Saturday, February 7, 2015

Day 4 - Mount of Beatitudes -> Galilee Experience

Next was Mount of Beatitudes. There are many hills & mountains in Galilee area so it could be any mountain or hill and this amy be one of the possible sites.
Rev Quek's notes:
According to the tradition, the Mount of Beatitudes is the place where Jesus gave his important sermon on the mountain (3 km from Capernaum) (Mt 5, Lk 6:20) to the multitude that assembled to see and hear him.

The sermon has 9 verses, each starting with "Blessed the..." or in Latin "Beati ...". The Latin word gave this hill its name - Beatitudes. In this place is a Roman Catholic Franciscan church, monastery, hostel, gardens, farm and a visitor’s centre.

This hill at the north-western point of the Sea of Galilee is where Jesus delivered the famous Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5–7; Luke 6). The hill has a hollowed slope that serves as a natural amphitheatre, amplifying any speaker’s voice. It also has a view of Capernaum and Tabgha.

Franciscan church

Sea of Galilee

Next was the Galilee Experience, a multi media presentation on 4,000 years of Bible history, Jesus' ministry in Capernaum & Israel's history. Very interesting.

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