Bible Photos

23. Sea of Galilee and the Mount of Beatitudes

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Looking southwest over the northwest corner of the Sea of Galilee, a freshwater lake. The hill in the center foreground is the traditional site of the Mount of Beatitudes. Capernaum is to the left, out of the photograph. Tiberias is farther south along the west shore.

Significant Events: The Savior spent much of His mortal ministry in this region. Here He called and ordained the Twelve Apostles (Matt. 4:18–22; 10:1–4; Mark 1:16–20; 2:13–14; 3:7, 13–19; Luke 5:1–11), taught the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5–7), and taught in parables (Matt. 13:1–52; Mark 4:1–34). Miracles He performed include the following: He healed a leper (Matt. 8:1–4); calmed a storm (Matt. 8:23–27); cast out of a young man a legion of devils, who then entered into swine that ran into the sea (Mark 5:1–15); fed the 5,000 and the 4,000 (Matt. 14:14–21; 15:32–38); commanded His disciples to cast their nets, by which they caught many fish (Luke 5:1–6); healed many people (Matt. 15:29–31; Mark 3:7–12); and appeared after His Resurrection to teach His disciples (Mark 14:27–28; 16:7; John 21:1–23). (See BD Galilee.)