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Galilee (Northern Israel)


The childhood and early ministry of Jesus took place in Galilee. He lived in Nazareth and Capernaum and performed his first miracle in Cana. Many of Jesus' disciples came from Galilee. The Sermon on the Mount and the feeding of the 5000 took place there.

Caesarea Philippi

Situated 25 miles north of the Sea of Galilee and at the base of Mt. Hermon, Caesarea Philippi is the location of one of the largest springs feeding the Jordan River.

At Banias reservation, the name of the location today, is a painted image displayed illustrating how the Pan temple at Caesarea Philippi could have looked like.

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Here at the rock and the water supplies near Caesarea Philippi was Jesus teaching the disciples about the church.

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Capernaum

Jesus made Capernaum his home during the years of his ministry. Peter, Andrew, James and John were fishermen living in the village. Matthew the tax collector also dwelt here. It had had up to 1500 residents.

The ruins of Capernaum is a well attended place for visitors. The picture is taken inside what is left from a Synagogue from 400-century, most likely built on the same place where the Synagogue where located during Jesus time.

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The ruins of Capernaum is a well attended place for visitors. The picture is taken inside what is left from a Synagogue from 400-century, most likely built on the same place where the Synagogue where located during Jesus time.

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The shoreline at Capernaum.

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Sea of Galilee (Chinnereth, Tiberias)

The lake is 13 miles long and 7 miles wide. At its deepest point the lake is only 150 feet deep.

Here on the west side of the Sea of Galilee, not far from Capernaum where Jesus teaching..

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Moonlight over the north side of the sea of Galilee.

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Sunset.

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Sunrise over the Sea of Galilee.

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Satelite image over the Sea of Galilee.

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Field

A newly plowed field near the sea of Galilee

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A newly plowed field near the sea of Galilee

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Jordan

The Jordan River is the largest river in Israel. It starts at the foothills of Mount Hermon. It descends into the Sea of Galilee and from there it travels 65 miles to the Dead Sea, but because of its meandering path, it travels 104 miles to get there.

The Jordan river.

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The river Jordan.

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Nazareth

The village where Jesus was raised.

A shepard with some sheep in his fold.

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A workshop at Jesus time could have looked like this.

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Thread that have been dyed.

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Women preparing thread.

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Synagogue at Jesus time, replica built in Nazareth Village.

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Synagogue at Jesus time, replica built in Nazareth Village.

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The entrance to synagogue in Nazareth.

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The entrance to synagogue in Nazareth.

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The entrance to synagogue in Nazareth.

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Wealthy families had hired servants, one of the servant was responsible for the other servants and the household.

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Mount Tabor

At the Jezreel Valley lies Mount Tabor, it is used in Scripture as a symbol of majesty (see Jer 46:18). Tradition holds this to the place where the transfiguration took place (Mat 17), but it is more likely to have happened at Hermon.

Mt Tabor viewed just outside Nazareth.

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Mt Tabor viewed just outside Nazareth.

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Mt Tabor viewed just outside Nazareth.

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Nain

Modern Nain seen from north.

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Galilee

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Kursi National Park

Kursi is the Arabic name of the valley whose western side touches the lake shore. A large monastery built around 500 D.C. in memory of the miracle of healing the two demon possessed men and the swine that ran into the sea.

Monastery in Kursi.

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Kursi tombs

Tombs have been found in Kursi on the north-east side of the Sea of Galilee.

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Tombs have been found in Kursi on the north-east side of the Sea of Galilee.

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This could be the place where Jesus healed two demon possessed men and a herd of swine rushed down the steep hills towards the sea.

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Arbel National Park

Great views over the Sea of Galilee and the northern shore. Here you can get a good overview over the land that Jesus called his home.

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Nazareth Village

An open air museum in Nazareth that reconstructs village life in the Galilee in the time of Jesus. Here are houses, a synagogue, terraced fields, wine and olive presses. Live actors illustrates the life back at Jesus time.

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Traditional roof construction in Nazareth Village.

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FOTO: Nasareth Village

Traditional roof construction in Nazareth Village.

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FOTO: Nasareth Village

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Tabgha

The traditional location for the calling of the disciples. This is also belived to be the place where Jesus met the disciples for the "last breakfast" afer his resurection.

Here along just south of Capernaum at the fish center at Tabgha Jesus called some of his disciples.

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Here along just south of Capernaum at the fish center at Tabgha Jesus called some of his disciples.

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