ISRAEL PHOTOS III  -- A COLLECTION OF PHOTOS FROM ISRAEL 

WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF SCENES AND SITES PERTINENT TO THE STUDY OF CHRISTIANITY


JESUS FEEDING THE 5,000 ALTERNATE LOCATION

After reading the four Gospels, one may consider there is a chance that the feeding of the five thousand took place on the lower slopes of Mt. Arbel or one of the flat places at its foot.  It is not exceedingly remote as the city of Magdala was at the foot of the mountain and Tiberias was a few miles away.  Most writers do not favor this location as the place of the feeding of the 5000.  

The place was in a location a little to the south of Magdala and in an area where those in the villages of the Gennesaret Plain would have been able to see Jesus disciples' boat and run ahead arriving there first.  It was not so far into the desert that the people could not have been able to go to the nearby villages to get food as in the feeding of the 4,000 account that probably took place on the coast south of Bethsaida. 

The church of Tabgha is about four miles east of the northern beaches of Mt. Arbel.  Tabgha is right around the corner from the Gennesaret plain.  Tabgha is the church commemorating the spot where the miracle took place.  One tradition places the feeding at this spot, yet this tradition is contrary to most of the data in the Gospels. 

 

Slide Show of Mt. Arbel and hill to the south - an alternate theory for the site of the miracle of the feeding of the 5,000.

View from the village of Migdal down to the lower slope of Mt. Arbel, ancient Magdala on the shore at corner of lake.

View from a beach north of Tiberias looking towards Mt. Arbel and Magdala.

View from Tel Kinneret towards Mt. Arbel and across the broad plain of Gennesaret.

View from Migdal to the south.

Road Sign above the ancient site of Magdala

View from Tell Kinneret towards the Tabgha property below.

Parable of the Mustard Seed
     A Mustard Field Along Highway 87-North Shore of Galilee
     Mustard Seeds in the Palm of a Hand
     A Branching Mustard Plant Near the Jordan River/Bethsaida
     Mustard Field March 1999
     Mustard Flowers
Upper Most Seats of the Synagogue

The Fig Tree
     Mt of Olives Fig Tree April 12-13, 2005
     Fig and Pomegranate trees below Siloam in Jerusalem
     Israel Photos II fig tree page
     Sycomore Fig Tree
The Good Shepherd
The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats
     Goat Herder
Camels
Ritual Cleansing
Shechem
     The Olive Harvest of Samaria
     Mt. Ebal
     Olive Tree
Pearl of Great Price
A First Century Synagogue at Gamala
     View from the Vulture Overlook
     Overview of Gamala
Modern Galilee Fishing Boats

Kursi
     
Caves and/or tombs
     Steep Slope near the Lake
Hippos
Feeding the 5,000
     On the Mountain
     Walking on Water

    
Ramot-Zelon area
     Alternate location
Mt. Hermon
The Pool(s) of Bethesda in Jerusalem
     Healing Pools
     Southern Pool
     Crusader Chapel and St. Ann Church
The Pool of Siloam in Jerusalem
     Gihon Spring
     Hezekiah's Tunnel
     Overlook of  Siloam
Tower of Siloam
A Watch Tower in a Vineyard/Olive Grove
     Grape Vines at Beth Horan
     Towers

Mt. Precipice
     South Face
     Summit
     Over the edge
     Measuring Line
     View of Nazareth from near Megiddo
Nazareth
     The Basilica of the Annunciation
Capernaum
Healing a Paralytic in Capernaum
Bethsaida      
Waterskins and Wineskins
The Fish and the Coin
A Denarius
Casting out a demon
The Road to Jericho
     Old Roman Road
     Wilderness Above Jericho

Western Wall
Gethsemane and the Cave of  Gethsemane
Church of the Holy Sepulcher
Rolling Stone Tombs - Jerusalem
     Other Rolling Stone Tombs
Tiberias

Solar Power in Israel

Salt of the earth
Chorazin

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