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
12 Tribes of Israel
Map of the 12 Tribes of Israel The 12 tribes of Israel came from the families of Jacob's 12 sons (Genesis 49:28). Jacob later in life became known as Israel. Each tribe took the name of their ancestor, one of Jacob's sons. And they each claimed a specific chunk of land to call their own. The tribes were spread out across the land of Canaan, which is modern-day Israel and Palestine. On the east side of the Jordan River, you had the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and half of Manasseh. These guys got some wonderful pastoral land, which was... Read more