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River Jordan Jericho

The southern side of the Jordan River, before it flows into the Dead Sea, is the Jericho section. At this location, on the border between Israel and Jordan, are a number of points of interest: the traditional site of the crossing of the Jordan by the Israelites, the departure of Elijah on a chariot of fire, the pilgrimage site of John's baptize of Jesus, and many monasteries and chapels of various Christian orders.

The Jordan River is 251 kilometers (156 miles) long and drops rapidly in a 75 kilometer run to swampy Lake Hula, which is slightly above sea level. Exiting the lake, it drops much more in 25 kilometers to the Sea of Galilee. The last section has less gradient, and the river meanders before entering the Dead Sea, about 422 meters below sea level, which has no outlet. Two major tributaries enter from the east during this last section: the Yarmouk River and Jabbok River.

Its section north of the Sea of Galilee is within the boundaries of Israel, and forms the western boundary of the Golan Heights. South of the lake, it forms the border between the Kingdom of Jordan (to the east) and Israel and the West Bank (to the west).

The southern side of the Jordan River, before it flows into the Dead Sea, is the Jericho section. At this location, on the border between Israel and Jordan, are a number of points of interest: the traditional site of the crossing of the Jordan by the Israelites, the departure of Elijah on a chariot of fire, the pilgrimage site of John's baptize of Jesus, and many monasteries and chapels of various Christian orders.

The Jordan River is 251 kilometers (156 miles) long and drops rapidly in a 75 kilometer run to swampy Lake Hula, which is slightly above sea level. Exiting the lake, it drops much more in 25 kilometers to the Sea of Galilee. The last section has less gradient, and the river meanders before entering the Dead Sea, about 422 meters below sea level, which has no outlet. Two major tributaries enter from the east during this last section: the Yarmouk River and Jabbok River.

Its section north of the Sea of Galilee is within the boundaries of Israel, and forms the western boundary of the Golan Heights. South of the lake, it forms the border between the Kingdom of Jordan (to the east) and Israel and the West Bank (to the west).

Key Events: Baptism of Jesus, The Curing of Naaman
Key Site: Baptism Site, Syrian Monastery and St. John



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