Israel Pilgrimage : DAY 2Friday, January 30, 2015
SEA OF GALILEEHow could I ever forget the peaceful yet mesmerising scene at the Sea of Galilee. To read more about the Sea of Galilee check out my previous post titled : The Sea of Galilee Boat Ride Experience.
ANCIENT BOAT MUSEUM
Together with the boat, they've also found a lunch pot and a flashlight which is shown in the lower left side of the photo below. A model of the boat is found on the upper right side of the photo below.
MOUNT OF BEATITUDESThis is a hill at the north-western point of the Sea of Galilee. This hill has a hollowed slope that serves as a natural amphitheatre, amplifying nay speaker's voice. It also has a view of Capernaum and Tabgha. To read more about this post check out The Mount of Beatitudes : Nature's Very Own Ampitheatre.
Weeee! It's now time for lunch. I'm hungry and at the same time excited because I can get to eat Saint Peter's fish. Okay, it's actually a tilapia fish which was named after Jesus Christ disciple Peter. We passed by Jordan river on our way to the restaurant and the camera's from our tour bus started to click simultaneously.
KURSI (Drive by)On our way to Bethsaida we passed by a narrow road on a side of a hill. This is the land of the Gadarenes or country of the Gerasenes and is identified as the site where Jesus delivered the possessed man and send the legion of demons into a large herd of swine (Luke 8:26-33; Mark 5:1-11; Matthew 8:28-34).
The area is very interesting. We saw the tombs on the side of the hill and the steep cliff where the herds of swine committed suicide (paraphrase). Hehehe! Unfortunately, we weren't able to take a snap of it.
BETHSAIDABethsaida ("Fisherman's House") is a village on the north side of the Sea of Galilee, the original residence and perhaps the birthplace of three of Jesus' disciples - Andrew, Peter and Philip (John 1:44; 12:21). Some of Jesus' mighty works took place here (Matthew 11:21, Luke 10:13) including Jesus healing a blind man by spitting on his eyes and laying His hands on him (Mark 8:22:26). To find out more about this site check out my post : Bethsaida "Fisherman's House".
And finally to our last site of the day.
CHURCH OF ST. PETER'S PRIMACY
Now time to rest and recharge back to our hotel. To find out more about my look for our day 2 pilgrimage at Israel, check out my post Nacho Mama. From there, you'll found out the reasoning behind the outfit post title. ;)
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