Israel // Day Four
Mount Hermon, one of the northernmost boundaries of Israel.
Nazareth Village, a small reproduction of a first-century farm and village in the middle of the modern-day town of Nazareth.
This is what the ancient synagogue may have looked like.
Mount Arbel, a mountain near the Sea of Galilee (there's Mount Hermon in the distance. It's easy to spot because it was the only mountain with snow on it).
Lunch: tilapia from the Sea of Galilee.
We rode this boat out onto the Sea of Galilee!
Apparently you can jump off, but not jump of.
Out in the middle of the lake, my professor played "Gadol Elohai", "How Great is Our God" in Hebrew. We had sung this song a few times in class to learn to Hebrew words, but singing praises to our God in Hebrew on the Sea of Galilee was amazing.
The "Jesus Boat", a first-century fishing boat discovered in the Sea of Galilee. This would have been the type of fishing boat the disciples would have owned.
Roman synagogue in Capernaum. This building sits on top of the synagogue that Jesus would have been in.
The Bible does not list a specific site for the Sermon on the Mount, so this hill is one of the possible locations. Sitting here, listening to my professor read through the sermon and then spending time just praying as the sun set behind the hills was one of my favorite parts of the trip.