Holy Jordan
Arnon Valley/ Wadi Mujib

Arnon Valley is mentioned throughout the Old Testament: “Their territory was from Aroer, which is on the bank of the River Arnon (Al Mujib), and the city that is in the midst of the ravine, and all the plain by Medeba , This was the inheritance of the children of Reuben according to their families, the cities and their villages” (Joshua 13:16-23).

Arnon Valley is mentioned in the Books of Joshua (12:1, 9, 13), Judges (11:13) and Isaiah (2:16): “For it shall be as a wandering bird thrown out of the nest; so shall be the daughters of Moab at the fords of the Arnon”. It also appears in Jeremiah: “Tell it beside the Arnon, that Moab is laid waste.” (Jeremiah 48:20).

At King Mesha’s monument there is mention to his role in paving the road to Arnon River. When the Romans conquered the entire area, they paid special attention to the Mujib road. They paved it with stones and erected milestones. Some of it still remains there to this day. They also built castles and established military bases to protect caravans and travelers from the danger of the robbers.