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Yardenit, Galilee, Israel — The Middle East
 

Yardenit

The Baptismal Site on the Jordan River

 

—Close to where Jesus was baptised —

 
Yardenit Markers (<i>English texts</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 24, 2011
1. Yardenit Markers (English texts)
Inscription.
According to the Gospel of John, scripture indicates that Jesus was baptized very close to this part of the “Jordan River”. Of the four Gospel writers, John was the only one present when Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist.

In the King James version of the Bible “Bethabara” was where Jesus was baptised. Archaeologists agree that the City of Bethabara is located somewhere between the Sea of Galilee and Beit Shean. A few meters from this spot is a “tel” which many believe to be Bethabara.

Also the “time factor” clearly shows that this event happened over a three day period of time. Read in the Gospel of John K.J.V. 1:28, 1:35, 1:43 and 2:1. The Church of the Twelve Apostles which tradition and tourist maps claim to be the place where Jesus was baptized, is a 5-6 day walk to Cana of Galilee. Finally, Simon, Peter, Andrew and Philip were from Bethsaida, north of the Sea of Galilee. The time factor must fit the scriptures.

It doesn’t matter where we are baptized, but the exhortation of being baptised close to where our Lord was baptised is indescribable. If you are being baptised here today have faith in the operation of God that the Holy Spirit will perform within you. Be buried with Him in baptised wherein also you are risen with Him in the newness
Yardenit Markers (<i>English and Spanish texts</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 24, 2011
2. Yardenit Markers (English and Spanish texts)
of life. May the Lord Jesus Christ bless you.

Established June 1976 BT:
James F. Bigbee
P.O. Box 1583
Tiberuas, Isael

P.O. Box 201
Eagle Nest, N.M. 87718
U.S.A.

15 Josephine Terrace
Nerange Old 4211
Australia

 
Erected by Yardenit Baptismal Site.
 
Location. 32° 42.711′ N, 35° 34.332′ E. Marker is in Yardenit, Galilee. Marker is on Jordan River Walk west of Route 90. Click for map. The Baptismal Site is at the south end of the Sea of Galilee (Lake Tiberias) off Hwy. 90 at the Jordan River outfall. Marker is at or near this postal address: Kibbutz Kinneret Jordan Valley 15118, Yardenit, Galilee, Israel.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 19 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Southern Wall (approx. 8.6 kilometers away in Northern District); The Crusader-Ottoman Building / Millstones (approx. 8.7 kilometers away in Northern District); "Magic on the sea of galilee..." (approx. 8.7 kilometers away in Northern District); Doors of Burial Caves / Burial Customs - Sarcophagi (approx. 8.7 kilometers away in Northern District); The Synagogue
Yardenit: the Baptismal Site on the Jordan River image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 24, 2011
3. Yardenit: the Baptismal Site on the Jordan River
(approx. 8.7 kilometers away in Northern District); The Architecture of Tiberias (approx. 8.7 kilometers away in Northern District); Domestic Building (approx. 8.7 kilometers away in Northern District); Church of Heptapegon (approx. 18.1 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .  Yardenit Baptismal Site. ..."little Yarden", where "Yarden" is the Hebrew word of Jordan. ... (Submitted on July 5, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Yardenit: the Baptismal Site on the Jordan River image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 24, 2011
4. Yardenit: the Baptismal Site on the Jordan River
Yardenit: the Baptismal Site on the Jordan River image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 24, 2011
5. Yardenit: the Baptismal Site on the Jordan River
The Wall of New Life image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 24, 2011
6. The Wall of New Life
- with panels of appreciation from Christians around the world.
Panel in Hawaiian Pidgen image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 24, 2011
7. Panel in Hawaiian Pidgen
Panel in Tagalog (from the Philippines) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 24, 2011
8. Panel in Tagalog (from the Philippines)
Panel in Miskito (from Nicaragua) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 24, 2011
9. Panel in Miskito (from Nicaragua)
Panel in Xhosa (from South Africa) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 24, 2011
10. Panel in Xhosa (from South Africa)
Lots of fish in the River Jordan image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 24, 2011
11. Lots of fish in the River Jordan
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 748 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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