Last July two more of our ministers viewed the mysterious ruins of Petra. Their trip opened up important facts about Petra that will surprise you! SIX MONTHS ago, on a hot July day, Dr. Meredith and I found the door to Petra suddenly opened to us. We had been notified upon our arrival in Syria that no tours would take us to Petra in the summer. July is never the tourist season in the Middle East! But when we came to Amman, the capital of Jordan, events broke fast. We found a Lebanese businessman who let us hire his Syrian driver. Two days later we were riding horses down the rocky "Wady Muss" - the "valley of Moses" - leading into Petra. An Unexpected Opportunity; This unexpected opportunity to view Petra and the surrounding countryside has since opened up the vital importance to us of the trek of Israel in the Wilderness under Moses. Why, for instance, should the valley running through Petra be named after Moses if Moses was never there? Could it be that Moses and the children of Israel actually assembled in Petra before entering the Promised Land?
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