The Jordan River
January 2023

“The Jordan River,” For the Strength of Youth, Jan. 2023.

Places from the Scriptures

The Jordan River

What happened here, and what can we learn from it?

Where Is It?

Jordan River

Map from Getty Images

Its source is at Mount Hermon in the north.

It flows south into the Sea of Galilee—and out again.

It ends by flowing into the Dead Sea.

For most of its length, it is below sea level.

It is the most important river in this region.

What Happened Here?

Joshua led the children of Israel across the Jordan River on dry ground to enter the promised land (see Joshua 3–4).

John the Baptist baptizing Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ was baptized in the Jordan River by John the Baptist (see Matthew 3).