Jericho is one of the oldest known cities of the world, possibly founded as early as 8000 B.C. It lies in the Jordan River Valley 17 miles northeast of Jerusalem. It is notable as the first city attached by Joshua and the Israelites as they entered the Promised Land.
Elijah passed through Jericho before being taken to heaven in the fiery chariot and Elisha purified water in a spring there. Jesus passed through Jericho on his way to Jerusalem before his passion. There he ate with Zacchaeus and healed the blind man Bartimaeus.
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