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The Monastery of the Temptation of Jesus

A monastery clings to the rocks of the Mount of Temptation, overlooking the Judean desert. According to tradition, the mountain on which Jesus was tempted by the devil during his 40-day fast.
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A view of the Mount of Temptation

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The interior of the monastery

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Visitors can take a cable car to the summit of the mountain.

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Caves used by medieval monks and hermits before the monastery was built.

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The Rock of Temptation

Within the monastery is a staircase that leads to the very stone, which tradition tells us, marks the spot where Jesus sat while being tempted by the devil. The stone is part of the apse of the Chapel of Temptation.
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Icons at the Greek Orthodox Monastery of the Temptation of Jesus

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A cave chapel at the Monastery of the Temptation of Jesus

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The Temptation of Christ on the Mountain Duccio di Buoninsegna (ca. 1255−ca. 1319)