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The Baptismal Site of Jesus Christ
Another 10 kilometres north of the Dead Sea behind a line of date palms is situated the estimated location of where Jesus Christ was baptised. Bethany on the Jordan, also known as Qasr el-Yahud in Israel, is nestled on the banks of the the River Jordan and was a memorable part of my journey further west. From the Palestinian side you can look over to Jordan just a few metres away. Like many others who descend on this holy patch, I took it upon myself to dip my toe in the water whilst paying homage to Christ. Baptisms are not uncommon and even offer DVD's with it on! Just when things don't get any more surreal, in 2000 Pope John Paul II arrived in on a helicopter before leading a service! #views #free
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