Map of ancient Israel
Map of ancient Israel east of the Jordan River: East Manasseh, Gad, Reuben tribes of Israel.
Israel east of the Jordan River
Map View from Mount Nebo
View from Mount Nebo Mount Nebo has the highest summit on the plateau, at 2,300 feet elevation, or 710 meters. That’s an especially good vantage point to view what is now Israel and Palestinian territories since the Dead Sea is about 1,400 feet below sea level, or 430 meters. That’s more than a kilometer above the Jordan River Valley, about three-fourths of a mile. Why God didn't let Moses into Promised Land Scholars debate why God reacted wouldn't let Moses into the Promised Land of Canaan. Two popular guesses: God told Moses to merely speak to the rock, but Moses... Read more
View from Mount Nebo
Crossing the Jordan River into Canaan
Crossing the Jordan River into Canaan Jordan River The Jordan River and the river valley are important locations in both the Old and New Testaments. It's especially important to the Jewish and Christian people. Geography of the River The river is a river in the Middle East that starts north, in the mountains of Lebanon. It flows into the Dead Sea. Bible writers talk about it many times. They report it in the story of Joshua, who led the Israelites across the Jordan into Canaan. John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan. The Jordan River valley is a lush... Read more