May 7 – Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan Nature Reserve, Yigal Allon Museum, Sea of Galilee (Israel)

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May 7 – Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan Nature Reserve, Yigal Allon Museum, Sea of Galilee (Israel)

CAESAREA PHILIPPI

This morning we visited Caesarea Philippi, an ancient Roman city mentioned in the gospels of Matthew and Mark.

The tribe of Dan was given this region. The people here worshipped the Greek god Pan. It was to this region that Jesus brought his disciples and asked, “Whom say ye that I am?”

Bible talk at Caesarea Philippi

TEL DAN NATURE RESERVE

We also visited Tel Dan, the ruins of the northernmost kingdom of Israel that once belonged to the tribe of Dan.

Tel Dan Nature Reserve

Cultic sacrifice occurred on the altar (shown to the right)

Looking into Lebanon and listening to a history lesson from our guide (at the Tel Dan Nature Reserve)

Looking into Lebanon and listening to a history lesson from our guide (at the Tel Dan Nature Reserve)

The entrance gate (behind us) to Dan from the time of the Israelite kingdom

Abraham would have passed through this gate to rescue Lot and his family (Tel Dan)

Tel Dan Nature Reserve

The new king of Tel Dan judges from his throne!

YIGAL ALLON MUSEUM

This afternoon we visited the Yigal Allon Museum, situated on the shoreline of the Sea of Galilee

The museum is home to the “Jesus Boat,” discovered in 1986. Considered to be among the top 10 biblical archaeological discoveries, the boat dates back to the exact time and place of Jesus.

SEA OF GALILEE

We concluded our day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.

The See of Galilee, also called the Kinneret, Lake of Gennesaret, and Lake Tiberias, is approximately 13 miles long and 8 miles wide.

Enjoying the view and the Bible talk just shared on Jesus and the Sea of Galilee.