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The country of Jordan lies immediately west of Israel and Palestine, and its northern and north-eastern borders touch Syria and Iraq. Directly east and south, it shares the border with Saudi Arabia. Despite sharing a border with Saudi Arabia, overall, Jordanian culture has more in common with Syria and Palestine than the Arabian Gulf countries. This is partly due to its tourism and agriculturally-based economy rather than an oil-based one. Politically, Jordan is organized under a parliamentary monarchy wi…

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Crace, Benjamin, “Jordan”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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