Then Yeshua came from Galilee to the Yarden (Jordan) to be baptized by Yohannan.” (Matthew 3:13)
- After tzaraat (certain skin conditions), commonly translated today as leprosy (Leviticus 14:6–9)
- After the discharge of abnormal body fluids (Leviticus 15:13)
- After seminal emissions following sex or related to nocturnal emissions (Leviticus 15:16)
- Following the monthly menstrual cycle by a woman to regain her purity
- After contact with a dead body (Numbers 19:19)
- After the ritual of the Red Heifer by the kohen (priest) who performs the ritual (Numbers 19:7–8)
- By the kohanim (priests) during consecration (Exodus 29:4, 40:12)
- After the scapegoat (Azazel) has been sent away on Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) by the High Priest and by the one who leads the goat away (Leviticus 16:24, 16:26, 16:28)
- The Hermon or Banias, which begins as a spring at the foot of Mount Hermon;
- The Dan, whose source is also at the base of Mount Hermon; and
- The Snir or Hasbani, which also flows from Mount Lebanon.
- The Jalud in the Beth Shean valley;
- The Yarmouk River;
- The Zarqa River, the Biblical Jabbok; and
- Jabesh (Wadi Yabis) named after Jabesh-Gilead, a town mentioned in the Torah.
The Talmud (Jewish Oral tradition) teaches that these waters will heal not only the Dead Sea, but presumably the waters that flow into it from the Sea of Galilee, which would also include the connecting Jordan River.
“To where do they flow? To the Sea of Tiberias [Sea of Galilee, Kinnereth] and then to the Sea of Sodom [Dead Sea], and then to the Great Sea [Mediterranean] to heal the salty waters and to sweeten them.” (Jerusalem Talmud 3:9)