This is the fifth part in a multi-post description of my recent visit to Israel. To start from the beginning, go here.
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.
We passed by the modern city of Jericho as we neared the Jordan River.
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 >>
Setting up for a video shoot at the Jordan River. The ropes denote the border between Israel and Jordan.