Jesus returned “to the Sea of Galilee”

Mark tells us that Jesus made a trip to the region of Tyre and Sidon. There He met a Syrophoenician woman and healed her daughter. The text says that he returned “to the Sea of Galilee.”

Then he returned from the region of Tyre and went through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis.  And they brought to him a man who was deaf and had a speech impediment, and they begged him to lay his hand on him.  (Mark 7:31-32 ESV)

Capernaum, Chorazin, and Bethsaida were cities around the Sea of Galilee. The region of Decapolis was located east of the Sea.
This rather unique sunrise photo gives a clear view of a least a portion of Decapolis.

Sunrise on the Sea of Galilee, view east toward Decapolis. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

Sunrise on the Sea of Galilee, view east toward Decapolis. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

In Decapolis, Jesus healed a deaf man with a speech impediment (Mark 7:31-37).

The Sea of Galilee has an attraction to people who love Jesus and the events that took place there. On a recent tour, I had one lady who made her second trip to Israel primarily to return to the Sea of Galilee. Every time I post a photo of sunrise on the Sea of Galilee I receive several communications from folks who say it is one of their favorite places.

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2 responses to “Jesus returned “to the Sea of Galilee”

  1. I would definitely like to return to the Sea of Galilee someday. It was a great experience to visit there with you.

  2. That’s a beautiful photo! Thanks for sharing it.

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