Rejected in Nazareth, Yeshua lived in Capernaum and made it his center of activity for 18-20 months. Located on the Sea of Galilee, it was also the International Highway connecting Mesopotamia and Egypt. It’s importance is indicated by the presence of a Roman centurion and a detachment of troops, a customs station and a high officer of a king.
Sabbath and a Birthday – February 15
My husband is celebrating his birthday today, a Shabbat in Israel. I made a breakfast of challah French toast and we’re just going to relax after ten days of non-stop activity.
Tiberias by the Sea – February 14
Another beautiful morning on the Sea of Galilee. Today we went into Tiberias to find some internet and connect with people we needed meet and confirm some reservations. Our host was very helpful in giving us the names of two coffee shops, but only said …
Mount Carmel into Jezreel – February 12
Megiddo and the Valley are known not just because Elijah ran all the way from Haifa to Jezreel and beat Ahab’s chariots, but this valley, near Megiddo is where Naboth had his vineyard (1 Kings 21) and Jezebel would be eaten by dogs (2 Kings 9:10). This valley is also the location where the final battle of Armageddon will be fought. The Scriptures say that blood will fill the valley up to the bridles of horses. Seeing the valley, this is an unimaginable amount of blood. My daughter said, “I don’t want to imagine it.”