The Jordan River: Descending Waters

One of the most iconic sites in the land of Palestine, “the descender river”, flowing from The Sea of Galilee to The Dead Sea, played a significant role in some of the major narratives in the Jewish and Christian traditions.  It is the river Israel crossed into “the Promised Land” to violently take and occupy it (Joshua 3:14-16) and where Jesus was baptized  (Matt. 3:13-17).   Through the eyes of faith, this modest 156-mile river continues to be seen as “sacred.”

About amartinez

Dr. Aquiles E. Martinez is Professor of Religion (Biblical Studies) and Coordinator of the Religion and Philosophy Programs at Reinhardt University. Ordained in the United Methodist Church, Dr. Martinez has dedicated a good part of his life to equip pastors and church leaders in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States, with the appropriate skills, knowledge, and experiences so they can serve their communities effectively. In addition to his many books, articles, and essays published in English and Spanish, Dr. Martinez has served several churches and the global community as an effort to help people develop significant relationships with God and their neighbors, especially with marginalized communities.
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