Spring of John the Baptist

Spring in Bethany-Beyond-the-Jordan

Accessible on foot (hot in summer so take a hat and water), this is one of several places where John is believed to have carried out baptisms. Most baptisms were conducted in the spring-fed waters of Wadi Al Kharrar rather than in the Jordan River. The path leads through thickets of tamarisk and argul (wild cherry), and the yellow rose of Jericho in spring.

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