As the location of a number of miracles within the Jewish and Christian traditions, the Jordan is without doubt one of the world’s holiest rivers. it's also the foremost political and symbolic border contested through Israelis and Palestinians. Combining biblical and folkloric stories with old geography, Rachel Havrelock explores how the advanced spiritual and mythological representations of the river have formed the present clash within the heart East.
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