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Jordan River

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A river in Palestine that empties into the Dead Sea. John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan.

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Jordan River

River in northern Israel, flowing south through the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea.

notes for Jordan River

In the Bible (see also Bible), the Jordan was the scene of the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist.
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