Moving on out of Jerusalem we went to the Jordan River at the spot where the nation of Israel crossed the river as they began to take the Promised Land. It was also the spot where John the Baptist baptized Jesus. There four of us took the opportunity to be re-baptized.
Tel Beit She’an is a man made hill of layers and layers of towns built upon the ruins of conquered towns. It is the place where King Saul killed himself and his headless body hung on the wall for three days. The city they are excavating was a Roman city of around 100,000 people on a crossroads to about everywhere.