Chapter 17 – Zacchaeus

Jesus traveled through the city of Jericho from time to time with His disciples on His trips from Galilee and the towns across the Jordan. The city of Jericho had a warm climate, with palm trees and gardens fed by many springs of water. It was a tourist town and drew all kinds of people for parties, gambling, and entertainment. King Herod himself may have had a winter palace there, to which he came on holidays.