I never tire of seeing sunrise on the Sea of Galilee.
From the Sea we had a view of Mt. Arbel, where the international highway, the Via Maris, passed.
Boats such as these take passengers across the Sea of Galilee.
We visited Capernaum (“town of Nahum,” New Unger’s Bible Dictionary, p.209), called “the most important city on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee (Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary, p. 245). Jesus’ home town was Nazareth, but Capernaum was where He lived during the Galilean ministry. Note the wording of the NET in Matt. 4:13: “While in Galilee, he moved from Nazareth to make his home in Capernaum by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali.” To that compare Mark 2:1: “Now after some days, when he returned to Capernaum, the news spread that he was at home,” with its parallel in Mt. 9:1, which says Jesus came “to His own city.”
Here is a view of some of the excavations there.
Moving north, we saw the Senir, one of the sources of the Jordan River. Some girls were rafting. Tomorrow we are to begin our journey south to Jerusalem. Thanks for following our travels.