Most travelers who choose to spend time in the country are in awe of its diversity and staggering beauty, and ultimately leave feeling touched by the generosity and kindness of its people. From stunning natural landscapes to world-renowned historical and religious sites, Jordan is truly a hidden gem of the Middle East. In addition, Jordan is full of places important to Christianity. Its biblical history spans from the Book of Genesis to the New Testament. This land east of the Jordan River was called “Perea” by the Greeks, which meant the “territory beyond.” It includes most of the cities of the Decapolis. Here, Jesus taught multitudes, performed miracles and cast out demons, as he traveled back and forth between east and west, proclaiming His message. The capital city of Amman (ancient Philadelphia, a Decapolis city), is a thriving metropolis of old and new, and is often the first stop for visitors to Jordan – the eastern part of the Holy Land.
Many say that your biblical experience is not complete without visiting Jordan. Here are seven sites of biblical significance.
As Christians, we often hear about biblical places and stories of Jesus’ life, but have no real context because we’ve never traveled to those places. Traveling to places like Jordan is a journey of a lifetime, particularly for any Christian looking to walk where Jesus walked. This will be a life-changing experience that you will never forget.