Bethabara

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Bethabara

(bĕthăb`ərə), place, on the Jordan, traditionally located at a ford just above the Dead Sea, where in the New Testament John was baptizing when Jesus came to him. RSV: Bethany, following some ancient texts.
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Seven Christian denominations each maintained their own courtyard, serving the thousands of pilgrims who came to dip in "Bethany Beyond the Jordan," where John the Baptist is believed to have baptized Jesus.
This site, Qasr al Yahud, and a site across the river on the Jordanian bank called Bethany Beyond the Jordan, have been drawing Christian pilgrims since at least the fourth century CE, as many believe that this is the location of the New Testament's story of John the Baptist baptizing Jesus.
Other initiatives cited by the John Templeton Foundation include the King's efforts to restore and develop the Baptism Site of Jesus Christ, also known as Bethany beyond the Jordan, which UNESCO unanimously approved as a World Heritage Site in 2015.
They include the Roman ruins of Jerash, the Dead Sea and Wadi al-Kharrar, or Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where some biblical historians believe Jesus was baptised.
Many of the buried treasures are still being excavated, as in 'Bethany Beyond the Jordan", where John the Baptist lived and baptised Christ.
There was sadly no time in our busy itinerary to snorkel or scuba dive in the marine playground of Aqaba, but we did manage a cooking course in Petra, plus visits to remarkable sites straight out of the Koran and Bible in this Holy Land of Jesus, Moses and John the Baptist, Bethany Beyond The Jordan, Mount Nebo and Madaba, the City of Mosaics - we happened upon a Greek Othrodox baptism starring a naked baby tugging on the priest's grey beard.
Visit Petra, Mount Nebo, Bethany beyond the Jordan, Jersalem, Bethelem, Nazareth, Capernaum, Tiberius, Lake of Galilee, Dead Sea and much more
BETHANY BEYOND THE JORDAN: Egypt's highest Islamic legal official denied on Tuesday that minority Christians faced sectarian discrimination and said Islamists would win no more than 20 percent of votes in next week's election.
Among the pairings of events and places are casting out demons at Gadara (Umm Qays) and Gerasa (Jerash), the site of the baptism and Elihah's ascension in Bethany beyond the Jordan, the memorial of Moses on Mount Nebo, deacon and first Christian martyr Saint Stephen at Umm ar-Rasas, the beheading of John the Baptist at Machaerus/Mukawer, and the memorial of Aaron at Jabal Haroun (near Petra).
For me, the prospect of visiting places such as Mount Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land and Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where Jesus was baptised by John, is exciting.
Just on the doorstep of our hotel, the Movenpick Dead Sea, lies the biblical Bethany beyond the Jordan, which was acclaimed by archaeologists in 1996 as the site where Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist.
Accompanied by King Abdullah II of Jordan, right, Queen Rania, left and Prince Ghazi bin Mohammed, second right, Pope Benedict XVI visits the Bethany beyond the Jordan river, the site of Christ's baptism, west of Amman, Jordan