Posted by: HisBeauty4Ashes | January 24, 2011

Capernaum, Beatitudes, Loaves & Fishes, Gamla, Galilee (Sunday)

The past two days have been wonderful. We are in our 3rd night at this B&B. It’s a cute place in a communtiy where a lot of “believers” supposedly live. There is a playground and the riuns of a few buildings across the street. Yesterday we went to Capernaum, which is considered the town of Jesus. Peters house is in this town… as is a temple where it is believed that Jesus taught. The temple is now only half there, but it is beautiful none the less. (I have added a video of the temple on facebook).

We went to the Mt. of Beatititudes (Matthew 16) the place where the Loaves & Fishes were given to the multitudes. There is a beautiful view from the top of the mountain. There is a church on the Mt too…. here in Israel, they like to build a church/temple in every place they find a historical sight.

We went to a place called Gamla. In 67 C.E during the “Great Revolt” the Jews of Gamala fought the Romans for as long and hard as they could… till they realized they could not win and decided to jump off the edge of the cliff rather then be taken prisoner. After the Jews committed suicide, the Romans were SO horrified that the Jews had done something like that,,, that they (the Romans) just left the area. One of the pics I will be adding here and to facebook (a pic of a bunch of Hebrew words) we believe is a monument to the people that jumped from the cliffs. But the view is breathtaking!!! Gamla is also a Nature Reserve for the largest flock of Griffon Vultures in Israel. I have pics and a video, of the Vultures, I will be adding to facebook. The Vultures were HUGE!!

We then went to the Sea of Galilee. The water was very pretty and not very cold at all. The spot we were at is where they believe that Jesus called out to Peter and told him to cast his net on the other side of the boat (because they weren’t catching anything) and when they cast to the other side of the boat, the net was totally full of fish. We ate dinner at a nice restaurant. Here in Israel almost all restaurant are either Dairy or Meat,,,,, generally (unless it’s not a Jewish establishment) the two are not combined. It was a beautiful day, but very long. I was exhausted by the end of the day and slept well. 

 

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