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Historical Geography of Jordan

Historical Geography of Jordan
Interested in archaeology? History? The Bible? Heard of Gilead, Edom, Ammon, Moab, or the Nabateans? Want to see where Ahab met his doom, where Nabonidus left his mark, wher… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/historical-geography-jordan/

Jordan: Ancient Copper Mines

Jordan: Ancient Copper Mines
Feinan - in fact, the Punon of the Bible -- was one of the stopping places of the Israelites on their way to the Promised Land. (Numbers 33:42) Mines in this area were in use from… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/jordan-ancient-copper-mines/

Jordan: Red Sands of Wadi Ram

Jordan: Red Sands of Wadi Ram
Wadi Ram: Ancient caravan gateway to Arabia. Modern site of the filming of "Lawrence of Arabia." Tomorrow: biblical copper mines. http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/jordan-red-sands-wadi-ram/

Jordan: Off the Beaten Track at Petra

Jordan: Off the Beaten Track at Petra
Here is Petra, the capitol city of the wealthy Nabateans, especially in the first century AD. These early Arabians had a caravan trade that was the envy of the ancient world. If y… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/jordan-beaten-track-petra/

Jordan: Grand Canyon of the Arnon

Jordan: Grand Canyon of the Arnon
Though the rich Medeba Plateau to the north was coveted by ancient Israel, Ammon, and Moab, this rugged gorge marked the undisputed border. Welcome to Moab. Tomorrow: Petra… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/jordan-grand-canyon-arnon/

Jordan: Herod's Calling Card

Jordan: Herod's Calling Card
Here's a little calling card that says "Herod was here." If you've seen pictures of the Herodion, they look very similar. This is Machaerus, a fortress Herod inherited from the Ha… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/jordan-herods-calling-card/

Jordan: "Pompeii of the Middle East"

Jordan: "Pompeii of the Middle East"
Unlike Pompeii, Jerash/Gerasa was never destroyed by a volcano. This famously well-preserved Decapolis city appears in the Gospels in connection with Jesus' healing of two demonia… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/jordan-pompeii-middle-east/

Jordan: Ahab's Last Battle

Jordan: Ahab's Last Battle
On Gilead's frontier with Syria, which is ominously flat, is a key outpost of Biblical Israel: it's called Ramoth-Gilead. Here wicked king Ahab fought the Syrians, was wounded, an… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/jordan-ahabs-last-battle/

Jordan: In Jacob's Footsteps

Jordan: In Jacob's Footsteps
Welcome to the Bible-story-rich hills of Upper Gilead, and to the Jabbok Valley. Unlike the other river valleys in the area, which are about as friendly as the Grand Canyon, the J… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/jordan-jacobs-footsteps/

Jordan: Land of the Ammonites

Jordan: Land of the Ammonites
Ancient Rabbath-Ammon, which towers over the modern city of Amman at its foot. The Ammonites looked down...down...down on anyone bold enough to besiege their city, like David's arm… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/jordan-land-ammonites/

Jordan: Deep River

Jordan: Deep River
In the next few days, we'll be publishing highlights from a past Historical Geography tour of Jordan. Jordan: Day One The Jordan River, symbol of crossing over into God's cove… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/jordan-deep-river/

Historical Geography of Jordan 2012

Historical Geography of Jordan 2012
The Israelites called them "the mountains across" (Abarim). They appear in the Gospels as "the land beyond the Jordan." There's a whole world waiting for you discover, on the other… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/historical-geography-jordan-2012/