Magdala: A Jewel on the Sea of Galilee

Just a few miles north of Tiberias, the largest city on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, lies the ancient city of Magdala. Recently excavated and opened to the public, it has become one of my favorite places to visit. Often, Israeli tour guides describe three types of sites: "A" sites are places Jesus …

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God’s Abundance Seen in the Land of Israel

The Jewish people have a special relationship with their land. The Lord gave it to them and they love the gift He gave. Moses and the ancient prophets spoke of Israel as a land flowing with milk and honey. God promised them abundance. Yet, after they were driven from their land, it became desolate and …

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The Wonders of Israel

When you think of Israel, what comes to mind geographically? Perhaps you think of the Jerusalem, the city on a hill. Or, maybe the Sea of Galilee, or even the Dead Sea. The barren wilderness of southern Israel may come to mind. Those places alone represent significant diversity in geography and climate. But I want …

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Is the Sea of Galilee Drying Up?

When in Israel, I have seen the low levels at the Sea of Galilee.  Some are fearful that the Sea of Galilee may soon drop below a level at which irreversible damage may be done to the ecosystem. Here is a report from one of the news channels in Israel: https://youtu.be/Bz2pmSw4aWU While I don't necessarily …

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