Showing posts with label Jordan river. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jordan river. Show all posts

Friday, May 10, 2019

Walk With Me - Steve Martin to the Jordan River in Israel, near Tiberias

Walk With Me - Steve Martin to the Jordan River in Israel, near Tiberias

Published on May 10, 2019

Walk With Me - Steve Martin to the Jordan River in Israel, near Tiberias

May 4, 2019 Videos filmed and shared by Steve Martin - to give appreciation to and love for those we support, through Love For His People, Inc.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

The Place Where Jesus Was Baptized Was Laced with Landmines, Now Israel Is Fixing That - CBN News Julie Stahl, Chris Mitchell

The Place Where Jesus Was Baptized
Was Laced with Landmines, Now Israel Is Fixing That


QASR AL YAHUD, Jordan Valley – Qasr al Yahud on the Jordan River is the place many believe John the Baptist baptized Jesus. It's also thought to be where the children of Israel crossed over to the Promised Land and the site of Elijah's ascent to heaven.
Just about six miles from Jericho, Israel opened its side of the baptismal site to visitors in 2011, more than a decade after Jordan opened its side in 2000. But the 250-acre area around the site – known as the Land of the Monasteries – remained off limits.
The area surrounding the baptismal site covered with mines and other explosives from past conflicts like the Six-Day War. Due to safety concerns access to the churches was blocked. Now that's changing.
Moshe Hilman is the Israel National Mine Action Authority (INMAA) supervisor here.  INMAA is part of Israel's Ministry of Defense.

INMAA Supervisor Moshe Hilman, Photo, CBN News
"We are working here almost one year and specifically in this monastery we work here three months," Hilman said. "It takes us time to clean the area — clean from mines, clean from mortars, booby traps. In the past it was a firing zone."
Seven churches have property here. Three monasteries have already been cleaned and CBN News toured two of them.
The Franciscan Chapel was built in 1956 and belongs to the Vatican.

Franciscan Chapel, Qasr al Yahud, Photo, Israel Ministry of Defense
The Ethiopian monastery was much larger and had a bakery and guest house.
INMAA Director Marcel Aviv works with Halo Trust, the world's oldest and largest humanitarian mine clearance charity, to clean this area.

INMAA Director Marcel Aviv, Photo, CBN News
"Every millimeter from this side is checked at least by three people. As you understand, it's very dangerous and difficult job," Aviv explained. "When we will finish all the job here, those lands will be given to their owners and the owners are the churches."
During the Six-Day War, this church-owned land came under Israeli control. It became an easy target for the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to carry out attacks on Israeli soldiers. Eventually, the monks abandoned the area and explosives were spread around.
Hilman told CBN News that Israel has maps of the mines, but due to rain over the decades many have shifted. And there are other challenges too.
"It was here full of metal. It was a firing zone. It was irrigation zone," he continued. "The monks have a small farm in this monastery so it take[s] us time to clean and to deal with the monasteries' metals here."

Ethiopian Monastery Guest Houses at Qasr al Yahud, Photo, CBN News
And once the ground outside is cleared, the inside of the buildings must be checked for booby traps. They used drones to look from above and peer into doors an windows.
"The first process was to search and to learn [from] above the building, to learn from windows and visible doors, open doors what there is inside the first time," he said.

Ethiopian Monastery at Qasr al Yahud, Photo, CBN News
"The second stage is to pull everything and to shake everything so that there is no wire and booby traps that's connected to [a] bed, to [a] door, to [a] window, to everything."
Some 800,000 people visit the baptismal site each year. That's expected to triple once the monasteries are back.

Baptismal Site at Qasr al Yahud, Photo, CBN News
Hilman says he's excited to work on such a project.
"I hope that this garden that was left 50 years ago will be green again and all of us will be happy to visit here and to see this amazing area. I hope that it will be and I sure that it will be," he said.
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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Archaeologists Claim to Discover Evidence for Biblical Account of Exodus Near Jordan River - CBN News Will Maule, Faithwire

Jordan River
Jordan River
Archaeologists Claim to Discover Evidence for Biblical Account 
of Exodus Near Jordan River
A team of archaeologists has discovered evidence which they believe backs up the biblical account of 
Moses leading the Israelites out of Egyptian slavery and into the promised land of Canaan.

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Despite a long-running debate over the historical accuracy of the story, found in the book of Exodus, 
archaeologists Ralph K. Hawkins and David Ben-Shlomo have said that there is clear evidence of ruins 
Ben-Shlomo told The Express. “If they are, this might fit the biblical story of the Israelites coming 
from east of the Jordan River, then crossing the Jordan and entering into the hill country of Israel later.”

The archaeologists further noted that they were planning to excavate nearby Uja el-Foqa to figure out 
whether it may have also be linked to an Israelite settlement in the region.

The story of Moses and the exodus of the Israelites is one of the most well-known in the Bible, 
particularly as it features the parting of the Red Sea.

Exodus 14: 21-22 reads:

“Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the Lord drove the sea back by a strong east wind all 
night and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. 22 And the people of Israel went into 
the midst of the sea on dry ground, the waters being a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.”

Several other stunning discoveries have been made in the region over recent years. In 2013, at Khirbet 
el-Mastarah in the Jordan Valley, Hawkins and Ben-Shlomo unearthed stone ruins and pottery 
fragments thought to be from the Late Bronze Age (1400–1200 B.C.) or the Iron Age (1200–1000).

By the end of our 2017 season, we were struck by the fascinating picture that had begun to emerge in
 the Jordan Valley, a region that up until recently has been virtually unknown archaeologically,” the 
pair told the Biblical Archaeology Society. “Within a range of just a couple of miles, we may be able 
to see the evolution of early Israel from a domestic-scale culture [at Khirbet el-Mastarah] to a political
-scale culture [at Khirbet ‘Auja el-Foqa].”

(H/T: The Express)

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Mario Lopez Gets Baptized in the Same River as Jesus Christ - WILL MAULE/FAITHWIRE

Actor and TV host Mario Lopez is currently on a tour of Israel, visiting various holy sites and reconnecting with his Christian faith.
Actor and TV host Mario Lopez is currently on a tour of Israel, visiting various holy sites and reconnecting with his Christian faith. (Mario Lopez/Twitter)

Mario Lopez Gets Baptized in the Same River as Jesus Christ

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Actor and TV host Mario Lopez is currently on a tour of Israel, visiting various holy sites and reconnecting with his Christian faith. The father of two recently stopped at the Sea of Galilee to explore the very area where Jesus walked on water, the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth, and the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus is thought to have delivered his famed "Sermon on the Mount."
But perhaps the most significant moment of his trip so far came when the Extra host decided to get baptized at the very location where Christ himself was submerged by John the Baptist, as described in Matthew 3:13-17.
"We are at the Jordan River where John the Baptist baptized Jesus Christ. I'm about to get baptized," Lopez announced before he took the plunge. "It's a beautiful day. There's a really cool Catholic priest that's gonna do me the honors. And there's a sermon going on right now. So I'm going to join these fine folks and then, bam! It's on!"

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Israel Vows to Clear 4,000 Landmines From Sacred Site of Jesus' Baptism on the Jordan River - WILL MAULE/FAITHWIRE

A baptism in the Jordan River (Max Pixel)
An ancient Christian area widely thought to be the site of Jesus' baptism is to be cleared of some 4,000 landmines by Israeli military forces. Christians believe that Qasr al-Yahud, located about 10 kilometers east of Jericho, is the very spot on the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized.
The Baptism of Jesus is recorded in the gospel of Matthew:
Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. But John prohibited Him, saying, "I need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?"
But Jesus answered him, "Let it be so now, for it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he permitted Him.
And when Jesus was baptized, He came up immediately out of the water. And suddenly the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending on Him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased" (Matt. 3:13-17).
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Friday, January 19, 2018

The Jordan River ✡ "Not One Was Left Who Had Not Crossed The Yarden" - Israel365

David and all the troops with him promptly crossed the Yarden, and by daybreak not one was left who had not crossed the Yarden
II Samuel 17:22 (The Israel Bible™)

וַיָּקָם דָּוִד וְכָל־הָעָם אֲשֶׁר אִתּוֹ וַיַּעַבְרוּ אֶת־הַיַּרְדֵּן עַד־אוֹר הַבֹּקֶר עַד־אַחַד לֹא נֶעְדָּר אֲשֶׁר לֹא־עָבַר אֶת־הַיַּרְדֵּן
Hear the verse in Hebrew

va-ya-KOM da-VID v’-khol ha-AM a-SHER i-TO va-ya-av-RU et ha-yar-DAYN ad OR
ha-BO-ker ad a-KHAD LO ne-DAR a-SHER lo a-VAR et ha-

The Jordan River

There is an incredible connection between Biblical names and the Hebrew language! The Hebrew name for the Jordan River, pictured above, is Yarden (ירדן), a word formed from the Hebrew words yorayd Dan (יורד דן), which means "descends [from] Dan." The territory of Dan is the northernmost part of Eretz Yisrael (the Land of Israel). The Jordan River flows the length of the country from north to south, starting near Dan at the foot of Mount Hermon and ending at the Dead Sea.
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