29 April 2013

#237 Nablus, West Bank

Wadi Qelt (Arabicوادي القلط‎; also: Wadi al-QultWadi el-QultWadi KeltWadi Qilt orWadi Qult) also Nahal Prat (Hebrewנחל פרת‎) is a valley ("wadi"; Arabicوادي‎ wādī) or stream ("nahal"; Hebrewנחל‎) running west to east across the Judean desert in the West Bank, originating near Jerusalem and terminating near Jericho, near the Dead Sea.

St. George Orthodox Monastery, or Monastery of St. George of Koziba is a monastery located in Wadi Qelt, in the eastern West Bank. The sixth-century cliff-hanging complex, with its ancient chapel and gardens, is active and inhabited by Greek Orthodox monks. It is reached by a pedestrian bridge across the Wadi Qelt, which many imagine to be Psalm 23's Valley of the Shadow. The valley parallels the old Roman road to Jericho, the backdrop for the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:29-37).

Thank you, Loujain !

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