"This is the Sea of Galilee...." Israel Things to Do Tip by byron3062

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This is the Sea of Galilee. The top picture is looking from the sea towards the city of Tiberius. The City lies 682 feet below sea level. The Sea of Galilee is 13 miles long, 7 miles wide, 130-157 feet deep, 32 miles in circumference. The sea is abundant in fish, carp, mullet, sardine, catfish and comb fish. As in ancient times, the fish are still caught in nets. The second picture is of a boat, built as a replica of the boats during Jesus time. You are able to ride the boat across the sea. The third picture is of me standing on the bow of the boat with the Mount of Beatitudes in the background.
On this seashore Jesus called Peter, Andrew, James and others to be His disciples. Matthew 4:18-20
On this sea Jesus, told Simon Peter to cast his nets once again, the results of which was a great draught of fish Luke 5:4
Somewhere along these shores a herd of swine was possessed by evil spirits and threw themselves into the depths of the sea. Mat 8:32.

It was on the Sea of Galilee that Jesus Commanded the winds and waves to obey Him Mark 4:35-41.
It was on this sea that Jesus and Peter walked on the water Mat 14:25-33.

Address: North Israel.
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  • Written Sep 7, 2002
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