Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Today is Wednesday here in Upper Galilee and we went for a boat trip on the Sea (think large lake actually), for a different perspective of the countryside. It never ceases to amaze me how much history of a world changing nature has taken place in such a small geographical place.

In this video you will see a short clip of our guide Claudia, a Greek Orthodox of Arab decent, sharing with us about events that have traditionally been thought to have taken place here; feeding of the 5,000 males plus their families, the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus reconnecting with his disciples after his resurrection and preaching in the the Synagogue in Capernaum.

We are learning, water, or the lack there of, is becoming an increasingly important issue. The Sea of Galilee is no longer considered "flowing" water and therefore not satisfactory for ritual cleansing. Very interesting.

Shalom all.


  1. Jim,

    Thanks for letting us share in some the highlights of your trip. It looks great.


  2. He said "you are the Christ, the living God"
    Now will you bring me a present back?? :)