The Kinneret, or the Sea of Galilee, or even Lake Tiberias are the names of the body of water where Jesus spent probably the majority of his ministry.
Its 214 metres below sea level, not as low of course as the Dead Sea, and has a radius of 53km or 33 miles.
Either name, its a peaceful and relaxing place to spend a few days off work. When I came here last year in a rented car its actually very pleasant to drive around the bendy road that heads along the west edge of the sea.
I went into the Jesus boat museum previously whilst waiting to get a boat ride. This pleasant path with trees and iron modern art is a path that heads towards the jetty onto the Kinneret.
Like the previous times I have been here, the sea seems like a peaceful and great place to relax, by the side or in a boat.
However the bible tells us of great storms that happened here, and of course Jesus commanded a storm to stop in Matthew 8 : 23-27
It would be interesting to witness a storm here I think, thunderstorms are good fun as long as you are safe indoors 🙂
There is a lot of gadgetry on this boat. There are 3 cellphones, an iPod nano with Christian worship music playing during the trip, a Motorola CB radio and a music mixing desk and tannoy system, oh and a rudder for steering, a throttle and other typical nautical controls.
The Arab chap who was the man in charge of tour boats who came onboard has an iPad as well which contains the schedules of the boats, I thought maybe there could be some kind of nautical navigation and weather conditions apps as well, but I can’t really see anyone getting lost!
There is a party of Christian visitors from Bratislava, Slovak republic but as they booked the trip themselves and there isn’t a tour guide with them they were happy for me and my friend Arnold to share with them 🙂
Next: I investigate this mysterious beacon that shines over the Galilee…
A day in my work in the Galilee – The Jesus boat in Ginosar – The Kinneret Lake – Tiberias evening light show – Preaching and miracles of Jesus in Capernaum – Tiberias city centre and Muriels and Maimonidies