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Monday, August 9, 2010

Israel or in Hebrew "Medinat Yisrael"

Welcome to Tiberias
Located on the shores of Lake Kineret, Tiberias is Israel's lowest cities at 200 meters below sea level. From the Old City to the promenade, the central boardwalk stretches all the way to downtown. This is a lively commercial center teeming with varied restaurants, cafes, overflowing pubs, ice cream parlors, and souvenir shops. On the other side of the boardwalk is the fish market. Buy fresh fish, caught that morning, at the local market.
The Sea of Galilee
Known to Israelis as Lake Kinneret is only 13 miles by 7 miles. Although small the Sea of Galilee is one of the most visited bodies of water in the world. It lies on the ancient Via Maris, which linked Egypt to the northern empires. Much of the ministry and miracles of Jesus occurred on these very shores. Miracles such as the feeding of 5,000, the calming of the storm, and the walking on water.
This is an actual boat that dates as late as Jesus' time on earth.
A highlight to many of Israel's tourist "The Wailing Wall"
Church of the Nativity
One of the oldest operating churches in the world. The structure is built over the birthplace of Jesus.
Garden of Gethsemane
The Dead Sea
Also known as the Sea of Salt, borders both Jordan and Israel. This is the lowest elevation on the surface of the Earth on dry land.
The Pool of Bethesda
"The Way of the Cross"
In Latin "Via Crucis" or also known as the "Via Dolorosa" or Way of Sorrows. The stations are as follows:
1. Jesus is condemned to death
2. Jesus is given his cross
3. Jesus falls the first time
4. Jesus meets his mother
5. Simon and Cyrene carries the cross
6. Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
7. Jesus falls the second time
8. Jesus meets the daughters of Jerusalem
9. Jesus falls the third time
10. Jesus is stripped of his garments
11. Jesus is nailed to the cross
12. Jesus dies on the cross
13. Jesus' body is removed from the cross
14. Joseph carries Jesus to the tomb and wraps him in linens.
The Footsteps of Moses
The Citadel

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