The Memorial of Moses Mount Nebo
The Bible and Mount Nebo: • The arrival of the Israelites in the region of Moab by the top of Pisgah (Numbers 21.20, 33.47); • The Israelite encampment in the “plains of Moab” (Numbers 22.1, 33.48-49); • The story of Balak and Balaam (Numbers 22-24); • Moses’ view of the land of Canaan, his death, and his burial (Deuteronomy 32.1-6; Deut. 34); • The dispute about the body of Moses between the archangel Michael and Satan (Jude 1.9); and • The concealment of the tabernacle, the ark and the altar of incense in a cave (2 Maccabees 2.4-8).
Biblical Texts on Mount Nebo and Moses: Numbers 21.20; Numbers 33.47-48; Deuteronomy 32.48-52; Deuteronomy 34.1, 4-6; Jude 1.9; and 2 Maccabees 2.4-8.
Early Jewish and Christian Non-Biblical Texts on Mount Nebo: Josephus; Eusebius and Jerome; Egeria; John Rufus; The Piacenza Pilgrim; Master Thetmar; and Pantaleao de Aveiro.
The Memorial of Moses – The Archaeology: Monastic presence at the site; Work of the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum at the site; See website of Franciscan Archaeological Institute.
Architectural History of the Memorial of Moses: Nine main phases (see Textbook, pp. 121-25); See Top plan (p. 122).
The Memorial of Moses Mount Nebo Baptismal Area
Baptismal Font The Memorial of Moses Mount Nebo
The Memorial of Moses – Mount Nebo: Mosaic with Inscription