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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Jericho attractions like Zaccheus' Tree can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We drove by and let the kids out to play for a minute but couldn't get in by the tree. There are some pretty over the top vendors there who threw merchandise in our car and tried to get me to pay.  more »
  • It is a beautiful - and at the same time very unrealistic - vision of that once the small tax collector of Zacchaeus sat on exactly this tree, to better see Jesus on his visit to Jericho. Nevertheless, it is a very impressive tree in a very beautiful property without question. Unfortunately the visit to the gardens costs entry (which is hardly profitable for a short stay) - and if you want to look at the tree from outside of the fence, then let the very pushy dealers alone.
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  • This is not an American Sycamore tree, but a Ficus sycomorus (Bambara: Sutoro), called the sycamore fig or the fig-mulberry (because the leaves resemble those of the mulberry), sycamore, or sycomore, ...  more »