5 Facts About Jordan River

1. The Jordan River is where John the Baptist bore record of Jesus as the Son of God and Lamb of God.

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2. The Jordan River was crossed by Elijah and Elisha on dry ground.

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3. The Jordan River has a number of fords, and one of them is famous as the place where many Ephraimites were slain by Jephthah.

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4. The northern one, Jordan River Crossing or Sheikh Hussein Bridge is near Beit She'an; the southern one, Allenby Bridge, is near Jericho.

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5. The Jordan River deposits much of the silt it is carrying within the lake, which it leaves again near its southern tip.

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