Jan. 23. Jesus Leaves Jordan for Galilee

Mt. 4:12; Mk. 1:14; Lk. 3:19, 20; Jn. 4:1-4

When Jesus heard about John being in prison, He left Judea and started toward Galilee to continue John’s work. There were two routes to Galilee. One went east across the Jordan River and through Perea. This took seven days to reach Galilee. The second route was much shorter, taking only three days. Jews usually did not take this shorter route because it went directly through hated Samaria.