Places of Section 3

Peraea and Dead Sea

19. Alon Atath, today Bethagla - (Qasr Hajla)

Alon Atath, is represented by a building surrounded by palm trees.

Alon Atad [the threshing floor of Atad] (Gen 50:10), "beyond the Jordan", where they mourned Jacob, is a place at the third milestone from Jericho, two miles from the Jordan, which today is called Bethagla, meaning "the place of the circle", for there they walked in a circle, as mourners do, at Jacob's funeral. (Eusebius, Onomasticon 8:17-20; Jerome 9:17-20)

Map Section 2 Ancient Sources Discussion


Photo: The Greek-Orthodox monastery of St. Gerasimus (Qasr Hajlah).

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