Jordan River approximately 10 miles north of Qumran; traditional site of Jesus' baptism.
Photograph by George G. Hawxhurst © California Academy of Sciences
And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptised of John in Jordan.
And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the spirit like a dove decended upon him:
And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
And immediately the spirit driveth him into the wilderness.
- Mark 1:9-12 (KJV)