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Monastery of the Temptation, Mount Quantal
Mount Quantal, just north of Jericho, is the traditional site of this event, and it is commemorated by the Greek Orthodox Monastery of the Temptation.
After his baptism, Jesus withdrew into the nearby desert to fast and pray for 40 days. The Devil tried three times to tempt Jesus to break his fast or compromise his mission (Matthew 4:1-11).
Monastery of the Temptation di sebelah utara Jericho
The summit of Mount of
Temptation, rising to a height of 350 meters above sea level and commanding a
magnificent and panoramic view of the Jordan Valley, is the site where Jesus (pbuh)
spent forty days and forty nights fasting and meditating during the temptation
of Satan, about 3 km northwest of Jericho.
A Greek Orthodox monastery was built in the 6th century over the cave where Christ (pbuh) stayed. This spot is another of the holy sites said to have been identified by Queen Helena in her pilgrimage of 326 AD.
The mountain; which from early Christian times has been called the Mount of Temptation; was referred to as "Mons Quarantana" by the Crusaders in the first half of the 12th century, and is locally known as Quruntul mountain (from Quaranta meaning forty, the number of days in the Gospel account of Christ's fast).
The Mount of Temptation Monastery stands precariously on a clifftop overlooking the ancient city of Jericho, one of the lowest cities in the world, in the Jordan Rift Valley. The monastery is built on the site where, according to the New Testament, Jesus Christ was tempted by the devil during a period of fasting.
"... Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve" (Matthew (4:8-10).
Monastery of Temptation on the top hill - west of the town
To climb up the bare, rocky slopes of Quruntul mountain might sound daunting, as the path leading to the Monastery of the Temptation is very steep and difficult to ascend but is well worth the walk, which is in fact a trek of only 15-30 minutes.
Greek Orthodox Monastery of Temptation
The nearly 30 to 40 caves on the eastern slopes of the mountain have been inhabited by monks and hermits since the early days of Christianity.
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