The Sea of Galilee and Hazor


We had a long, busy day beginning with a visit to the ruins of the once fortified city of Hazor, that was captured by Joshua and burned to the ground Joshua 11:1-16.

From there we went to the city of Dan and the pagan altars there. Followed by Caesarea Philippi, the Nimrod Fortress on Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights (6 miles from Lebanon), where it is considered the likely site of the transfiguration of Jesus (Matthew 17:2), and finished at Banias Falls where the headwaters of the Jordan River originate.

With all that to take in, I can’t help but be in awe of the Sea of Galilee, that is right across the street from our hotel.

Tomorrow we have another packed day and will get to go out on a boat ride on what the tour guide calls the Lake of Galilee. I can’t help but picture Jesus standing on the shore calling out to Simon called Peter, and his brother Andrew (Matthew 4:18-22).

“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him.”