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Aenon near Salim

“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

Beit She’an
belvoir gateBelvoir 
beth alpha synagogueBeth Alpha 
baptism siteBaptism site (Qasr el-Yahud)