The twin sites of the Listeb and Tell Mar Elias, north west of Ajlun, have long been identified with Tishbe, which was mentioned in the Bible as the hometown or region of the great Prophet Elijah. (Mar Elias means Saint Elias in Arabic).

According to the Bible, Prophet Elijah was a Toshbite from the village of Toshibe (1 Kings 17:1, 21:17, 2 kings 1:3,8). This hill long known as Tell Mar Elias, has always been revered as a holy site.

Local inhabitants and pilgrims from around the world have regularly visited the site to pray, especially on Elijah’s annual commemoration day.

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