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    Boat Trip in Galilee sea

    by traveloturc Updated Apr 6, 2014

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    Although Galillee sea is a very small lake you can enjoy a trip with wooden boats ..Replikas of old models and you can even have the chances to get a certificate for tempting your chances to have a trip with such boats ..Nevertheless you can visit Copernaum from the sea
    and you can have the chances of see The Golan heights considerably safely...If you are lucky enough you can even ask to show the flag of your country..

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    Baptism in Jordan River

    by traveloturc Updated Apr 6, 2014

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    Baptism area

    In the synoptic gospels, Jesus is baptised by John the Baptist. In these accounts, John the Baptist preaches repentance before the coming judgment, baptism for the forgiveness of sins, and the imminent arrival of one far greater than he. Jesus comes to the Jordan River and is baptised there by John.
    After the baptism, the heavens open, the holy spirit like a dove descends, and God acclaims Jesus is his Son. Jesus then goes into the wilderness where the devil tempts him, and when he returns he begins his ministry. In the Gospel of John, John the Baptist identifies Jesus as the Lamb of God but there is no mention of Jesus' baptism..Its very peacul area even for a Muslim ...

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    Capernaum

    by traveloturc Updated Apr 6, 2014

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    About two miles south is Capernaum (Kfar Nahum), the lakeside town where Jesus preached, and his disciples, Peter and Andrew lived. This is where Jesus told his followers, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." He spent three years based here and performed many miracles, but was rejected by the townspeople, provoking Jesus to curse them, "And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto Heaven, shall be brought down to hell!"
    The synagogue may be on the site where Jesus preached, but was built two or three centuries later. We know it is a synagogue because of the Jewish symbols " a menorah and a shofar "inscribed on one of the columns....

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    Al Amari mosque

    by mindcrime Written Apr 3, 2014
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    We didn’t have time to check synagogues and churches in Tiberias so it was a nice surprise when we saw this small mosque near the promenade among some modern structures.

    It was built in 1730 by the Bedouin Sheikh Dahar El Omar, one of the few buildings that predates 1948 in Tiberias.. It is in an abandoned state today but still very beautiful at night, one of the few structures in Tiberias I have a picture as we spent only some time there for dinner and the next day we preferred to tour the Galilee region that has way more interesting places.

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    water level Surveyor at Sea of Galilee

    by mindcrime Written Apr 3, 2014

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    Tiberias is built on the slopes of western shore of Galillee Sea, between the elevation of -200 and 200 meters! Yes it’s true, the area next to the lake is actually -200meters below the sea level. We noticed a 5m high structure at the promenade (pic 1) that is made out of stainless steel in the shape of the lake. It was erected in 2006 and measures the water level at every given moment and displays it digitally!

    According to Wikipedia:
    Since the 1990s, the importance of the Tiberias port for fishing was gradually decreasing, with the decline of the Tiberias lake level, due to continuing droughts and increased pumping of fresh water from the lake. It is expected that the lake of Tiberias will regain its original level (almost 6 meters higher than today), with the full operational capacity of Israeli desalination facilities by 2014.

    The lake has a beautiful color but we really saw it the day after from other spots but also up above from Arbel Cliffs lookout.
    Pic 3 was taken from a beach outside of Tiberias, a spot where we tried to walk on water (!) :)

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    promenade

    by mindcrime Updated Apr 3, 2014

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    Tiberias isn’t famous for its attractions, most visitors come here and use it as a base for exporing the Galilee region. The good thing with Tiberias is that it is located next to the Sea of Galilee so one the best things you can do here is walking along the promenade and catch a northern breeze. It’s a bit commercialized with numerous café, fish taverns and souvenir stores but in a normal way along with a marina that houses tour boats, speed boats but also picturesque fish boats.

    Some people even go for swimming but we preferred to try walking on the waters the day after a bit outside of the city. Some others rent Jesus Boats for small tours around the lake. We were there late in the evening so we couldn’t see much but during the day you can try renting a bicycle and go around the lake (ok, not really the full circuit as it is about 55km long!)

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    Capernaum

    by machomikemd Updated Sep 14, 2013
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    Capernaum is located at the north corner of the Sea of Galilee, on the side of the ancient road from Tiberias to the east of the sea of Galilee: Golan, Gamla and Jordan. It is a 3 minute drive east from the Primacy of Peter Church in Tabgha and a 16 minute drive north east of Tiberias. The village prospered in the Roman and Byzantine periods, and its citizens were mainly fishermen (as most of Jesus apostles), farmers, and people that provided services to the Roman road and caravans, including tax collection (as was Matthew). Capernaum was partially destroyed in the Persian conquest in the 6th C AD. The synagogue and church were destroyed in the Arab period (7th- 12 C AD), but the village continued to function at that time. It then was totally ruined. The area was purchased by the Franciscans in 1894, where 2/3 of the entire area of ruins were purchased (the other third was purchased by the Greek Orthodox). The excavation were conducted in several seasons (1905-1915, 1968-1984).

    The Ruins are open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm everyday and the entrance fee for Tourists and Pilgrims is NIS 3

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    Tabgha

    by machomikemd Written Sep 14, 2013
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    Tabgha is the arabic translation of the koine greek meaning of the town with 7 spings or Heptetagon, which is the area in Northern Sea of Galilee where Jesus had performed some of his miracles and made his sermon on the mount. Along the shores of the Sea of Galilee here is where the Church of the Primacy of Peter was established too and the town is located just a stone's throw away from the ruins of Capernaum, which was the traditional village of the Apostles. Tabgha is just a 15 minute drive from Tiberias Town and a 20 minute ride from Kinneret.

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    Kinneret (Sea of Galilee)

    by machomikemd Written Sep 14, 2013
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    Kinneret is named after the the Judeo Aramaic Word for the Sea of Galilee, which is the only freshwater lake in Israel and is the center of Jesus Ministry for 3 years before he embarked to Jerusalem and hence is a major part of the Christian Pilgrimage as many of the biblical sites related to Jesus and the 12 Apostles are related to this region like the Mount of Beatitudes, Tabgha, The Multiplications of fish and loaves of Bread, the Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum and more. The Sea of Galilee is fed by the Jordan River, rainfall and springs on the northern side. More properly designated a lake, the Kinneret (the Old Testament and modern name) is 21 kilometers (13 miles) long and ) and 11 kilometers (7 miles) wide. At its deepest point the lake is only 43 meters (150 feet) deep. There are some restaurants in Kinneret that serves the Iconic St. Peter's Fish (Tilapia), from this lake, this is the fish in the Miracle of Fish and loaves, to Tourists and Christian Pilgrims.

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    Water Activities at Tiberias

    by machomikemd Written Sep 14, 2013
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    being a famous religous and resort town and the only lake in Israel, Tiberias is the largest town along the Sea of Galilee and has the largest marina in the region where there are a variety of boats, jet skis, water contraptions that Israelis use during the weekends and holidays as tiberias becomes a hotbed of activity and you would see people swimming, sun bathing, boating, fishing, jet skiing, eating and strolling along the Central Boardwalk and Marina.you would see people doing assorted activities along the lake.

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    Ride a Jesus Boat

    by machomikemd Written Sep 14, 2013
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    The famous Jesus Boats of Tiberias was patterned after the original wooden boat remains that where unearthed in Ginnosaur Area, north of Tiberias in 1986. The wooden boat was carbon dated and was found to have existed in the 1rst century AD and enterprising Israelis quickly made reconstructions of the wooden boat that was found and made them larger and renamed them Jesus Boats to entice the Christian Pilgrims to sail Around the Sea of Galilee using these boats, the average ride is about 45 minutes but some tour comapanies do half day boat tours so that the Jesus Boats will go near famous Places around the Sea of Galilee relevent to Jesus Ministry like Tabgha, Ginnosaur, Capernaum, etc.

    there are different kinds of Boats and the smallest can seat 20 people while the larger ones seat 160 people.

    according to wikipedia:

    The Sea of Galilee Boat also known as the "Jesus Boat" was an ancient fishing boat from the 1st century CE (the time of Jesus Christ), discovered in 1986 on the north-west shore of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. The remains of the boat, 27 feet (8.27 meters) long, 7.5 feet (2.3 meters) wide and with a maximum preserved height of 4.3 feet (1.3 meters), first appeared during a drought, when the waters of the Sea (actually a great fresh-water lake) receded.[1] There is no evidence connecting the boat to Jesus or his disciples.

    The Sea of Galilee Boat is historically important to Jews as an example of the type of boat used by their ancestors in the 1st century for both fishing and transportation across the lake. Previously only references made by Roman authors, the Bible and mosaics had provided archeologists insight into the construction of these types of vessels.[3] The boat is also important to Christians because this was the sort of boat used by Jesus and his disciples, several of whom were fishermen.[4] Boats such as this played a large role in Jesus' life and ministry, and are mentioned 50 times in the Gospels, though there is no evidence connecting the Sea of Galilee Boat itself to Jesus or his disciples.

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    Tiberias Central Boardwalk

    by machomikemd Written Sep 14, 2013

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    The Municipality of Tiberias has it's own boardwalk facing the Sea of Galilee and the Boardwalk during the weekdays, the boardwalk acitvity is slow, but during the weekends and holidays, the Central Boardwalk is packed with Israelis from other areas on a vacation and recreation in Tiberias. From the Old City and the promenade, the central boardwalk stretches up to downtown. This is a lively commercial center teeming with varied restaurants, cafes, overflowing pubs, ice cream parlors and souvenir shops and it extends to the Marina where various recreational boats are for rent. Plus the Rows of Jesus Boats that Christian Pilgrims use to tour around the Lake

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    Impressive Ruins of BEIT SHE'AN

    by ViajesdelMundo Updated Dec 18, 2011

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    Beit Shean was first settled in the FIFTH MILLENIUM PRIOR to JESUS CHRIST. Excavations have revealed no less than 18 successive ancient towns; ancient Beit She'an is one of the most impressive Roman and Byzantine sites in Israel.

    It was an important junction from which roads led north to Syria, east to Jordan, south to Egypt and west to the Mediterranean and was always a supply center for the various produce growing in the area.

    Biblically, Joshua 17:12 states that the children of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants; and I Samuel 31:8-10 tells of Saul and his 3 sons deaths in battle with the Philistines, who "fastened his body to the walls of Beth-shean".
    During the time of Christ, the city was one of he Graeco-Roman cities of the DECAPOLIS.
    In 749 an earthquake felled the town and it then fell into obscurity.

    and Lawrence of Arabia was here in more recent times!

    The Wikipedia site noted below has a wealth of information; or let the photos tell the story and of course there are many websites to add to my photos.
    Another excellent website to the National Park is: http://www.parks.org.il/BuildaGate5/general2/data_card.php?Cat=~25~~961220707

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    Boat Ride on Sea of Galilee

    by ViajesdelMundo Written Dec 18, 2011

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    Outside the Yigal Allon Museum, on the Sea, there are several boats which can be engaged for a sail......our group filled 3 of them, so they were able to keep us togethe by tethering us together!

    In Israel, the Sea is known as Lake Kinneret, being very important to Christians, as it is where Jesus called his Disciples and is the site of much of his teaching. But the Sea is also important to non-Christians as well, as a few decades later, it was occupied by the Romans and the lake was the site of a naval battle between the Jews and the Romans.

    The YIGAL ALLON MUSEUM is located here
    Opening Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 08:00 – 17:00
    Friday: 08:00 – 16:00
    Saturday and Holydays: 08:00 – 17:00

    Ticket Prices: Adult ticket: 20 Nis; Child ticket: 15 Nis
    This is for the museum, but entrance to the extensive shop is free, which inlcudes items such as movies, music and books, Messianic gifts, Anointing oils, Holy Land Jewelry, wall hangings, and the usual T-shirts, and souvenirs.

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    Colours water fountaun

    by Dolevm Written Sep 29, 2010
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    New audio-visual show held at the promenade of the city of Tiberias. The show brings stories from the history of the city and the area, projected on a screen of water, accompanied by a colored water fountains.

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