Capernaum was a fishing village on the coast of the Sea of Galilee at the time of Christ. Several of the disciples were fisherman before meeting Jesus. This is a fishing boat from the first century. This boat was unearthed from the mud when the Sea of Galilee had receded during a drought. Wikipedia tells us “The Ancient Galilee Boat, also known as the Jesus Boat, is an ancient fishing boat from the 1st century AD, discovered in 1986 on the north-west shore of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. The remains of the boat, 27 feet (8.27 meters) long, 7.5 feet (2.3 meters) wide and with a maximum preserved height of 4.3 feet (1.3 meters), first appeared during a drought, when the waters of the Sea (actually a great fresh-water lake) receded. Other than the dating, there is no evidence connecting the boat to Jesus or his disciples.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_of_Galilee_Boat
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Village of Capernaum
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Short video of Capernaum:
For another interesting video on Capernaum, check out Sergio and Rhoada’s visit to Capernaum at: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2250681741844975