Kursi – The Miracle of the Swine

Kursi – The Miracle of the Swine

Kursi (also known as Kursi National Park), along the eastern shores of the Sea of Galilee, is identified in Christian tradition with Gadarenes, where the Miracle of the Swine took place, according to tradition. A large church and monastery stood at the site in the Byzantine period. It was destroyed by invading Persians … Read more

Mount of the Beatitudes – The Sermon on the Mount

Mount of the Beatitudes – The Sermon on the Mount

Sitting on a spur of a hill overlooking Tabgha and Capernaum, the Mount of the Beatitudes is revered as the site where according to Christian tradition Jesus delivered the “Sermon on the Mount” (Mathew 5:1-35). The Mount of the Beatitudes is also revered as where Jesus chose twelve of his disciples as … Read more

2,000 Year Old Fishing Boat at Ginosar – The Jesus Boat

2,000 Year Old Fishing Boat at Ginosar-The Jesus Boat

In January 1986, two brothers, Moshe and Yuval Lufan who were members of neighboring Kibbutz Ginosar, discovered the wreck of a 2,000-year-old ancient fishing boat lying in the mud of the Sea of Galilee. The brothers were avid amateur archaeologists with a knack for discovering artifacts from Israeli’s past. The boat was … Read more

Capernaum – Jesus and Peter’s Town

Capernaum – Jesus and Peter’s Town

Capernaum on the shores of the Sea of Galilee was the site of a thriving Jewish community in the 2nd Temple, Roman and Byzantine periods. Capernaum was thought to have prospered from the 2nd century BC to the 11th century AD, when it reverted to a simple fishing village up to the … Read more