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2. Tel Mar Elias, Elijah’s birthplace
Tel Mar Elias, the birthplace of Prophet Elijah, is located in Northern Jordan, in the biblical Gilead. Near the ruins of the historical Listib (referenced as Tishbe in 1 Kings 17:1), two Byzantine churches were built around the 6th century, and one can still see some of the surviving mosaics in place. Here, pilgrims from the three Abrahamic religions tie red ribbons to an oak tree, paying homage to the prophet.