Jericho - a small town of biblical proportions

Wednesday, Sep 09, 2009 at 01:00


Next we go to Jericho, on the banks of the Jordan Creek and south of Lake Galilee. This tiny Queensland town has a modern feature celebrating the Biblical town name. The Crystal Trumpeters were constructed in 1988 to depict the Biblical story where the Israelites marched around the walls of Jericho for six days and on the seventh day blew their trumpets and the city walls collapsed.

The crystals symbolise various moments in the Old Testament such as the slavery in Egypt, the parting of the Red Sea, the receiving of the Ten Commandments, the crossing of the River Jordan and the arrival in the Promised Land.
The Jericho Drive-In Theatre, built by the Council in 1969, holds thirty cars, plus seating for walk-ins and is perhaps the world's smallest operating drive-in theatre. Movies are shown once a month.
Read more about Jericho and our other 2009 Travelogues and come touring Australia with us.

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