“Aenon near Salim” is mentioned only once in the New Testament: “Now John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because there was plenty of water, and people were coming and being baptized” (John 3:23).
The leading candidate is a spring next to a mound called Tell Radragh \ Tel Shalem, 8 km South of Beth-Shean.
Rarely visited and never excavated, this forgotton site might be an actual place where John the Baptist was active.
Book a Private Tour to “Aenon Near Salim”
“Salim” is identified at Tel-Shalem” in the fields of Kibbutz Tirat Zvi. “Aenon” is identified in the springs around the mound.
Contact me for a day tour that will include visiting the mound and the springs.
Points of Interest in the Area
|Baptism site (Qasr el-Yahud)|