Saturday, 1 October 2011

Baptismal site in the Jordan River where John baptised Jesus.

Travel article Nr. 5 related to the important historical places in the “Life of Jesus”.

When John baptised Jesus in the Jordan River, the legend tell us the following story. Quote from the stone inscriptions on the Baptismal site in Yardenit: “And when he came up out of water, immediately he saw the heavens opened and the Spirit descending upon him like a dove, and a voice came from heaven; Thou art my beloved Son; with thee I am well pleased (Mark 1, 9-11)”. Here in Yardenit, people want to be baptised again or for the first time. It is a very emotional experience for some of them. In the shop run by a Kibbutz they are selling all kind of religic objects, books and products of the area. We believe that the best selling product is water out of the Jordan River.

Toen Johannes, Jezus doopte in de Jordaan rivier, gebeurde er volgens de legende het volgende. Dit is een citaat van de stenen inscripties aan de doopplaats in Yarnedit: “en wanneer hij uit het water kwam, opende de hemel onmiddellijk en de geest kwam naar beneden in de vorm van een duif, en een stem uit de hemel zei: Jij bent mijn uitverkoren zoon, met jou ben ik tevreden. (Mark 1, 9-11)”. Hier in Yardenit, laten mensen zich voor de eerste keer of opnieuw dopen. Het is een heel emotionele ervaring voor deze gelovigen. In de winkel die uitgebaat wordt door een Kibouts verkoopt men allerlei religieuze objecten, boeken en producten uit de regio. We denken dat het best verkopende product, het water uit de Jordaan is..

Baptismal site Yardenit Jordan River
Baptismal site Yardenit Jordan River
Baptismal site Yardenit Jordan River
Baptismal site Yardenit Jordan River
Baptismal site Yardenit Jordan River
Baptismal site Yardenit Jordan River
Our travel articles related to the important historical places in the “Life of Jesus”:
1. The Basilica of the Annunciation, Nazareth
2. The House and carpentry of Joseph in Nazareth underneath the Saint Joseph church
3. Grotto of the Nativity - Why Bethlehem instead of Nazareth? The flight to Egypt.
4. Capernaum in Galilee, the Town of Jesus.
5. Baptismal site in the Jordan River where John baptised Jesus.
6. Sermon on the mount, our visit to Mount of Beatitudes.
7. Tabgha, the miracle of the loaves and the fishes.
8. The Mount of Olives, one of the must important places for Jesus and the Jews.
9. The Basilica of the Agony, the evening before the arrest of Jesus.
10. An emotional visit on the Via Dolorosa where Jesus carried the cross.
11. Touching the rock on which Jesus died, the church of the Holy Sepulchre.
12. The Stone of Unction in the church of the Holy Sepulchre.
13. The Tomb of Jesus and the Resurrection, Church of the Holy Selpuchre.

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8 comments:

  1. Great pictures of nowadays, completely different from the images one has from reading the Bible! Lovely date palm photo! Well done!

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  2. great post

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  3. Very interesting journey, thank you. The river seems quite deep and large.

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  4. beautiful meaningful photos, do they allow people to get in the river without going through the baptismal rite?

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  5. There were so many things to see in this trip of yours! How you managed to absorb everything?

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  7. How interesting to think of being baptized in the place that Jesus was. I am sure that this is an important experience for the people who are here on a religious journey.

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  8. I think it's interesting how you saw things I never saw while I was there. But from the looks of the trees, it looks like you might have been there a little earlier in the year.

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