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PHOTOGRAPHS OF SCRIPTURAL SITES
Sea of Galilee and the Mount of Beatitudes
This hillside is the traditional site of the Savior’s Sermon on the Mount (see Matt. 5-7).
Looking southwest over the northwest corner of the Sea of Galilee, a freshwater lake. Tiberias is located on the far side of the shore and to the far left of the photograph. The hill in the center foreground is the traditional site of the Mount of Beatitudes. Capernaum is to the left, out of the photograph.
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 (Matt. 8:28-34); raised Jairus’s daughter from the dead (Matt. 9:18-33; Mark 5:22-24, 35-43); 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 Bible Dictionary, “Galilee.”)