Site of Jesus Baptism

  Site of Jesus Baptism

What was the site of Jesus' baptism?

The site of Jesus’ baptism is given in Matthew 3:13, “Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John.”

The Jordan River is the longest river in Palestine. It runs from north of the Sea of Galilee south into Africa. The river is only 70 miles (113 kilometers) long, but since it runs in a winding pattern, it covers 200 miles (323 kilometers).

Jesus’ ministry was initiated by His baptism in the Jordan River. Following His baptism, Jesus carried out His ministry on both sides of the Jordan River.

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The site of Jesus' baptism is recorded in the following verses:

Matthew 4:25 says, “Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him.”

Mark 3:8 says, “When they heard all he was doing, many people came to him from Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, and the regions across the Jordan and around Tyre and Sidon.”

John 10:40 says, “Then Jesus went back across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing in the early days. Here he stayed and many people came to him. They said, ‘Though John never performed a miraculous sign, all that John said about this man was true.’ And in that place many believed in Jesus.”

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