The sixth day

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Today we are on the road to Jordan. After crossing the border we drive up to Mt. Nebo, about ten miles east of the northern tip of the Dead Sea. This is the spot where God showed Moses the promised land of Canaan, but also told him that he would not live to take possession of the land (Numbers 20:6-12). We know that Moses lived out his 120 years of life somewhere on this 2700 ft. tall mountain. Franciscan monks have guarded the area for many years and have erected a church and monastery on this site which has been host to Christian churches since 394AD, according to excavations. Many ancient Christian mosaics have been found at this site and have been preserved for future generations. Those pictures are below. Currently, a new church and museum are being erected to house these treasures.

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