Bethany Beyond the Jordan


[T]he site of John the Baptist’s settlement at Bethany Beyond the Jordan has now been identified on the east bank of the Jordan River, in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. It is where Jesus was baptized and has long been known from the Bible (John 1:28 and 10:40) and also from the Byzantine and medieval texts. The site has being systematically excavated and restored to receive pilgrims and visitors. Bethany Beyond the Jordan is located just half an hour by car from Amman.

Jordan Destinations