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Monastery of the Temptation

The “Monastery of the Temptation” (Arabic: “Deir Al-Quruntal” – “Monastery of the forty (days)”) is Greek-Orthodox monastery located on a cliff above Jericho . By local Christian tradition it is said to be the site where Jesus spent forty days and nights resisting the Temptations of Satan (Mat. 4:1-11) , after being baptised at the nearby Baptism site (qasr el-Yahud)  Inside the monastery the Monks present the alleged rock on which Jesus sat when resisting the temptations. In 1998 a cable car from Biblical Jericho (Tel es-Sultan ) reaches the entrance to the monastery where there is also a restaurant and a cafe. 


Book a Private Tour to Jericho

Jeircho is in the West Bank and is under Palestinian Control. Contact me for a proposal of a full day tour of Jericho with a Palestinian guide, including the “Monastery of the Temptetation”.




Points of Interest in the Area

baptism site Baptism site (Qasr el-Yahud)
dead sea scrolls Qumran
Dead Sea