Walking on Water
The land of Galilee has some of the most spectacular and varied scenery in the world. The Hula Valley abounds with waterfalls, streams and rivers, and on the mountainsides you can find wineries and vineyards. On the Galilee Heights and the Naftali Mountain Range you will see a checkerboard of fields and orchards as well as pristine, untouched nature.
Many of Jesus’ miracles occurred on the shores of Lake Galilee; including walking on water, calming a storm, and feeding five thousand people (in Tabgha).
In that era there was a continuous flow of development of settlements and villages around the lake and plenty of trade and ferrying by boat.
The gospels of Mark (1:14-20), Matthew (4:18-22), and Luke (5:1-11) describe how Jesus recruited four of his apostles from the shores of Lake Galilee: the fisherman Simon and his brother Andrew and the brothers John and James. One of Jesus’ famous teaching episodes, the Sermon on the Mount, is supposed to have been given on a hill overlooking the lake.