The Banks of the Jordan

“When I did force my way down to the river side, I found that the water ran so rapidly, and that the bushes and boughs of trees grew so far over and into the stream, as to make it impossible for me to bathe.” – A Ride Across Palestine p. 336

In case anyone’s interested, here’s what the rushing waters of the Jordan look like today.


Some modern pilgrims bathing:


And Jesus’ baptism site: