|This is the first place I saw at the Sea of Galilee. |
So there are McDonald's where Jesus walked on water.
|This statue shows the shape of the Sea and the distance below sea level.|
Unfortunately, I took the picture when it was measuring, but the current distance
is 215.5 meters below sea level.
|There is me trying to walk on the water. But I fell in!!|
|This is St. Peter's fish. This fish only lives in the Sea of Galilee|
|A free water show on the Sea.|
|It shows some of the history of Tiberias. The town I stayed in.|
|The next morning this is what I woke up to. It is beautiful.|
|I decided to rent a bike to ride to the biblical spots along the Sea.|
|This boat was dated back to Bible times around 10 AD. This is|
most likely the type of boat Jesus rode in, and Peter and Andrew fished from.
|This shows the 12 different types of wood that were used on the boat.|
|A model of what it probably looked like.|
|This is the Church of Heptapegon which means|
"Seven Springs." It is built on top of the spot where Jesus
multiplied the 5 loaves and 2 fish to feed the 5000.
The following video is what I heard when I walked in.
(I do not know the language)
|This next spot is St. Peter's church near Capernaum.|
It was built on the spot that Jesus commissioned Peter at
the end of John. "Feed my sheep"
|These animals where running around the area and are mentioned|
three times in the Bible. Different names: coney, rock badger, hyrax.
Leviticus 11:5 is one of the places it is mentioned.
|The synagogue built on top of "Jesus Synagogue" described in the previous picture.|
There were also 5 disciples that came from Capernaum: Peter, James, Andrew, John, and
the tax collector Matthew. They lived and grew up here!! How cool?!?!
|After the Jordan river, I ran out of water as I was heading up to Korazim and|
the Mount of Beatitudes. This sign shows that I am going uphill. It was not fun.
At this point I was actually pushing the bike and not riding it.
|The road I was walking/riding up.|
|Korazim was an important Jewish town in Jesus's time. Along with Capernaum and Bethsaida, Korazim was condemned by Jesus for its lack of faith: “Woe to you, Chorazin! woe to you, Beth-saida!” (Matt. 11:21).|
They also gave me some water!
|More of Korazim|
|I finally made it up here.|
|A church built on the location of the "Sermon on the Mount".|
Mentioned in Matthew 5.
|Inside the church.|
|This is a picture inside of the Basilica where the annunciation is |
thought to have taken place.
|They had paintings and sculptures of Jesus and Mary from almost|
every country in the world.
|The US depiction.|
|Upstairs of the Basilica of Annunciation.|
|This is the church next to the Basilica. As it says, it is the|
Church of St. Joseph, and it is built on top of the house in which Jesus
grew up in.
|This shows the outlay of the church.|
The bottom level is the Grotto, and is thought to
be where the house once stood.
|This leads down to the Grotto and specifically where|
Joseph's workshop was.
|Some more of the grotto that we were not allowed to go into.|
|This is the well. It is the last place I visited and was one of the coolest.|
The water is still clean and fresh.