My Visit to Israel (Part 5)

This is the fifth part in a multi-post description of my recent visit to Israel. To start from the beginning, go here.

IMG_2271

Another delicious breakfast in Efrat where we stayed.

After breakfast, we headed east towards the Jordan River. On the way, we passed through the desert, and as we drove through this area, we could see Bedouins and their camels.

IMG_2274 IMG_2275 IMG_2279

Screen Shot 2014-04-12 at 1.49.47 AM

We passed by the modern city of Jericho as we neared the Jordan River.

IMG_2280

This area is built up to accommodate the large number of visitors that come to this site each day. The Jordan River plays a significant part in several Bible events such as the Israelites passing over the Jordan with the Arc of the Covenant, Elijah being taken up to heaven, John the Baptist’s ministry, and the baptism of Jesus. Biblical mentions of the Jodan River >>

IMG_2284

Setting up for a video shoot at the Jordan River. The ropes denote the border between Israel and Jordan.

IMG_2285

Continue Reading…