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A Monastery with a View

When we stood on the balcony of the monastery of Muhraqa on Mount Carmel, the overlook offered a stunning panorama of the surroundings that stretched out before us.

20140312-194520.jpgAt nearly 1640 feet above sea level, Mount Carmel offers a pristine view of its surroundings—especially of the Jezreel Valley.

Arrows painted on the balcony floor point to notable hills in the distance:

  • Mount Tabor
  • Nazareth Ridge
  • the Hill of Moreh
  • Mount Gilboa

They all protrude from the valley floor like soldiers, strong and tall.

—Wayne Stiles
Bible Teacher for Sapphire Bus 6
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