Jericho is an ancient city. I mean really ancient! 8000 BC ancient! I bet it is hard for you to wrap your mind around that tidbit of information. Me too! This city was one of the places we visited as we toured the Holy Land. While standing atop a hill overlooking the modern city, our guide Mike gave us a history lesson about the area, pointed out the Mountain of Temptation, where Jesus wandered for 40-days following his baptism and indicated the road ancient travelers would use to travel from Samaria to Jerusalem. Oh by the way we also visited a Sycamore tree. You remember the story of a small man who wanted to see Jesus but the crowd was too tall so he climbed a tree. Jesus saw him up in the tree and motioned for Zacchaeus to come out of the tree so that Jesus could visit with him at his home. So much history so little time.