The first 3 days of our trip to Israel we stayed at Ein Gev, a kibbutz on the Sea of Galilee, and visited sites around the area including Capernaum, the Mount of Beatitudes, the Mount of Precipice, and Acco.
Sea of Galilee
Sea of Galilee with Tiberius in the distance
Boat we took for sailing on the Sea of Galilee.
Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea of Galilee
Standing on the Mount of Precipice with the Jazreel Valley in the background
Wadi Hammam Valley - Christ would have traversed this path between Capernaum to Nazareth
Nazareth - view from Mount of Precipice
Ruins at Capernaum - Christ spent most of His ministry here. Peter's home was in this city.
Beit Shearim - burial place for wealthy Jews including Rabbi Gamaliel
Sitting on a sarcophagus. In Greek the word means "flesh eater"
An underground Crusader room in Acco
Ruins of a fortress in Acco - on the Mediterranean Sea
Now to Petra in Jordan:
|Keeping Mark shaded from the sun. Zelboraf causes major sun sensitivity which we learned the hard way!|
|Don't have the picture here, but Ane did ride a camel!|
|Bedouins used to live in these caves. There are hundreds of them, and they are really cool!|
|Remember this from Indiana Jones? The National Treasury!|
|Steep cliff walls lined either side of the old Roman road.|
|The Jordan River in Jericho - somewhere in this area Jesus came to be baptized of John the Baptist|
|The Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount|
|Muslim man studying (or catching a cat nap)|
|Jews at the Western (or Wailing) Wall|
|The Western (or Wailing) Wall|
|Ruins just outside the temple wall - at night|
|A day trip - to the Dead Sea|
|Cave where some of the dead sea scrolls were found.|
|St. George's Monastery built into the cliff wall at Wadi Kelt|
|Mark drawing water at Jacob's well (now in the basement of a church)|
|The Garden of Gethsemane|
|The Garden Tomb|
|Mark & Ane on the Mount of Olives|