Pictures from day 8: Jordan River, Qumran, and Tamar

Another full day with an awesome adventure towards the south of the country, through time and culture. You can review the summary of our day at the river,  in the caves, and at the digs here!

And so, we start our day going down to the Jordan River. There are places that say that this spot here or this spot there is where Jesus was baptized. Regardless, it was the Jordan, and it was a special time for the people shown below!

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Some spoke of their journey, some declared a simple sentence. Here is a brief testimony from a wonderful couple:

After they dried of and changed, we went on our way to the Qumran, the place where the dead sea scrolls have been found, and where they are still doing some digging. It was really fascinating walking through time to view a glimpse of the “Dead Sea sect” that preserved so faithfully the scriptures of what they believed what we believe. It was pretty amazing and surreal!

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After we left there, we journeyed to Tamar Park, by way of the Salt Sea (experience to follow!) Tamar Park is this incredible archaeological treasure that reveals at least seven periods of Biblical history. You can see some of the pictures, and many of the historical figures that have helped to shape Israel’s existence.

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2 thoughts on “Pictures from day 8: Jordan River, Qumran, and Tamar

  1. Question: In your photos of the Jordan River, the water looks pretty clean and clear. Is it?? I have only been to the baptismal site on the Jordanian site, and on that side, the water is really muddy and nasty – you sink into mud over your ankles.

    I really enjoyed these photos – now I have names to put to the faces in your other photos! Thanks!

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