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Baptismal Site 1
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View looking down, northeast, at the platforms and steps constructed by the Israelis.  The Jordan River is "flowing" from upper left (north) to the lower right (south).

In the upper right portion of the image the Greek Orthodox Church on the east (Jordanian) bank of the river is visible.

This site commemorates John baptizing in this area (Matt 3:1-17; Mark 1:2-11; Luke 3:1-22; and John 1:6-34.   John 1:28 in the KJV reads "Betharaba beyond Jordan" while the NIV more correctly reads "Bethany on the other side of the Jordan."