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Jordan

How do we know this is where Jesus was baptized?

Plenty of different clues point at this very special site as the one where Jesus was baptized by John.

The place where, according to tradition, Elijah was “carried away” to heaven

Tell Mar Elias is a beautiful, green and fertile Jordanian town where two Byzantine churches were erected in the prophet's memory.

From the Wadi Rum desert to the Red Sea: A trip of biblical proportions

The promise God made to Abraham, “as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore,” comes to life while traveling around Jordan.

Top 10 biblical destinations in Jordan

From Petra to Mount Nebo, Jordanian proverbial hospitality and its rich history make this country a perfect pilgrimage and adventure destination.

12 Faces and 12 short stories from the Holy Land

The Holy Land is wider, bigger, and deeper than one thinks.

Exclusive Photos: Exploring the oldest church in the world

An archaeologist's hunch led to an incredible discovery.

New evidence discovered near Jordan River could corroborate Book of Exodus

Archaeologists try to trace the footsteps of ancient Israelites as they fled from Egypt.

These are the ruins of the fortress where John the Baptist was executed

Only a few marble columns and stone walls remain of what once was one of Herod's fortresses.

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