One day trip – Christianity in Galilee (Israel)

My good friend Arjan Radder is here, getting ready for his TheMarker Con.Vention appearance, meeting some customers and BPs as well. Since it’s Arjan’s first weekend in Israel, we’re going on a 1-day trip Saturday, up north, to the Galilee. Here’s what we’re gonna see (from Wikipedia).
Update – trip was excellent, most informative, great weather. We also visited Nazareth, site of Basilica of the Annunciation. Remember that Mount Tabor closes at 11:45 for noon prayers (opens again at 14:00), so you need to be there before that. Photos from the trip are available at the facebook album.

Mount Tabor – is located in Lower Galilee, at the eastern end of the Jezreel Valley, 17 kilometres (11 mi) west of the Sea of Galilee. It is believed by many to be the site of the Transfiguration of Christ and site for the battle between Barak and the army of Jabin, commanded by Sisera. It is also known as Har Tavor, Itabyrium, Jebel et-Tur, and the Mount of Transfiguration.Walking on Water – one of the miracles that the Gospels attribute to Jesus. An account of the miracle appears in the Gospels of John (John 6:16-21), of Matthew[1] and of Mark [2]. According to the Biblical narrative, Jesus sent the disciples in a boat, ahead of him, to Bethsaida, but when they were half way across the lake, Jesus walked over the lake and met them.

Capernaum – The town is mentioned in the New Testament: in the Gospel of Luke it was reported to have been the home of the apostles Peter, Andrew, James and John, as well as the tax collector Matthew.

In Matthew 4:13 the town was reported to have been the home of Jesus himself. According to Luke 4:31-44, Jesus taught in the synagogue in Capernaum on the sabbath days.

Nazareth – According to Luke, Nazareth was the home of Joseph and Mary and the site of the Annunciation, when Mary was told by the Angel Gabriel that she would have Jesus as her son. Nazareth is also where Jesus grew up from some point in his childhood.

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