PILGRIMS' MAP OF ISRAEL


Safed : Capital of Galilee.
First mentioned as fortified city by Josephus.
Crusader fort until 1266.
Mamluk capital of Galilee.
Jewish Kabbalistic centre in 16th century.

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Korazin : Together with Capernaum and Betsaida, this city was upbraided by Jesus for spurning his miracles (Matt. 11:21)

Katzrin : Mentioned in the New Testament.

Bethsaida : Home of apostles Philip, Simon and Andrew.
Here Jesus fed the five thousand and healed the blind man (Mark 6:41-44)

Capernaum : Ancient city, mentioned in the New Testament and was upbraided by Jesus for Spurning his miracles (Matt. 11:21).

Tabgha : Traditional site of multiplication of loaves and fishes (Matt. 14:19).

Magdala : Mentioned in the New Testament.

Horns of Hittin : Canaanite city of Madon (Josh. 11:1).
In 1187 battle of Hattin Saladin and Moslem army defeated Crusaders.

Tiberias : Founded by Herod Antipas and named after Roman emperor Tiberius.
Only reference in New Testament is in John 6:23.

Lake Kinneret : Sweet water lake.
Along its northern shore much of Jesus' public ministry took place.
Here Jesus walked on the water (Mark 6:48).

Beth Yerah : Mentioned in the Old Testament.

Mt.Tabor : Here Deborah and Barak commanded armies of Israel.
Traditional site of Transfiguration (Matt. 17:2).

Cana : Here Jesus performed his first miracle changing water into wine (John 2:1-11).

Hippus : Mentioned in the New Testament.

Gergesa (Kursi) : Here Jesus healed two demon-possessed men. The demons joined a herd of pigs who rushed down into Sea of Galilee and drowned (Matt. 8:28-33).

Hammath Gader : Ancient Gadara, and one of Greek Decapolis cities.
Remains of bath houses, Roman theatre and 4th century synagogue.

Scale : 1:625,000

Legend of Map


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