Lecture: Mount Hermon/Jabal Al-Shaykh Present History, A Dialogue for the Sustainable Rural Development of Rashaya

Apr 19, 2018 12:00 PM
Science Building 402, Byblos campus

The Department of Architecture & Interior Design is hosting a lecture titled: “Mount Hermon/Jabal Al-Shaykh: Present History, A Dialogue for the Sustainable Rural Development of Rashaya” by Antoine Khoury Harb, Ph.D.

From the lands of Palestine, Syria, and Lebanon raises 2,814 meters “Mount Hermon” or “Jabal al-Shaykh”. This strategic mountain has been a sacred landmark since the Bronze Age and was mentioned in the Epic of Gilgamesh. The first settlements date from 200 BC. It represents the northwestern limit of Israelite conquest under Moses and Joshua. It’s also meant to be the place chosen by Jesus Christ for His Transfiguration. Around 30 shrines and temples have been found in this geographical area giving it its historical relevance.

Let’s claim for this sacred place to become an international pilgrimage destination to “walk where Jesus walked”.