Beit Yerah in Kineret, Northern District, Israel
The Baptismal Site on the Jordan River
—Close to where Jesus was baptised —
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
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James F. Bigbee
P.O. Box 1583
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Erected by Yardenit Baptismal Site.
Location. 32° 42.711′ N, 35° 34.332′ E. Marker is in Beit Yerah, Northern District, in Kineret. Marker is on Jordan River Walk west of Route 90. Touch for map. The Baptismal Site is at the south end of the Sea of Galilee (Lake Tiberias) off Highway 90 at the Jordan River outfall. Marker is at or near this postal address: Kibbutz Kinneret Jordan Valley 15118, Beit Yerah, Northern District 15115-00, Israel.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Southern Wall (approx. 8.6 kilometers away); The Crusader-Ottoman Building / Millstones (approx. 8.7 kilometers away); "Magic on the sea of galilee..." (approx. 8.7 kilometers away); Doors of Burial Caves / Burial Customs - Sarcophagi (approx. 8.7 kilometers away); The Synagogue (approx. 8.7 kilometers The Architecture of Tiberias (approx. 8.7 kilometers away); Domestic Building (approx. 8.7 kilometers away); Arbel Ancient Synagogue / (approx. 14.2 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.)
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