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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Galilee Orientation

We spent about three days in the area around the Sea of Galilee.  Scripture speaks often of this area, so let's take a look at it! On this map you will see Megiddo and Nazareth, two cities we have already discussed.  Following visits there, we traveled eastward to the Sea of Galilee, where Tiberias became …

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Up to Jerusalem

Broker Tov! (Good morning!) While it is Sunday evening back home, it is Monday morning in Israel and we are about to go "up to Jerusalem!! Here in Israel you go "up" to Jerusalem, regardless of what direction you go. Jerusalem is a city on a hill, and we will take a route commonly used …

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Another New Day!

Sunrise over the Sea of Galilee. This is from our hotel in Tiberias.