This aerial view looks north over the fertile plain of Gennesaret. The road follows the route of the biblical Way of the Sea (Matt. 4:12-17). The modern-day Kibbutz Ginnosar is not far from what was Gennesaret in Jesus’ time.In the distance along the northern shore, the remains of Capernaum are barely visible as small white buildings. Somewhere on the tree-lined slopes of the hills at the end of the lake is the location where the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5-7) and the feeding of the five thousand (Matt. 14:13-21) took place. Across the sea to the right (not visible) are the hills of the Decapolis ‘today’s Golan Heights.


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