1st Sunday in Lent

1 March 2020

The hill in the Judean Desert where Jesus was tempted by the devil is referred to as the Mount of Temptation. While it is impossible to know the exact location of the mountain, Mount Quarantania is a likely candidate. This mountain, which is on the road from Jerusalem, towers over the city of Jericho. The name Quarantania is based on the Latin word Quarentena, which means forty, the number of days in Christ’s fast.

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