PILGRIMAGE IN EARLY CHRISTIAN JORDAN
A Literary and Archaeological Guide

BURTON MACDONALD
264pp 89 ILLUS 2011 LIST PRICE: £26.00 (P) P696

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This volume focuses on early Christian pilgrimage in Jordan, the region east of the Jordan River which has so far been little explored by visitors to the Holy Land. Yet many biblical events are said to have taken place here: Moses’ seeing the Promised Land, the ascension of the prophet Elijah and John the Baptist’s ministry and beheading, to name but a few. After an introduction to each site, its biblical significance and a citation of the relevant biblical sources with commentary, this guide lists the literary sources that pertain specifically to early Christian pilgrimage activity. This information is complemented with a description of the archaeological remains found at the site and their interpretation.