Jordan (Johr´duhn)

River, the, a river that runs from north of the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea. When the Israelites crossed this river after the death of Moses, they entered into the promised land (Josh 3-4; Deut 3:20; Deut 3:25; Deut 3:27). It was also here that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist (Matt 3:6; Mark 1:5; John 1:28; John 3:26).

Josh 3-4

Israel Crosses the Jordan
1Early in the morning Joshua rose and set out from Shittim with all the Israelites, and they came to the Jordan. They camped there bef ... View more

Deut 3:20

20When the Lord gives rest to your kindred, as to you, and they too have occupied the land that the Lord your God is giving them beyond the Jordan, then each of ... View more

Deut 3:25

25Let me cross over to see the good land beyond the Jordan, that good hill country and the Lebanon.”

Deut 3:27

27Go up to the top of Pisgah and look around you to the west, to the north, to the south, and to the east. Look well, for you shall not cross over this Jordan.

Matt 3:6

6and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.

Mark 1:5

5And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing th ... View more

John 1:28

28This took place in Bethany across the Jordan where John was baptizing.

John 3:26

26They came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, the one who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you testified, here he is baptizing, and all are going to him.”

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