ISRAEL PHOTOS III  -- A COLLECTION OF PHOTOS FROM ISRAEL 

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

THE BARBEL

A fisherman suggested the barbel might have been the species of fish likely to have picked up a coin in its mouth (in the Gospels about Jesus).  The barbel ate aquatic snails and scavenged in the mud for food. 

Others had thought St. Peter's fish was the tilapia as the male carried its young in its mouth.  There have been reports the tilapia may have carried a small stone or bottle cap in its mouth at times. 


July 2006

Unloading the catch early in the morning at dockside.  The bin on the right contained a barbel.


July 14, 2006

Two barbel at the fish vendors shop.


July 14, 2006

The barbed shape appendage near the mouth of the fish on the right is an identifying feature.


Barbus Canis (top), Barbus Longiceps (bottom) found in the "Sea of Galilee," published by Tristram for the Palestine Exploration Fund 1881


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
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
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

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
     Barbel
A Denarius

The Road to Jericho
     Old Roman Road
     Wilderness Above Jericho

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

Solar Power in Israel

Salt of the earth
Chorazin

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