Jericho is the oldest city in the world was made famous as the place where “the walls came tumblin’ down” at the sound of Joshua’s trumpets. At 850 feet below sea level, Jericho is also the lowest city in the world. They have been under Palestinian control since 1994 so consists of mostly Muslim Arabs and a tiny Christian Arab population.

Given its location in the West Bank, we simply drove by on our way to the Dead Sea. From a distance we could also see the Mount of Temptation, identified as the mountain from which Satan tempted Jesus Christ with dominion over all the kingdoms of the world.


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