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Qusar El Yahud

Next week, January 17, the Eastern Christians will celebrate Epiphany (celebrated by Western Christians on January 6).

They mark it by remembering the baptism of Jesus at the Jordan river, near Jericho, in a place known as Qusar El Yahud, that’s Arabic for “the crossing of the Jews” – this have to do with the tribes of Israel crossing the Jordan river on their way to the promised land in the time of Joshua, but it’s also the place where John the Baptist was baptizing and where Jesus himself was baptized.

"As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” Matthew 3: 16-17

Very important place to visit and talk about biblical events !

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