was approximately sixteen meters in length and about seven meters wide, and mosaic paintings are spread in many churches and homes in Madaba, where there are many mosaic drawings In the Virgin and commit illegal sexual intercourse of the Apostles and the Church of Madaba Archaeological Park and the perception of plants, animals, fish, and some forms of myths, Chases, fishing and agriculture, it is worth mentioning that in Madaba Mosaic Institute for Training and restoration industry is only in the Middle East.


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