lake or "sea" in northern Palestine.
The Sea of Galilee
is a large lake that is about 13 miles long and 8 miles wide. It
lies 690 feet below sea level. The Jordan
River flows into it from the north and empties out of the lake's southern
In New Testament times
Jesus resided for a time in Capernaum along
the Sea of Galilee. Among his earliest disciples were Peter,
Andrew, James, and John, fishermen whom Jesus called from
their work along the sea (Mark 1:16-20). Jesus taught along the Sea
of Galilee (Mark 4:1) and periodically crossed it during his ministry.
The gospels recount how he calmed a storm on the Sea of Galilee and walked
upon its waters (Mark 4:35-41; 6:47-52). After the resurrection, Jesus
appeared to some of his disciples beside the sea (John 21:1-14).
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