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Sea of Galilee

Jesus performed some of his most famous miracles on the Sea of Galilee and in its surrounding villages. This freshwater lake in northern Israel is 13 miles long. According to ChaCha, it took people 6 days to travel from the Sea of Galilee to Jerusalem.

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The Sea of Galilee at sunset.

The Sea of Galilee has been described with several names. In some Bible translations Numbers 34:11 refers to "Sea of Chinnereth" and Luke 5:1 refers to "lake of Gennesaret."

Four of Jesus' disciples were fishermen that made their living on the Sea of Galilee: Peter, Andrew, James and John.

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Jesus told his disciples, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."

On the shore of this lake Jesus fed 5,000 men with five loaves of bread and two fish. (John 6)

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This Greek Orthodox Church is located in Capernaum, a town that lies on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee.

At a synagogue in the town Capernaum Jesus taught that he is "the bread of life." Archaeologists working in Capernaum discovered that the remains of a synagogue were built on top of an older synagogue that dates to the first century A.D.

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Archaeologist Virgilio Canio Corbo concluded that Jesus visited this Capernaum synagogue.

One final bit of trivia: Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River which runs through the Sea of Galilee.

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The Jordan River

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