Qasr el-Yahud (Arabic “The crossing [place] of the Jews”) marks by Christian tradition the place of several Biblical events: The site of the Baptism of Jesus, the place where the Israelites crossed the Jordan River to enter the promised land, and the place of the asension of Elijah to heaven.
The site was a popular destinations of Christian pilgrims in the Byzantine and Crusaders period, and in 2010 it was finally re-opened to the Public.
|The Baptism Site on Wikipedia|
|The Baptism Site on Tripadvisor|
|The Baptism Site on Google Maps|
|The Baptism Site Website|
|My cover of the “Epihpany” festival at Qasr el-Yahud in 2012|
|Qasr el-Yahud in my “Archaeology of Christian sites” Article Series|
Points of Interest in the Area
|Saint George Monastery|