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Mount Nebo

According to the Bible Mount Nebo should a hilltop over the NE corner of the Dead Sea  and opposite Jericho ,  where Moses saw the “Promised Land” yet shortly after died, and was buried nearby (Deut. 34:1-6). According to the Book of Maccabees (2:4-7), Mount Nebo is also the place where Jeremiah hid the Ark of the Covenant. 

Since the Byzantine period the site of “Syagha” is venerated by Christianity as Mount Nebo.  In 1933 remains of a monastery and a church from Byzantine times were uncovered at the summit of the site, and in 2016 the site was reopened after a major renovation project. 

On days with a good view one can get a spectacular panorama of “The promised land” from the edge of the site.


Book a Private Tour to Mount Nebo

Mount Nebo is about 40 km SW of Amman and about 10 KM NW of Madaba .

Contact me for a tour proposal of Jordan that will include a visit to Mount Nebo.


A Presentation of Mount Nebo on “The Watchman” Show


A 360 image of the mosaic floors of the Byzantine era Church on Mount Nebo



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