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THE LAND OF RIVER JORDAN
Thu, 11 May 2017, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
The Jordan River runs through the land and history of the Bible, giving its waters a spiritual significance that sets it aside from other rivers. Part of the significance of the land stems from the religious significance of many places, like the Baptism Site of Jesus Christ are and Mount Nebo, where Moses presumably died.
Many sites in the Holy Land have long been pilgrimage destinations for adherents of the Abrahamic religions, mostly visiting the Holy Land to touch and see physical manifestations of their faith, confirm their beliefs in the holy context with collective excitation, and connect personally to the Holy Land.
Archaeologists found evidence on inhabitance dating as far back as the Paleolithic period. Three kingdoms emerged on the territory of modem Jordan at the very end of the Bronze Age: Ammon, Moab and Edom. The lands were later part of several kingdoms and empires, most notably the Nabatean Kingdom, the Roman Empire and finally the Ottoman Empire from the 16th until the early 20th century.