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Jericho Map

Jericho is located on the west side of the Jordan Rift Valley, just north of the Dead Sea. It is situated on a fertile plain irrigated by a natural spring, which makes its location highly desirable for settlement in an otherwise arid region that receives less than 10 inches of rain annually. Archaeological excavations of the site have revealed that people settled here as early as 9000 B.C.E. Jericho is mentioned prominently in both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. The Jericho of the Hebrew Bible is located on the modern-day mound known as Tell es-Sultan. Most references to Jericho in the New Testament refer to the area southwest of Tell es-Sultan that developed around a huge palace complex first built by the Hasmoneans and later rebuilt and expanded by Herod the Great.
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