Petra: Israel's Secret Hiding Place (2001)

Genres - History, Travel  |   Sub-Genres - Armchair Travel, Religions & Belief Systems, Social History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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Jewish tradition speaks of the importance of the ancient city of Petra. Carved into the red rocks of the mountains of Jordan, Petra is said to have been founded by Esau, the twin brother of Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel. According to the Biblical account, Petra fell into the hands of Israel's enemy, the Edomites. Jewish prophets have said that the now-deserted city will serve as the refuge for Israel during the latter part of the period of Jewish history called the Tribulation. The program takes the viewer on-site to see this unique city of caves.

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ancient, cave, city, Judaism