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Ancient Springs and Stunning Vistas Just Outside Jerusalem

Judean Hills Judean Desert (Photo: flickr/antefixus21)

Do you want to walk in the footsteps of the Good Samaritan? In the Judean hills you will find biblical history come alive, where guests can swim in ancient baths and walk along the path of the Good Samaritan.

Ein Fawwar/Mabua is located along the winding scenic route called Derech Alon (Alon Way), named for Israeli statesman Yigal Alon (1918-1980) and known officially as Route 458. A trip perfect for Israelis, tourists and even armchair travelers includes the spring, some stunning overlooks, a small desert community and the unique Museum of the Good Samaritan…

…the Museum of the Good Samaritan is found almost immediately east of Route 458 on Highway One. The museum’s name comes from its proximity to the road that would have been taken by the traveler in a famous New Testament parable.

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