Sunday, March 27, 2011

A few Galilee Photos

My entries in my journal from Galilee took up nearly a quarter-inch thick section of my journal, so I’ll try to adequately describe it in bite-size chunks that attempt to do it justice. But really, Galilee is something that can never be portrayed or communicated satisfactorily.
These are the names of some of the cities/places we went: Bet She’an (Old Roman City), Nazareth, Mount of Beatitudes, Tabgha, Capernaum, Bethsaida, Tiberias, Gamla, Mount Tabor (Mount of Transfiguration, see Matthew 17), Megiddo, Hazor, Tel Dan, Caesarea Philipi, Nimrod’s Castle, Chorazin, Sepphoris, Akko, Haifa, and Caesarea.
Beach at Galilee, seconds outside my door

 Shore at Tiberias
 Jamie and I holding motes up to our eyes while sitting on beams. Motes are a little tiny piece of gravel, and beams are those rock pillars.
 This bike ride deserves a post of its own. It was heavenly.  Just a few of us used our free afternoon to rent bikes and ride through beautiful countryside including a grapefruit orchard on a moshav (like a kibbutz but less socialistic). The intoxicating smell of the grapefruit blossoms, the good company, the perfect weather, sunset view on the sea...
 Roman aquaducts at Caesarea! I recognized this place from you pictures, mom!
Synagogue at Capernaum, where Christ gave the bread of life sermon and performed many miracles. There is a similar picture like this in the back of your LDS scriptures.

 One night we went to a fish restaruant and got St. Peter's fish! It was actually really good, and I don't consider myself a fish fan. Right off the bone, baby, eye balls and all.
One of my favorite field trips. We hiked to Gamla, a city that is on a mountain near the Sea of Galilee. It is seen directly across the mount of Beautitudes, so it is probably the city Christ was referring to when He said,  "A city set on a hill cannot be hid." Gamla was actually known for it's wicked ways, so perhaps He was saying, "Be careful how you act because everyone can see it." I love this scripture. I am sitting on some ruins of a synagogue there, which Christ probably taught and performed miracles at, for He went from city to city around Galilee preaching in synagogues and healing their sick.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! Love the pictures. :-)

    On the Europe trip we did with your mom we rented bikes to ride to Giverny where Monet lived. It was one of the best days of our travels!


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