Luke 1:67-79 (The Canticle of Zechariah)
1 Corinthians 10:1-4
Significance of Wilderness in the Christian Journey
The Wilderness of John the Baptist
The Baptism of Jesus
The imprisonment of John the Baptist
John the Baptist’s inquiry from prison
The death of John the Baptist
Bethany Beyond the Jordan
Mukawir-Bani Hamida Weaving Project Ma’in Hot Springs
Wadi Rum, Petra
Lot’s Cave, Dead Sea
Umm Qais, Pella, Tel Mar Elias
Experience a full day of exploration, contemplation, worship, and fellowship at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of “Bethany beyond the Jordan,” the biblical location of the Baptism of Jesus. Spend the night just steps from the Jordan River in pilgrim guest house.
Visit Mukawir, the fortress where John the Baptist was imprisoned, Salome performed her infamous dance, and the prophet was beheaded.
Experience the healing properties of the hot mineral springs that drew ancients to the hills near Madaba and the Dead Sea.
Tour Madaba, home to the famed sixth-century Madaba Map of the Holy Land, and Mount Nebo, where the Bible says Moses saw the land he would never enter and was buried by God himself.
Visit the decapolis cities of Amman, Pella and Umm Qais.
Immerse yourself in a desert experience in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wadi Rum, where you will dine under the stars in traditional Bedouin style.
Spend a full day of exploring the rose-red city of Petra, part of the ancient Edomite Kingdom, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Explore the Byzantine monastery at Lot’s Cave and spend time rejuvenating at the Dead Sea!
A morning walk through the baptism site during the warmer seasons is preferable to midday/afternoon visits.
Arrangements in advance can be made by your tour provider for worship, celebrations, baptisms and other ceremonies at holy sites.
Most tour operators can customize trips!
Remember that Mount Nebo, Mukawir, Madaba and Bethany beyond the Jordan are all within a thirty-minute drive from the Dead Sea. Likewise, the airport and Amman are easily accessible from the Dead Sea.
Expanded Descriptions of Holy Sites Available in “Biblical Jordan” guidebook, one of many guidebooks available for free download at MyJordanJourney.com.
Extended stay available for spiritual retreat, intensive study, or conference.
Venue options include pilgrim guesthouses near the Jordan River at Bethany beyond the Jordan Baptism site, Dead Sea hotels, Cabins in Ajloun Forest Reserve, Ajloun Baptist Conference Center and many more.
Combined destination programs can easily adapt portions of this program.
Fellowship opportunities available with local Christian Church members.