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View looking east near the Roman Road that ran from Jerusalem to Jericho. The shaded valley (wadi) on the left side of the image that flows away from the viewer is the Wadi Qilt that eventually enters the Rift Valley near Jericho.
The hills are made of the infertile Senonian Chalk. This bleak and barren area was the area where Jesus fasted for forty days just after his baptism (Matt 4:1-11; Mark 1:12, 13; Luke 4:1-13).
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