WorldViews: U.N. backs Jordan’s claim on site where Jesus was baptized

By Ishaan Tharoor, July 13, 2015

If the historical Jesus was indeed baptized in the waters of the River Jordan, he probably wasn't too fussed about any nearby borders.But for the modern-day governments of Israel and Jordan, the exact spot of the site where Jesus was said to be baptized by John the Baptist is a source of both national pride and, more importantly, tourism revenue from tens of thousands of pilgrims each year.Read full article >>