Jordan River (Near East geography model)

River in Palestine

Jordan River (Near East geography model)

Major river in the Holy Land. It flows into and out of the sea of Galilee and terminates in the Dead Sea. The “river Jordan” is mentioned in reference to Israelites crossing into the promised land and the baptism of the Messiah in the river at Bethabara, which is “beyond Jordan,” apparently meaning at the east side of the river opposite Jericho.

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