July 5, 2022 By Tanna Richard Day 23 Last day in Jordan: Breakfast at our hotel in Amman; Rabbath (capital of the Ammonites; David sends Uriah here to his death); Madaba (famous mosaic of the wandering of Israel); Mt Nebo (possible site of this important mountain). Our hotel in Amman, Jordan last evening. Very nice! My breakfast! The melon here is fantastic! Rabbath – (aka – Philadelphia – later called this) – Capital of the Ammonites. Ammon is the son of Lot through his daughter. We are in the Ammonite Basin. 2 Samuel 11-12 – David sends Uriah here to get killed. Also see Judges 11 Rabbath – Capital of the Ammonites Rabbath – Capital of the Ammonites Rabbath – Capital of the Ammonites Our Jordan extension group from Jerusalem University College at Rabbath – our JUC leaders are Becca (third from the left with the hat) and Kaitlyn (second from the left in red shirt). Jordan requires a Jordanian guide for all groups. He took the pic! Some of the only original Ammonite construction on the site – almost everything we see from excavation is Roman Temple of Hercules with the Amman towers in the background to the left Collapsed top from the Temple of Hercules Temple of Hercules Replica of the Mesha Stele found at Dibon Our Jordanian guide, James, is from Mabada. (BTW – he is a member of a Missionary Alliance Church in Mabada). He arranged a special lunch for us in Mabada that had multiple courses. Mosaic on “Mt Nebo” – found in a church in Madaba from around 530-580 AD. On top of *Mt Nebo looking west across the Rift Valley with the Dead Sea to the left. This is the view Israel would have had as they anticipated crossing into Israel. See Deut 32 and 34. This is the view Moses would have had when hearing that he would not be allowed to cross to the Land of Promise. *note – not possible to know for sure we are on Mt Nebo, but where we are fits many of the parameters. Dessert for the Americans back at the Gloria Hotel, Jerusalem. Independence Day!