Day 7 - Beth-Abara (Baptism of Yeshua)
Trip Start Oct 01, 2012
48Trip End Oct 14, 2012
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Elijah Taken into Heaven
When the L-rd was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind,..Elijah and Elisha stopped beside the Jordan River...As they were walking along, and talking, suddenly a chariot of fire appeared, drawn by horses of fire. It dorve between them, separating them, and Elijah was carried by a whirlwind into heaven.
2 Kings 2:1, 7, 11The Baptisim of Yeshua
After Yeshua went from Galilee to the Jordan River to be baptized by John...After his baptism, as Yeshua came up out fothe water, the heavens were opened and he saw the Spirit of G-d, descending like a dove and settling on him
The Baptism Site (Arabic: el-Maghtas) on the Jordan side of the Jordan River is one of the most important recent discoveries in biblical archaeology. Excavations only began here in 1996, following Jordan's peace treaty with Israel in 1994, but have already uncovered more than 20 churches, caves and baptismal pools dating from the Roman and Byzantine periods.Although the identification is not absolutely certain, archaeology has shown that the area known as Wadi Kharrar has long been believed to be the biblical Bethany-beyond-the-Jordan, where John the Baptist lived and Jesus was baptized. This area is also associated with the ascension of the Prophet Elijah into heaven, which is commemorated at a hill called Tell Mar Elias.