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First Reference: Yeshua 3:43
And one of his disciples spoke to him, saying: ‘Rabboni, where are you going, for even we would follow after.’ And John said: ‘I go to Herod in Jericho, for I have somewhat to say to him.’”
See: Herod Antipas, Zacchaeus
Summary: The city of Jericho is located about 15 miles northeast of Jerusalem. Throughout history, Jericho served as a center for military, administrative and economic activity, strategically located along one of the main transportation routes connecting Palestine. Jericho was considered an oasis city, especially during the winter. It was where Herod the Great had built his winter palace, and where Herod Antipas often resided (Y:7:68).
John the Baptizer was arrested in Jericho by Herod Antipas (Y:3:43; Y:5:28-53).
Yeshua and his disciples traveled from Bethany to Jericho where he converted a tax collector named Zacchaeus (Y:31:51—Y:32:58). According to scripture, the event in which Yeshua healed the man Bartimaeus of blindness occurred in Jerusalem, not outside of Jericho as reported in the New Testament (Y:36:1-20).
Yeshua mentioned the road to Jericho in his parable about the “Good Samaritan” (Y:34:9-20).