Zaccheus' Tree, Jericho

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Learn about the Christian story of the Biblical tax collector by visiting Zaccheus' Tree. Zacchaeus was a biblical personality who climbed a sycamore fig tree to be able to see Jesus Christ when he visited Jericho because he was a short man. It's not certain whether or not this is this is the tree from the story, but it is nonetheless old, imposing, and striking. Stand in its shade to get away from the heat and take a turn around the garden full of flowers and plants that surrounds the tree. Zaccheus' Tree is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Jericho Edition.
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  • On our way out of Jericho, our coach stopped beside this very old sycamore tree that is said to be the one that Zaccheus climbed in order to see Jesus. Like with many of the Holy Land attractions, you...  more »
  • This is a place that you should visit if you are Jericho... is very curious and interesting to see that still there is the tree where Zaccheus climbed to see Jesus. I was delighted to be able to visit it!
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  • Will reportedly be the tree where the publican Zaccheus set up when Jesus passed by. After this he remained a disciple of Jesus. Likely not exactly this tree, but olive trees may be several thousand years old. Be combined with a trip to the Tel el Sultan. Perfectly fine with Israeli car hire in here.
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