Today we visit several sacred sites. We start with Capernaum, then where Jesus fed the 5,000. From there we go see a 1st Century boat (like what Peter might have owned), Mount Tabor (the Mount of Transfiguration), and end with some good shawarma.
But first, a good breakfast…
This is where Jesus begins calling his apostles. This small lakeside village was the place of many miracles.
After Capernaum we drove a little west to where Christ would have fed the 5,000 from two loaves and five fishes. It is also near here where the resurrected Christ came and told Peter to ‘Feed my sheep’.
John had a great idea. He brought some bread and pieces of fish. We partook and thought about that great miracle performed here over 2,000 years ago.
An Ancient Boat
We saw an ancient boat that dates back to Jesus’ time. We couldn’t photograph the boat, but here’s a model of what it would have looked like. All that remains today is a large portion of the hull. It is preserved in a climate controlled room, and thus, they don’t allow photography in that room.
This is a favorite of mine in the Holy Land. It is here that Peter, James and John went with Jesus. As Jesus prayed, they were witness to Elijah and Moses appearing and passing on sacred keys.