Mount Nebo is a mountain in western Jordan. The whole landscape of the Holy Land can be viewed from the summit of Mount Nebo. Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Jericho can usually be seen from the summit of Mount Nebo.
The Lord GOD told Moses to go up into Mount Nebo in the land of Moab, over against Jericho, in the land of Canaan. The land of Canaan was given unto the children of Israel for a possession.
“And the LORD spake unto Moses that selfsame day, saying, Get thee up into this mountain Abarim, [unto] mount Nebo, which [is] in the land of Moab, that [is] over against Jericho; and behold the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel for a possession: And die in the mount whither thou goest up, and be gathered unto thy people; as Aaron thy brother died in mount Hor, and was gathered unto his people: Because ye trespassed against me among the children of Israel at the waters of Meribah–Kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin; because ye sanctified me not in the midst of the children of Israel. Yet thou shalt see the land before [thee]; but thou shalt not go thither unto the land which I give the children of Israel.” (Deuteronomy 32:48-52 ).
Mount Nebo is where Moses was given the view of the Promised Land.
“And Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that [is] over against Jericho. And the LORD shewed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan, And all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto the utmost sea, And the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar. And the LORD said unto him, This [is] the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy seed: I have caused thee to see [it] with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither.” “So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD. And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day. And Moses [was] an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated. And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping [and] mourning for Moses were ended.” (Deuteronomy 34:1-8).
A monastery was uncovered on Mount Nebo in 1933. It is believed that it was built late in the 4th century to memorialize the place where Moses died. Pope John Paul II visited this site in 2000, during his pilgrimage to the Holy Land and planted an olive tree beside the Byzantine chapel for a symbol of peace. Today, Mount Nebo is considered one of the most important Christian sites in Jordan. (Cline. 2010).
Cline, Teresa. (2010). Single White Female Backpacker (Black and White). Kamloops, BC, Canada self-published by Teresa Cline.
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