This trail in the Holy Land covers at least 3,000 years of biblical history (Video)

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Tradition claims Moses walked all across Jordan, from the Red Sea in the south all the way to the north to Mount Nebo on his way to the Promised Land. In fact, the closest city to the ancient Nabatean city of Petra is called “Wadi Mousa,” “the Valley of Moses,” very close to what tradition has also identified as Moses’ well, the place where Moses struck water from the rock. From this very same spring the Nabateans would draw water, through a clay aqueduct that is still very much there, all the way to Petra.

This town is also, again according to tradition, the burial place of Moses’ brother, Aaron. His tomb, local guides claim, can be found nearby, atop Mount Hor.

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Of course, what neither Moses nor Aaron ever dreamed of doing was going scuba diving in the Red Sea (now one of the main reasons why tourists go in flocks to the southern city of Aqaba), nor riding on a jeep across the magnificent Wadi Rum during sunset. But contemplating the stars (and the Milky Way) while drinking tea in the desert in the middle of the night certainly makes one think of the promise God made to Abraham: “I will multiply your descendants beyond number, like the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore.”

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In fact, this path Moses and Aaron walked is one pilgrims, hikers, and adventurers alike can also travel today. The path goes by the birthplace of Prophet Elijah, where pilgrims from the three Abrahamic religions tie red ribbons to an oak tree, paying homage to the prophet who also walked this path all the way to Mount Carmel. Known as the “Jordan Trail,” it is the Holy Land-based equivalent of a Camino de Santiago. As one walks it, one finds the ruins...
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