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Baptismal site of Jardenit

Jardenit ( Hebrew יַרְדֵּנִית Jardenīt , German 'Jordanische / [place] situated on the Jordan' ; by translation over English also in the spelling Yardenit ) is a baptismal site on the Jordan River , near the outflow of the Jordan from the Sea of ​​Galilee and the oldest Israeli kibbutz Degania . Jardenit is run by the Kibbutz Kinneret.

The point where the Jordan River leaves the Sea of ​​Galilee has been a sacred place since the earliest times of Christians. It was structurally changed from the late 19th century. David Roberts ' famous picture from 1839 shows the pilgrims diving together in the holy waters of the Jordan. Numerous artists of the 19th century depicted these baptismal scenes by Jardenit; When photography was invented in the mid-19th century, the spot was immediately a popular camera object.

Many Christians are baptized in memory of the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist at the baptismal site, which is open to tourism , although tradition localizes the place of this event further downstream near Jericho (see al-Maghtas ).

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Coordinates: 32 ° 42 ′ 39.8 "  N , 35 ° 34 ′ 16.6"  E