Nov 23, 2010

Capernaum by the Sea

Matthew 4:13: And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum,...

Capernaum, the city of Jesus, is on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. The foundation of the Synagogue of Jesus, is beneath the ornate 4th century synagogue, partially restored by the Franciscans in the early 1900's.
Mark 1:21: he entered into the synagogue and taught
Nearby, the modern Church of St. Peter's House was built by the Franciscans in 1990. It's glass floor reveals the lower walls of the 5th century octagon church, which was built around the walls of St. Peter's House. Also there, shown in the photograph, is the Greek Orthodox Church of the Twelve Apostles. It was built in 1931, during the British Mandate period (1917-1948).


gary ledebur said...

This picture and the story indicates why this region is called "The Holy Land." All of us, Christians, Jews and Muslims must strive for peace!

ironpigpen said...

Hapoel Tel Aviv 3 - SL Benfica 0

Benfica are a traditionally strong as well as very proud team with 32 Portuguese championships to its credit.

With one game left at the group stage, Hapoel are enjoying the best showing yet by an Israeli team in the prestigous and lucrative UEFA Champions League.

It is interesting that Israel pro teams play in the top European competition; of course, the Israel national team is currently involved in attempting to qualify for the 2012 European Championships.


Sure, as all geography majors know, the Muslims in the Middle East are SO interested in pursuing peace... all-Arab boycott against Israeli football led to Israel joining UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) in in the early 1990s as a full member.