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Church of St. Peter’s Primacy

The Galilee of Jesus

Church of St. Peter's Primacy

The Church of St. Peter's Primacy on the north shore of the Sea of Galilee.

Photo by Todd Bolen of BiblePlaces.com.


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Sea of Galilee

The Galilee of Jesus

Sea of Galilee

Jesus found His first disciples fishing the waters of the Sea of Galilee. On one of His journeys with them crossing the lake, Jesus calmed a violent storm (Matthew 8). […]


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Mary’s Well

The Galilee of Jesus

Mary's Well

Mary's Well marks the location of the main water source of Nazareth for millennia. Jesus' mother likely came to this spring numerous times as she raised her family in this […]


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The Church of Annunciation

The Galilee of Jesus

The Church of Annunciation

This Church in Nazareth is built over the traditional location where the angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would give birth to the Son of God (Luke 1: 26-37). […]


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Mount Tabor

The Galilee of Jesus

Mount Tabor

Growing up in Nazareth, Jesus would have had this view of Mount Tabor from the ridge above His hometown. Mount Tabor was famous for its role in Deborah's defeat of […]


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The Church of the Beatitudes

The Galilee of Jesus

The Church of the Beatitudes

This chapel is located on a mount on the north shore of the Sea of Galilee. It commemorates the site where a Jesus delivered His "Sermon on the Mount" (Matthew […]


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The Jordan River

The Galilee of Jesus

The Jordan River

Jesus' earthly ministry was inaugurated when he was baptized by John in the waters of the Jordan River. Speaking from heaven, God the Father identified Jesus as His "beloved Son" […]


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The Jezreel Valley

The Galilee of Jesus

The Jezreel Valley

This view of the Jezreel Valley from a ridge near Nazareth would have been a familiar one to Jesus. This valley is also known as the Valley of Armageddon. The […]


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The Chorazin Synagogue

The Galilee of Jesus

The Chorazin Synagogue

Chorazin is one of the three towns in the Galilee where Jesus focused His ministry. The Lord condemned the city because it had seen great miracles and yet refused to […]


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The Capernaum Synagogue

The Galilee of Jesus

The Capernaum Synagogue

This fourth-century AD synagogue in Capernaum sits on the location of the synagogue of Jesus' day. The Gospels record that Jesus performed many miracles here. This is also the place […]


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