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Israel has long been known as the land of the Bible. There are countless places infused with deep religious and historical significance. Here’s the essential list of biblical landmarks this country has to offer, from the site of Jesus’s crucifixion in Jerusalem to the Sea of Galilee – where he walked on water.
A visit to Israel would not be complete without a stop at the Sea of Galilee. This is especially true for those looking to learn from Jesus at the very site where much of his ministry took place. Four of Jesus’s apostles were recruited from the shores of the lake – Andrew, James, John and Peter had all been earning a living by fishing in the area. The Sermon of the Mount was given on the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the lake and many of the miracles mentioned in the New Testament, including Jesus’s walk on water and the feeding of the multitude, are said to have taken place here as well.