God's Word First Christian Ministry with God's Word First International Christian Ministry with Daniel Sweet
"God's Word
is Truth"

Jordan River Bible Map

"Christ Jesus
is the Way"
Main Menu

Home

Search

About Us

Bible Study

Resources

Newsletter

Bible Maps

Tithing

_________________

Share This Page
with Your Social
Bookmarks:

Bookmark and Share

_________________

Join us on:

Watch Christian Bible Study Videos on YouTube
Watch Bible Study Videos on YouTube


Like God's Word First
on Facebook

Follow God's Word First on twitter!


Add God's Word First
as Friend on Myspace

_________________

Top 4 Articles
this Month:

Who -OR- What is the Holy Spirit?

Christian Spiritual Gifts and Blessings

Is the Bible Full of Contradictions?

Repairing the Reprobate Mind

_________________

Ask a Question,
Get an Answer!

Do you have a question about God's Word or a prayer request?
Ask a Question Here

_________________

 

 

Jordan River Bible Map

 

The Jordan River is a river in Southwest Asia flowing to the Dead Sea. In Judaism, the river serves as the eastern border of the Land of Israel.

In Christian tradition, Jesus was baptized here by John the Baptist. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan takes its name from this river.

The Jordan River is 251 kilometres (156 miles) long. The Jordan River drops rapidly in a 75 kilometre run to swampy Lake Hula, which is slightly above sea level. Exiting the lake, it drops much more in 25 kilometres to the Sea of Galilee.

The last section has less gradient, and the river meanders before entering the Dead Sea, about 422 metres below sea level, which has no outlet. Two major tributaries enter from the east during this last section: the Yarmouk River and Jabbok River.

Its section north of the Sea of Galilee is within the boundaries of Israel, and forms the western boundary of the Golan Heights. South of the lake, it forms the border between the Kingdom of Jordan (to the east) and Israel and the West Bank (to the west).

The Jordan River valley area is one of the most world-famous Bible Places. The Jordan River is mentioned frequently in The Bible, about 175 times in the Old Testament (see Old Testament Fact File) and about 15 times in the New Testament.

Jordan is derived from the Hebrew word pronounced yar-dane, meaning descender. The New Testament Greek word for the Jordan is pronounced ee-or-dan-ace. "Descender" is an appropriate name for the river as it runs its course from the heights of its sources near Mount Hermon to the depths of the Dead Sea.

The Jordan River played a significant role in numerous events of Bible History:
• The first mention of the Jordan is when Abraham and Lot parted company: "And Lot lifted up his eyes, and saw that the Jordan valley was well watered everywhere like the garden of The Lord, like the land of Egypt, in the direction of Zoar; this was before The Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. So Lot chose for himself all the Jordan valley, and Lot journeyed east; thus they separated from each other." (Genesis 13:10-11 RSV)
• At the end of their Wilderness Journey, after Joshua succeeded Moses as the leader of the people, the Israelites entered the Promised Land by crossing the Jordan River that, like the Red Sea, was miraculously divided for them (Joshua 3:15-17).
• The prophets Elijah and Elisha were active on both sides of the Jordan (see The World Of Elijah And Elisha)
• The Jordan River was the area where John The Baptist conducted much of his ministry. Jesus Christ was baptized by John in the Jordan River.
• In earlier times, the Israelites possessed the territory of both sides of the Jordan (see Tribal Lands and Solomon's Kingdom). Today the Jordan River forms much of the international boundary between Israel and the Kingdom of Jordan.

Free Jordan River Bible Map

Bookmark and Share
Share this page with your friends
on your Social Networking sites
with one easy click!

 

Did You Find This Page Helpful?
Then please visit our Resources Page and buy one of our many books or CDs.
All proceeds go toward helping more people learn God's Word.
Thank you and God Bless!

 


Select Resources
Loading

_________________

If you like this page please click the "+1" button. Thanks!

_________________

Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List iconWant More Info? Get our FREE Monthly Email Newsletter
Stay Connected- Specials, Updates, News and More!
Put Your Email in the
Box Below & Click Go

For email you can trust. You can unsubscribe anytime. We will never share your private info with anyone.

_________________

Speaking in Tongues
What it is, What it's for
and How to do it

Speaking in Tongues Audio CD

Learn how you can be speaking in tongues today! New audio sermon on CD from Daniel Sweet, Minister of Christ.

Learn More

_________________

Walking with God

Walking with God Audio CD

How to Walk with God in Full Trust, Understanding and True Wisdom. Insightful and blessing Sermon on Audio CD.

Learn More

_________________

Power of Leadership Book Series

By Daniel Sweet
& Debbra Sweet

Power of Leadership Books by Minister Daniel Sweet

Helpful Christian principles and personal stories on how to be a stronger leader in your family, job or business. Four titles to choose from.

Browse Leadership Books

_________________

 

Home | About Us | Bible Study Resources | Bible Maps | Sponsorship | Contact Us
© 2010 God's Word First International Christian Ministry and Daniel Sweet
Email us at support@gods-word-first (dot) org.